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The CC Certificate is a training program and investment in open advocates, educators and leaders around the world. CC built the program to strengthen people’s practical expertise in open licensing, copyright, and recommended practices in open knowledge and culture movements. The program runs 10-week online courses three times per year; while there are courses for Educators, Academic Librarians and Open Culture, everyone is welcome to join. Additionally, CC offers 1-week “bootcamps” for small groups, upon request. With CC-recognized open licensing expertise, graduates note they become the "point people" for open licensing at their institutions. Read what else graduates are saying in CC testimonials.

In this webinar, Jennryn Wetzler will share an overview of the courses and our alumni program for over 1700 graduates in 65 countries. Molly Ledermann, Washtenaw Community College Faculty Librarian and Michigan OER Network Steering Committee member, will describe her experience in the CC Certificate course, and how getting CC Certified has helped her work in Open Education. Craig Finlay, OER and STEM Librarian at the University of Nebraska Omaha Libraries will describe his experience in the CC Certificate course and how he subsequently partnered with CC to develop a microcredential course, based on CC Certificate content, called Open Educational Resources for Librarians and Educators.


  • Jenny Parks, Vice President, MHEC (moderator)
  • Jennryn Wetzler, Director of Learning and Training, Creative Commons
  • Molly Ledermann, Faculty Librarian, Washtenaw Community College
  • Craig Finlay, OER and STEM Librarian, University of Nebraska Omaha

MHEC / CC Collaboration

  • Community members affiliated with U.S. higher education regional compacts (MHEC, NEBHE, SREB, and WICHE) can receive 15% off the cost of CC Certificate online courses.
    Learn more about the CC Discount.