ISQOLS CERTIFICATION IN QUALITY-OF-LIFE RESEARCH:
Related to Community Indicators Projects
This certification program is designed to help QOL researchers specializing in community indicators projects obtain additional training and become officially certified in the field. This certificate program is facilitated by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and the Management Institute for Quality of Life Studies (miqols.org).
This course focuses on the process of planning, developing, and implementing community QOL indicators in the context of a town, county, city, rural area, or a metropolitan region.
The course involves learning five chapters of the course manual. Each of the five chapters (modules) are broken down into learning objectives, core concepts, summary, progress check, and answers to progress check.
The course delivery is mostly one-on-one through personal communication with the instructor. Course participants are assigned an online training manual. After reading the manual and interacting with the instructor, the participant is assigned several case studies to analyze. The instructor then certifies the participant upon successful completion of these case analyses.
When the student has sufficiently prepared, the instructor will email them an exam which must be completed within twenty four hours of its receipt. Students are not required to pass the exam in one try, and are free to request more chances until they master the course material and pass. Students also are free to contact the instructor with questions related to course materials and the exam.
This course is taught by Dr. M. Joseph Sirgy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia, USA). He is widely recognized for his research in community quality of life.
There is one admission requirement for the certification program: a bachelor's degree in a field related to Quality-of-Life.
The fee for the certification program is US$700 (discounted to US$600 for ISQOLS members). This includes a PDF version of the course manual and, on successful completion of the certification exam, a course certificate.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
To learn more about the certification program, watch this video overview presented by the course instructor, Dr. Joseph Sirgy.
Persons interested in applying for certification (Certified Community Indicators Researcher) must meet the following requirement:
Certification Program Fees
The fee for this Certification Program is US$700 (discounted to US$600 for ISQOLS members). This includes a PDF version of the course manual and, on completion, a course certificate.
Register for the Course
You may register for the course by printing out the application formbelow:
and sending the completed form to
International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies
In addition to registering for the course, you must send us an official copy of