Remote Work Certificate Course Offers Opportunities

Employees working from home or who aspire to work from home in Iowa, have an opportunity to learn more throughout an online course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Experts say having the skills to be successful in remote work can open employment possibilities for state residents no matter where they live, and they can enroll to gain the skills through the Remote Work Certificate.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the virtual course in partnership with Utah State University Extension. The four-week course is open to adult learners and requires approximately 30 hours to complete.

Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with ISU Extension and Outreach said, “Participants work at their own pace but must participate in four weekly virtual workshops and submit weekly assignments.” She added, participants may receive one-on-one support from a human sciences specialist, who can help them set career goals and identify gaps in their skills.

Participants must have broadband internet access, a web camera and microphone, and basic computer proficiency.

The course registration fee is $249 and upon completion, participants receive a Remote Work Certificate. For an additional $130, teachers can receive two Teacher Licensure Renewal Credits.

Participants must register by June 1, and registration information is available at

For information, contact Carol Ehlers at 712-732-5056 or; or Brenda Schmitt at 641-423-0844 or