"Clarity in business writing is not a luxury."~Sir Richard Branson

Effective and persuasive writing and communication skills are valued professional assets and essential to organizational success. Whether conveying ideas in print or digital formats, the ability to articulate clearly - and appropriately - to a variety of stakeholders are skills that can be learned, practiced, and honed. Master the elements of professional writing and upgrade your messaging in business letters, marketing materials, proposals, on social media platforms, and more.

Who Will Benefit?

The Certificate in Professional Writing is suitable for working professionals, managers, business owners, consultants, and those who handle large volumes of information in different media.

Certificate Requirement

The Certificate in Professional Writing will be awarded to individuals who completed at least three of the elective courses.

Certificate Request

Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify Outreach College Continuing and Professional Programs to request your certificate. Send an email to hagal@hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-9249. After your record has been reviewed, your certificate will be emailed to you.


There are no prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Professional Writing, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.


Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. You will receive a 10% discount when signing up for three or more courses at the same time. The discount will be applied at checkout.

For questions, please email hagal@hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-9249.


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