Creative Commons Certificate

By Susan Hines, San Jose City College

Librarians who work with open access publications/databases or open education resources/textbooks may have an interest in obtaining the Creative Commons (CC) Certificate. Creative Commons offers a special course for librarians, and the cost is $500. To register, visit:

Creative Commons describes the value of the certificate as follows: “The CC Certificate powers you with knowledge to better advise your institution on creating and engaging with openly licensed works. You will learn how to adapt and innovate on existing openly licensed materials–keeping your institution’s knowledge base relevant and up to date. You will also learn how to best support learners accessing a wider array of open knowledge resources. Finally, the Certificate equips you with skills needed to meet open licensing requirements increasingly present in government and foundation grants and contracts.”