Course Certification

Course Certification and Review Process

CSU Online Course Services has established a process for “Formal Course Review Certifications” of fully online and hybrid courses across the 23-campus system. Course certifications are conducted using the CSU Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) Rubric or the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric.


Conduct a QLT or QM Course Review

Online Course Services offers the opportunity for faculty and staff to conduct self or peer reviews of online or hybrid courses in the CSU. The goal of these reviews is to provide encouragement and support toward designing and delivering courses that result in quality learning experiences for students.

Review Your Course

Course Certification Review Process

Course review and certification is a three stage process.  Certification is possible when the reviewed course earns at least 85% of all possible points and meets all core/essential standards in the rubric being applied (QLT or QM).

Course Certification Process


CSU Certified Online Courses

A CSU Online Course Services Certified course provides assurance that the fully online or hybrid course has been developed and delivered with all components necessary to enable student success in meeting their educational goals. View the list of formally certified CSU fully online and hybrid courses.

CSU Certified Online Courses

Value of Course Certifications

What can course certification do for your faculty and students? Watch the videos below to see the impact that QLT and QM certifications have had at various campuses.

Fresno State, Annabella Espana-Najera (1:15 minutes)

CSU Fullerton, Marsha Orr (9:04 minutes)
Long Beach State, Elena Ionescu (2:19 minutes)
Shoreline Community College, Stephanie Diemel (2:12 minutes)