Live, Online Certificate Programs

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Four Online Training Options Now Available

The robust curriculum from The Protocol School of Washington's flagship, classroom-based course for protocol and etiquette professionals is also available online. Our experienced instructors are leaders in the field of operational protocol and intercultural etiquette and will teach you the skills necessary to achieve your professional development goals. 

We offer four options to meet your schedule and training needs.


13-Module Protocol Officer Training Certificate Program

Participants in the online 13-module Protocol Officer Training course gain a broad understanding of functional business, government, and international protocol, as well as the expertise to confidently and appropriately apply protocol formulas in the most complex or critical situations. Strong personal leadership skill development balances this high-quality curriculum, elevating the graduate’s confidence, preparedness, and professionalism. Whether you need to develop new protocol skills or would like to refresh and enhance your current knowledge, you can select one module, several modules, or the entire package. A list of course modules is listed here.

2021 Course Dates for Protocol Officer Training Certificate Program

Downloadable Protocol Training Course Description (PDF)


Individual Protocol Training Modules

During these live, instructor-led distance learning (IDL) modules you will collaborate and network directly with other students and interact with subject matter experts while expanding your business leadership skills. Whether you need to develop new protocol skills or would like to refresh and enhance your current knowledge, you can select one module, several modules, or the entire package. Learn More Video (:30 seconds)

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9-Module Protocol Program - International Protocol Manager Training (IPMT) Certificate Program 

The live, online International Protocol Manager Training (IPMT) Certificate Program -- offered under the joint patronage of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - Abu Dhabi and the Protocol Department – Dubai -- consists of nine modules. This program is ideal for professionals who require competency in operational protocol. Attendees will learn the current tools, methods, and processes for orchestrating events where international order of precedence, customs, and cultural differences are critical. Sessions are devoted to individual protocol topics, with emphasis on universally accepted practices for official and social customs and courtesies, and rights and dignities of individuals, groups of people, and nations. 

International Protocol Manager Training - Online

International Protocol Manager Training Course Description (PDF) 


Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer Certificate Program - Online

This live, online instructor-led course provides expert instruction preparing you to train others on business protocol, executive entertaining, professional image, and cultural awareness. Interested in preparing the next generation of professionals?

2021 Course Dates for Intercultural Etiquette & Protocol Trainer Program - Online