Best Professional Certificates to Pursue in Uganda To Get a Job Quickly


If you are living in Uganda and want to pursue a professional certificate,the following are the best professional certification in the country.

Chartered Finance Analyst

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a professional credential offered internationally by the American-based CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research, or AIMR) to investment and financial professionals. In Uganda, few people pursue this course but those who have successfully completed even level 1 earn attractive salary.

CFA is so far the best professional course to pursue in Uganda, but for you to join the coveted program, you must be in your final year of study or must have completed a degree course.

The program takes at least three years and once you have completed, employers would come for you.Top employers in Uganda include Bank of Uganda, Uganda Revenue Authority, Ministry of Finance, World Bank, United Nations, Insurance companies, investment banks and stock brokers.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a globally recognized professional certification for accountants and auditors. This course is suitable for Ugandans who wish to pursue their careers in accounting, auditing, finance and investment.

After completing your secondary education, you can be allowed to pursue ACCA as you wait to join college, as long as you passed well in high school.

The course allows you to read from home since all the reading materials can be obtained online.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is the best certification for IT and computer science professionals in Uganda. If you want to have a successful career in computer programming, developing of apps and system analysis, this is the course to pursue.

Application for training is conducted online, which saves you the hustle of travelling to training institutions to do the same.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certification

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is the best certificate for auditors and forensic experts in Uganda. The course is recognized internationally, meaning it will be easier to secure employment in top audit companies like PWC, KPMG, Deloitte and Earnest & Young.

What you should know from today is that if you possess a business related degree and you don’t pursue a professional certification, chances of getting a well-paying job in Uganda are slim.

Certificate in Professional Marketing – CIM

Certificate in Professional Marketing – CIM is a professional course meant for marketers and public relations experts. The course is intended to give you all aspects of marketing and how you can boost the company image through providing excellent customer service and products.

If you pursue a degree in communication, marketing or public relations, this is the best course you should pursue in Uganda


KASNEB is recognized institution whose headquarter is in Kenya. The body administers several accounting and finance related professional course, including IT and credit related certification. These courses are categorized into levels and in total there are three levels required to complete the programs.

If you are still in college, please enroll for any of the listed courses above, especially CPA which is the most popular certificate in East Africa.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certified Fraud Examiner is the best certificate for individuals in audit, security and forensic examination professons.This course will greatly boost your CV especially if you are working for Uganda security organs.