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Become a Certified Virtual Assistant in as little as four weeks

Our Virtual Assistant certification fits around your own schedule and is 100% online

Our Most Popular Professional Virtual Assistant Course:

Course cost:

Just $247

Payment plan available

Course Duration:

6 to 8 weeks of part-time study

Our Guarantee:

Our courses are covered by a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee.

Start Your Career With Our Virtual Assistant Certification

We’ve created what we believe to be the most comprehensive virtual assistant training course that can earn you a certification upon completion.

When you earn your virtual assistant certification you’ll be empowered to both become a virtual assistant or grow your existing virtual assistant career. We achieve this through:

  • Up to ten units of virtual assistant training
  • Interactive quizzes to help you retain new skills taught
  • Engaging slides to reinforce concepts taught
  • A quick & easy final exam to earn your Virtual Assistant Certification.
We offer two levels of training – a Professional Course, and an Advanced Course. Both courses earn you your certification, however, the Advanced Course has four extra units of content. 
If you’re unsure of which course to take, click below to Take our Course Quiz & get started today.
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Supercharge Your Career as an Virtual Assistant

Complete a no-fuss online exam to earn your Virtual Assistant Certification

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Choose The Virtual Assistant Certification Course That Suits You Best

Who it’s aimed at

The Professional Virtual Assistant training course is our base-level course that teaches everything required to become a competent virtual assistant or to teach further skills to existing virtual assistants.

Length of this course

The Professional Course contains approximately 20 hours worth of reading, along with interactive quizzes and visual slides. Most of our students take four to eight weeks to complete this with part-time commitment in the evenings or around other work. It can be completed in as little as two weeks with more focused effort.

Professional Course Cost
$247 One-off payment. 

Who it’s aimed at

For people wanting extra skills to stand out for the crowd and to become eligible for more jobs with a wider range of skills, we recommend considering the Advanced Virtual Assistant certification course. This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced virtual assistants, and contains four additional units of learning. 

Length of course

Our Advanced Course contains all the content available in the Professional Course, but has an additional four units adding approximately 1 – 2 weeks onto the course duration when studied part time.

Advanced Course Cost
$498 One-off payment

Unlock Your Career Potential with Our Online Virtual Assistant Certifications

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Hassle-free and convenient

All you need to sign up for one of our virtual assistant classes is an internet-connected device, and the time to work through the training material.

We find most students commit to learning through us part-time and in the evenings around their other life commitments. We set no time limit on when you must complete the course, so you can study stress-free at your own pace.

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Affordable with lifetime access

You can spend thousands signing up for online courses that teach skills for virtual assistants. Trust us, we’ve signed up for them all ourselves!

Here at the Virtual Assistant Institute, we keep our prices low by keeping our costs low. This means more people can afford our virtual assistant certification course, and more people can begin their careers as virtual assistants when choosing to sign up with us for their training.

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Incredible benefits

Earning your Virtual Assistant Certification will make your CV and cover letter shine, and set you apart from the other virtual assistants vying for the same jobs.

You’ll learn the latest tips and tricks to make becoming a virtual assistant stress free, and we’ll keep you in the loop with the latest trends and technology so you can stay up to date and relevant in this ever changing industry.

Why choose our Virtual Assistant training?

The Virtual Assistant Institute exists to offer our customers the best, most affordable, and up-to-date virtual assistant courses that we can.

We have generous policies not seen elsewhere, including lifetime access and a money-back guarantee.

What's included in the Virtual Assistant Training?

Unit One - Introduction to Becoming a Virtual Assistant

Our virtual assistant certification course begins with exploring what it takes to become a virtual assistant, and the qualities that will help you succeed. By the end of this unit you’ll have a thorough understanding of what a virtual assistant does, and begin thinking about what aspect of this role interests you the most.

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Unit Two - Essential Soft Skills for Virtual Assistants

This unit explores the important skills that every virtual assistant needs to excel in their career. It focuses on the soft skills required to become an exceptional virtual assistant in any role or industry.

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Unit Three - Essential Hard Skills for Virtual Assistants

A week in the life of a virtual assistant can involve a range of different tasks, and this unit strives to prepare you for some of the more common tasks you may be asked to complete.

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Unit Four - Getting Clients as a Virtual Assistant

There are a number of ways to attract clients as a virtual assistant, from freelance platforms, to cold outreach, to networking and referrals. We cover the most effective ways to get a steady stream of clients.

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Unit Five - Optimizing Your Digital Presence and Personal Branding

For virtual assistants personal branding and maintaining a strong digital presence will ensure you stand out from the crowd. There are thousands of virtual assistants competing for jobs, and a virtual assistant certification coupled with a strong online presence will lead to a steady stream of jobs.

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Unit Six -Tools and Technology for Virtual Assistants

A virtual assistants main tools is their laptop, and a WIFI connection, so it goes without saying that an in-depth understanding of the various tools and technology you’ll encounter as a virtual assistant is an important part of any training course.

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Unit Seven - Specialized Services in Virtual Assistance

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Unit Eight - Health and Wellness for Remote Workers

Working from home can have it’s challenges, no matter the industry you work in. Being a virtual assistant means you work remotely, from a desk, with little in-person interaction with colleagues. In Unit Eight we teach tips & tricks to manage this challenge.

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Unit Nine - Continuing Education and Professional Development

It’s important to stay up to date with industry trends, technology, and tools. The virtual assistance industry is fast moving and making a plan for ongoing learning and development will ensure you stay in demand as a virtual assistant.

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Unit Ten - Frequently Asked Questions

The final unit covers all the nitty-gritty questions you may have about becoming, and thriving, as a virtual assistant. We use real questions from our past students and provide in depth answers and guidance. This section is updated frequently with the latest questions we are receiving.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I earn my virtual assistant certification online?

Both our Professional Virtual Assistant course and our Advanced Virtual Assistant course include an exam, which upon completion will earn you your certification. We require a passing score of over 70%, and you have one retry.

Why is your course price lower than others?

Our course is provided 100% online, and we do all support via email, so we don’t need to pay for expensive premises or full time customer service staff as we can manage our inbox during standard working hours.

Are there any ongoing fees as part of the course?

No, access to both our virtual assistant courses are via a one time fee. This one time fee gets you lifetime access to the training material

Are there any prerequisites to take these courses?

No, our courses are designed for both beginner and intermediate virtual assistants.

What is the course curriculum, and how long will it take to complete the course?

Take a look at our courses page for a quick comparison between our two virtual assistant courses, or the Professional Course page for information specific to the Professional Course, or this page for information specific to the Advanced Course.

What are the requirements to enroll in the course?

There are no minimum requirements or prerequisites. You’ll need a laptop or PC with an internet connection to access the course content, and a credit card, debit card, or Paypal account to sign up.

Does the course cover the latest trends and technologies in the virtual assistant field?

Yes, this is covered in Unit 6.

Do I have to pay extra if I need help after I finish the program?

No, we offer email support with any questions you may have after finishing the course, within reason.

Is this virtual assistant certification 100% online?

Yes, our virtual assistant training is 100% online. There are no in-person sessions to attend.

Do I earn a certificate after completing this course?

Yes, you will receive a digital certificate which will be emailed to you after completing the course and passing the exam.

Is the course flexible, and can I take breaks or postpone my studies if necessary?

Yes, you receive lifetime access, so you can complete your learning in one month, or one year, or even two years if needed. There is no time limit set for completing the course and exam.

Are there any additional fees or expenses I should be aware of, such as for textbooks, materials, or exams?

There are no additional costs other that what you pay to sign up.

What is the refund or cancellation policy if I am unable to complete the course or change my mind?

We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are unhappy.

How is the course structured?

When you sign up you’ll receive login details to your course dashboard. From here, you can access the bonus resources, and see all the units you have access to. This is either 6 units if you signed up for the Professional Course, or all 10 units if you signed up for the Advanced Course. Once you work through the units, you’ll get access to the exam which earns your certification.