Distance education

In a distance education course, students work from a self-study guide, which consists of 7 modules.  Each module contains a set of self-study questions (based on readings from a textbook), supplemental readings, and a project.   Students submit their work for each module through email to the instructor for comment and feedback.  Each student works at his or her own pace.  The only deadline is the end-date of the course.  Courses are 10 weeks in duration.

Once all modules are completed to the satisfaction of the instructor, the student will receive a certificate of completion (no letter grades or academic credit are given). 

All instruction is in English.  Though the textbooks readings and content of the course is applicable to archivists across many cultures and languages, the supplemental readings usually provide a Canadian perspective.

Courses are structured as a one-to-one relationship between student and instructor. There is no live chat, no software portal to log into, no discussion forums, no interaction between students. 

Students can expect to work 10 to 12 hours a week on the course.


Registration information

All international registrants (outside of Canada) MUST pay by credit card.

Member institutions can send a maximum of 3 employees/volunteers to a workshop or distance course at the reduced membership rate.

Registration fee does not include cost of textbook(s).

To become an AABC Member go to the Membership page.

A full refund for the course registration fees may be granted only if the instructor is notified in writing 3 weeks (21 days)  before the course starts.  A $15.00 administration fee will be charged to process the refund. After that date no refunds are given.


Cost of each individual course:

       AABC Member $350.00 CAD

       AABC Non-member  $500.00 CAD


Course calendar


Managing Archival Photographs

January 7 - March 18, 2019; registration October 1 - November 23, 2018


Managing Archives

April 8 - June 17, 2019; registration February 1 - March 25, 2019


Managing Plans and Drawings

September 9 - November 18, 2019; registration June 3 - July 26, 2019



Introduction to Archival Preservation

January 6 - March 16, 2020; registration October 7 - November 25, 2019


Introduction to Archival Practice

April 20 - June 29, 2020; registration February 3 - March 16, 2020

Oral History: From Theory to Practice

September 14 - November 23, 2020; registration June 1 - July 20, 2020


For more information please contact: Lisa Glandt, EAS Coordinator

Email: aabc.advisor@aabc.ca

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