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Become a Certified Personal Assistant in as Little as Four Weeks 

Our Most Popular Professional Personal Assistant Course:

Course cost:

Just $247

Or two small payments

Course duration:

6 to 8 weeks of part-time study

Our Guarantee:

All courses are covered by a rock-solid 30-day money back guarantee.

Study towards your Personal Assistant Certification online

Here at the Personal Assistant Institute our mission to enable anyone to become a highly effective personal assistant through our online courses. Whether you are just starting your career as a personal assistant, or are currently a personal assistant wanting to take your career to the next level, our courses are designed to help.

Choose to get your personal assistant certification directly from the Personal Assistant institute because:

  • We offer lifetime access, ensuring your study fits in around your other commitments
  • Our courses are affordable, starting at just $247
  • Our templates, cheat sheets, and checklists come bundled free with our courses, saving you hundreds.
Choose either our Professional Course or our Advanced Course to get started. If you’re unsure which is best for you, begin by taking our course quiz.
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Your course gave me many tools to use in my future roles.

I'm pleased to have taken your course

and I recommend it to all future executive assistants. THANK YOU!
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Get a Rock-Solid Start to Your Personal Assistant Career

Then take a quick & easy online exam to earn your Personal Assistant Certification

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Choose One Of Our Two Personal Assistant Certification Courses

Who it’s aimed at

The Professional Course is for anyone getting a start in their personal assistant career and needs to learn the essential foundation skills to excel in this industry.

Length of this course

This course consists of approximately 25 hours of reading. There are also interactive quizzes and slides that reinforce the written content. Most students who choose this course can complete it in two to four weeks, although some choose to take longer.

$247 for lifetime access.

Who it’s aimed at

The Advanced Course is suited for both people new to becoming a personal assistant who want to go the extra mile with additional learning, or for established personal assistants who want to sharpen their skills and boost their career.

Length of course

The Advanced Course contains all the content from the Professional Course, but has an additional four units which can add one to two weeks onto the course duration, depending on the time you are able to commit to learning.

$498 for lifetime access.

Thrive as a Personal Assistant With Our Affordable Online Training

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The personal assistant certification that won’t break the bank

Our goal is to enable anyone who strives to become a personal assistant with affordable and thorough training and to provide them with the downloadable resources they need to succeed in this industry. We are a 100% online and remote company which ensures we can offer the most affordable personal assistant courses online.

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Lifetime access & no time limits is our winning formula for stress free learning

When you sign up for your personal assistant certification from the Personal Assistant Institute, you get lifetime access, and there are no time limits imposed on completing the course or exam. Some students charge through the course in one week, others need to put things on hold for 6 months or longer as life gets in the way. We are happy with whatever suits you best.

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More than just learning – get full access to our library of resources

Checklists, cheat sheets, and templates are included in every personal assistant course we offer. Our goal is to make your transition into becoming a personal assistant as stress free as possible, and providing you with full access to our ready-made library of resources is one of the ways we achieve this. 

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Why choose this Personal Assistant Certification?

Becoming a personal assistant shouldn’t be expensive, or stressfull, which is why we’ve ensured our Personal Assistant Certification course is affordable and flexible.

Here at the Personal Assistant Institute all our courses are offered 100% online, and can be completed in your own time.

Many students choose to complete the course in the evenings, or fit it around other commitments they have.

With lifetime access, their is no time limit on when you need to complete the course to earn your certificate. Sign up, worth through the course work at your own pace, then take the exam when you’re ready.


What's included in our Personal Assistant Training?

Unit One - Introduction to the Personal Assistant Role

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Unit Two - Preparing for a Career as a Personal Assistant

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Unit Three - Communication Skills

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Unit Four - Time Management and Organization

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Unit Five - Travel Arrangements and Event Planning

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Unit Six - Navigating the Job Market for Personal Assistants

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Unit Seven - Celebrity Assistant Essentials

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Unit Eight - Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter

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Unit Nine - Specialized Skills and Continuing Development

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Unit Ten - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you explain more about the exam?

Completing the exam and obtaining a pass score of more than 170/200 is a requirement to earn the Personal Assistant Certification. The exam is completed online in your own time. If you do not obtain a pass score on your first attempt, we will give you feedback and allow you one retry. The exam is open-book, meaning you can refer to the course content while you are taking the exam.

There is a mixture of multichoice questions and short written answers.

Is this course 100% online?

Yes, we have no physical location and therefore there are no in-person requirements.

Do I earn a certification upon completion of this course?

Yes, once you complete the course, and pass the exam, we will send you a digital certificate personalized with your name, and the date you completed the course.

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, no questions asked.

What is the course format?

The bulk of the learning is done via our written material, and this is supplemented by interactive quizzes and slides to help you retain the knowledge. Once you sign up for a course you’ll get instant access to the student dashboard.

Why is this personal assistant certification cheaper than others?

This is due to a number of reasons. We have no physical location and are a 100% online company. We rely on technology to automate the delivery of the course and the interactive quizzes, so can keep prices down by minimizing the number of staff required. We also make use of virtual assistants (from the Virtual Assistant Institute) to help manage customer service and administration.

Are there any ongoing or recurring fees?

No, there are no ongoing, recurring, or hidden costs involved. We offer two courses, each with a set price that is fully transparent.

What is the total course cost?

The costs of the courses can be compared here. Our Professional Course costs $247 and our Advanced Course is $498.

What are the prerequisites to take a course?

There are no educational prerequisites. Since our personal assistant courses are online, the only requirement is that you own or have access to an internet-connected device to access the course material.

What is the course curriculum?

Each course consists of a number of units. The Professional Course contains six units of material, and the Advanced Course contains these same six units, plus an extra four. You can view what is in these units on the course pages linked above.