FREE Certification Programs

About the Free Certifications and Courses

The Management and Strategy Institute (MSI) is proud to offer the following online courses and certifications for FREE. MSI was founded on the belief that gaining a professional certification shouldn’t be cost prohibitive.  We offer these free certification programs to any individual who’s interested in learning new business skills.

  • Companies are welcome to offer these programs to their employees at no cost.
  • Libraries are welcome to offer these programs to their members at no cost.


Adding certifications to your resumé is a great way to help you stand out in a crowded field of job applicants.  It shows perspective employers that you are actively learning new skills and that you take continual self-improvement seriously.

Once you’ve completed our free certification programs, please explore the complete list of certifications that we offer.

What's Included with the free certifications?

These free programs include the online training course and the MSI certification exam.  Once you complete the program, you will immediately receive a digital certificate (PDF) that you can print and share on social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook!

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified (LSSWB)™

Learn about the process improvement methods of Six Sigma and Lean with this free certification program from MSI.  You’ll gain an understanding of how organizations streamline their processes and remove waste and inefficiencies, all while gaining a valuable certification that is recognized by thousands of employers!

Project Management Essentials Certified (PMEC)™

Having strong project management skills is critical in business.  MSI’s free project management essentials certification will give you the basic skills you need to manage your next project successfully.

Business Management Essentials (BMEC)™

The Business Management Essentials Certified (BMEC) certification covers the basics of business management and the subjects that a business leader should be familiar with.

Misinformation and Disinformation Training

Learn to protect yourself from disinformation campaigns.  Your media health is just as important as your regular health.  Spot misinformation before it affects your decision-making.

AI Prompting Essentials Certified (AIPEC)™

Learn to to harness the extraordinary potential of AI language models while also ensuring ethical and responsible usage?