The Center of Excellence for Applied Research & Training
Empowering The Nation

Professional Education & Training Center in the UAE

Education & Training

CERT's core mission is to design and deliver world- class programs to develop the nation's workforce. Being the leading training institute in the UAE, our aim is to deliver economic and strategic value to the nation through our commitment to both Emiratization and upskilling and re-skilling the UAE workforce across federal, local government and semi-government organizations.

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CERT has garnered expertise over the past two decades in channeling organizational strategy and resources, and playing a leading role in our future's transformative digital journey. This has been achieved by engineering technological change across a range of products, services, markets, industries and the economy.

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"Smart" is our fundamental approach to providing intelligent automation services that enable our customers to improve their operational efficiency, and optimize their cost and analytical decision-making capabilities.

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Our History

Since its foundation in 1996, CERT, being the leading education & training institute in the UAE, has been at the forefront of national development, offering life-long learning and technology solutions that deliver value for leading organizations in the UAE and the region. We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of academia, industry, and government, garnering integrated solutions that contribute to industry competitiveness and government excellence.

+25 Years

Established in 1996


Faculty & Staff



The future of learning

CEO Message

Since its inception in 1996, The Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT), the commercial & training arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the largest higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates, maintained a leading position in the sphere of human capital development, earning a reputation as a reliable and skillful education and training partner.

Our unique and distinctive position at the intersection of industry, government, and academia equips us with the capability to design innovative programs that keep pace with the latest developments in a variety of specialized fields. Additionally, it enhances employment opportunities for the national workforce by bridging skills gaps effectively and sustainably.

Mohammed Gheyath
Chief Executive Officer

Our Purpose

Advancing UAE's aspirations in knowledge building, life-long learning and technological innovation and delivering economic and strategic value to HCT.

Our Partners

The CERT Group of Companies leverages unique relationships with global leading partners to provide a wide range of services in education & training, technology and applied research to the public and private sector in the UAE and the region.

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