Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist

This Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) industry-validated certification by CertNexus helps you command a higher salary and differentiate yourself. Sought-after by top organizations, certified ethical technologists minimize risk and guide the design of inclusive, responsible and trusted technology.

The reputation and financial impact of an ethics violation can devastate a company. Knowledgeable certified ethical technologists are needed to navigate the 160+ frameworks and guidelines to select and implement the best strategy to promote fairness and minimize risk for their organization.

If you want to create and lead initiatives that prioritize ethical integrity within emerging data-driven technology fields and bridge the gap between theory and practice, this certified emerging technologist program, presented by Alvernia University, is for you.

Ethical Principles

Apply ethical principles, frameworks, regulations and standards used in data-driven technologies, and analyze the challenges that may compromise their implementation


Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders about ethical safeguards, risks and mitigation strategies. Detect and mitigate ethical risks in the design, development and deployment of data-driven technologies


Create, implement and evaluate the organizational policies and governance structure required for ethical data-driven technologies

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Dana Baker, Executive Director of Regional Campuses

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Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Professional Certificate

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Flexible Schedule

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Entry Level

No previous experience required

6-Months to Complete

Suggested pace of 10 hours/week; 6 Courses

Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist Professional Certificate Courses:

Promote the Ethical Use of Data-Driven Technologies

The greatest risk in emerging technology is the perpetuation of bias in automated technologies dependent upon data sets. If you want to advocate and promote the ethical use of data-driven technologies, this course is for you.  You will learn about emerging technologies and how they can be used to create data driven solutions, to distinguish which types of bias may cause the greatest risk and which principles to apply to strategically respond to ethical considerations.

 By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between artificial intelligence and data science concepts.
  • Protect data privacy with ethical and legal standards.
  • Assess the potential risks of bias.
  • Advocate for the importance of risk evaluation in emerging technologies.

Turn Ethical Frameworks into Actionable Steps

Ethical frameworks provide a structure to guide technologists when implementing data-driven solutions. However, ethical frameworks, along with standards and regulations, can make compliance tasks more complex and raise the tension between ethical duties and business practicalities. An approach is needed to reconcile these issues.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze ethical frameworks to determine their common principles.
  • Compare ethical frameworks and select one to guide decisions to resolve an organizational issue.
  • Analyze applicable regulations, standards and international best practices.
  • Integrate ethical principles, regulatory requirements and business practicalities.

Detect and Mitigate Ethical Risks

In this course, you will acquire tools and techniques to help assess gaps in ethical behaviors and to identify and stop threats to ethical goals. You will learn where and how to improve ethical processes across development lifecycle and a way to manage ethical risk.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Summarize common sources of ethical risks.
  • Detect and mitigate ethical risks.
  • Evaluate risk identification and mitigation strategies within the lifecycle.
  • Analyze a sample AI model and create a plan to mitigate any identified risks.

Communicate Effectively about Ethical Challenges in Data-Driven Technologies

Leading a data-driven organization necessitates effective communication to create a culture of ethical practice. It is not enough to talk about ethical practices, you need to relate their value to stakeholders. Building out strategies that are inclusive and relatable can build public trust and loyalty

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop inclusive strategies to clearly communicate the business impacts of ethical risks to diverse stakeholders.
  • Design communication strategies that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.
  • Design a crisis communication plan to manage internal and external stakeholders during an ethical controversy.

Create and Lead an Ethical Data-Driven Organization

Creating and leading an ethical data-driven organization, when done successfully, is a cultural transformation for an organization. Navigating a cultural shift requires leadership buy-in, resourcing, training and support through creation of boards, policies, and governance.

 By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Lead an applied ethics initiative and champion its crucial importance.
  • Promote an ethical organizational culture.
  • Develop and implement ethical organizational policies and a code of ethics.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a code of ethics with internal and external stakeholders.

Skills you will gain: