The courses are NOT certification programs and will not make you a certified proofreader. In fact, there is currently no official proofreading certification in the United States.
Note for reporters and clients: Students have received specific instructions to not advertise themselves in this way. However, if you happen to see a program grad advertising themselves as a certified proofreader or that they’ve completed a proofreading certification, please contact me ASAP.
Feel free to request a copy of their certificate to ensure they’ve indeed passed the requirements.