About

Established in 1991, Stratford offers at-home vocational training programs to students in North America.

Stratford Career Institute is an innovative leader in the field of distance education. With more than one million students enrolled, Stratford has earned its reputation in the delivery of quality at-home career training.

Purpose & Objectives
The purpose and objectives of Stratford Career Institute are to:
1. Establish a resource base for the delivery of state-of-the-art distance education through guided independent study, and then
2. Use that base to implement a diverse range of educational programs aimed at career advancement, self-improvement and the fulfillment of cultural, creative, and recreational goals of the clients who become our students.

Memberships and Affiliations
Stratford Career Institute is a member of the United States Distance Learning Association, the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It also has academic affiliations with the Guild of Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Accountants (ICIA) and The Travel Institute (formerly ICTA). Stratford is also a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Why Choose Stratford Career Institute?

With the flexibility to study when and where it is convenient to you, getting educational career training is easier and more worthwhile than ever.

* Practical Style of Learning
Stratford's practical style of learning means that you learn skills that you can use in your everyday life and at your job. Most of Stratford's students are serious, career-minded individuals who have come to realize the true value of marketable skills in today’s increasingly demanding work force.

* Flexible Study Schedule
With no classes to attend, you study when and where it is most convenient for you, progressing at your own pace. You can complete your course in as little as six months, or take up to two years to graduate.

* Instructor Support
Even though you are taking an independent study course, you are never alone! Stratford's qualified instructors are only a toll-free phone call or e-mail away if you need assistance at any time during your studies.

* Online Learning Tools
Stratford understands the importance of being able to use online tools to help you complete your studies. All Stratford students have access to our online tools which allow students to submit exams, review grades, and contact instructors.

* Affordable Tuition
You can pay your tuition fee all at one time, or conveniently pay over time with affordable 0% interest monthly payments. Your one low tuition fee covers everything you need to graduate and take the first step toward your new career. There are never any hidden costs or fees!

* Personalized Career Diploma
Upon graduation, you will receive a personalized career diploma. This diploma is a physical representation of all the hard work and dedication put into furthering your education, your career, and your life. A Stratford Career Institute diploma serves as an attestation of the successful completion of a vocational training program and is not intended to provide college credits or to meet degree requirements.


Stratford's programs are specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of a particular subject. Stratford's primary intention is to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training.