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International Open Academy


About International Open Academy

International Open Academy is a leader in online learning. We are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, and our online courses and exams are accessible to students all over the world - from any digital device. We’ve helped over 280,000 students from 139 countries upgrade their job training, launch new careers, and discover exciting new passions.

Our courses span a wide spectrum of topics, and are geared towards career training, skill development, and finding sustainable employment. We also help students satisfy their curiosities and explore hobbies and personal interests. You’ll find that course material is clear, concise, and focuses on practical training to prepare you for real world application. You won’t just be learning theory and facts - we’ll show you how to use your newfound skills to land jobs, give your career a boost, and start applying your skills right away.


At IOA, we have something for everyone!

Popular topics include:

  • TESOL/TEFL Teaching English
  • Criminology & Profiling
  • Forensic Science
  • Dyslexia Therapy
  • American Sign Language
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Special Education Needs
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Microsoft Word
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Dog Behaviour and Training
  • Car Maintenance and Auto Repair
  • Interior Design and Home Styling
  • Personal Assistant


Why Study with IOA?

  • All courses carry International accreditation provided by ICOES
  • Course instructors are industry experts with top credentials
  • Each course is divided into modules that follow a clear progression
  • You’ll learn practical tips, tricks, and real-life scenarios for every topic
  • Course pages are easy to navigate, and perfect for any skill level
  • You can set your own pace - pause, repeat, skip ahead - it’s your choice!
  • Study whenever and wherever you want from any digital device
  • No hidden costs! Course materials, exam & PDF certificate are included
  • No waiting! Your certificate of successful completion is emailed to you immediately
  • Want unlimited access to all courses? We offer flexible subscription plans
  • From start to finish, our Customer Support Team is cheering you on and ready to help
  • We make education affordable and accessible to ANYONE who wants to learn!


How does it work?

Our courses can be accessed from a PC, laptop/tablet or mobile device. Everything you need is accessed online.  We offer assistance from our friendly customer support team via email, phone, and through our 24/7 Help Centre. Once you register on our website, you’ll have 12 months to activate your course. From the date of course activation, you’ll have access to your Virtual Campus account any time - day or night, so you can study at your own pace. Courses vary between 30-160 study hours depending on the topic, and you’ll have 60 days to complete a course once activated. Learn real world skills online today!



International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.



All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, and comply with the highest educational standards. Upon successful completion of a course, you’ll receive a PDF certificate issued by International Open Academy to confirm your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate issued directly by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (a small fee applies). In order to qualify for a certificate, you’ll have to complete the entire course, and earn a passing grade on all online examinations.


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