Update Edit 06/03/2020. Yes - the QGIS open source project now offers a Certification program which one can apply to.
The QGIS Certificate Program is designed to promote both community involvement in the QGIS project and quality education for QGIS software. As such the application process requires applicants to both detail their contributions to the QGIS project and make their training materials available for review. Contributions to the QGIS project include activities such as:
Development/commits to QGIS
Contributions to the QGIS documentation and training materials
Translation of QGIS materials
Filing bug reports
Financially supporting new feature development
Financial contributions to and sponsorship of QGIS
Involvement in your local QGIS User Group
Publication of open QGIS course ware
Authoring QGIS books
![QGIS Workflow Certification Diagram
You are required to provide the training material for each of your courses. This includes exercises, lectures and data. This material will be reviewed for currentness, accurate representation of the QGIS project and overall quality. If the material is not of adequate quality, this can be cause for refusal.
Following an initial review, the application will be sent to local QGIS groups for their opinion. This portion of the review should take place in less than one month. If there is not a local QGIS user group the QGIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) will make a determination based on material provided and your reputation in the community. In this latter case you are encouraged to establish a local QGIS User Group. If you are not deemed to be a member of the QGIS community in good standing this can be cause for refusal.
The PSC will make the final determination. If accepted as a QGIS Certified Organization your contributions to the project will be published for transparency.
If approved you are required to make a €20 donation to the QGIS project for each certificate. This creates a mechanism for financial support of the project. Payments for certificates are made using online credit card transactions.
You can apply through this form (make sure to first create a login). You can find more details about the certification programme here (we advise you to read this before registering).
Here are several other options, from March 2019 this is information I've come across via this
blog post from NRGS - "NRGS and QGIS Certification" where the author highlights
Another option for a QGIS 'certificate' I found was a 5-sequence course offered by a College in the US - Del Mar College. That offer a certificate in 'Open Source Geospatial Technology'. It was also covered by a GIS content Magazine here
The five courses include:
GST 101—Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS
GST 102—Spatial Analysis Using QGIS
GST 103—Data Management and Acquisition Using QGIS
GST 104—Cartography Using QGIS and Inkscape
GST 105—Remote Sensing Using QGIS and GRASS The courses are designed to be self-contained complete with all the theory, software instruction, and sample data required to learn at home or office, at your own pace.
Also, in elsewhere I found these programs available:
In British Columbia, Canada there is a program offered by Langara providing a certificate
the curriculum of this program is based on sound principles common to the entire field of GIS, and the classes will be conducted using QGIS
In India, there is a Certificate course in Public Health using QGIS here