Official Circular Economy Institute Certificate


The #1 Certificate towards becoming a circular economy expert.

This program is a professional credential offered internationally by the CE Institute to people aiming to understand how to implement circular economy strategies to the furniture sector. To earn this CE Institute Certificate you will immerse yourself into a self-study program that will give you the most comprehensive and succinct understanding of the principles of a circular furniture and the business models that can be developed in this field. You will learn how circular furniture is being deployed in the real world and will increase your competence to develop skills useful in today’s business world. Through this program you will:

  • Learn how to clearly and succinctly explain the circular economy principles and real-world furniture applications
  • Develop competence in the circular economy diagram and its implementation
  • Gain a deep understanding of how circular solutions are implemented through real-life furniture
  • Get closer to becoming a circular furniture expert


Module 1 – The Principles of the Circular Economy

  • Unit 1.1. Definition
  • Unit 1.2. Technical Material Loops
  • Unit 1.3. Biological Material Loops
    Unit 1.4. Appearance and History
  • BONUS: How is it different from Sustainability?

Module 2 – Circular Furniture: Business Models

  • Unit 2.1. Circular Design + Case study
  • Unit 2.2. Keep in Use for Longer + Case study
  • Unit 2.3. Reuse/Redistribute + Case study
  • Unit 2.4. Refurbish/Remanufacture + Case study
  • Unit 2.5. Recycle + Case study
  • Unit 2.6. Rent + Case study

Module 3 – Barriers and Benefits

  • Unit 3.1. Benefits and Barriers of Implementation

Module 4 – Code of Ethics & Professional Standards

  • Unit 4.1. Code of Ethics 
  • Unit 4.2. Professionalism
  • Unit 4.3. Duties to the Institute and clients
  • Unit 4.4. Conflicts of Interest in circularity

Module 5 – Company Evaluation based on Upcoming International Standards

  • Unit 5.1. Introduction
  • Unit 5.2. International Standards Pillars I-III
  • Unit 5.3. International Standards Pillars IV-VI
  • Unit 5.4. International Standards Pillars VII and VIII
  • Unit 5.5. Tool for Company Evaluation based on International Standards
  • Unit 5.6. A client-centered approach
  • Unit 5.7. Providing Useful Recommendations

BONUS: eBook summarizing the certificate


This certificate includes:

  • CE Institute online Certificate upon completion
  • CE Institute Certificate badge to display in LinkedIn profile upon completion
  • CE Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • 3.5 hours video content
  • Between-units activities and quizzes
  • 31 real examples of how to embed the circular economy
  • 6 case studies from real-world organizations implementing circularity
  • 63 related articles and resources
  • Recap eBook summarizing the content you will study
  • Support contact:



  • Aspiring circular economy consultants in the furniture field
  • Designers, decorators, engineers, product managers willing to embed the circular economy principles in furniture products
  • Professionals who work for an organization interested in embedding the circular economy
  • Students in the fields of engineering, business, communications, sustainability
  • Public sector officials who need to master the principles of the circular economy as well as to know real-world initiatives
  • People who are determined to embed circularity through an existing or new organization
  • Anyone who wants to learn about circular economy and business models through real-life examples in a case study format
  • If you would like to request a reimbursement by your employer, please feel free to use the Employer Benefits
  • For academic institutions, consider the Affiliate Universities program


PROVIDER: Circular Economy Institute

PRICE: £460

CERTIFICATE: Provided upon passing final exam



DURATION: Self-paced

EFFORT: 60 hours