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Stay up-to-date on topics important to your profession.

NIU's professional and continuing education courses are taught by skilled NIU faculty and professionals with real-world experience. 

Many of our courses are endorsed by professional organizations and help you gain the credentials and certifications necessary to stay ahead in the workplace.

  • Stay abreast of emerging issues 
  • Earn continuing professional education units (CPEs and CEUs)
  • Implement new information immediately

Take advantage of our nationally recognized programs without applying to the university.  Simply select the professional and continuing education course or program you are interested in and click the "register now" button.

Professional and continuing education courses are non-credit, meaning they do not apply towards an academic degree. They do, however, provide appropriate continuing professional education units (CPEs/CEUs). 

Take the next step in your career by registering for a continuing education course today!

Courses beginning soon:

Facility Management

Facility Management Professional® (FMP) Credential
Series Package available, Fridays and Saturdays, March 10 - May 13, 2017

Sustainable Facility Professional™ (SFP) Credential
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17, 2017

Certified Facility Manager® Certification Exam Prep Plus Workshop
Friday, March 10 - Saturday March 11, 2017

Human Resources

SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP℠ and SHRM-SCP℠ Certification Preparation 13-week courses offered at 7 regional locations beginning in February 2017. 6-Saturday Fast Track Course and Online Courses also available.

HR Strategies and Solutions
Monthly 1-day seminars beginning March 3. Full Spring Series Package also available

SHRM's Essentials® of HR Management 2-day programs in March and June.

Project Management 

Earn a prestigious Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential. Courses begin January of 2017


Certified Internal Auditor® 

3-Part Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA) Exam Review Program Series Package (Online) begins February 1, 2017
Individual courses also available.

National Safety Education Center
Civic Leadership Academy
NIU Adult Learners Page