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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
Classroom, Online, and Full Series Package options available

Sustainable Facility Professional™ (SFP) Credential
Fall program dates to be announced

Certified Facility Manager® Certification Exam Prep Plus Workshop
Classroom and Online courses available 

Human Resources

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

HR Strategies and Solutions
1-day seminars in May and June. Fall programs begin October 6. Save with Fall Series Package!

SHRM's Essentials® of HR Management Registration still open for 2-day course June 7-8. Fall courses begin August 28.

Project Management 

Earn a prestigious Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential. Evening, Saturday, and Intensive formats available.


Certified Internal Auditor® 

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

National Safety Education Center
Civic Leadership Academy
NIU Adult Learners Page