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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 2017 Course is now available (Sept 25 - 29, 2017)

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
Fall programs begin October 6. Save with our Fall Series Package!

SHRM's Essentials® of HR Management 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® Individual courses and complete series packages available beginning Fall 2017.

National Safety Education Center
Civic Leadership Academy
NIU Adult Learners Page