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Courses for professional development

Get on a faster path to building the real-world skills employers value in high-growth fields.

Take courses for professional development that are skills-focused, self-paced and 100% online.

Our courses are designed for the convenience of busy adults, like you. Build a toolkit of in-demand skills that get to the heart of what employers are looking for — at your own speed.

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Course benefits

No experience. No degree. No problem.

You don’t need any credentials to take our courses. Simply sign up and start learning the real skills employers want today!

Learn in-demand skills in as little as 30 hours

Finish your course as quickly or gradually as you need to. With access to your course for 1 full year from the moment you buy it.

Stand out on your resumé and LinkedIn®

Develop the skills you need to help you gain a competitive edge faster — and get noticed by employers in your field quicker.

What we offer

Retain what you learn. Apply it day one.

Your efforts and achievements will be tracked throughout the course, so you know when you’re hitting the mark — and when you’re not. Your progress will be determined by your ability to demonstrate a skill and apply it immediately; not just answering questions and moving to the next learning module.

Why our learning sticks with you

Built by an online education leader

You need to learn new skills, fast. Invest in your future with professional development courses that are packed with skills sought after by today’s employers — and developed by a University with 40+ years of experience in online education and instructional design.

Why choose us for skills development

Put a spotlight on your achievement

Showcase your new-found capabilities with employers faster, by sharing a certificate of completion on LinkedIn® and your resume. You’ll show you’ve invested in advancing your knowledge and skillset, which can impress potential employers.

The benefits of professional development courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Our professional development courses are structured and you will be guided through the experience.

  • You’ll complete bite-sized lessons of instructions.
  • Each lesson will be approximately 60 minutes.
  • After you complete the lessons in each module, you will be assessed.
  • Review and complete the assessment as many times as you like, to make sure you’re absorbing all the content.
  • Upon successful completion, you will move to the next lesson.

You’ll have up to 12 months to complete your short course from the time you purchase it.

When you’re done, you will receive a certificate of completion you can display on your LinkedIn® profile.

It’s a simple, two-step process.

STEP 1: Sign up with a social media account or your personal email.

STEP 2: Pay with your credit card and start your course.

All you have to do is complete the lessons in the order they appear, until you’re done. That’s it.

These professional development courses do not align to industry-recognized certifications.

You may request a refund at anytime within seventy-two (72) hours of purchase for any reason. After the 72 hour period, no refunds will be granted. To request a refund, please contact the professional development team by email at You will lose access to the course once we begin processing your refund.

You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase. Additionally, University of Phoenix does not offer these professional development courses in certain countries. Individuals who reside in certain countries may not enroll in a professional development course unless they are a U.S. Citizen or affiliated with the U.S. Military, subject to Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) restrictions.

Buying a professional development course does not make you a University of Phoenix student. As such, you will not have access to any University of Phoenix services, including but not limited to, library services, career support services, tutoring or other student support services. The professional development course you have purchased is not part of any University of Phoenix certificate, continuing education, degree or other program, nor does it constitute a university-level “unit of study”. Any academic assessment of the content of the course for university credit is at the discretion of the evaluating school. While these courses are designed for personal and professional development, they do not provide any professional development units or credits (PDUs or CEUs) from University of Phoenix. If you plan to use this course for professional development units or credits you will need to check with any applicable agency and employer.

To purchase and access the Course you must register through  and you will be required to provide information about yourself including your name, email address, username and password and other personal information. You agree that any registration information you provide will always be accurate, correct and up-to-date. The Course and the relevant login details are solely for your use. You may not share or permit any other person to access the Course under your credentials. The Course may only be used by you as permitted herein and may not be sold or distributed without prior written consent from University of Phoenix. Your access to the Course may be revoked for failure to abide by these Terms of Use or upon nonpayment. You can access the Course immediately upon purchase. You will receive access to the Course for a period of 365 days from the date of purchase. After 365 days you will no longer have access to the Course.  

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Yes, all courses provided are delivered in English and are self-moderated.

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