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Build a better you

Take professional development courses that are skills-focused, self-paced, and 100% online. They can quickly help you upgrade your toolbox with real-world skills employers want — so you can stay competitive in today’s changing job market.


No fluff. More than theory.
Learn skills you’ll use.

These courses go beyond knowledge — they’re hands-on. Which means, as you progress through a course, you’ll pick up relevant skills you can instantly test-drive in the real world, without having to wait.

More about our learning experience


Self-led, self-directed.
Only on your terms.

Imagine having the freedom to stop and start a course when and where you want to. Now you can. With no set schedule and a learning platform that’s designed with your busy lifestyle in mind, you can pick up where you left off and finish coursework when time permits.

See if professional development courses are for you


Noncredit, non-degree.
All skills, all value.

While you won’t get college credits for these courses, you will learn key concepts and in-demand skills from the field. You’ll practice those skills throughout the coursework, so you can hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.

Why you should choose our professional development courses

Are professional development courses for you?

Foundation to specialized.
The right course for you.

Whether you’re looking to upskill or learn about a new role, you can choose courses that can help you build skills based on your needs.

  • Foundational courses help you learn a new set of skills from the ground up. If you’re looking to explore new areas or change fields, these skills can become a launching pad for your career.

  • Expansion courses help you fill gaps in your resumé and stay relevant in your field. You can build on what you already know by adding tactical, applicable and evolving skills to your toolkit.

  • Specialization courses help you develop the expertise you need to stand out with employers. If you already have the skills to do the job, these skills can help you stay relevant in your field.

The Professional:

  • Make professional development courses your learning side-hustle
  • Learn after hours, on weekends or on the bus
  • Feed your entrepreneurial spirit
  • Get up-to-speed on evolving job requirements

The Learner:

  • Expand your education with tactical skills
  • Apply all your theory with new tools
  • Learn the skills they didn’t teach you in class
  • Boost your resume with skills that help you stand out

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 the state of Georgia or 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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