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Welcome to Professional Development


Access UF was founded to extend the University of Florida's world-class resources to non-traditional students, alumni, working professionals, and the general public. Access UF is comprised of Professional Development and Executive Education.

Professional Development offers self-paced, fully online programs allowing working professionals to connect with our top ranked university from anywhere at anytime.  


Our mission is to offer you the highest quality learning experience where you feel challenged and motivated to continue as a life-long learner with the University of Florida. You can choose to advance your knowledge through the following three types of programs:

  • Pre-Certification: Prepare to sit for a certifying exam (ie. PMP, CDM, CFPP).
  • Pre-Licensure: Earn the professional credential of the industry.
  • Continuing Education: Enhance your current skills and knowledge in a particular field or maintain a certain level of proficiency.


By completing our courses and obtaining your credentials, you will be in a better position to gain a competitive advantage among your peers, advance your career, and set yourself apart as a leader in your organization.Job recruiters ranked UF ninth on the list of places where corporations prefer to recruit new employees (2010) and No. 2 on SmartMoney magazine’s list of universities whose graduates get the highest salary return for their tuition dollars (2012).

It is our sincere desire that your experience with University of Florida Professional Development is rewarding and meaningful. As the university continues its rise to pre-eminence, please accept our invitation to partner with you on your rise to excellence. When you’re ready, we’re here for you.