Professional Development was founded to extend University of Florida's world-class resources to non-traditional students, alumni, working professionals, and the general public. The majority of programs are self-paced, fully online, allowing working professionals to connect with a top ranked university from anywhere, at anytime. You can choose to advance your knowledge through the following three types of programs:
Professional Development has an open enrollment policy that allows you to register at anytime. The majority of programs are self-paced, allowing you to start the day you complete registration. If a program has a start date it will be provided in the course description.
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Please contact the UF Computing Help Desk if you are experiencing technical difficulties such as not being able to continue where you left off, being locked out of the Learning Management System, or locked out of course content.
For other problems or concerns please reach out to your instructor or the University of Florida Professional Development Team.
We offer free online proctoring services through ProctorU for courses that require the final exam to be proctored. Your online course will provide instructions on setting up an appointment with ProctorU.
In order to successfully create your UF account, you will need to a UF Business Email address. This email address will be used for course notifications, annoucements, and communication with your instructor. If a UF Business Email is not established during your registration, one of our team members will notify you. To add or update your UF Business Email address, please go through the following steps:
Yes. Students must complete the following steps to receive reimbursement:
Veteran's Administration: 1-888-GI BILL (1-888-422-4551) or visit their website at http://www.gibill.va.gov.
University of Florida Veterans Affairs Office
222 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
Financial Aid is not available for academic non-credit continuing education courses. All programs offered through Professional Development are academic non-credit. Enrollment fees are due at the time of registration (If a courses offers a payment plan it be clearly noted on the course description page).