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 and fully online, allowing working professionals to connect with a top-ranked university from anywhere, at any time.  


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 (i.e., 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 University of Florida 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.