Certification Preparation Programs

Professional certification is typically awarded by a separate industry group, company or professional association. Successful completion of comprehensive exams and other qualification/experiential requirements are necessary to be awarded a certification. Maintaining certification often requires continued work in the professional field and/or additional approved courses, which USF Continuing Education may offer.

While USF does not grant certification, we offer courses to help you prepare for a number of professional certifications. A professional certification usually provides the ability to move among employers in a specific industry/field because it is highly desired and recognized on a national level.

To provide you with flexibility in scheduling and access for training in today’s in-demand fields, we provide certification preparation and certificate courses through our partners, ProTrain and ed2go. Online training options include Business Management, Computer Applications, Education, Healthcare, Legal Services, IT and Software Development, Media and Design, Programming and Web Design, among many others.

USF Continuing Education also offers a number of certificate programs which are a structured set of noncredit courses focusing on skills and knowledge applicable to a specific content area.

Professionals and companies value the USF noncredit certificate programs for providing a functional, solid background in a particular area, which can be used to stay current in your job and/or help prepare you to transition into a new career. A certificate program can also be used to prepare for new responsibilities within your company.

Which is right for your career?

Our advisors/consultants can help you decide if a certificate program or certification training program is right for you. Just call our registration office 813-974-2403 to be directed to an advisor.

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For more information, contact the Registration Office:
Email: UC-registration@usf.edu   •  Phone: 813-974-2403  •  Toll-free: 1-866-541-7124