The Office of Professional Education at The University of Utah is dedicated to meeting the educational, training, and development needs of Utah's business, nonprofit, governmental, and higher education communities.
Through seminars and workshops on today's most crucial issues, Professional Education helps businesses, government, and non-profits organize, operate, and manage their organizations more effectively. We focus on the human side of management. Drawing on the expertise of U of U faculty, practicing professionals, and experienced trainers, Professional Education helps workgroups, individuals, and organizations compete in tomorrow's marketplace through education and training today. We prepare you to adapt to constantly changing ways of doing things.
Professional Education focuses its training on meeting the needs of its students. We have exceptional programs in management and leadership, human resources and benefits, and a wide variety of other areas, emphasizing practical and applicable education and skills you can use immediately. U of U Professional Education has, over the past 20 years, helped thousands of individuals acquire practical training to complement academic study. Others have used the knowledge they have gained to qualify for a new job, stay up-to-date with new developments in their field, justify a promotion, or explore a new career. For further information on all of our offerings call 801-585-1780.
No previous college experience is required to enroll. All scheduled classes are open to the public. Professional Education classes are non-credit.
Certificate courses and programs provide each student an Official University of Utah Certificate of Completion. Courses do appear on students' official University of Utah transcripts.
Many national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credit for attendance at our seminars, classes, and workshops upon receipt of the course outline and your Certificate of Completion. Please contact your licensing board or organization to find out requirement details.
It's easy! Register on the web (follow the "Add to Cart" link on the class detail page), by phone at 801-585-1780.
Payments can be made by credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover), personal check, or company purchase order. Confirmation of enrollment will be emailed.
All students, staff, faculty, and guests of the University of Utah have access to the services available through the Center for Disability and Access. To schedule an intake appointment directly with them, and to review their services, visit their website. You will be matched with an advisor who will work with you to gather the necessary documentation, and who will help tailor your accommodations to ensure you have the most support possible. Please note that there can be a wait for an initial intake appointment, so schedule as soon as you can. Virtual appointments are available.
Many companies use U of U Professional Education as an extension of their own training departments and for specialized training not currently available to their employees. Some companies rely on Professional Education to meet all their training needs.
In addition, individuals select those courses that best fit their personal career enhancement goals. Our courses offer practical and applicable education, and are taught by professionals who "practice what they teach." They offer up-to-date presentations of the latest trends and skills, including many desktop applications used in business and industry.
You must complete the online Tuition Reduction Application, which may be found at the U of U HR Tuition Reduction page. This form only needs to be completed once per semester.
Employees must fill out one form for each term in which they want to take classes; the form does not carry over from term to term. Special fees attached to a class are not included in tuition reduction and must be paid in full. Please contact Continuing Education at 801-581-6461 for clarification of class tuition and special fees if needed.