Welcome to NIU Continuing and Professional Education! Whether you’re looking to advance in your current position or you’re ready to make a change to a new profession, NIU CPE makes it easy to acquire the skills you need to get ahead.

NIU Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of non-credit, professional development and certification prep courses that are held in-person and online to easily fit into your schedule. Our services include program courses that are instructor-led or self-paced, online bootcamps, custom courses for your team, and free courses that anyone can attend. We also partner with OSHA to deliver the National Safety Education Center, an OSHA Training Institute Education Center, to deliver OSHA training courses to keep you, your employees, and your business safe.

Our innovative and iterative noncredit programs are designed with you in mind. We can customize any training to fit your needs and can provide our classes at your location, our facilities or online. We’re here to help you grow your career.

Programs and Courses

Artificial Intelligence
Business Law
Civic Leadership Academy
Data Analytics
Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Enrichment Courses
Ed2Go Online Courses
Facility Mangement
Facility Management
Free Courses and Webinars
Human Resources
Lean Six Sigma
Lifelong Learning Institute
Occupational Safety and Health
APA PayTrain
Project management
Project Management
Software Engineering
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
UI/UX Design


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