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Stand Out from the Crowd with a Certification

Professional certifications show potential employers that you have the knowledge and skills to get the job done. They can even increase your chances of getting hired or promoted. 

Holding an up-to-date certification is a great way to demonstrate that your knowledge is current and relevant (particularly important in rapidly-evolving fields like IT). Most certification programs require you to re-certify periodically or require that you complete continuing education activities to maintain your certification.

How Do You Get a Professional Certification?

There are many different certifications out there, but most of them require you to pass a comprehensive certification exam to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities.

Some certifying organizations may have additional requirements, such as work experience and/or education.

Many certifications are also "stackable," so you can earn more advanced credentials as your knowledge and experience increase.

Popular Certification Programs

Here are some of the popular certification programs offered by Continuing & Professional Education.

Information Technology

IT certifications not only help you stand out in a crowd of other applications, they are actually required by many employers, particularly for government IT jobs. 

Our CompTIA certification programs are particularly popular. CompTIA offers an internationally recognized vendor-neutral certification program for IT professionals.

The core certifications are CompTIA Network+ and Security+. From there, you can earn more advanced CompTIA credentials to continue to advance your IT career. Browse all CompTIA training or all IT certification training.

Not sure which certification is right for you? Check out the top IT certifications in Arizona and in the U.S.

Human Resources

Experienced Human Resources professionals who want to demonstrate their HR expertise can earn the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional or Senior Certified Professional. The Human Resources (SHRM) Certification Exam Prep course combines expert instruction from a SHRM-SCP with the proven SHRM Learning System to get you ready to pass your exam.

Learn more about SHRM certification, or register for SHRM certification exam prep.

Project Management

Project management is one of the most in-demand skills nation-wide. And the Project Management Professional (PMP) is the gold standard of project management certifications. It is so valuable, that certified PMPs report earning 26% more than those without certification. Learn more about project management certifications or browse all project management certification training options.


Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is the first step towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Prep is taught by a licensed PE and will get you ready to take the Civil Engineering or "Other Disciplines" FE Exam.

More Certification Programs

These are just a few of the in-demand certifications you can earn through Continuing & Professional Education programs.

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