Center for Professional Studies

Reach your professional goals with online and in-class certificate courses.

Northern Vermont University’s Center for Professional Studies offers non-degree education such as certificate, diploma, and licensure programs through both traditional learning and online platforms. We will get you on your way to career advancement. CPS serves three distinct markets: adults who have either not completed college or who have never attended higher education, working professionals wanting to upgrade their skills, and NVU students looking to earn industry-recognized credentials and their degree simultaneously. CPS courses are designed to teach trusted professional content in a wide variety of topics, issues, and practical applications relevant to the contemporary workplace.

Do North Coworking 

NVU's Center for Professional Studies is proud to announce the opening of Do North Coworking, a professional and creative coworking space for startup founders, remote workers, forward-thinking educators, and community leaders to be productive, build community, explore new opportunities, and network. Located in Lyndonville, Do North Coworking is a resource for workers throughout the Northeast Kingdom. Learn more and stop by

Center for Professional Studies at NVU Upcoming Courses

Register for CPS courses here

New! E-Toolkit for Today's Professional

Find your path forward as you cover five skill-focused topics over the course of four months. Topics include Microsoft programs, Google Drive, management and leadership, and personal finance management — all of which are top skills recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in applicants. Designed with you in mind, these flexible courses are offered on weekends and will provide you will tactics to apply your work immediately. 

Courses start September 8, 2020.

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Business Management Courses

Marketing and Technology Courses

Outdoor Adventure Courses

Self-Paced Classes

Funding Your Non-Degree Education

  • VSAC offers regular workshops on how to pay for job training and boot camps. Learn more here.
  • VSAC offers grants to Vermont residents enrolled in non-degree programs (other conditions apply) to see if you're eligible for a VSAC grant, visit
  • VSAC recently announced that The Curtis Fund will make new scholarships available to Vermonters who seek short-term educational opportunities to amp up their job skills. Learn more and apply here.
  • Vermont Department of Labor is another great source for non-degree funding. Visit their website for more information.


Center for Professional Studies classes are supported by student fees. The Center for Professional Studies reserves the right to alter the exam schedule due to insufficient enrollment or administrative reasons. In the event of cancellation, every effort is made to contact you 48 hours prior to the start date of the class, using the contact information you provided during your registration (phone number and email address). We issue full refunds for all canceled exams.

To be considered for a refund after registering for a course, your request must arrive seven calendar days prior to the start of classes. Email or call 802.626.4867 to request a refund.

Funding for Center for Professional Studies branding was made possible in part with a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA Rural Development.