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

Learn more about upcoming course offerings and certifications. For information about Praxis and other tests, click here

Project Management Courses

Business Management Courses

Marketing and Technology Courses

Funding Your Non-Degree Education

Discover how you can fund your non-degree education at

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.


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.