Achieve Your Professional Education and Training Goals
Webster University’s Center for Innovation and Professional Development advances, promotes, coordinates and supports a wide range of collaborative and consultative projects, programs and partnerships in the public and private sectors.
If you are seeking to learn new skills, change careers or enhance your marketability we have the on-demand classes that fit your learning needs.
All of our classes are online, taught by professionals who are leaders in their field. Complete your training at home on your time.
Professional training and industry certification preparation in online courses suited to your needs. Military assistance is also available.
Courses run from six weeks to 12 months. Classes are instructor-led or self-paced to complete your professional program.
The Center for Innovation and Professional Development focuses on three key areas: non-credit custom solutions, continuing education courses, and workshops and seminars. We develop and present education and training opportunities for our global partners, provide ongoing training efforts designed to sharpen skills, and we offer seminars for employees to train and grow.
Online Career Training and Credentialing Programs
The Center offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online through our educational partner, ed2go. All our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, relevant and convenient.
Join the Growing Field of Information Technology
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.
Now is the best time to enter the world of cyber security. Start your new career in Information Training, or increase your professional knowledge with our online courses.
CompTIA™ Security+ Training
Gain the skills you need to be a security professional, and prepare to take the CompTIA™ Security+ certification SY0-501 exam, as you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security.
CompTIA™ Network+ Training
This 100% online course will teach you to configure, manage and troubleshoot hard-wired and wireless IT networks.
CompTIA™ A+ Training
CompTIA™ A+ Certification is vendor neutral and internationally recognized, giving you a competitive advantage no matter what country you're working in and what hardware you're working with.
AWS System Operations Certification Training
This 100% online course provides a comprehensive overview of AWS and will fully prepare you to sit for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
The foundations of information system security to prepare you to become a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
The foundations of information system security to prepare you to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
CompTIA™ Linux+ Certification Training
This Linux training course covers operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting Linux operating systems in a systems administrator role.
CompTIA™ Cloud+ Certification Training
This 100% online course will teach you key concepts and skills required to build, maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.
Make a Difference in the Medical Support Field
Medical support personnel provide record keeping, office staff, and technical support. Because we have an aging population, most careers in medical support are predicted to increase.
If you excel at detail work, enjoy helping people, or are interested in a viable home business, then a career in the medical support services may be for you. The working environment of medical support personnel is as varied as the jobs themselves. Some work in offices alongside doctors and nurses. Some work in hospitals. Others work in privately owned businesses. And still others work from home, setting up their own businesses to provide these services.
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical billers and coders are in high demand. This course offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to this field, including HIPAA compliance, official coding guidelines, and third-party payer requirements.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
The 100% online course will prepare you to work as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), designated by the National Healthcare Career Association (NHA).
American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification is the nationally recognized standard for certifying an optician's qualifications. This 100% online course will teach you the terminology, calculations, and procedures opticians use to assess vision, evaluate corrective options and correct optical problems.
Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
Up to $4,000 in Scholarships and Funding
We proudly support our military and their families through the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship program and the Army Credentialing Assistance (Army CA) program.
The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) scholarship program offers up to $4,000 to start or advance your career in one of today’s top fields for a qualifying spouse of an active-duty service member.
Army CA Funding
The Army Credentialing Assistance (Army CA) program provides up to $4,000 per year in funding for active-duty, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard Soldiers who want to pursue trainings that lead to credentials.
Innovative Non-Credit Professional Development Courses
Webster University's Center for Innovation and Professional Development (CIPD) is designed to develop, promote, coordinate, and support a wide range of collaborative and consultative projects, programs, and partnerships in the public and private sectors. The Center enables Webster University to develop innovative non-credit and programs and initiatives beyond its traditional for-credit programs, courses and markets.
The Center has partnered with ed2go to provide a catalog of course offerings that range in length of time commitment and can be instructor-led or self-paced. Topics include business, computer applications and information technology, test preparation, health and fitness, and more.
Workshops and Seminars
The Center offers ongoing seminars for your employees to train and grow their skills. Developed by our staff or training partners, these courses are usually held at one of Webster University's campuses around the country.
Offerings are temporarily on hold due to COVID.
Joe Roberts, PhD