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Center for Professional Development

You have unique career goals. We exist to help you achieve them.

Northwest Missouri State University's Center for Professional Development is committed to providing comprehensive, quality programs that empower you to succeed both personally and professionally.

Whether you are looking to learn a new industry or advance in a current one we’ve built a dedicated, engaging staff to help you achieve your goals. Our industry-recognized courses are entirely online, giving you complete control of your learning journey.

Your future is waiting for you: get started today.

Choose your learning path.

We have different educational offerings: professional development that includes fundamental courses, career training, or online boot camps. Contact our support staff if you need help deciding which classes to take. We’ll listen to your goals & help you develop a roadmap to accomplish them.

fundamental courses & career training

Gain new personal & professional skills through our fundamental courses.

Build a robust and relevant skill set for today’s workplace with these engaging and interactive classes. With two ways to learn, you can choose from instructor-led courses or self-paced options.

Prepare for career advancement with career training

These expert-developed courses target essential job skills and certifications sought by top employers. Open enrollments let you start any time. And with up to 18 months of access, you can learn when it’s convenient for you.

View List of Career Trainings

Online Boot camp

Train for IT careers in 6 months or less

Our IT boot camps will help you obtain the skills needed to apply for some of the highest-paying jobs in the tech sector. Gain the knowledge and experience employers are looking for in an accelerated, 100 percent online format.

Boot camp Information

Certification earners report:

83%  improved their work skills
(Source: U.S. Dept of Ed’s National Center for Education Statistics)
58%  received a new job, raise or promotion
(Source: CompTIA)
38%  experienced other job-related benefits
(Source: Esri)
25%  more salary than non-certified counterparts
(Source: PayScale)


No need to fill out an application

Registration is easy! You don't need to go through Admissions or be a student of our University to register for any of the Center for Professional Development programs offered.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

NBPTS offers graduate courses to assist teachers in completing the various components of the National Board Certification application.



6889 N. Oak Trafficway, Suite 400
Gladstone, MO 64118