Center for Professional & Continuing Education

Center for Professional & Continuing Education (CPCE)

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General Information About CPCE

Online format

  • Online Undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in more than 40 fields of study occur completely online and are completed for academic credit.
  • Students can view course requirements for each certificate (known as Certificate Completion Plans) and tuition rates per credit hour.

Residential format

CPCE offers professional development and personal enrichment courses to meet community and individual needs. Courses are available in various venues: conferences, workshops, classes, etc. Some courses include CEUs from Liberty University. Typically, CPCE courses are either a one-day event (which usually takes place on a weekend), or an evening class which occurs once or twice per week for a specified number of weeks.

Registering for residential courses

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

  • The CEU is accepted nationally as the unit for measuring participation in non-credit continuing education programs. The national definition of 1.0 CEU is, “Ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.”
  • CEUs serve as a documented way to verify educational attainments for non-academic credit. They may help you reach your necessary requirements for re-certification in your chosen occupation. Many individuals are required by employers to continued educational pursuits through the accumulation of CEU credit.
  • CEUs may be applied toward teacher licensure renewal as professional development activity points. They may also be used as “Professional Studies” CEUs for ACSI Certification.
  • CEUs are a recognized path for upgrading your professional skills as well as personal enhancement.

Faculty Certificate Approval Form

View the Certificate Approval Form and the Curriculum Form and Checklist. (To comply with SACSCOC requirements and confirm that all certificates connect to the university's mission, a Certificate Approval Form is required for all proposed and existing certificate programs.)

Courses and Instructors

ASL (American Sign Language)
CPR/First Aid/AED
Intro to SCUBA
Wilderness First Aid

Contact CPCE

(434) 592-4718


(434) 582-2297

Green Hall 1845