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Webster University Center for Innovation and Professional Development

Achieve Your Professional Education And Training Goals With Open Enrollment Courses!

100% Online

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.

Flexible Training

Courses run from 6 weeks to 12 months. Classes are instructor-led or self-paced to complete your professional program.

Military Scholarship Program

We proudly support our Military and their families, which is why we promote the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program (MyCAA). MyCAA provides up $4,000 in scholarship money to spouses of active duty military, so they can focus on their education and build their career. Find out if this opportunity is right for you!

Education for Professionals

Professional Development

Learn the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce. Learn Microsoft Office, Accounting Fundamentals, Leadership skills or other areas that are needed in today's office.

Credentialing Preparation

You know your material. These courses will help you get ready to take industry-standard exams that demonstrate your knowledge to employers.

Career Training

Switching jobs? These in-depth classes will give you the tools you need to start a new career in many technical and computer-related fields.

Small Business

Learn the tools needed to get ahead in your small business. These courses are developed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Military Transition

Thank your for serving your country! Webster University now wants to help you get ready for a career as a civilian.


Weekend or weekday classes that meet the needs of ongoing training but does not need a formal certificate.

Who We Are

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 will enable Webster University to develop innovative non-credit and interdisciplinary for-credit programs and initiatives beyond its traditional for-credit programs, courses and markets.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I receive a certificate from Webster University?

    Yes.  Complete the course with the required passing rate and receive a certificate of completion from Webster University.
  • Is this a degree program?

    No, this is not a degree program.  However, our courses will compliment many classes, or help you transition into the workforce with training in nationally recognized programs.
  • Is there financial assistance available?

    You could qualify for financial assistance through your employer or third-party providers.  Also make sure to check out the Military Spouse program.
  • Who teaches your courses?

    Our courses are taught by instructors who are leaders in their fields and university professors who understand the needs of professionals and small business owners.
  • What are educational partners?

    Webster University has teamed with partners that will provide you with a superior online experience.  No matter what partner provides the training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Webster University.

Featured Career Training Courses

Freight Broker/Agent Training

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Become part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. Freight broker training will help you learn the skills you need to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent.

CBCS Medical Billing and Coding

Medical Support Careers

CBCS Medical Billing and Coding is an ideal medical coding training course for students new to a medical career. This nationally recognized course combines the Medical Billing and Coding course with 60 hours of Medical Terminology training to give you a competitive edge in the healthcare field.

Certified Inpatient Coder

Medical Support Careers

Prepare for the AAPC CICT certification exam and learn the principles of medical coding related to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Prepaid exam voucher included.

Our Team

John Pyle, EdD

Chief IO/VP of Enrollment

Dr. Pyle holds a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Saint Mary’s University, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Immaculata College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Spanish minor from Kutztown University. Pyle completed the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Institute for Higher Education.

Joe Roberts, PhD


Dr. Joe Roberts received his PhD from University of Chicago. He is Chair of The Management Department and also serves as Director of The Entrepreneurship Program. His work includes presenting entrepreneurship and innovation workshops and seminars in China, Taiwan, Russia, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Estonia, Finland and India.

Gary Renz, JD PhD


Dr. Gary Renz has a BS from the University of Minnesota, a Juris Doctor from UCLA, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. His areas of teaching include human resources management, organizational behavior, leadership, and law. Dr. Renz' areas of research include leadership, emotions, motivation, staffing, compensation, and law.