Achieve Your Professional Education
And Training Goals

Start today with Webster University’s Center for Innovation and Professional Development 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.


Many of our courses are $150 or less. Never has professional training and industry certification preparation been more affordable.

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 Professional Development Courses

Quickbooks 2019 Introduction


Learning QuickBooks is a great way for small business owners to gain control over the financial aspects of their business. This course will introduce you to QuickBooks 2019 and teach you the ins and outs of this widely-used accounting software.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365

Microsoft Training

Learn to create professional-looking letters, reports, and documents using Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365. This hands-on course will help you master the basic features of this powerful word-processing program to type, edit, and format text, and spell check and print documents like a pro.

Quickbooks 2019 - Introduction


If you know the basics of QuickBooks, it's time to learn the accounting software’s advanced features. This online course will teach you how to gain control, productivity, and value when you use QuickBooks 2019.

Featured Credentialing Preparation Courses

Advanced CompTIA A+ Exam Preparation

CompTia Exam Preparation

Finish your CompTIA A+ Certification Prep by learning how to select, install, and service video, sound, and portable computers, and how to network, secure, and troubleshoot.

CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

CompTia Exam Preparation

Gain skills and confidence in your ability to build and service networks as you prepare for CompTIA Network+ Certification. This course will teach you everything you need to take and successfully pass the CompTIA Network+ certification exam (N10-007).

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.