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Certification Preparation

UD can help you take control of Your career. 

Executive Education offers certification exam preparation and certificate programs for individuals interested in exploring new career options or expanding their skills in a variety of fields. All of our certification programs can boast a 20% greater than national average pass rate.

Our success comes from utilizing faculty that are industry professionals who have earned their certification (or a greater certification), and who are considered leaders and experts in their field. They understand the entire process from education, application, to testing day, and can guide their students successfully along that path.  

Explore our offerings below or register now!

Cybersecurity Professional | CISSP®

The University of Dallas has partnered with Netlynx to provide high-quality training for IT and cybersecurity professionals interested in obtaining their CISSP certification. Since 2003, the University of Dallas has been recognized as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance / Cybersecurity by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Discover more about our CISSP program.

Facilities Management Professional | ProFM™ Credential

The University of Dallas has partnered with ProFMI to offer the newest credential in the field of facilities management, the ProFM credential. ProFM is a universal credential designed to benefit all facility professionals, regardless of career stage, industry, or country. Discover more about our ProFM program.

Finance Professionals | SIE®, CFP®, CTP®, FP&A®

The University of Dallas offers four premier finance programs to advance your  career at any level.

Securities Industry Essentials® Exam Preparation: New to the field of finance? The University of Dallas offer certification preparation for the SIE exam. This class will give entry level finance/securities professionals the knowledge they need to gain the SIE certification. Learn more about our SIE Program.

Certificate in Personal Financial Planning: This certification program allows students to earn a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning while also preparing for the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. Our program is CFP Board registered and qualifies for the CFP Board approved coursework requirement to sit for the CFP exam. This program is fast paced and has you ready to sit for the CFP exam  in under 1-year. Learn more about our CFP Program.

Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP®) Exam Preparation: Advance your career and earn more money by earning your CTP designation. The CTP is a globally recognized credential which allows holders to standout from their peers as a leader in the field of treasury finance. Learn more about our CTP Program.

The AFP Financial Planning and Analysis Learning System™ course: Earn your Certified Corporate Financial Planner & Analysis Professional® (FP&A®) certification to show mastery in business finance. Corporate finance professionals are increasingly being called upon to play a critical role in their organization’s decision-making process and long-term growth with forecasting, modeling, and data analysis. Earn the FP&A certification to show competency in this unique skillset. Learn more about our FP&A Program.

HR Professional | aPHR®, PHR®, SPHR®

Executive Education offers certification preparation for three Human Resource Certification Institute® (HRCI®) certifications. HRCI has a 40 year legacy of setting the gold standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe as well as being the sole provider of HR certifications supported by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ (NCCA) rigorous standards. Whether you are new or a veteran in human resources UD can help!

Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR®) Certification Preparation Course: New to the field of HR? The University of Dallas offer certification preparation for the aPHR certification. This class will give entry level human resource professionals the knowledge they need to gain the aPHR certification. Learn more about our aPHR Program. 

Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) Professional Certification course helps individuals with more than one-year of human resource professional-level experience. Classes are held at our Irving Campus with multiple evenings offerings, Saturdays, or online. Learn more about our PHR/SPHR Program.

Project Management Professional | CAPM®, PMP®

Executive Education has partnered with CertWise™ to offer premium quality project management certification exam preparation courses for both the Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM®) and Professional in Project Management® (PMP®) certification exams. Our programs are structured to provide a strong knowledge base, practical skills and techniques that can be immediately implemented at work, and prepare you to sit for your chosen PMI exam. Allow us to help you save time, increase effectiveness of your studies, and provide you with a structured roadmap to keep you on track while you prepare for your project management certification.

Project Management Essentials: Launch a career in the field of project management with a Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM) certification. During our 8-week program, you will meet the 23-hour education requirement and our certified instructor will provide you with everything you need to earn your CAPM certification. Discover more about our CAPM program.

Professional in Project Management® (PMP) Certification Preparation: Ensure you're prepared for the new rigorous Project Management Professional (PMP) exam with UD's project management certification review course. This intensive 13-week program combines expert instruction with the CERTWISE™ Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation training materials and meets the 35 hour education requirement for the PMP exam. Our course will help you master the required material and stay on track to earn your PMP certification. Discover more about our PMP program.


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