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If you can’t find the information you need within our website or in this list of common questions, feel free to contact us. Our representatives are happy to help you.

For answers to your questions, email us at [email protected] or call us: 805-200-2332.

Workforce Education Solutions (WES) Professional and Continuing Education is committed to providing personal and professional enrichment opportunities by offering innovative and cost-effective programs and resources to a diverse community in an evolving global environment. Our offerings are designed to fit into your demanding schedule by supporting various learning environments such as in the classroom, online, and on-site training. Whether you are looking to update your skills, prepare for the job market, or learn more about a subject you enjoy, our courses fit your needs.

Earning a certificate lets you learn relevant skills to stay on top of trends in your profession. Learning tangible, workforce-ready skills enhances your employability, earns you industry recognition, and boosts your earning potential.

  • Prepare for qualifying industry exams
  • Gain an edge over your peers
  • Prove mastery in a subject area
  • Learn from subject matter experts working in the field

Other advantages to earning a certificate are our flexibility, and short time commitment. A certificate allows you to pursue your passion, explore new career fields, and personally enrich yourself at your own pace.

Championing certificates helps organizations by improving employee performance, loyalty, and retention. Your staff will stay current with the latest trends and stand out as leaders in your industry. Your company will meet the ever-changing business needs, and attract a highly skilled and engaged workforce.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a uniform measure of non-academic credit in a continuing education learning experience. One CEU is awarded for every 10 contact hours of participation. Employers and others who routinely examine and evaluate individual accomplishments generally accept this unit of measurement. However, CEU’s do not necessarily transfer into semester or quarter units. Each employer may evaluate National University’s CEU’s differently. We advise our students to contact their employer or school district to verify how our CEU courses will be accounted for prior to enrolling in classes.

No. Although current National University students can take Professional and Continuing Education courses, this is not a requirement for admission.

Start by creating an account or signing into your account through our Professional and Continuing Education portal:


Next, select a course through our online catalog, add it to your online cart and pay for your course.

You can email [email protected] with any questions or issues.

Yes. A Professional and Continuing Education application is required in order to take classes through Professional and Continuing Education, even for current National University students.

Yes. When filling out the application, you will be required to input your Social Security Number and date of birth. In order to issue a unique Student ID number, this information is required. This Student ID number will be used for identification purposes while attending National University.

For all Professional and Continuing Education courses, payment is required prior to enrollment. You can make payments for Professional and Continuing Education courses using a credit card, a debit card, cash, or check. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Payments can be submitted directly online. Please email [email protected] with questions or issues with registration processing.

Professional and Continuing Education courses do not qualify for federal financial aid. Financial aid cannot be applied to test preparation or VESi courses. Payment for all test preparation and VESi courses is required prior to the start date of the course.

Many employers, however, offer tuition reimbursement for educational or professional development purposes. Please contact your Human Resources Department to inquire if your employer offers this benefit.

Each military student’s funding is evaluated on an individual level – for more information, please contact the National University Veterans Affairs Office at (858) 541-7970 or [email protected].

Yes. We offer various courses for funding through the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD). Please visit the San Diego Workforce Partnership website to learn more about the enrollment process.

Professional and Continuing Education students can utilize the National University Career Services department free of charge. The Career Services department offers resources such as resume building, interview skills, and job search tips. Contact National University Career Services at: (858) 541-7950 or [email protected]. Job placement is not provided by Professional and Continuing Education or the National University Career Services department.

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Yes. Corporate training is available for organizations through WES Professional and Continuing Education at National University. Any course can be tailored to meet an organizational goal while helping you maximize your training budget. Workshops can take place online, at your site, or one of our various locations throughout California. Contact us by phone at 805-200-2332, or by email at [email protected] with your questions or to learn more.