What is professional certification?
Professional certification validates and recognizes an individual’s existing experience, competency, knowledge, and skills to perform a specific job. The certification is earned by passing one or more exams that were developed by a professional organization or association that upholds the standards for that particular industry.
Professional certification gives potential employers confidence in your abilities and knowledge, so you’ll have a competitive advantage over candidates without certification. Certification makes you more valuable to employers, so you can expect to earn more than someone without certification; it also opens the door to advancement and management opportunities.
A non-credit professional certification preparation program is a sequence of classes that provides students with core competencies in a specific area and prepares them to take the industry’s certification exam.
Interested in working towards a professional certification? Request more information by contacting the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education office at 570‑675‑9253 or [email protected].
Professional Certification Preparation Programs
The Association for Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS®), is the global leader and premier source of leading-edge knowledge in operations and supply chain management. ASCM® has developed a variety of certification programs designed for operations and supply chain professionals. The northeastern PA campuses of Penn State are collaborating to offer these programs to prepare individuals to take the certification exams.
- APICS® Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP®)
- APICS®/ASCM® Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM®)
- APICS® Certified in Logistics Transportation and Distribution (CLTD®)
Certified Recovery Specialist — Recertification
- FE Review Course — Civil Review
- Civil Engineering P.E. Exam Review
- Mechanical Engineering P.E. Exam Review
Information Systems Security
Project Management and Human Resources
- Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Prep (begins 3/13/24)
- SHRM® Human Resources Learning System (begins 2/1/24)