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
- APICS® Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP®)
- APICS® Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM®) Certification Review
- APICS® Certified in Logistics Transportation and Distribution(CLTD®)
Certified Recovery Specialist — Recertification
- CRS Ethics and Confidentiality Recertification (begins 2/15/23)
- FE Review Course — Civil Review
- Civil Engineering P.E. Exam Review
- Mechanical Engineering P.E. Exam Review
Information Systems Security
Management and Human Resources
- Project Management Certificate (begins 2/1/23)
(program is for both non-credit certificate and certification preparation)
- Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Prep (begins 1/23/23)
- SHRM® Human Resources Learning System (begins 2/2/23)