Advance Your Professional Development!

Are you interested in career advancement? Are you interested in changing careers? Do you want to learn new skills?

The University of the District, Office of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) provides accessible, high quality, innovative and career specific education courses for adult learners. We use our wide network of experts and community partners to meet the personal and professional needs of public, private and government agencies throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

CPE at UDC offers online training and in-person programs in the demanding career areas and newly-emerging industries.  We also specialize in custom, corporate training tailored to workplace needs.

Staff | Contact Us Today!

Beverly Lucas, Director of Continuing and Professional Education
Phone: 202.274.7430

Eddie J. WilliamsProject Assistant
Phone:  202-274-5536

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This unique and exciting program will help au pairs to gain the most from their American experience. The program can also satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. It is very affordable and may be customized to fit individual needs. Most au pairs can earn all the hours they need by completing two of our 3-day weekend courses, plus pre-assignments and follow-up work.

Students will also learn a great deal about the Washington, DC area and gain important background knowledge to help you better understand and appreciate the American way of life. Topics include:

  • Culture shock
  • Diversity
  • Conflict resolution
  • U.S. history and politics
  • U.S. customs and traditions
  • Washington, DC history
  • And much more!

Online Classes

CPE provides access to more than one thousand online classes, giving you the flexibility to study on your own time. All you need is a computer and internet connection.

Online Programs are available in the following areas:

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Learners can choose more comprehensive certificate-driven professional courses from 6-12 months in training or fundamental courses from 6-8 weeks in training.

Continuing Education partners with the leading providers of distance learning classes to give you the high quality options at the best prices.

Who do you want to become? Make it happen with Continuing and Professional Education (CPE).

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Face-to-Face Class Offerings

Please Note: 

To register for the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) online classes, click on the link of the course. Do not use the UDC “apply” button.

Please Note: 

COVID-19 continues to be an immediate global threat, with infections rising across the United States and in many parts of the world. In the interest of the safety and health of the UDC community, we will maintain emergency remote operation.