Professional Development & Training is a unit of UNH’s Office of Outreach and Engagement. Our mission is to serve the professional development needs of individuals, organizations, and schools in New Hampshire and the surrounding region by offering a wide range of opportunities.
Our programs are designed to assist professionals in gaining knowledge and developing skills in a variety of fields. Instruction provides a balance of theory and practical skills that participants can immediately apply to the workplace.
Special institutes and conferences
Short-term certificate programs
Customized training for organizations and schools
Online courses for personal or professional interest
Over 250 one-day workshops and Certificate Programs are offered throughout the year.
Our workshops and Certificate Programs are non-credit (not for University academic credit), so no pre-approval to register is necessary. Each seminar awards CEUs (continuing education units) that are recorded on a transcript. CEUs attest to your professional development and may be used towards licensure and continuing education requirements for many professions.
University of New Hampshire - Durham Campus
Directions to Durham
Durham is located off NH Route 4 between Portsmouth and Concord, NH. Follow the signs on Route 4. The Main Street of Durham goes through the campus. Classes are held in various buildings on campus. Specific details on your program location will be sent at least two business days prior to your workshop.
The main campus address is 105 Main Street, Durham, NH.
Weekday parking: For any weekday events being held on the main campus, PD&T will cover the parking fee and provide you with parking details specific to your program. On weekdays, we generally issue a unique code that can be used at the “pay and display” stations in designated parking lots.
Paid parking is also available in select locations. A pass can be purchased from “pay and display” stations. Stations take coins or credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express). They do not take bills and do not issue change.
Weekend parking: Limited free parking is available in designated faculty/staff and commuter lots after 6:00 p.m. all day on Saturday/Sunday. If you are attending a weekend workshop, PD&T will provide you specific information on the parking options closest to your program location.
For more information visit: https://www.unh.edu/transportation/visitor-parking
Download a campus parking map: https://www.unh.edu/transportation/campus-parking-map
Pease Tradeport – Portsmouth, NH
231 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free parking is available onsite at our Portsmouth location. We recommend parking toward the back of the building, as the entrance to our classrooms and office is located at the back of the building. Please enter through the rear door with “UNH” logo.
From the North/West on the Spaulding Turnpike: Enter the Pease Tradeport from Exit 1. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Newington Street. At the first set of lights turn left onto International Drive. At the intersection, make a left onto Corporate Drive. Our location will be on your left.
From the South on I-95: Enter the Tradeport from Exit 3 off I-95. Take a left at the top of the ramp onto NH-33 West, then a right at the light onto the Grafton Road. Turn left onto Corporate Drive. Our location will be on your left.
From the North on I-95: Take Exit 5 onto NH-16 North/US-4 West, then Exit 1 for Gosling Road. Turn left onto Gosling Road and continue onto Newington Road. Turn left onto International Drive. At the intersection, make a left onto Corporate Drive. Our location will be on your left.
University of New Hampshire – Manchester Campus
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Professional Development & Training workshop attendees are eligible for complimentary parking in the Center of New Hampshire Parking Garage located at 65 Granite Street in Manchester.
Center of New Hampshire Parking Garage
at the DoubleTree Hotel Manchester
65 Granite Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Driving Directions to the Center of New Hampshire Parking Garage
From the South: Take I-93 North to I-293 North. After the Brown Avenue exit, stay to the right as I-293 N bears right. Stay on 293 North and take Exit 5, Granite Street. Turn right off ramp onto Granite Street. Proceed over the bridge and through two sets of lights. Follow the parking sign to the parking garage on the left.
From the East: Take I-95 to Exit 2. Go through tolls and bear right onto Route 101 West. Follow Route 101 West to I-93 North. Take Exit 8, Bridge Street/Wellington. Take a right at end of exit onto Wellington Road. Go through lights – Wellington Road becomes Bridge Street. Follow Bridge Street to Elm Street. Take a Left onto Elm Street. Take a right onto Pleasant Street. Turn into the Radisson’s main entrance and proceed into the parking garage.
From the North: Take I-93 South to I-293 South (bear left after toll for 293). Take Exit 5, Granite Street. Bear left onto Granite Street. Proceed over the bridge and through two sets of lights. Follow the parking sign to the parking garage on the left.
From the Northwest: Take I-89 South. Merge onto I-93 South in Concord. Follow directions above for I-93 South.
Parking Garage Information
Upon entering the garage, take a parking ticket from the automated machine.
Park in any available non-reserved parking space.
Make sure to bring your parking ticket with you to your workshop for validation. Without validation, you will be responsible for paying to park in the garage.
Walk west on Granite Street (towards I-293/Merrimack River). UNH Manchester is at the intersection of Granite Street and Commercial Street, a 6-minute walk from the parking garage.
At your workshop, PD&T staff will validate your parking ticket.
At the end of the day, exit the garage via a lane staffed with a parking attendant by handing them your validated parking ticket. You will be responsible for paying to park if exiting the garage via an automated lane.
Additional Notes on Parking
Please do not park in Student Parking spaces at UNH Manchester (88 Commerical Street). Your car will be towed at your own expense if you do not have an approved parking pass.
If you have an accessibility concern, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance of your workshop to request accessible parking.
Street parking is available on a first come, first serve basis on Commerical Street and throughout Manchester via Pay and Display meters. Those electing to use Pay and Display street parking do so at their own expense (and will have to leave the workshop to re-up the machine).
For an interactive map of parking in Manchester, go to: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zTG3bwNVsO4U.kHq_Bwbm6TMU
For parking assistance in Manchester, call (603) 641-4350.
How to Register
To register online for any of our programs, please follow the steps below:
From the Professional Development & Training webpage, click on the link to "Programs", then the category/topic you're interested in. Alternatively, click on "Course Search", and search by the Course Reference Number (CRN), or by variety of keywords.
Locate the program of interest.
On the program description page, the sections that are currently available for registration will be listed. If the course is not currently available and registration is closed, it will indicate that no sections are offered.
Click on the “Add to Cart” button, then choose to continue to add other items to your cart or go to Checkout.
New users will be asked at Checkout to create a username and password; if you already have an account, please log in with your existing username and password.
Move through the Checkout process. (Note: prior to final checkout you will be asked to enter your credentials again to complete the transaction).
By Mail or Fax:
Please mail form with payment to:
UNH Professional Development & Training
Cole Hall, Room 149
34 Sage Way, Durham NH
OR fax it to (603) 862-7381
PLEASE DO NOT SCAN AND EMAIL PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS YOUR SSN OR CREDIT CARD DETAILS
Call us at (603) 862-7380
Forms of Payment Accepted
Credit Card: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Check: personal or business
Purchase Order: If your organization or school requires a PO, please submit your registration request online and then select the option to 'pay by another method' during the checkout process. Please contact our main office at 603-862-7380 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make payment arrangements.
Internal transfer: for internal USNH departments, payment can be made by internal transfer using an appropriate FOAPAL code. Please contact our main office at 603-862-7380 or email@example.com to provide account details.
PD&T does not accept payments by cash, eCheck, or USNH Purchasing Card (pCard).
Calendar & Closures
Professional Development & Training programs do not adhere to UNH’s semester-based academic calendar since PD&T programs are offered throughout the year and can span multiple semesters or terms. PD&T program information can be found at training.unh.edu. PD&T adheres to UNH’s scheduled holidays and closures. For a current list of UNH holidays and closures visit unh.edu/hr/holidays.
Professional Development & Training programs are open enrollment, available to the public without academic or professional prerequisites, and do not involve a formal admission process. As space allows, enrollment is generally open until midnight, the day before a program is scheduled to take place. (The only exceptions are the UNH Coding Boot Camp and UNH Data Analytics Boot Camp, which require a more detailed application and admission process).
Student attendance is mandatory for all Professional Development & Training programs. If a student does not attend the required number of program sessions (as determined by the program instructor) a student may not receive CEUs for the program.
Professional Development & Training students are evaluated on a Complete/Incomplete basis. “Complete” criteria includes a student attendance for, and participation in, all aspects of the program. “Incomplete” criteria describes a student who does not attend, and or participate in, some or all aspects of the program. Students who successfully complete a program will receive a letter of completion that is also archived by Professional Development & Training’s registrar. (The only exceptions are the UNH Coding Boot Camp and UNH Data Analytics Boot Camp, which in addition to having mandatory attendance and participation, also have periodic graded assessments and projects.)
Students participating in any program organized by Professional Development & Training must abide by the University of New Hampshire’s Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities (unh.edu/student-life/student-rights-rules-responsibilities). Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in immediate removal from a program without the student receiving credit for participation, or receiving a refund.
Professional Development & Training does not grant credit or equivalency for any programs not administered by PD&T. Information about continuing education units is described on each program-specific webpage. CEUs are issued to PD&T open-enrollment students at no additional cost as long as they have completed the course requirements successfully.
All Professional Development & Training programs are held in accordance with the University’s Statement of Nondiscrimination which is as follows:
The University of New Hampshire seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. We are committed to enhancing and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive and equitable, and cherish these values as being inextricably linked to our core mission. We are a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity for all qualified persons. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. This applies to admission to, access to, treatment within, or employment in UNH programs or activities.
Refunds or transfers for students who are unable to meet attendance and participation requirements are handled on a case-by-case basis and can be filed with the Professional Development & Training registrar at (603) 862-7380. General refund and program cancellation policies are described below.
UNH Professional Development & Training issues refunds for workshops, less a $25 administrative fee, if written cancellation from the student is received at least five business days prior to the start of the PD&T workshop. Refunds for conferences are issued, less a $50 administrative fee, if written cancellation is received from the student at least 10 business days prior to the conference. Some conferences and institutes may have special refund policies, which are described on the conference website or in the conference brochure.
UNH Professional Development & Training reserves the right to cancel any courses due to insufficient enrollment at least three days prior to the first session. Cancellations due to issues beyond our control such as weather or instructor emergencies may also occur. PD&T makes every effort to notify participants by phone and/or email as soon as the decision has been made to cancel a course (no later than 3 business days prior to the course start date).
Available discounts will be noted on individual course pages, under “Potential Discount(s)”.
UNH Alumni Discount
Members of the University of New Hampshire/Durham alumni community are eligible for a 10% discount off UNH Professional Development & Training workshops and conferences.*
Use the code UNH-Alum in the “Apply a Discount” field when registering online. Your registration will be finalized upon confirmation of alumni status. For questions about discount eligibility, call (603) 862-7380.
USNH employees who are also UNH alumni may use one code - the tuition benefit discount OR the UNH alumni discount.
*Discount does not apply towards courses offered externally through vendor programs such as Coding Boot Camp, Ed2Go, GreenFig, Springboard, Trilogy, VESI.
Extension Discount? This is listed as a possible discount on individual course pages.
USNH Tuition Waivers
If you are a benefits-eligible USNH employee, your tuition benefit will cover approximately 47% of the fee (the total tuition amount minus the cost of meals, handouts, and facilities) of PD&T non-credit offerings. The benefit may exclude some special programs and/or online noncredit offerings*. UNH staff may also be eligible to apply for the Staff Professional Development Grant (this program is handled through Human Resources; please visit https://www.unh.edu/hr/learning-assist#sg).
If you wish to use your USNH tuition benefit towards one or more Professional Development & Training (PD&T) offerings, the process is as follows:
1) Log in to your WISE account to submit a request for the tuition benefit. Please do this the same day you register for the course*. Be sure to select Univ of NewHampshire-Noncredit in the USNH Institution of Course field, and then select the “Semester/Term” for the course you will be registering for.
2) Register for the PD&T offering through the training.unh.edu website, and in the “Apply a Discount” field, enter USNH. Your tuition will be automatically recalculated to include the employee discount.
3) Continue checkout. If you are paying for the balance with personal funds, you may pay by credit card or select “Invoice in Full” to receive an invoice to pay by check. If your department is paying for the remainder of the balance by internal transfer, please select “Invoice in Full”. Once you receive your invoice, please contact our main office at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your FOAPAL details. We are unable to accept pCards or encumbrances for internal purchases.
*More information on completing your WISE form:
If approved, your request will be automatically routed from WISE and available to PD&T for processing. If you indicated the course was during work hours, the request is routed to your supervisor and Human Resources for approval. If registering for multiple courses during work hours, please note you are required to submit a separate tuition benefit request for each course in WISE. Once approved, your request will be reflected in your WISE account and PD&T will be notified. If your tuition benefit request is not approved or you did not submit a request in WISE, your discount will be voided and you will be responsible for paying the full amount.
UNH Professional Development & Training is aware that the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is of concern to our stakeholders, and we have taken steps to curtail and modify all current programs so that they are operated in accordance with the University of New Hampshire’s Office of Outreach and Engagement guidelines on COVID-19.
To learn more about our current COVID-19 protocols, updates, course guidelines, please click here.