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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. 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • One-day workshops 
  • Special institutes and conferences 
  • Short-term certificate programs
  • Customized training for organizations and schools 
  • Online workshopfor 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.

View Our Training Calendars

PD&T Training Site Locations

If your workshop is NOT located at one of these locations, special instructions will be sent to you via email

Pease Tradeport - Portsmouth
231 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Granite State College - Manchester
1750 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03104

UNH - Manchester
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101

UNH Durham - Browne Center
340 Dame Road
Durham, NH 03824

Visit the Student Welcome Information page for details on travel, locations, cancellations, and other frequently asked questions.
 

General Infomation and Registration Help

How to Register 

Online 

To register online for any of our programsplease follow the steps below: 

  1. 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. 

  1. Locate the program of interest. 

  1. 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. 

  1. Click on the Add to Cart” buttonthen choose to continue to add other items to your cart or go to Checkout. 

  1. New users will be asked at Checkout to create a username and passwordif you already have an account, please log in with your existing username and password. 

  1. 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  


03824-3511  

OR fax it to (603) 862-7381 

PLEASE DO NOT SCAN AND EMAIL PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS YOUR SSN OR CREDIT CARD DETAILS 

By Phone:  

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 professional.development@unh.edu 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 professional.development@unh.edu to provide account details.  

  • PD&T does not accept payments by casheCheck, 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 

Enrollment Requirements 

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). 

Attendance 

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. 

Academic Progress 

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.) 

Student Conduct 

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. 

Prior Learning 

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. 

Nondiscrimination Policy 

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. 

UNH Professional Development & Training will issue refunds minus a $50 administrative fee if written cancellation from a student is received at least five days prior to the start date of a program. Alternatively, a transfer to another open program can be processed at no charge up to five days in advance of the start date of a program. No refunds are available within five days, and transfer requests will include a $50 administrative fee during this period. Refund requests due to emergencies or illness are handled on a case-by-case basis; please contact Professional Development & Training at (603) 862-7380 or professional.development@unh.edu. Payment in full (or a purchase order on file) are required prior to the program start date; failure to pay may limit your ability to register for future PD&T programming.

UNH Professional Development & Training reserves the right to cancel any courses due to insufficient enrollment at least three business days prior to the start date. Cancellations due to issues beyond our control such as inclement weather or instructor emergencies may also occur. PD&T makes every effort to notify participants by email as soon as the decision has been made to cancel a course (no later than 3 days prior to the course start date); if cancellations occur within this window, we will also call participants at their preferred number on file. To ensure you receive prompt notification, please log in to your profile at https://learnforlife.unh.edu/ and add your mobile phone as your preferred contact number.

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, Ed2GoGreenFig, Springboard, TrilogyVESI. 

Extension Discount? This is listed as a possible discount on individual course pages.  

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 pdt.enrollment@unh.edu 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.

Visit the Welcome Information page on our website for pre-arrival questions, directions and locations, policies, and more. Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out and we will be happy to assist.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Online:  VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover (we do not accept e-checks)
  • Offline:  Paper checks

For Professional Development & Training payments by companies or schools:  If your company or school is paying by a method other than a credit card, please submit your registration request online and then select the option to 'pay by another method' during the checkout process, and then contact the Professional Development & Training Office (603-862-7380) to make arrangements.

When you proceed through checkout, you are entering your credit card information with a payment gateway--a vendor who processes our credit card payments. We do not collect or retain credit card information in our application.

  • Receipt 1:  You receive a receipt from us (UNH-Learn.For.Life@unh.edu) verifying that your payment has been received. If this is your initial payment, this also registers you.
  • Receipt 2:  You receive a receipt from our payment gateway (usnh_asp@infinet-inc.com), who processed the transaction. Your credit card statement will have a description containing UNH/KSC/PSU/GSC/USNH

To retrieve your certificate of completion from your Learn for Life portal account, please follow the instructions via the link below:

https://unh.app.box.com/s/cibwg3h1z7n02j7zqehctvb4a52695at

In the case of inclement weather, UNH Professional Development & Training generally follows the curtailment plans of the University campuses (Durham and Manchester). For weather-related information, please call: 

(603) 862-0000 

press 3 for non-credit 

Information also is posted on WMUR-TV (please look specifically for “UNH Professional Development & Training”).  

 

 


 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

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, workshop guidelines, please click here.

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