Certification Preparation

Explore New Fields. Expand Your Skills.

Executive Education offers a variety of programs for individuals interested in exploring new career options or expanding their skills through specialized training and certification in a variety of fields. All of our certification programs can boast a 20% greater than national average pass rate.

Our success comes from utilizing faculty that are industry professionals who have earned their designation (or a greater designation) and are considered leaders and experts in their field. They understand the entire process from education, application, to testing day, and can guide their students successfully along that path. 

Finance Professionals|SIE, CFP®, CTP, FP&A

The University of Dallas offers four premier finance programs to advance your  career at any level. The Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) course is perfect for someone pursuing a new career in finance. Our Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) program covers the 272-hour education requirement to sit for the CFP exam in under 1-year. The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) has two global certifications, Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FP&A) that demonstrate excellence in the finance field. Executive Education offers certification preparation in collaboration with AFP for both of these top-level certifications. Discover more about our finance programs.

Cybersecurity Professional|CISSP®

The University of Dallas has partnered with Netlynx to provide high-quality training for IT and cybersecurity professionals interested in obtaining their CISSP certification. Since 2003, the University of Dallas has been recognized as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance / Cybersecurity by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Discover more about our CISSP program.

HR Professional |aPHR, PHR, SPHR

Executive Education offers two programs for HR professionals interested in expanding their understanding of the Human Relations field. The Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) course is perfect for those interested in a career in HR or are new to the field. For more experienced professionals our 12 week Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) courses offer high-quality exam preparation both online or at our Irving, Texas campus weeknights or on alternating Saturdays. Discover more about our HR Professional programs.

Project Management Professional|PMP

Executive Education offers offers premium quality PMP® exam preparation utilizing the CertWise Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation. Our course will prepare your project managers to pass the PMP exam and sharpen their knowledge and practical skills to make an immediate impact on their jobs and your organization. Allow us to help you save time, increase effectiveness, and simplify implementation of your project management training. Discover more about our PMP program.


UD Partners with Bishop Louis Reicher Catholic School to Build Traditional Catholic K-12 Curriculum

The University of Dallas is proud to announce the launch of a new long-term, wide-ranging partnership with Bishop Louis Reicher Catholic School in Waco, Texas, in which the university will provide a unified, dynamic and traditional Catholic K-12 curriculum. "This beautiful one-of-a-kind partnership will benefit Bishop Louis Reicher and the broader Waco community in countless ways," said Bishop Louis Reicher President Blake Evans.

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