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Certificates & Professional Development

Certificates and professional development demonstrate your precise capabilities on a specific level, showing how you can add value.

Earning these achievements is a great way to stand out to employers.

Online and On-Campus Certificate Programs

A graduate certificate expands your skills and knowledge and demonstrates your mastery in a specific area.  Plus, you finish in less time than a degree and can immediately put your new knowledge to work.  Our certificates also give you a head start on a Drake University master’s degree in the future.

Data Analytics Leadership Certificate (online)
Get in-demand skills while understanding the value and impact of data analytics in supporting data-driven decision-making.

Evidence-based Health Care Certificate (online)
If you’re a health care professional looking to expand your knowledge in evidence-based decision making, learn how to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program
The Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM) is the premium nationally-accredited professional certification for public sector managers and directors. You’ll use Drake University’s practice-focused and practical applications approach to improve your effectiveness.


Continuing Education for Professional Growth and Advancement

Keep your edge and maintain your abilities for your field!  Drake University has professional continuing education courses that satisfy specific requirements and help you advance in your field.  Find your area of expertise in the list to the left or review our upcoming workshops, seminars, and courses below.  

Civility in the Workplace   Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:30pm-4:30pm and Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8am - 10am

Managing Stress at Work  Thursday, March 26, 2020 8am - 10am and Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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