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WMU Professional Development

Western Michigan University prepares undergraduate and graduate students to thrive in their chosen field of study, but our determination to develop well-rounded professionals doesn't stop there.

With over 1,000 subject matter experts, many nationally known and with abundant industry experience, WMU Professional Development is your local resource for customized education and employee training programs. We partner with you to learn about your unique business needs and collaborate to create innovative, timely, and relevant training programs that help develop the specific skills your organization needs to foster employee and business growth. Learn more  

Continuing Education

Western Michigan University is an approved sponsor of State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). We partner with WMU colleges to offer specialized continuing education events to fit your professional development needs.

  • State Continuing Education Clock Hours are required of Michigan teachers, administrators and school psychologists, and can be earned by taking college courses or attending approved workshops, conferences or events.

  • Continuing Education Units provide a way to document non-credit and non-degree learning experiences. University sponsored programs offered on or off campus may be eligible.

Additional Programs


In partnership with ed2go, Western Michigan University offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. See available programs  



WMU is an approved provider of training for MI Works tuition reimbursement programs. For questions about the process, please contact us today.