Professional Development

Whether you're interested in advancing your own skills or bringing your staff up to speed, the University of Southern Maine (USM) offers a wide spectrum of in-depth, comprehensive training programs, including certificate programs, workshops, and test preparation courses.


Approved Professional Development Programs for Veterans

Approved Professional Development Programs for Veterans

Many non-credit/CEU certificate programs offered at USM are approved for the use of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits (also known as the GI Bill). To qualify, the program or workshop must lead to a specific vocational/occupational outcome. USM Veterans Services can help you navigate the VA educational benefits process.

Abromson Community Education Center

Meeting Space and Event Planning Services

USM Conference Services can help you plan and execute a successful meeting or event of any size, using facilities on campus or in other locations. Our experienced professional staff provides a full range of services, including space planning, logistics, catering, registration, and more. We plan over 450 events a year, working with organizations all over Maine, in the U.S., and abroad.

USM by the Numbers

10 certificate programs
1200 professionals attend annually
100 workshops each year

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