Welcome to the Professional Programs & Training (PPAT) registration site!
Are you ready for a change? Or do you need recertification credits to maintain your credentials? EMU’s Professional Programs and Training department has what you need.

Professional Development
Keep yourself marketable in this ever-evolving job climate by taking professional development courses. Get what you need to go to the next level; whether it's CEUs (Continuing Education Units), preparing for a test or finding innovative solutions through our conferences, workshops, and partnership programs.

Human Resources Training

Extended Programs has various options for the human resources professional. Get the training you need to get certified or keep your education current from one of SHRM's top 20 recertification providers. EMU offers its programs in partnership with the:
Health and Safety

For nearly 30 years, EMU's Professional Programs and Training division has provided practical, process-based education in health and safety. Becoming an OSHA Training Institute Education Center in 1995, we serve Region V as the only OSHA training site in the state of Michigan. Partnering with the University of Cincinnati and the U.A.W. Health and Safety Department, we established the Great Lakes Regional OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) to better serve you.
Proven: We've trained over 100,000 workers in more than 500 facilities with over 130 years of combined experience through the Great Lakes Regional OTIEC.
Customized: We provide on-site training and technical assistance, consultation, evaluation and compliance reviews in more than 35 different health and safety areas.
Convenient: Take one of our open enrollment courses offered online or throughout the year at one of our training facilities. Certified: We offer online and classroom-based certificate programs to meet your needs. Find out more about certificates.

Social Work CEUs

Center for Quality
Improve Your Company
Poor quality costs the U.S. economy $3.1 trillion a year. Increasing the quality in data collection alone boosts revenue in the average company by 66%. Keep your company in the black with Eastern Michigan University's Center for Quality. The Center for Quality has been a proven provider of customized, on-site training for 30 years. Our practical, proven and effective programs are taught by some of the industry's most experienced quality professionals. We can provide your company with conceptually-based, quality training and consulting services including gap analysis, customized development and online seminars. Choose from over 50 topics relating to:
  • Quality Standards and Planning
  • Continuous Improvement Methods
  • Productivity and Cost Reduction
Are you a company representative? Discover the benefits of our carefully crafted on-site training.
Improve Yourself
Are you someone looking for professional development? Our open enrollment courses are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure appropriateness to current approaches and quality science applications. Take advantage of one of our online enrollment courses. Or get the whole package by enrolling in a certificate program.
EMU can also help you advance your career with one of our fully online degrees:
Coatings Research Institute

CRI's mission is to be a leading academic-based organization that develops relevant scientific knowledge for understanding and for expanding the science and technology of polymers, coatings, paints, inks, adhesives and related nano-based materials. 
CRI is dedicated to providing solutions to some of the tough problems facing the coatings industry. The Institute's competencies include:
  • Polymer synthesis, modification, characterization and testing. 
  • Coating formulation, modification, and evaluation.
  • Fundamental research in material science: polymers, coatings, nanomaterials and technology.
  • Raw material evaluation and new product development.
  • Problem-solving, failure analysis and process improvement.
  • Professional development and training in all aspects of coatings and raw materials.
  • Product analysis and characterization
Our courses run in May, June, and July. Please check back for dates and course descriptions.
Get more information about the Coatings Research Institute

Certification and Test Prep

Need help getting ready for your big test? Whether it’s the ACT/SAT or earning a professional certification to boost your career and marketability, EMU’s got you covered. Please browse our schedule to find training opportunities to advance your career, or contact us to schedule training classes at your organization!