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Dean's Message

Welcome to the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education – the premier provider of lifelong learning, workforce development and transformative enrichment experiences for the northeast Florida region and beyond. Our team of professional and volunteer educators is passionately committed to offering unsurpassed continuing education courses, certificates and experiences that enrich your professional, personal and social life.


We provide a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities for you. Whether you want to enhance your career trajectory, prepare for a new job, expand your personal skills and abilities or learn with likeminded friends and engage new acquaintances, the Division of Continuing Education has a program for you. Our program and course offerings can enhance your professional skills in leadership, finance, business or logistics; engage you in mutually stimulating learning with adults 50 years and better; prepare you to successfully challenge a higher education entrance exam; or enrich your life by developing your artistic, creative and hands-on skills. Furthermore, if your business requires customized training to ensure your workforce can meet the emerging global and technological demands of the new economy, we have the expertise to develop the right professional development course(s) for your staff.


Continuing and professional education and lifelong learning at UNF is more than just an exercise in engaging your intellect; it’s a fantastic journey with colleagues, friends and our attentive staff synergized to provide an excellent experience just for you. Our continuing education team adds value to your interaction with us through integrity, inclusivity and compassion. These values, which are the core of Continuing Education’s vision and mission, are embedded in the exceptional learning opportunities and services provided to you.


Every year more than 6,000 students take advantage of our variety of offerings. We hope you will become a member of our continuing education community. We’re here to help you achieve your dreams and goals. The Division knows there's "No one like you. No place like this."


Warm regards,


Edythe M. Abdullah, JD

Dean, Division of Continuing Education


The University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education offers unparalleled education and training programs that: the COMMUNITY selects for personal enrichment; PROFESSIONALS prefer for career advancement; EMPLOYERS recommend to associates; and, COMPANIES seek for long-term success. 


The University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education aspires to be the unrivaled regional provider of professional development, lifelong learning opportunities and customized corporate services that drive economic development and individual success.


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