The Center for Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) offers intensive professional certificate programs and courses to fit a variety of professional development needs and schedules. Review our list of programs or explore our course catalog. Continuing and Professional Education at William Paterson University strives to be community connected, regionally responsive, nationally recognized, and internationally engaged through the delivery of innovative, high quality programs and services. CPE serves as the university's liaison to business, education, healthcare, and regional community constituents by offering diverse certificate programs, workshops, conferences, traditional and new media courses for lifelong learning. Corporate executives and employees, aspiring entrepreneurs, educators, healthcare professionals, community leaders, adults in career transition, and pre-college youth can select from a wide range of creative experiential learning opportunities under the direction of distinguished professors and highly acclaimed field specialists.