The Professional Development Center is the University of Washington Tacoma's continuing education department, serving the needs of working professionals with skills-oriented, career-enhancing certificate programs. Our programs meet at UW Tacoma and other locations ranging from Olympia to Everett. We strive to foster a diverse, prosperous and connected community through access to professionally relevant courses and certificate programs for individuals, business, and public organizations. We support the University of Washington Tacoma’s mission to catalyze the social and economic vitality of the South Puget Sound region.
The Professional Development Center operates under the guidance of the University Continuing Education Association's (UPCEA) Principles of Good Practice. These principles were established "to guide the practice of continuing higher education." Learn more about UPCEA here.