Continuing Education

Training government managers

The KU School of Public Affairs & Administration’s Certified Public Manager Program was established in 1993, and since then, close to 1,600 public managers from all across the state have completed this certification. The program addresses training gaps for government managers who are interested in furthering their knowledge of current management practices. In 2016, KU offered the program in Topeka, the Kansas City area, and Hays.

Training law enforcement

KU’s Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center at the former naval air station near Yoder offers basic training and continuing education for law enforcement officers throughout the state. About 400 officers each year enroll in the basic training program, while as many as 11,000 officers annually take advantage of continuing education and specialized training opportunities from the center. Since its founding in 1968, the center trains the majority of municipal, county, and state law enforcement officers in Kansas. 

Helping professionals stay up to date

KU Professional and Continuing Education provided continuing education services to more than 35,000 working professionals, drawing from from all 105 counties in Kansas.  These participants included engineers, attorneys, architects, educators, social workers, journalists, physicians, and local government officials. The courses allow these professionals to stay current on the latest trends in their various industries.


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