9 West Cary Street 
P.O. Box 842505 
Richmond, Virginia 28284-2505 
Phone: (804) 828-1322 
Fax: (804) 828-6444 
Email: ocpe@vcu.edu
ocpe.vcu.edu

Michael Huffman, Ph.D.
Director

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a wide range of services to VCU and to the community at large. The office, which is home to the Virginia Center for Consensus Building, combined the functions of two previous entities — the School of Education’s Center for Professional Growth and the Division of Community Engagement’s Office of Continuing Studies — to create a single, comprehensive hub for delivering and supporting quality learning experiences to individuals and organizations through continuing education and professional development.

Mission

OCPE, in partnership with the college and schools at VCU, provides and supports quality continuing and professional education, skills training and public policy mediation services for individual, local, regional and national impact. OCPE aligns its priorities to the appropriate themes of the Quest for Distinction. 

Goals

OCPE provides:

  • Comprehensive logistical support for continuing education and professional development activities for the college and schools at VCU and VCU Health System
  • Educational opportunities that further personal, professional and organizational growth
  • Customized solutions and mediation services to our partners in the marketplace
  • Lifelong learning opportunities for VCU alumni


Whether individuals want to enhance their career or find a new one, fulfill CEU requirements, develop customized training solutions for a company, arrange logistical support for an event, or find opportunities for personal enrichment, OCPE offers courses and services to achieve these goals.

For more information, please visit the Office of Continuing and Professional Education website or explore the course directory.