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Professional Education & Lifelong Learning

UNC-Chapel Hill offers a wide variety of professional and continuing education, as well as community and enrichment programs. 

Digital & Lifelong Learning administers:

Paralegal Certificate
The Paralegal Certificate Program is distinguished by a focus on comprehensive legal specific skills such as: investigating fact patterns, conducting law-related research, and preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Designed for someone looking to change careers or advance a legal career, the education you receive in our paralegal certificate program can be used in a law office or in related fields such as real estate, social services, and government.

RN Refresher Course
The Registered Nurse Refresher Course is a self-paced online course for registered nurses for registered nurses (RNs) with a lapsed license of greater than five years or those who want to refresh their nursing knowledge. After successful completion of the program, RNs with a lapsed license are eligible to reapply for licensure through the NC Board of Nursing.

Primary Care Certificate
This certificate is designed to prepare a Registered Nurse to work in a primary care or an ambulatory care setting. It is also designed as a continuing professional development course for a Registered Nurse currently working in primary care.

BRIDGES Academic Leadership
BRIDGES is an inclusive professional development program dedicated to supporting cisgender or transgender women and nonbinary colleagues in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen their academic leadership capabilities, and/or individuals who demonstrate a commitment to supporting women and gender issues and equity in the academy.

UNC-Chapel Hill Boot Camps UNC-Chapel Hill Boot Camps combine an immersive online classroom experience with cutting-edge curricula taught by experienced and skilled instructors. With extensive student support along the way and a wide array of resources, students learn the fundamentals to help them find a path to success. Classes prepare students with the in-demand skills needed to advance or launch a career in coding, data analytics, digital marketing, or product management.


Learn about Professional Education Financial Assistance