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10 Highly Reviewed U.S. Professional Development Courses

Whether you’re an accountant, a marketing coordinator, a civil engineer or a human resource manager, keeping your skills exercised and staying on top of industry trends is essential for offering the best service you can as a professional in your field.

Employees that are well-trained and “up with the play” are generally much more engaged in the workplace environment and much more invested in their own personal performance and what they can contribute to the organization.

We’ve gathered a list of professional development courses who have been put on the map by their user reviews. Here are 10 highly reviewed U.S. courses that we think you should check out! 

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Human Resources, Training & Development

1.Fundamentals of Human Resources Management (AMA)

The American Management Association has been a leader in professional development for the last 90 years. They offer training in a bunch of areas including HR. This top reviewed course helps those new to HR quickly get up to speed and start making a difference for employees! Learn more here.

“This class was so wonderful and I learned so much! I am new to learning about Human Resources and I loved this class content, the instructor and my fellow class mates as well. Desiree was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of great things to share in addition to the course content.” – Kaylee S.


2. Certified Professional in Training Management CPTM (Training Industry)

Training Industry constantly gathers information about many facets of professional training and development. Their CPTM program is built based on the perspectives of learning leaders from over 2,000 organizations with outstanding training programs. This blended course prepares L&D professionals to lead transformation at their own companies. Learn more here.

“Obtaining the CPTM certificate has been really beneficial. The content provided in the online coursework as well as the practicum was topnotch. The CPTM certification gave me an overall perspective of the training process as well as several tools I can use to design my training program and increase it's overall effectiveness.” – Kristen H

Training Industry CPTM

Finance & Accounting

3. Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers (American Management Association)

American Management Association reviews reflect the fact that AMA has been the world leader in professional development for over 90 years! This Fundamentals in Finance and Accounting course is aimed at those working in a professional environment who may have limited knowledge and confidence in finance and want to learn to interpret and respond to financial information and make smarter business decisions that deliver higher profitability. Learn more here.

“The Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting class was excellent… This class gave me much more confidence... as well as a general understanding of accounting and finance. I would strongly recommend this class to any business owner.” - Wes


4. Financial and Valuation Modeling Boot Camp (Wall Street Prep)

Founded in 2004 by a group of investment bankers, Wall Street Prep reviews for this course reflect its intensive and comprehensive structure. Over three days, participants can enhance their skills in financial statement modeling, valuation and DVF modeling and M&A modeling. Learn more here.

"The class provides a great introduction to modeling & real life uses of finance and accounting principles. I only wish I took it earlier in my career." - Randall B., Consultant

Wall Street Prep

Leadership & Management

5.Living As A Leader® Leadership Development System

The reviews are in! Living as a Leader has been incredibly effective at developing leaders in companies across the country. Their Leadership Development especially stands out. This course is delivered on-site using a steady-progress-over-time approach. Learn more here.

“I think I am now more intentional in developing, using and evolving as a leader. This helped me through a period of enormous change in our Organization. Incredible networking opportunity.” - Course Participant

Living as a Leader

6. Applied Business Architecture (IAG Consulting)

The talented, diverse group at Moxie Institute are experts in communication and leadership. Participants in their "Lead with Moxie" course have left glowing reviews about their experience - get in touch with them to learn what all the fuss is about. Learn more here.

"I enjoyed this workshop more than any other I have taken in the past few years. That’s saying a lot because we are so fortunate to have a company that invests in their management team. These principles will be passed throughout the company for improved communication and bonding with employees." - Blanche A.

Moxie Institute

Information Technologies (IT)

7. Linux System Administration (The Linux Foundation)

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to spreading knowledge about Linux and more. Identified as one of the hottest skills in IT right now, this Linux System Administration will teach you what you need to know to succeed. Learn more here.

“I liked all the topics of the course and feel like it was a complete overview of everything we needed to know to work with Linux in an administrative capacity. Great topics and depth in each." - Course Participant

the linux foundation

8. CyberSecurity: It's Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link (Knowledge Source Inc)

IT training isn't just for IT professionals. This highly reviewed course from Knowledge Source Inc teaches end users the basics and best practices of cybersecurity so that they are prepared to keep their personal and company data secure from malicious threats. Learn more here.

“Solid presentation. Overall training was excellent and I accomplished my goal(s) for taking this course.” - Course Participant

knowledge source inc


9. Major Testing Techniques for Plastics: an Introduction (ASTM International)

This 3-day course covers basic principles, techniques and equipment generally used in mechanical and analytical tests on plastics and polymeric materials. ASTM International reviews show this course is of great benefit to technicians, sales representatives and product developers as well as those not directly involved in the plastic testing process but looking for a foundation understanding in this area. Learn more here.

"I appreciate how comprehensive the class was. I can't say enough good things about the instructors. They were informative, kind and funny." - Course Participant

ASTM International

10. Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA® 70E (TPC TrainCo)

Through this 2-day course, participants will learn foundation safety and knowledge around working with electrically energized equipment. Designed to reduce liability concerns for the employer, this course is a comprehensive and successful way to establish safe working practices, as is shown in the TPC TrainCo reviews. Learn more here.

"Training was great. Very happy with the course and outcome. Everyone here on our end learned a tremendous amount and I think they all have new found respect for electrical safety.” - Charles K.

TPC TrainCo

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