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Free Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities for Online Faculty and Health Professionals

Faculty and staff at not only teach CEs but they do a lot of them too! I wanted to create a list to collate our favorite sources for online continuing education - including lots of free online resources. Don't miss my other list on conventions, conferences, forums, and other great in person events!


eLearning Webinars | Upcoming & Recorded Webinars with Education Experts | D2L

Register for our upcoming webinars or view past webinars. You’ll hear from education and edtech experts, D2L staff and partners, and organizations like yours that are transforming how the world learns.

In addition to our academic courses, master's degree, and online learning modules, the Center offers online and in-person opportunities for health professionals to gain continuing education credits.

Education | APS

A multidisciplinary community of scientists, clinicians, and other professionals in the science and treatment of pain, the American Pain Society offers multiple opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

Continuing Education | American College of Healthcare Sciences

The ACHS Department of Continuing Education offers courses that are approved for continuing education credits for a wide range of health professionals including registered aromatherapists, registered herbalists, massage therapists, registered nurses, pharmacists, naturopaths, counselors, veterinarians and more!
CE courses are available on-demand and fully online. View our complete CE Library online here.

American Nutrition Association | ANA Events & Programs

Regular online and in person training events are available in a wide range of topics. Examples include nutrition pain management, personalized nutrition, the rainbow diet and more

Reliable Herbal Medicine Information - American Botanical Council - American Botanical Council

American Botanical Council is a leading international nonprofit organization addressing research and educational issues regarding herbs, teas, medicinal plants, essential oils, and other beneficial plant-derived materials. Our Mission

Provide education using science-based and traditional information to promote responsible use of herbal medicine — serving the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry and media.

Since 1988, the American Botanical Council (ABC) has been educating consumers, healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, industry and the media on the safe and effective use of herbs and medicinal plants. Click here to read the history and highlights of ABC (through 2013) and the first 100 HerbalGrams. ABC is an independent, nonprofit organization supported by thousands of members around the world.

From its headquarters at the Case Mill Homestead in Austin, Texas, ABC publishes HerbalGram, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal; HerbClip, a twice-monthly series of summaries and critical reviews of recently published herbal literature; HerbalEGram, a monthly electronic publication; Herbal News & Events, a weekly update on events and media; and the Botanical Monitor, a quarterly newsletter addressing botanical adulteration issues. ABC is also the publisher of four books, including The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs, a continuing education and reference book, which contains extensive monographs on the safety and efficacy of 30 popular herbs.

In addition, ABC works through its Media Education program to respond to inaccuracies and misrepresentations in the media and provide proactive, science-based information about herbal medicine. ABC also provides an internship program for students of pharmacy and dietetics, as well as other training and certification programs.

HubSpot Academy | Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service/Support Training

"HubSpot Academy is the worldwide leader in inbound marketing, sales, and customer service/support training. " Hubspot academy offers training in marketing, particularly inbound marketing, blogging, social media, including free certification. Extremely valuable for any professional.

Excellence in Online Teaching Course: this course offers you both the practical expertise of WSU’s instructional designers and the research-proven best practices of online course design. It’s self-paced, non-credit, and consists of a series of online modules. It is designed for instructors with limited online teaching experience. The course is about pedagogy not technology. You’ll hear a little about how to create an online course, but you’ll learn a lot about how to teach one.

"This course offers you both the practical expertise of WSU’s Instructional Designers and the research-proven best practices of online course design. It’s self-paced, non-credit, and consists of a series of online modules. It is designed for instructors with limited online teaching experience."

Learning Modules for Healthcare Professionals | Center for Spirituality and Healing - University of Minnesota

Free online learning modules on integrative therapies and healing therapies designed for healthcare providers. CE credits offered to nurses.

"Healthcare providers can learn about integrative therapies and healing practices in this informative online series and earn continuing nursing education credit. We are currently in the process of updating all the modules (see below), but as always, we encourage users to seek the most recent clinical studies.Note: These modules work best in Firefox or Safari. We don't recommend Chrome.If you are still having trouble, check our Online Module Troubleshooting Guide for a solution."

NCCIH Online Continuing Education Series | NCCIH

Information from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NCCIH offers free, comprehensive video lectures about research in complementary health approaches. Topics range from mind-body pain therapies to acupuncture. These online video lectures provide an in-depth perspective on the current state of science, as related to complementary medicine. Health professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits (CME and CEU) and a certificate of completion at no cost.

In-Person Events & Free Webcasts on Key Issues in Higher Ed | Audio

Free webinars on teaching practices, including online instruction.

"In-Person Events: Inside Higher Ed events are an extension of Inside Higher Ed’s thoughtful, substantive and unflinching voice. These intimate gatherings, led by editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, bring leaders and influencers together to discuss the big issues facing higher education. The full schedule for our 2018 Leadership Series, held in partnership with Gallup, follows. Space is limited, please register in advance. Editorial Webcasts: Free webcasts discussing the findings of our surveys of key higher ed professionals as well as webcasts inspired by our series of booklets on key higher education topics. Vendor Webcasts: Free webcasts from the experts at Inside Higher Ed’s advertising partners. Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webcasts. Transcripts available upon request. Email for assistance."

For Teachers

"Today’s classrooms are full of technology, and as a teacher, you have more tools and options than ever for engaging your students and delivering personalized
instruction.  To advance student achievement, it’s critical to develop deep competencies around digital teaching and learning. "

Capella offers Certificate courses in topics such as Flipped Classroom, Chrome Classroom, iPad Prepared Classroom, and more.


Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations. Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company partnering with Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University and others around the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around the world can learn without limits.

Lotus | Free Stuff

Enjoy our wide selection of free webinars, free articles, free downloads, and much more.

Annenberg Learner List of Workshops and Courses

Find out more about the workshops and courses below: how to view them online, and how to purchase them on DVD. Subscribe to or unsubscribe from a workshop's or course's Teacher-Talk email list, or, click on the title to go directly to each workshop's or course's Web site, which provides information, support materials, activities, and a forum for communicating with other participants nationwide.

Professional Development for Teachers |

Our technology-driven tools help support your career growth, enhance your teaching skills and increase your flipped classroom's overall achievement.

Turnitin: Professional Development

Turnitin is dedicated to building better teachers to improve student writing. Educators will benefit from free professional development opportunities in our Turnitin Academy Live webinars. Institutions can also take advantage of Turnitin's additional professional development modules which can be customized and delivered for the unique needs of each institution.

Alison | Free Online Courses, Workplace Skills Training, Interactive Education and Multimedia Learning

ALISON is the worlds leading provider of free online courses with certificates for basic and essential workplace skills. Start your elearning and online training today and educate yourself for free!

Cengage Learning | Virtual Events | Events

Cengage Learning's Live Event, Virtual Event and Convention Informational Site

Innovative Educators | Online Higher Education Training and Professional Development

On-Demand Student Success Workshops (including free webinars)

Wired@Heart | Transcending Distances in Online Learning

Wired@Heart: Transcending Distances in Online Learning

ABMP | Massage Association & Liability Insurance for Massage Professionals

ABMP Provides Massage Therapy Professionals, Massage Students, and Massage Schools with Massage Liability Insurance, Massage Marketing Materials, Massage Business Support, and Massage Legislation Information. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

The Elsevier Advantage: Webinars, Events and Professional Development CoursesElsevier Advantage Product Catalog for E...

The Elsevier Advantage: Webinars, Events and Professional Development Courses
Elsevier webinars are web-based events that give you the opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and colleagues. Each webinar is devoted to a specific topic, carefully chosen to address your professional needs.

University Business Magazine |

News, Articles and Community for higher education decision makers. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

Learn It Live with experts in online classes

Learn It Live is the online learning website that connects the world to experts. Find the best online classes for certification, training, or skill enhancement.