CPD Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to take one program each year, or can I complete them more quickly?

You may complete your program at a pace that best accommodates your professional development needs. The only requirement is to complete all four programs within a four-year period.

Which programs are eligible?

Any live online or on campus Wharton Open-Enrollment Executive Education program that runs at least four days counts toward your Certificate of Professional Development. Choose a specialized track (Finance, Leadership, or Strategy) or design your own track with a combination of programs from multiple topics. Contact one of our program consultants for more details.

Please note, Wharton Executive Education comprehensive executive education programs (GMP, AFP, AMP, EDP); custom corporate programs, and partnership-affiliated programs are not eligible.

Do I need to apply for the Certificate?

No. We can help you find a certificate track that meets your professional needs. Contact us at +1.215.898.1776.

Is there an added cost?

There is no additional cost beyond the individual program tuition, which varies by program. Enjoy a 10% discount on your CPD when you enroll and pay in full for all four programs.

Will I receive Wharton alumni status?

No. The certificates are non-credit, non-degree, and confer no alumni status.

If I attend a two-week program, does that count for two courses?

The four-program minimum is based on number of programs, not length, so a two-week program counts as a single program toward your CPD.

Are online programs eligible toward a CPD?

It depends. Certain Wharton LIVE online programs may be eligible but Wharton Online asynchronous programs are not. Please contact Wharton Client Relations for more details.

Do you offer guidance in designing a Certificate program?

Yes. A member of our Client Relations Team would be happy to discuss your educational needs and select an appropriate set of programs to meet them.

Need assistance?

Please contact a dedicated member of our Client Relations team who can answer any questions and provide you with a personalized consultation.


Request Consult