In light of the unprecedented Covid-19 situation and Mason’s shift to full-time telework for most staff and faculty, Mason Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), which provides training and certifications for the mid-career professional, has launched a new program – the Mason Professional Development Program – to assist Mason employees with their training and development needs during this extraordinary time. 

With the elimination of our weekly commute, now is the perfect time to use these extra hours at home to develop skills and certifications that will advance your career and support your work at Mason.

Specific sections of our most popular online/virtual programs (listed below) are available to currently employed, full-time faculty and staff at a 50% discount. The generosity of our partners and instructors has enabled CPE to provide the Mason community with this unique and valuable resource.

If you have any questions regarding this initiative, we encourage you to contact us at or 703-993-2109.

Please be aware that the specific sections noted below are available for the MPDP discount and that it does not apply to all sections or courses offered by CPE. More sections may be added in the future so please check back regularly for new and additional course options.

+ Government Contracting Courses

Government Contracting Fundamentals – Available Sections: A09 101

Negotiation Strategies and Techniques (Live-Online) – Available Sections: E01 705

Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting (Live-Online) – Available Sections: E01 706

Accounting and Auditing for Government Contractors (Live-Online) – Available Sections: E01 702

Cost and Price Analysis (Live-Online) – Available Sections: E01 703

Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments (Live-Online) – Available Sections: E01 704

Preparing Compliant Proposals (Live-Online) – Available Sections: E01 707

Masters Academy in Government Contracting Online – Available Sections: E01 701

  • When registering use discount course code: MPDP50

+ Human Resources

Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate - Available Sections: N01 353

Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate- Online - Available Sections: E44 359

  • When registering use discount course code: MPDP50

+ Paralegal

Paralegal Certificate (6 Weeks) - Available Sections: A43 559, E01 700

Paralegal Certificate (12 Weeks) - Available Sections: P12 123

Paralegal Certificate Online (SELF-GUIDED ONLINE) - Available Sections: E42 564, E43 124, E44 125

Advanced Legal Research and Writing Online - Available Sections: E33 574, E34 575, E35 126

Legal Investigation Certificate Online - Available Sections: E33 578, E34 579, E35 580

Software Essentials for the Law Office - Available Sections: E35 585

Personal Injury for Paralegals Online - Available Sections: E33 588, E34 589, E35 590

Intellectual Property Law for Engineers Online - Available Sections: E33 593, E34 594, E35 595

Employment Law Certificate Course - Available Sections: E25 598, E26 599, E27 600

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Online - Available Sections: E33 604, E34 605, E35 606

  • When registering use discount course code: MPDP20

+ Business Process Management

Business Process Management Boot Camp - Available Sections: E01 688

  • When registering use discount course code: MPDP50

+ Project Management

Project Management PMP® Exam Preparation - Available Sections: N02 648

  • When registering use discount course code: MPDP50

+ Information Technology

Security+ Certification - Available Sections: A89 121

Quality Assurance Testing - Available Sections: L16 650

A+ Certification - Available Sections: E01 698

CCNA Certification - Available Sections: A91 555

CyberSecurity Analyst CySA+ - Available Sections: A05 659

Network+ - Available Sections: A01 666

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals - Available Sections: A01 668

Cloud+ - Available Sections: A03 685

Python Programming - Available Sections: M02 664

Machine Learning - Available Sections: L03 329

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Available Sections: L11 653, M02 663

Web Design and Developer - Available Sections: A04 657

AWS Certified Developer - Available Sections: L04 654

AWS - Certified Cloud Practitioner - Available Sections: A07 339

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) - Available Sections: A11 658

  • When registering use discount course code: MPDP50

Registration Instructions:

  1. Find the eligible section by using the course page link provided in the above descriptions.
  2. Add the course/section to your cart.
  3. While in checkout, click "Apply a discount", and choose "Coupon Code Discount".
  4. Please enter the coupon code specified in the course block to apply the discount to your cart.
  5. If you have not already created an account in our registration system, you will be prompted create an account as part of the checkout process. Please be sure to use your Mason email during account creation, as we will be validating usage of this discount code with current employment status. 
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