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Benefits for PAU
Students, Faculty & Staff

Palo Alto University’s Division of Continuing and Professional Studies, CONCEPT, is dedicated to supporting PAU students, faculty and staff by offering premium professional training and CE credits at discount prices. Our live and on-demand trainings drive professional growth and personal enrichment, transforming mental health generalists into specialists thanks to content from leading subject matter experts. We offer training through an easy-to-use, learner-centric platform with an ability to flex to different formats to suit varied needs and learning styles.


PAU Alumni are eligible for discounts on any CONCEPT continuing education training programs.
Visit our PAU Alumni Benefits page for details.

Please submit your PAU email address below to register. Once we have confirmed your status, you will be sent an email with a code. Please note there is a 150-hour cap on discounted enrollments.


What is CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies?

CONCEPT Continuing & Professional Studies is committed to excellence and to providing continuing, graduate-level education to professionals throughout their careers. Rather than simply providing continuing education (‘CE’), we provide premium professional training; different from typical ‘CE’ in that it offers both breadth and depth of coverage in specialty topics, developed and delivered by experts on that topic. CONCEPT is an approved CE provider for psychologists (APA, CPA, BPS), counselors (NBCC), social workers (ASWB) and allied professionals.

What Benefits Do You Offer PAU Students?

As a graduate student at Palo Alto University, you are welcome to enjoy our professional training offerings. Our programs are a great way to develop an area of specialty or expertise while you are undergoing the broad and general training required of graduate-level training programs. See details below:

  • Free access to on-demand training programs (available to Palo Alto University students who are registered for classes or on an approved leave and are in good standing with the university)
  • Opportunities to attend live workshops & webinars at no charge (limits seats); 50% discount on live events when free seats are no longer available
  • Volunteer opportunities to serve as ‘room monitors’ for live events
  • Student employment opportunities

Please note there is a 150-hour cap on discounted enrollments.

What Benefits Do You Offer PAU Faculty & Staff?

  • All PAU Faculty & Staff are eligible for a 50% discount on any CONCEPT live* and on-demand training programs (*Excluding events hosted by CONCEPT but sponsored by other organizations (i.e., ABPP, AAFP, ABPPSP)
  • Discount codes can be requested by emailing
  • Staff, faculty, and active adjuncts who are teaching courses can select programs from CONCEPT's library to create a custom program pack for their class 
  • Opportunities to deliver live workshops or webinars; PAU faculty and staff are encouraged to consider developing training programs and course offerings in coordination with CONCEPT
  • Faculty or staff who develop on-demand training programs with CONCEPT receive a revenue share on all on-demand sales of the program

Please note there is a 150-hour cap on discounted enrollments

Do You Offer a PAU Alumni Discount?

Yes! PAU Alumni are eligible for discounts on any CONCEPT training programs. Visit our PAU Alumni Benefits page for details.

Recently Graduated from PAU? We have a Gift for You!

Each year, in conjunction with PAU External/Alumni Affairs, we offer a graduation gift of training with CEs to new graduates:
  • Graduates are sent a gift by email to their email address.
  • Graduates have one year to register for the complimentary CONCEPT training.
  • Graduates can register for the CONCEPT training gift with an email address of their choice.