Center for Professional Studies

Reach your professional goals with online and in-class certificate courses.

Lyndon’s Center for Professional Studies offers non-degree education such as certificate, diploma, and licensure programs through both traditional learning and online platforms. We will get you on your way to career advancement.

Schedule at a Glance

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Jan. 9, 2018 | QuickBooks Boot Camp

Instructor: Stephanie Giese, M.S. in Management Science

When: Instruction on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 9 – January 18, 2018 (1/9, 1/11, 1/16, 1/18) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: QuickBooks Lab in classroom ASAC 206 on the Lyndon campus

Pre-requisite: Financial accounting or prior experience with QuickBooks

Cost: $299 includes 16 hours of instruction from a QuickBooks Master and text book (a savings of nearly $250 from the online option)


$449 includes 16 hours of instruction from a QuickBooks Master and text book. Also, includes Intuit® QuickBooks Certified User Exam voucher (a $149 value) with a retake PLUS three practice tests. This exam is ideal for the QuickBooks Certification, either in Intuit QuickBooks Certified User 2016 or Intuit QuickBooks Certified User 2015.

Who participates?

• Job seekers wanting to earn a certification that employers value,
• Employees looking to move to the next level through a flexible, cost-effective program,
• Employers looking to increase confidence in their employees’ skills,
• Students looking for professional education option (no credit).

Become an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User and stand out from the crowd. Demonstrate your QuickBooks knowledge to current and future employers.

Lyndon’s QuickBooks Boot Camp is an intensive 16 hour training with a Master Instructor to teach you the fundamentals of how to use Intuit’s QuickBooks. Ideal for those who have a basic understanding of accounting, this hands-on workshop teaches practical application as well as provides an opportunity for nationally- recognized certification through Intuit.

You’ll come away from the boot camp with a solid foundation in the industry’s leading accounting system and the tools to review and interpret financial reports. Lyndon’s QuickBooks Boot Camp will give you the skills you need to successfully evaluate a company’s financial status so you can make business decisions with confidence.

This thorough training will also prepare you to take the QuickBooks certification exam, a credential valued by employers. For added convenience, you will be able to take the QuickBooks certification exam at Lyndon’s certified testing center, the only public Intuit testing center in Vermont.


Hospitality Certification Program

Certification Testing Centers

Lyndon State College has partnered with several of the leading high stakes computerized testing organizations to deliver professional, industry, academic, and state certification and licensure exams.


Certiport Testing Center

Vermont’s Only Public Certiport Testing Center for Microsoft, Intuit, and Adobe Certification

Lyndon State College is a Certiport Authorized Testing Centers, able to offer exams in the Microsoft products and Intuit QuickBooks. Certiport delivers certification exams through a specialized, worldwide network of 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers. Centers are uniquely positioned to provide the highest level of reliable, performance-based testing.

To purchase an exam voucher, go to Certiport website or contact the Center Director at (802) 626-4867 or credirector@lyndonstate.edu.

A $25 proctor fee per exam applies and is a separate charge from the Certiport fee.

Exams are scheduled between Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To make a reservation, contact CREdirector@lsc.vsc.edu or call 802 626-4867.


Pearson Vue Testing Center

The Lyndon State College Center for Professional Studies hosts an authorized Pearson VUE testing center.  Pearson VUE is the leading provider of global computer-based testing solutions for information technologies, academic, government, and professional testing programs.

Lyndon State College partners with Pearson VUE to provide our students and members of the community access to hundreds of academic and industry-recognized exams to test candidates pursuing key industry certifications from leading programs. Exam options span professional licensure and certification exams such as Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS), National Strength and Conditioning Association, and  North Eastern Joint Apprenticeship & Training (NEAT), as well as information technology exams like Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, HP, LPI, Oracle and VMware.

Exams may be purchased and scheduled directly on the Pearson VUE website. The exam center is open on Mondays from 9am to 5pm or by special appointment that can be set up calling the Center for Professional Studies. Contact the Director at (802) 626-4867 or credirector@LyndonState.edu.  Proctor fees for tests offered through Pearson VUE are included when registering on the Pearson VUE website.