Professional Development


Engineering Professional Development Programs in Region 2000

The CAER is your local source for engineering and science education, delivering a wide variety of professional development opportunities.

Single Source
Through its strong engineering and science network, the CAER provides one place to turn for all your professional development needs.

The CAER connects you with a large network of engineering and science professionals, as well as key research resources.  We have Master Research Agreements with UVA, VT, JMU, VCU and LU SEACS.  In addition, we have collaborations with LU Wireless Research Lab, WICAT at UVA, Wireless@VT, Sweet Briar College, and National Instruments.

The CAER works with you to provide tuition assistance, refresher courses, counseling, customized education courses and other support services as needed.


CAER is a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Academy 

The CAER has been recognized and certified as an official LabVIEW Academy school by National Instruments.  CAER is now part of an exclusive group of academic institutions worldwide that teach LabVIEW as a course. The LabVIEW Academy uses a blended learning model that combines face-to-face teaching with engaging content and hands-on lab exercises.  This  teaching model prepares students for the demands of industry and higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields.  For additional information contact Bob Bailey, bbailey [at] caer [dot] us or (434) 477.5060.

Professional Development Hours

Since 2006 the Commonwealth of Virginia has instituted continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers who are renewing or reinstating their licenses. Seminar attendees will earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) in addition to a broader knowledge and understanding of the respective subject.

Examples of Past Programs

  • Rohde & Schwarz electronic measurement workshops
  • LabVIEW training and classes 
  • Project Management Professional:  PMP® Exam Preparation Course
  • Introduction to Project Management – One Day Seminar
  • Introduction to Health Physics Course
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis Seminar
  • Corrosion Issues in Pressurized Water Reactors Seminar
  • Corrosion Control Methods and Tactics Seminar
  • EMC Requirements for the Nuclear Environment
  • Wireless and EMC Regulations in the US, Canada, and Europe Workshop
  • Spectrum Sharing Technology Workshop
  • Solid Edge Fundamentals Training Course
  • Fundamental, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Nuclear PE Examination Preparation Classes
  • Project Management Integration with Microsoft Project 2010
  • Fundamentals of Nuclear Energy Seminar
  • Technical seminars and colloquia

and more…