In today's job market, education can help advance in your current job or make the change to a new career. The Center for Innovative and Continuing Education offers a wide variety of non-credit courses and programs designed to meet your professional and personal needs and enhance your skills, knowledge and expertise.

Our staff also plans, develops and presents professional development and training courses to help local companies meet the needs of their employees. Courses can be customized and provided onsite. Contact Thomas Kowalik, Director, Center for Innovative and Continuing Education, at 607-777-2792 or for more information.

Building a Home Inspection Business (1413044)

This intensive course is designed to comply with applicable provisions for home inspectors by providing guided study for those interested in pursuing careers in this flourishing field. The course teaches you how to conduct a complete home inspection and prepare a comprehensive Home Inspection Report, and also provides substantive preparation for the National Home Inspector Examination required for certification in many states. Specific topics include energy audits, housing components, ethics, and the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®). You will also learn marketing, billing and other important business practices necessary to start and maintain your successful new career. Experience in the residential or construction industries, and particularly general contracting, is beneficial to class and employment success.

This course has been approved by the NYS Dept. of State Bureau of Educational Standards, pursuant to Chapter 461 of the Laws of 2004, and was designed to comply with any applicable state provisions for home inspectors.

Saturdays & Sundays, 9 AM – 5 PM No classes will be held November 8 & 9 due to scheduling conflict.
This will include 40 hours of work in the field, to be determined by the instructor.

Tuition does not include the required text, Become a Home Inspector!, by Michael A. Pompeii, ISBN 978-0971195400, which is available from

Binghamton University Downtown Center
67 Washington Street
Binghamton, New York
(adjacent to the Holiday Inn Arena)

Time:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fee:  $1995.00

CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY’s ICD-10 Course for Existing Coding Professionals (1212070)

Binghamton University CODESMART™ Program provides a dynamic on-line training program that teaches current medical coding professionals to be proficient with using the new ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems. With the successful completion of this program, the individual will gain new knowledge and enhance their skill sets to be well prepared to pass the certification exams through the American Coding Quality Association (ACQA).

The Binghamton University CODESMART™ Program ICD-10-CM/PCS curriculum meets the healthcare industry’s challenge to provide skilled and proficient professionals in ICD-10 coding! Our comprehensive curriculum will prepare you to be a top performer in the industry!


Program Fee:  $1600.00

Enter code SUNY00 to receive a $100 Discount on this Program Fee: $1500.00

CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY’s ICD-10 Course for New Coding Professionals (1312071)

Binghamton University CODESMART™ online program prepares individuals seeking a new career path as medical coders. Medical coding is one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry. However, to be successful in this career, one must master ICD-10 coding, which Binghamton University CODESMART™ program is designed to do!

A career in medical coding offers continuous growth and advancement. Due to the current shortage of trained professional in this field and the anticipated future needs of an industry that will double in size over the next decade. The significance of the national coding shortage, combined with the complexities of a new coding system that will soon be implemented (ICD-10), make it critically important to recruit new talent into the medical coding industry providing the critical training required for ICD-10 now while there is still time to prepare before the implementation of ICD-10. The estimated shortage of coders will be close to 500,000 over the next few years according to a variety of organizations and agencies. The changeover to the ICD-10 coding system is the biggest change in healthcare in over 30 years.

Due to our interactive approach to online-teaching, the Binghamton University CODESMART™ program for new medical coders is one of the most comprehensive courses in the country. Our approach to on-line teaching provides individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to be well prepared to pass the certification exams through the American Coding Quality Association (ACQA).


Program Fee:  $4100.00

Enter code SUNY00 to receive a $100 Discount on this Program Fee: $4000.00

Forensic Health Certificate Program (1312022)

Now more than ever, the health care system frequently becomes enmeshed with the legal system, creating numerous opportunities for health care providers in the field of forensic health. The term forensic comes from the Latin forensis (forum) and means “pertaining to the law” – that which is legal. The use of the term forensic health applies to those instances where health care professionals interact with the law or legal issues. Forensic Health is the application of the health-related sciences to public or legal proceedings, the application of the forensic aspects of health care in the scientific investigation and treatment of trauma and/or death of victims and perpetrators of abuse, violence, criminal activity, traumatic accidents, and environmental hazards. Forensic health professionals come from nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy and other disciplines. While this certificate will most likely attract primarily nurses, it can also be utilized by other disciplines, including social work, psychology, sociology and anthropology.

Online (Distance Learning)

Certificate Program Fee ($200 discount applies if paying for all 3 modules in advance):  $2800.00

10% Discount for BU Alumni!! Fee: $2520.00

Students who sign up for the entire Certificate Program in advance receive an overall $200 discount. (Total cost for the 3-module Certificate Program is $2800).

HeartCode – American Heart Association BLS Certification (1312060)

HeartCode BLS is an interactive self-directed learning program which completes all cognitive requirements for the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course.
Part I: Cognitive Portion
Successfully complete the Part I cognitive portion of the program including two patient scenarios and multiple choice exams online.
Part II: Skills Portion
Once you have completed the Part I cognitive portion you must successfully complete the skills portion using a voice-assisted manikin system. The hands-on skill portion is available, Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Please consult Patricia Reuther, MS, RN, Innovative Practice Center Coordinator, to schedule a time to complete Part II in the lab by emailing her at


Time:   7:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Fee:  $60.00

10% Discount for BU Alumni! Fee: $54.00

Management Leadership Series Certificate (1413042)

This intensive program is designed to give attendees a basic foundation of learning in all aspects of Leadership Development. This Certificate course is designed for managers, project managers and key employees.


University Downtown Center, Room 220A

Time:   8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fee:  $499.00

Professional Paralegal Certificate Course (1413043)

Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.

There are no prerequisites to take the course, but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each session. This program will help students increase their office's efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills.

This non-credit program helps students increase their office’s efficiency, productivity and billable hours. It also provides students with marketable job skills. Successful graduates (who pass six tests and complete five written assignments) are awarded a Binghamton University Certificate of Completion.

Binghamton University Downtown Center
67 Washington Street
Binghamton, New York
(adjacent to the Holiday Inn Arena)

Time:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fee:  $1189.00

Last Updated: 4/24/14