The Professional Development Institute (PDI) offers a broad range of internationally recognized certifications, training and education courses throughout Afghanistan to private businesses, non-profit agencies, NGOs, and governmental sectors. The Institute draws on the expertise of the world-class faculty at the American University of Afghanistan and others to provide courses custom tailored to specific needs as well as courses offered on an open enrollment basis. This expertise includes English Language, Business Administration and Management, Public Administration, Information Technologies, Energy, Engineering, Medical Studies, Agriculture, Water Diplomacy, Civil Aviation and Mining.

PDI has trained over 28,000 applicants since its opening in fall 2009, including staff from numerous Afghan ministries, national and international organizations. PDI is the first ACCA Gold Approved Learning Provider (ALP) in the country. In addition, PDI also has membership with many other global academies and educations bodies such as Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, EC-Council and so on...

PDI is the exclusive testing center for civil aviation English in Afghanistan and also provides testing services for internationally recognized certifying organizations. Some of the many tests PDI offers include: iBT TOEFL, Oxford Placement test, Cambridge Michigan Test, GRE, GMAT, ACCA, FIA, CIA, Microsoft, Cisco, EC-Council and CompTIA etc.

The Professional Development Institute also provides courses based on the specialized needs of clients. For example, the Institute can provide short-courses on topics like accounting, finance, project management, human resources management, and information technologies. In addition, the Institute can develop customized certificate programs in areas like management and public administration.

PDI is extensively working with Afghanistan public and private sector, donor communities, embassies and other entities for their individual and institutional capacity building.

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