About USC's Professional Development Institute (PDI)

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) seeks to provide unique, certified, professional short courses which are strategically developed to enhance participants who require marketable tools and qualitative, educational upgrades.

The PDI is located directly in the University’s Academic Affairs Division to ensure the rigour of all its programmes. This ensures supportive learning systems, acclimatized to environmental and changing parameters, yet still able to provide certified credentials through responsive learning methods.

In a supportive online, blended or face to face environment, PDI participants will develop and enhance skills, techniques and solution development abilities. These marketable tools are immediately applicable to workplace scenarios or new careers.

Join with us and grow! 


To Capture, Cure and Cultivate minds to Completion!

Available Courses

All PDI courses will be delivered virtually. Certification is awarded by the University of the Southern Caribbean. All fees are quoted in Trinidad & Tobago Dollar (TTD). Please email us at pdi@usc.edu.tt with any queries.

Real Estate Brokerage & Agency Principles

Course Objectives:

  • Prerequisite for entry into Practical Real Estate Brokerage

  • Certified Professional Certificate in Real Estate Brokerage & Agency Principles

  • Utilization in accordance with United Kingdom Professional

Basic Counselling Skills for Health Professionals

Course Objectives:

  • Become a para-counsellor

  • Practioner understanding for Health Professionals

  • Acquisition of Counselling Skills for Health Professionals

Police Leadership

Course Objectives:

  • Improve Understanding of leadership through a reflective, self-development journey

  • Advanced skill-set to influence others; building a powerful and compelling personal presence

  • Decision-making and Problem-solving techniques in incident management

Transnational Organized Crime

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how criminal structures and illegal activities work on an international level

  • Demonstrate knowledge of terrorism and its relationship to international crime

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human trafficking, cybercrimes and other emerging transnational criminal activity

Certificate in Family Life Studies



Registration & Payment Instructions

Register Here:

Professional Development Institute Application Form

Payment Options:

All fees are quoted in Trinidad & Tobago Dollar.


    1. Go to AEORION
    2. Enter the third party payment key: 17034302
    3. Select the “Payment Type” as Short Course
    4. Currency amounts can only be written in Trinidad and Tobago dollars.
    5. Fill out your card details and billing information.
    6. Verify that you have inserted the correct information and click “PAY NOW”
    7. You will receive an email as confirmation of your payment.

  2. Online Transfers/Bank Deposits (TTD$)

    1. RBC Royal Bank Account Number:1000-040-102-13404
    2. Republic Bank Account Number:3501-594-29201  

  3. International Wire Transfer (USD$)

    1. Beneficiary: University of the Southern Caribbean
    2. Beneficiary Address: Maracas Royal Road, St. Joseph
    3. Beneficiary Account Number: 1000 180 103 16573
    4. Beneficiary Bank Name: RBC Bank T&T Ltd.
    5. Beneficiary Name Bank Address: St. Augustine Shopping Centre, EMR, St. Augustine Swift Code: RBTTTTPX
    6. Intermediary Bank: Bank of New York
    7. Intermediary Bank Address: 48 Wall Street, NY, NY, USA ABA/Routing: 021-000-018
    8. Intermediary Bank Account: 890-0016-329 in the name of RBC Bank T&T LTD  


Contact Us:

  • Telephone: (868) 662-2241/2 ext. 2005
  • Email Address: pdi@usc.edu.tt

Office Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm