Be better equipped to get your students college and career ready. Take a deep dive into the BizInnovator curriculum and modern methodologies, like Design Thinking and Lean Startup, with BizInnovator professional development. Although the curriculum toolkit can be licensed without taking the online certification course, we recommend the course for its supplemental knowledge and resources. The course helps teachers fully leverage the toolkit and enhance entrepreneurship education. Plus, educators who successfully complete BizInnovator professional development are certified to offer high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit.


  • Licensed educator: Priority is given to licensed high school business or marketing teacher
  • Cost: $299
  • Course materials: The BizInnovator curriculum toolkit (an additional $99 if you do not already have it)
  • Video conferencing: Zoom software (free)
  • No travel expenses: The course is 10 two-hour sessions held entirely online.
  • Graduate credits: Choose to earn up to two graduate credit hours from the University of Iowa. Cost is an additional $149 for one credit, $279 for two credits.
  • Certification: Upon completion, you will be certified to offer Entrepreneurship to high school juniors and seniors for three transferable University of Iowa credits. (Note: This is not a dual enrollment program.)


BizInnovator professonal development is held online three times a year. Choose the session that works best for you.

Fall BizInnovator PD

  • Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 11, through Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Time: Meets each Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. Central Time


Spring BizInnovator PD

  • Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 15, through Tuesday, March 26
  • Time: Meets each Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. Central Time, except March 19 during University of Iowa Spring Break.


Summer BizInnovator training

  • Dates: Tuesday, June 11, through Tuesday, July 16
  • Time: Meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Central Time, except July 4 because of the holiday.