The University of Industrial Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry.  2017 marks the 24th year that UID has been serving the distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading industrial distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution Program of Purdue University.  Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

Purdue Certificate in Industrial Distribution

UID students can now apply their course work toward earning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution awarded by Purdue University. As an industrial distribution professional, the Purdue University Professional Certificate recognizes your achievements and commitment to continuing education.

Students earn 9 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) through Purdue upon completion of 90 hours of approved course work. A minimum of 30 hours (3 CEUs) must be earned through UID course participation. Past UID attendance counts toward your hourly requirement. Additional credits may be derived from courses taken independently or through your trade association.

There are no additional fees to attain the Certificate. For complete information concerning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution, contact Dr. Kathy Newton, Department Chair, Industrial Distribution Program, at 765-494-1101 or email or visit the UID website at for more information.

Course Materials

Each registrant will receive materials for each course they have selected only. This will include worksheets, background readings, exercises, and suggested action plans. These are designed to make your University stay a hands-on experience with knowledge you can apply and share when you return to your company. UID provides a notebook to hold all of these materials. For your convenience, this notebook will be distributed at the UID registration desk upon check-in.

Handouts and workshop materials are not available for classes that have not been assigned.

Special Notes
Registrants are not permitted to change course selection on site or better known as “class jumping”. To prevent “class jumping” (attending classes you are not signed up for), each attendee’s confirmed class numbers will appear on your name badge as well as on your confirmation.