The Institute for Professional Development is located at DePaul University's Loop Campus, in the Computer Science and Telecommunications Center at 243 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago. The Institute maintains special-purpose laboratories as well as dedicated classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. For those programs with special software requirements, IPD provides students with the necessary software for at-home use.

To further enhance the learning process, the College of Computing & Digital Media's unique Course OnLine (COL) technology allows students to replay classes over the Internet. COL captures and replays five components of the classroom experience—audio, video, PC screen, whiteboard, and document camera input— and incorporates them into one interface to provide an innovative rebroadcast system.