University of Utah Contiuning Education offers PHP classes
Most classes are single day, 9am-5pm courses that cost $189. The PHP classes are each two full days, and cost $495 per class. Details on PHP Level 1 and on PHP Level 2 are available online. The dates are June 14 and 16 (Tuesday & Thursday) for Level 1, and July 5 and 7 (Tuesday & Thursday) for Level 2. The instructor is Nikolai Langlois, who we should probably get involved in UPHPU. (These links seem to be a bit tempermental, but the continuing ed. one seems stable.)
This highlights the demand that exists for training in PHP in our area. It also indicates the value that is placed on it – $1,000 for 32 hours of training puts it at $30/hour. Take off the University overhead, and $20-25/hour of training isn’t unreasonable.
Another thing that catches my eye is the fact that they offer only Level 1 and Level 2 classes, with Level 2 stopping with connecting to a database and using PHP sessions and cookies. This is just the tip of the iceberg in being a good PHP programmer, and I doubt there are many people or organizations in a better position than UPHPU to provide advanced training.