FAQ about the Certificate Programs

What do I need to do to earn a certificate?

Please refer to the Procedures — How to Earn a Certificate.

How long does it take to complete a certificate?

Most students usually complete the certificate program in 2 to 3 semesters. To earn a certificate, you must pass the designated core courses and electives for that specific certificate program within a two year time period.

How much does it cost to earn a certificate?

The total amount will differ depending on the certificate program selected. To earn a certificate, you must pass all core courses and electives designated for a specific certificate program. Tuition for each course maybe viewed in our Course Schedules.

I have not received my certificate even after completing all the designated courses.

The certificates are not automatically issued. After you have completed the core courses and electives, please send the "Certificate Request Form" (available for download here) to the Continuing Education office.

What are CEUs?

CEUs stand for "Continuing Education Units". One CEU is the equivalent of 10 contact hours.

How many CEUs do I need to complete a certificate?

The total amount will differ depending on the certificate program selected. Information regarding the number of CEUs required to complete a certificate may be found below each certificate program description. Please note that workshop CEUs may also be counted towards certificates. A combination of two or three workshops (from a specific elective list in a certificate category) totaling at least 18 hours or 1.8 CEUs plus a special assignment (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs) may also be counted as one elective. Contact the office for further details.