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WHAT IS CONTINUING EDUCATION AT JFK UNIVERSITY?
JFK University's Continuing Education (CE) is an institution-wide department that provides highly engaging learning opportunities that support the educational and professional goals of our surrounding communities. Utilizing an expanding range of traditional and innovative delivery methods, CE offers continuing education, professional development, and personal enrichment courses and programs to our region's lifelong learners.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CE CREDIT, ACADEMIC CREDIT AND CEUs?
Continuing Education Credit: Continuing Education (CE) is approved as a provider of continuing education credit for licensure and pre-licensure requirements pertaining to psychologists, mental health professionals, registered nurses, and attorneys. One hour of CE credit is earned for each hour of instruction.

Continuing Education Unit: Continuing Education (CE) provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all of our Leadership & Management courses, as well as our eCommerce Certificate Program, which abide by the guidelines established by the International Association Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CEUs are nationally recognized units for measuring participation in professional development programs which do not award academic credit. These courses may be appropriate when employers, re-licensure agencies and other authorities require a specific number of hours of study and where noncredit study is acceptable. CEUs may neither be applied to, nor substituted for, graduation or degree requirements. One CEU is earned for 10 hours of instruction.

ARE CE CREDITS BOARD APPROVED?
Yes, please view our Board Accreditations in GENERAL INFORMATION.

WHAT ARE MY LICENSURE AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS?
To find out which courses are mandated for your licensure requirements or renewal, please visit the appropriate Board website:

California Board of Psychology

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

California Board of Registered Nursing

State Bar of California

CE participants are responsible for reporting their own hours.

* If you are outside of California, please contact your state association.

WHERE ARE THE CE COURSES LOCATED?
CE currently offers courses at two JFK University campus locations in the Bay Area, in addition to courses online:

Pleasant Hill Campus
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Campbell Campus
1 West Campbell Avenue, Bldg A
Campbell, CA 95008

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRE-REGISTERING FOR A COURSE?
Pre-registering for a course guarantees each registrant a place on the course roster for classes of limited size. Additionally, early registration minimizes the chance of your course(s) being cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Participants who enroll at least 4 days prior to the course start date receive their CE certificate onsite immediately following completion of the course.

CAN I RESERVE A SPOT WITHOUT PAYMENT?
No. Participants will not be added to any course until our office receives full payment.

HOW DO I REGISTER ONLINE?
You may register for any of our courses securely online through our shopping cart feature. Simply follow these instructions:

  1. View our Course Calendar for a complete list of offerings. Click on any course title to view the full course description.
  2. After reviewing the course description, click "Add Course to Cart" on the course page. (Once the course is added to your Shopping Cart, the text will say "Course Added.")
  3. Continue to add courses to your Shopping Cart by repeating steps 1-2.
  4. When you are ready to complete your registration, select "View Cart." Review the list of courses you have selected and make any necessary changes.
  5. Once the information in your cart is correct, click the "Checkout" button.
  6. Complete the registration form. Select the appropriate discount status if any apply. Click "Review Submission" to make sure all of your personal information is correct.
  7. Click "Place Order." You should receive email confirmation within a few minutes. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call us at 800.557.1384.

Please note: You must register for online courses and on-site courses separately. Participants will receive instant access to online courses and email confirmation for on-site courses.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY COURSE REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION?
If you register through our website, confirmation will be immediately emailed to you. Please be sure to print a copy for your records. If you register in person or by mail, phone or fax, confirmation will be mailed to you within 10 business days, including a map to the appropriate campus.

WHEN ARE COURSES CLOSED AND HOW WILL I KNOW?
Courses are closed when the enrollment capacity is filled. If the enrollment is full, our website will be updated to reflect the course closure. Onsite registrations will not be accepted if a course is full. Register early to secure your space!

DOES CE OFFER DISCOUNTS ON ANY COURSES?
Yes! CE offers a 10% discount on most courses to JFKU affiliates (alumni, faculty, students and staff), National University alumni, multicourse registrants (students registering for three or more courses simultaneously) and groups of three or more. For complete registration and discount information, please review our REGISTRATION POLICIES.

DOES CE OFFER ANY PAYMENT INSTALLMENT PLANS?
No. All CE courses must be paid for in full prior to or at the time of the course.

WHAT IS THE WITHDRAWAL & CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please note that CE has updated our student withdrawal and cancellation policies. Please review the REGISTRATION POLICIES for complete details.

WHAT IS THE COURSE ATTENDANCE POLICY?
To earn continuing education credit for a course, 100% attendance is required. Late arrivals will not be allowed to earn CE credit. Partial credit cannot be granted.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE YOUR NEXT CE CATALOG?
Our website contains the most updated course and departmental information. Our printed catalog is currently produced three times per year. Our Fall catalog (September-February) is available in early August. Our Winter/Spring catalog (February-June) is available in early January. Our Summer catalog (July-September) is available in early June. We send other program-specific mailings throughout the year. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us conted@jfku.edu or call us at (800) 557-1384.

I WOULD LIKE TO TEACH A CE COURSE THROUGH YOUR DEPARTMENT. WHAT STEPS DO I NEED TO TAKE TO DO THIS?
CE is constantly seeking to improve the breadth and quality of our offerings, particularly in the areas of psychology, management, law, education and the arts. If you possess extensive adult teaching or training experience and are interested in joining our select group of faculty, please email conted@jfku.edu to request a proposal submission form. Proposals for consideration in our Fall catalog must be submitted by March 1 of each year. Proposals for consideration in our Winter/Spring catalog must be submitted by September 1 of each year. Proposals for consideration in our Summer catalog must be submitted by August 1 of each year. New course proposals are submitted to an advisory committee for review and approval.

For specific proposal or content questions, please contact Kimberly Twilla, Director of Programs for Continuing Education, at ktwilla@jfku.edu.