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General Information


John F. Kennedy University’s Continuing Education department provides the greater Bay Area with accessible and forward-thinking lifelong learning opportunities that empower individuals and organizations to engage their disciplines, interests, and ambitions in germane, connected, and creative ways.

JFK University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, height, weight, national origin, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all groups that are underrepresented in higher education.

CE Accreditations
JFK University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

JFK University Continuing Education is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. JFK University Continuing Education (CE) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 3555).
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for registered nurses (provider #02354).
  • The California Foundation for the Advancement of Addiction Professionals (CFAAP/CAADAC) (provider #4-C-95-322-1111).
  • The State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) for attorneys (provider #9067).

Published Course Schedules and Substitutions
Although we make every effort to maintain published course schedules, CE reserves the right to make changes in fees, faculty assignments, course dates and room locations. We will notify participants as soon as possible should any course-related changes occur. Please see the link for our Course Calendar on the right side bar for the most current course schedule information.

Course Cancellations
CE reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient enrollment, instructor illness, national emergency, or natural disaster. Participants will be notified as soon as possible and will receive a full refund or transfer to another course within the current catalog cycle without penalty of any additional processing fees. The liability of JFK University CE is limited to registration fees only. JFK University will not be responsible for any losses incurred by students including, but not limited to, airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits.

All courses offered through CE are entirely self-supporting. Fees for courses vary and are adjusted to accommodate course expenses. Fees are listed in this catalog in each course description. JFKU-CE reserves the right to change course fees as necessary.

Certificates of Attendance
CE certificates will be presented at the completion of each onsite course to students who have preregistered at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the course. If registration occurs less than five days before the course start date, we cannot guarantee that your CE certificate will be available onsite. In that case, your certificate will be mailed to you as soon as possible, once your attendance is verified. For online course students, CE certificates are immediately available after you successfully complete the final exam and evaluation.

Program Credit

CE Credit: Course numbers that include "CE" provide mandated continuing education credit for agency requirements as indicated. These courses may be taken for professional development or personal enrichment. One hour of CE credit is granted for one contact hour of instruction. Partial credit is never granted.

APA: The course offers credit to mental health professionals regulated by The American Psychological Association.

BBS: The course offers credit to mental health professionals regulated by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

CFAAP/CAADAC: The course offers credit to practitioners regulated by California Foundation for the Advancement of Addiction Professionals.

RN: The course offers credit to professionals regulated by the California Board of Registered Nursing.


Disability Services
All individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations or related
assistance should contact the Office of Disability Services at least three
(3) weeks prior to the beginning of the course. Please call 925.969.3530.

CE Administrative Office is located on the Pleasant Hill campus in Room S205. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am - 5 pm.