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How to Register | Payment | Policies & Procedures

How to Register

There are many ways to register for courses with the East Carolina University’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE).


Online Registration

Registrations are accepted via our online shopping system. Simply click on the course and select the session date you wish to attend. Click add to cart, sign in and complete checkout process. Be sure to “add an attendee” to each item in cart.

If your employer is paying your course fee with a check, please include your company when creating your online profile. Doing this should allow you to select “Invoice Me” during checkout. Be sure to “add attendee” to each course you are registering for.

If your employer is paying using a company credit card, payment is due at time of registration.

Registrations are accepted until three business days before a course, if space is available. We recommend registering early. Classes must meet a minimum number of participants to be held. If your class does not meet its minimum we will notify you via e-mail once that decision is made. If you have any questions about the registration process please call (252) 328-9198 or email cpe@ecu.edu for assistance.


Payment with Check

If your employer is paying your course fee with a check, please include your company when creating our online profile. Doing this should allow you to select “Invoice Me” during checkout. Be sure to “add attendee” to each course you are registering for.

 

If your employer is paying using a company credit card, payment is due at time of registration. All registration fees must be made prior to attending class. You are not considered registered for a course until payment has been made.


Call-in Registration

You can call in your registration and pay with a credit card over the phone. To register over the phone please call (252) 328-9198.


Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT)

If you are paying with an IDT please email a copy of the journal entry to cpe@ecu.edu. Payment needs to be made prior to the course to be admitted.


Confirmation

Registration is complete once we receive payment. Please retain your confirmation of enrollment and payment. If you did not receive a confirmation of payment please contact us at cpe@ecu.edu or (252) 328-9198.


Course Cancellations

CPE reserves the right to substitute instructors, change program dates, and cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen events. CPE is not responsible for any expenses incurred before the start of a program, e.g., airline tickets, hotel, or car rental. Please contact the coordinator or visit the website for confirmation of event before making travel arrangements. If CPE cancels a course, you may request a tuition transfer to another course within one year of enrollment or request a full refund (allow three to four weeks for processing from the date of the request).


Copy of Certificate or Letter of Attendance

If you need a copy of your certificate or letter of attendance regarding your courses, please email cpe@ecu.edu. Please note that CPE is not able to provide an official transcript of non-credit courses, but can instead provide a letter of verification of attendance.


Income Tax Deductions for Educational Expenses

Continuing Professional Education offers non-credit course and is therefore unable to provide a 1098-T Form. Please retain your confirmation of enrollment and payment for tax purposes, in some cases students are eligible for the Lifetime Learning Credit. For more information please visit the Internal Revenue Service website for more details.


Course Re-Certification Credit

A number of CPE courses earn continuing education credit units (CEUs), Please visit each course for eligible re-certification credits for your credential. CPE courses do not earn academic credit and cannot be transferred to degree programs. Please note, satisfactory completion requires full attendance, demonstrated knowledge of the intended learning outcomes and account paid in full.

Persons requiring special accommodations or assistance should contact the Program Coordinator at least two weeks before the program begins. For more information, please call (252) 328-9198.



Payment

East Carolina University Continuing Professional Education requires that all payments be made prior to the start of the course. If your employer is paying your course or program fee with a check, please submit payment prior to the course. If you or your agency are paying using a company credit card, payment is due at time of registration. You can pay online or by phone at (252) 328-9198.

CREDIT CARD
We accept Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

CHECK OR MONEY ORDER
You may use a check or money order to pay by mail or in-person. Please make checks payable to East Carolina University.

THIRD-PARTY PAYMENTS
  • Purchase Orders – CPE does not accept purchase orders.
  • Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT) for East Carolina University Staff and Faculty - CPE accepts IDTs. You must complete the registration process and provide the department IDT information along with a copy of the journal entry. Please send a copy of the journal voucher to cpe@ecu.edu.

CASH
East Carolina University Continuing Professional Education accepts cash in its office or on-site at a program. You can visit our office Monday-Friday. We are located in the Self Help Center, Suite 401, 301 Evans St. Greenville, NC 27858.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please note, you will not receive your Certificate of Completion until payment is received in full.

Policies & Procedures

East Carolina University’s Continuing Professional Education course policies should be reviewed prior to enrolling in a course. All courses at East Carolina University’s Continuing Professional Education are non-credit and not transferable for college credit.

Registration
Registration is currently available online, by phone, or in person. If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering please contact CPE at cpe@ecu.edu.

Course Cost and Fee Payment Policy
Course fees vary depending on the field of study because the cost for providing instruction varies by program. Consult the specific course listings for the total course fee.

If your employer is paying your course fee with a check, please include your company when creating your online profile. Doing this should allow you to select “Invoice Me” during checkout. Be sure to “add attendee” to each course you are registering for.

If your employer is paying using a company credit card, payment is due at time of registration. All registration fees must be made prior to attending class. Other forms of payment include check (personal, cashiers, money order, third-party) payable to East Carolina University, credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover).

Confirmation
Registration is complete once we receive payment. If you do not receive a receipt within 24 hours of registering, please call (252) 328-9273 or email cpe@ecu.edu to confirm your registration.

Financial Aid/Scholarships
CPE is not approved for Financial Aid or financial assistance from private lenders. In some cases we are able to accept scholarships. Please email us at cpe@ecu.edu with your scholarship details.

Pricing Discounts
Prices
Prices listed on this website are subject to change without notice.

Discounts
Some courses offer a discount if you purchase multiple sessions. These discounts are applied automatically during checkout. No other discounts are offered.

Textbooks
Unless otherwise noted in the course description, class materials and supplies will be furnished by CPE.

Course Location
Classes meet in the specified location in each course description. Parking for courses will be communicated prior to the course.

Parking
When parking on campus at East Carolina University participants will almost always need a parking permit to park. Please contact the cpe@ecu.edu for details. When parking on campus, please read parking signs. If you receive a ticket for parking in an unauthorized location, CPE waives all responsibilities for tickets issued to students. CPE is unable to waive parking tickets issued by ECU Parking and Transportation.

Cancellations and Inclement Weather Cancellations

Cancellations

East Carolina University Continuing Professional Education reserves the right to cancel scheduled workshops due to low enrollment and unforeseen circumstances.

 

If CPE cancels a course, you will receive full reimbursement of the course fee or you may request a tuition transfer to another course within a 12 month period. When selecting a different course, participants will be responsible for any difference in tuition cost at the time of the request or in some cases a participant may receive a credit on file. Please contact the CPE for more information.

 

CPE is not responsible for any expenses incurred before the start of a program, e.g., airline tickets, hotel, or car rental. Please check the CPE website and contact the Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.

 

CPE reserves the right to modify this cancellation policy with no advance notice.

Inclement Weather
We follow the university operating schedule. For emergency information please visit East Carolina University Alert web page. An email will also be sent by CPE in the event we delay our classes. We are not responsible for travel related expenses in the event we cancel a class.

Student Withdrawal, Transfer, Refund Policy, and Fees

Several options are available if a student needs to withdraw from a class. The options depend on when the withdrawal request is made. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal. Official withdrawal procedures must be followed. All withdrawal requests must be received, Monday – Friday, during normal business hours.

Refund Policy for Face-to-face Courses
Request Received By:

  • 7 business days before class start - 100% (minus $25 administrative fee)
  • 1-6 business days before class start - 50%
  • Less than 24 hours before class start - None


Refund Policy for Online or Hybrid Courses
Request Received By:

  • Prior to the start of the program - 100% (minus $25 administrative fee)
  • With one week after the start of the online course/program - 50%
  • After the first week of the course - None


Qualified withdrawals/transfers must be submitted in writing. You will have the option to request a credit on file, transfer, or list a substitute. You may transfer your registration to another person within your company at no fee or you may apply it to another workshop, certificate program, or online workshop scheduled within the next 12 months or you can request a credit on file. Credits on file are only valid for 12 months from the date of request.

Participants will be responsible for any difference in tuition cost at the time of the request or in some cases a participant may receive a credit on file.

Special Assistance
Persons requiring special accommodations or assistance should inform CPE at least two weeks before the program begins. For more information, call (252) 328-9273 or email cpe@ecu.edu.


Equal Opportunity

East Carolina University is committed to equality of opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, employees, or visitors based on race/ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability.


Disclaimer

Persons who enroll in Continuing Education courses acknowledge that they are physically fit to participate in these programs. In the event of an accident or injury, students will hold harmless from all liability, loss, or damage East Carolina University and its agents.