Non-Credit Course Policies
Registration & Payment
Payment by cash, check, credit card, or written employer billing authorization is required at time of registration.
Many employers' tuition plans cover UAH PCS courses. Mail, fax, or email your company purchase order, tuition voucher, or other billing authorization to the PCS Registration Office.
You will receive confirmation after your registration has been processed. Please review your confirmation letter carefully for the latest course information.
The registration fee for non-credit courses includes any required text, course materials, lab fees, and short-term parking decals unless otherwise noted.
All discounts must be redeemed at the time of registration.
Non-credit courses are self-supporting and classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of course cancellation, participants will be notified in a timely manner and will have the option of applying fees paid to another course or receiving a course fee refund.
- Professional Development
Failure to participate in a course or program does not constitute withdrawal. Substitutions are permitted with prior notice. For a full refund, notify the UAH PCS Registration Office directly at least one full business day prior to the course start date.
Online On-Demand course withdrawal requests must be received prior to logging onto the course and no more than 10 business days from the initial date of registration.
Full Program Discounts will be forfeited with any course withdrawal. Full course fees will be charged for all courses completed and the course in progress, if applicable.
- Health & Physical Education
Noncredit: Failure to participate in a non-credit HPE course does not constitute withdrawal. For a full refund, the Professional and Continuing Studies Registration office must be notified directly within at least 10 business days from the course start date. Individuals who fail to attend without notification are responsible for the entire fee. Substitutions are permitted with prior notice.
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UAH
No refunds will be issued for withdrawals.
Services for Students with Disabilities
UAH Disability Support Services (DSS) provides special accommodations for students with disabilities. Individuals should contact DSS at 256.824.1997 (Room 131 Madison Hall) at least one month prior to the start date of class to allow advanced preparation. Official documentation of stated disability is required.
UAH PCS shall not be held responsible for misprints in printed or electronic media. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for educational and training expenses (registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
CEUs are nationally recognized nonacademic credit for professional development and granted for Professional Development courses. Earn one CEU for ten hours of class time. Attend 80% of the class hours to receive CEUs.
UAH Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) courses meet requirements for providing Continuing Education Units (CEU). Please note the following conversion rates into Professional Development Hours (PDH), Continuous Learning Points (CLP), Professional Development Units (PDU), and Certified Professional Education Units (CPE).
- One CEU = 10 contact hours of instruction
- One PDH, CLP, PDU, or CPE = one contact hour of instruction
- One CEU = 10 PDH, CLP, PDU, or CPE
Course completion requires participants to attend 80% of scheduled class meetings (and complete associated exams or projects, if applicable). Participants receive a certificate indicating the number of CEUs earned.
Continuing Education Units provide a permanent record of an individual's educational accomplishments in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. UAH's use of the CEU follows the accepted criteria and guidelines established by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) which complies with internationally recognized standards of The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Campus Parking Regulations
For courses lasting less than 15 weeks, a parking permit is included in the course fee and will be issued at the opening session of class. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to attach your decal.
Students enrolled in a course lasting longer than 15 weeks must register their vehicle and display a current UAH Student Parking Decal. For more information, please call the Office of Campus Safety at (256) 824-6594.
UAH PCS classes will not meet if UAH closes due to inclement weather. Check local radio/television and online media broadcasts for closing announcements.
Transcripts and Grades
CEUs earned through PCS are recorded in the attendee's name. A transcript is available for $5 by submitting your request to the PCS Registration Office.
Letter grades are not granted for non-credit courses. Assignments and quizzes may be given for courses preparing for professional exams and in online learning courses.
Certificate Program Completion
Participants must complete all of the certificate program courses in a professional field within a five year period. Upon completion of the final course, submit a Certificate Completion Form to receive an overall certificate.
If a certificate program is updated or retired during this five-year period, the PCS staff will work with active participants to provide the best alternatives for program completion.
Acceptable Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Some PCS courses require proof of citizenship. U.S. passport, birth certificate with picture ID, Certificate of Citizenship, or Naturalization from USCIS are acceptable forms of proof. (No exceptions)
State and Association Requirements
To determine whether CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, consult your training department or licensing authority.
Courses are presented in the PCS Executive Training Center, unless otherwise noted. Computer technology courses are conducted in state-of-the-art, one-to-one computer labs. Classroom courses are held in rooms designed for the adult learner.