Non-Credit Course Policies

Registration & Payment

Payment by cash, check, credit card, or written employer billing authorization is required at time of registration.

Mail, fax, or email your company purchase order, tuition voucher, or other billing authorization to the CPCS Registration Office. Check with your organization, many employers’ tuition plans cover UAH PDS courses.

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 permits unless otherwise noted.

Discounts

All discounts must be redeemed at the time of registration.

Course Cancellations

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.

Withdrawal Policies

  • Professional Development Solutions

    Failure to participate in a course or program does not constitute withdrawal. Substitutions are permitted with prior notice. For a refund, the UAH CPCS Registration Office must be notified in writing at least three full business day prior to the course start date. Send notifications to PCSRegistration@uah.edu.

    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..

Services for Students with Disabilities

UAH Disability Support Services (DSS) provides special accommodations for students with disabilities. Contact DSS at 256.824.1997 or uah.edu/dss at least one month prior to the start date of class to allow advanced preparation. Official documentation of stated disability is required.

Misprints

UAH CPCS shall not be held responsible for misprints in printed or digital media. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tax Deduction

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 non-academic credit for professional development and granted for professional development courses. UAH PD Solutions (PDS) courses meet requirements for providing CEUs.

UAH Professional and Continuing Studies (CPCS) 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 clock/contact hours of instruction
  • One PDH, CLP, PDU, or CPE = one contact hour of instruction
  • One CEU = 10 PDH, CLP, PDU, or CPE

Successful course completion requires participants to attend 80% of scheduled class meetings (and complete associated exams or projects, if applicable). The noncredit course grading system is Pass/Fail. Participants receive a certificate or letter of completion indicating the number of CEUs earned. Individual CEUs earned through CPCS are recorded in the attendee’s name. A transcript is available for $5 through the CPCS Registration Office.

CEUs 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).

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.

Defense Acquisition Workforce

Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD instruction 5000.66. Members are encouraged to set a goal of achieving 40 CLPs within any 12 month period or the mandatory requirement of 80 CLPs within two years. With supervisor approval, attendance in UAH PD Solutions courses may be used towards CLP requirements.

Campus Parking Regulations

UAH uses zoned parking. As part of registration, course participants will be issued a Commuter Parking Permit at the opening session. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to hang your permit on your rear view mirror. Campus parking information and Zoning Maps may be found at UAH.edu/MAP

Students enrolled in a course lasting longer than 15 weeks must register their vehicle and display a current UAH Student Parking Permit. For more information, please call the Office of Campus Safety at (256) 824-6594.

Inclement Weather

UAH PDS classes will not meet if UAH closes due to inclement weather. Check local radio/television 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 PDS staff will work with active participants to provide the best alternatives for program completion.

Acceptable Proof of U.S. Citizenship

For select courses, participants must be U.S. citizens and provide verification of citizenship. Visit CPCS.uah.edu/Citizenship for more details.

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.

Training Environment

Courses are presented in the CPCS Executive Training Center, on the second floor of Wilson Hall, 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.