Policies & Procedures

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


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).


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 listed on this website are subject to change without notice.


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


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.


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


East Carolina University Continuing and 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 Programs

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 Programs

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) 328-9198 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.


Persons who enroll in Continuing and 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.