Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Office of Continuing Education (OCE) is the official entity with the authority to grant CEU’s for non-credit courses at this University. One (1) CE Unit (CEU) is awarded for every ten (10) contact hours of successful coursework.  To receive a certificate documenting CEUs, participants must attend at least 80% of all class meetings and successfully complete the required course work. CEUs are recognized internationally as a measure of substantive professional education and training.

Noncredit Courses

The Office of Continuing Education (OCE) is a self-supporting entity that is supported by registration & ancillary fees associated with its’ non-credit offerings and events. Therefore, any proposed courses/events that do not meet minimum enrollment numbers maybe or are subject to cancellation.


The Office of Continuing Education (OCE) reserves the right to cancel registration of and/or to decline subsequent registration to participants who demonstrate or exhibits inappropriate or unacceptable conduct in connection with a course, program or activity offered by the OCE or this University and/or its staff or Instructors.

Disability Support Services (ADA Compliance)

Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to providing access to and services that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Prairie View A&M University also provides supports services for students with disabilities on an individual basis in accordance with the student’s request.  Requests for such services must be made through the Office of Disability Services. For specific information or assistance, please contact that office at 936.261.3583 or 936.261.3584.

OCE Withdrawal Policy (Dropping a Class)

If you must drop or withdraw from a course, please notify the OCE, in writing, five (5) business days prior to the class start date, via email: (OCE @pvamul.edu, before 5:00 p.m. Any applicable refunds are subject to a $35 processing fee that is deducted from such funds. Requests for refunds less than five (5) business days before class start date are not eligible for refunds; workshops and conference fees are non-refundable. This policy applies to all CE courses and events. Failure to attend or stop payments, on a credit cards, do not constitute a course withdrawal; a $35 processing fee will be billed to credit card holder for stop-payments.

Class Cancellations

If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a course, you are eligible for transfer into another course of equal value or a full refund of your original payment.

Course Transfer

Administrative transfers into different sessions of the same course may be necessary to meet minimum enrollment; once notified of such transfers, within the guidelines of the above withdrawal policy, failure to attend a class that you were transferred into acts to forfeit your full course tuition.

Refunds Policy

All refunds will be made in the form of a reversal of the original payment method, with the exception of cash payments, which will be paid by check. Please allow up to four (4)-weeks to receive a refund check.

Equal Opportunity

PVAMU University System is committed to the principles of equal opportunity in education and employment. PVAMU does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, nationality or ethnicity, in the administration of its educational or admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship & loan programs, and other university system college administered programs and activities.


Some courses have required and/or recommended texts. Such texts, they ARE NOT included in the course costs unless so indicated in the course description.

Emergency Closing/Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather or an emergency closing, all or some classes maybe canceled. Generally, such decisions are made between 5:30 a.m.. and 7:30 a.m.. for day classes, and by 3:00 p.m.., for evening classes. Registered participants must check with the Office of Continuing Education for closure information during hazardous weather periods.

Age Guidelines

PVAMU OCE classes are designed primarily to serve adult learners; persons who are 15-17 years-old must have written, parental permission to attend an adult course; and, those who are between 13-14 years-old must have a parent enrolled in and attendant in the same class, unless a course is specifically designed for younger participant and commonly requires a signed parental and liability waiver by the participants’ parents.

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