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Certificate Programs are groups of classes designed to provide in-depth study in a particular subject area. These programs are subject to continuous review to ensure that they provide the knowledge and skills required to meet current industry needs. Most certificate classes can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.
Certificate Programs are a tangible way to demonstrate acquisition of new skills for your current career, for career advancement, or to launch a whole new career. Certificate programs are also an excellent way to network with others and enhance your expertise in a selected field.
The curriculum for each certificate program is created through the efforts of university faculty, business people, industry leaders, and Extension and International Programs program developers. Each certificate program is continually evaluated by these academic and industry experts who contribute their experience and expertise as Advisory Board members.
The length of certificate programs varies. Some programs are one-semester programs. Others are longer. For details and a completion schedule, please choose a specific certificate program.
All graduating students must submit a Study Plan/Request for Certificate in order to receive a certificate. Please submit the form after you have completed the last class of the program. Your certificate will be mailed to you in approximately 4-6 weeks.
Yes! Many classes can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program. You may want to take one class, and then decide to move forward to earn a certificate. The choice is yours!
We are not authorized to issue I-20s for part-time study. In general, non-credit certificate programs do not qualify as full-time study. If you are here on an I-20 and are a full-time student in a U.S. school, you can take classes in a certificate program, but it would be in addition to your full-time study.
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized uniform unit of measurement to record individual participation in non-credit academic, professional development educational and training programs. It is based upon attendance in non-degree non-credit academic classes of continuing professional education programs sponsored by organizations following the guidelines established by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
The hour equivalency for reporting education and training to professional and state licensing organizations is: ten (10) hours of instruction = 1.0 CEU or one (1) hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU.
The primary purpose of the CEU is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed significant non-credit educational and career enhancement experiences. The CEU is also used for licensed professionals such as nurses, engineers, fiduciaries, social workers, etc., who are required to submit proof of continuing education and professional development activity in order to maintain their license.
For organizations to award CEUs, they must follow the criteria and guidelines set forth by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1620 I Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006
Some class credits may be transferable to another institution. To be certain, you should check with the institution where you wish to transfer the credits.
California State University, Fullerton Extension and International Programs does not officially give letter grades for non-credit and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes. However, we do understand that some employers require a letter grade for reimbursement. To satisfy that requirement, Cal State Fullerton Extension and International Programs will provide you with a letter grade equivalent by mail approximately four weeks after the course end date. To report a missing letter grade equivalent, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Transcripts:Transcripts may be ordered one of two ways:
- Via the Internet 24/7 through the National Student Clearinghouse.
- By completing the Transcript Request Form and providing a personal check to cover the related fees either in person or by mail as instructed on the Form.
For more information: http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions/CurrentStudent/Transcripts.asp
Unofficial Transcripts:Unofficial transcripts are available through Titan Online via the Student Portal. The first time a student accesses the portal, they should login using their CWID and PIN. Once they login, they will create a personalized username and password that will be required each time they access the portal.
- Go to www.fullerton.edu
- Enter username and password (see instructions above) in the Portal Login section
- Click "Login"
- Select Titan Online
- In the Student Center section, click on the Student Center link (left menu)
- Under Academics, click "My Academics"
- Click "View Transcript"
Note: All official transcripts are handled through A & R, including those for EIP Classes.
Select a certificate program, select a course from the schedule and the dates and times will be shown. Click "Learn More" to get more details, including the cost. If dates and times are not listed for the course you selected, the course is not being offered in the current term.
EIP provides information that may qualify students to participate in a variety of financial assistance programs. For more information on financial assistance programs, click here .
Under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, taxpayers may be eligible to claim a non-refundable Hope Scholarship or a Lifetime Learning Credit against their federal income taxes click here for more information.
You may be able to use funds, if your scholarship or grant stipulates that the funds can be used towards Extension and International Programs classes. Contact the source of your scholarship or grant to be certain. Make checks payable to CSUF. Please Contact Us for more information.
EIP does offer some scholarships. For more information, click here.
Select a certificate program, select a course from the schedule and the dates and times will be shown. Sometimes there is more than one offering of the course. If dates and times are not listed for the course you selected, the course is not being offered in the current term, in which case you are welcome to click on "Notify Me" and fill out the requested contact information to be notified the next time the class is offered.
- Students receive a campus wide identification number (CWID) when they first enroll.
- Your CWID will be used in place of your Social Security number to identify all your records.
- You will also need your CWID the first time you log into the CSUF Student Portal.
- If you lose your CWID, go to https://my.fullerton.edu/CSUFCWID/index.aspx
Classes at Extension and International Programs are taught by outstanding faculty members and practicing professionals, who are selected to be instructors based on their expertise and access to the latest developments in their field.
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- Online: 24 hours a day. This is the most efficient way to register. Find the program or course you're interested in and click on "Add Course." Use your credit card to register.
- Phone: 657-278-2611 (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Have your your student I.D. or Social Security number ready. You will be directed to the portal to make your payment online.
- Please note a 2.75% convenience fee is added to all credit/debit card transactions.
The safety of the public, our students and staff is our highest priority. Given the guidance from the CDC and Governor Newsom, Extension and International Programs has moved to virtual operations until further notice. In person and mail-in options are not available at this time.
We highly recommend that you register no later than one to two weeks prior to the start date of each class in order to ensure your seat in the class. Please note:
- If the class starts today, or has already started, please contact EIP Information at (657) 278-2611.
- If the first class meeting is on a weekday, please be sure to register one working day prior.
- If the first class meeting is on a Saturday or Sunday, please be sure to register the Friday prior.
- If you are registering at least one working day prior to the first class meeting, you can register online by choosing the class and adding it to your shopping cart.