Policies for the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Registrants may withdraw in writing from a class up to three full business days before a course begins and receive a full refund, less the cancellation fee, materials fee and other fees as noted on the course webpage. Note that in some cases, registrants may be required to withdraw more than three working days before the course begins; please check the individual course webpage for details.
If the Office of Continuing Professional Education is not notified in writing at least three or more business days prior to the start of class, registrants will not receive a refund.
For most courses, substitutions are permitted. For courses with pre-requisites, substitutions may not be permitted. Please check the course webpage for details and exceptions.
Submit your written cancellation request at least 3 or more business days prior to the course start to us at:
Mail: Rutgers - OCPE, 102 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
In the event that we cancel a course, we will try to reschedule and automatically place registered students in the new offering (registrants will be notified of the new date). If a student is unable to attend on the new date, a refund will be issued if we are notified in writing at least three full business days prior to the rescheduled class. If we are unable to reschedule, a refund will be issued.
In the event that OCPE is issuing a refund for a payment made by credit card, the refund will be issued back to the same credit card within 2 business days.
For payments made by check, cash, or money order, a refund will be issued by check; a Federal Identification or Social Security Number must be supplied to our office to process a refund check. Refunds by check take 8-10 weeks to process.
First, and foremost, if you do not feel comfortable enough to drive, please don't! Your safety is important to us. However, if you do plan to attend class, there are two ways you can check to see if we're holding classes on a bad-weather day.
One, check our website. We update the Adverse Weather Advisory link daily during winter months.
Two, call our main office number at 848-932-9271 and press 4. The outgoing message will be updated by 6:00am on days when we are experiencing inclement winter weather with information on cancellations.
Click here for current weather information in New Brunswick.
Course materials and handouts are included in your registration fee. Textbooks, design supplies and other class supplies are included ONLY where specified.
Meals are provided at many of our courses, typically* as follows:
*Please note that there are some exceptions to the standard meal policy stated above. To find out specific details about the meals being offered at a particular course, please check the course webpage and review the "Meals" section (found just below Fees) or call us at 848-932-9271.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
CEUs and Recertification Credits
One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience. In some courses, recertification credits approved by other bodies (eg. N.J. Landscape Architect Evaluation and Examination Committee, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), NJDEP Certified Pesticide Applicator, NJDHSS REHS / Health Officer CE's, to name a few) are also available for qualified participants. Credit information is posted on the course webpage and on our credits page. If you cannot find the number/type of credits offered for a particular course on our website, please call us at 848-932-9271.
We are happy to provide a "transcript letter" listing the courses you have taken with our office. Please visit our transcript page for more information and to submit your request.
All training programs offered by our office are approved for educational benefits through the GI Bill’s VA Training Program administered in New Jersey by the Department of Veterans affairs.
Please visit our VA Benefits page for more information.
Tax Information for Continuing Education Students
The courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are non-credit programs. As a result, we do not provide 1098-T forms. However, continuing education students may be eligible for the Lifetime Learning tax credit.
Please visit our tax information page for more information.
The Office of Continuing Professional Education, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
If you require special assistance, please notify our office when you register for a course and/or no less than one week in advance of the course start date. Every effort will be made to accommodate reasonable requests to meet your needs. For more information, please visit the Rutgers Office of Disability Services.
Supervision of Minors
Registered participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.