Policies for the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Registrants may withdraw in writing from a class up to three full working days before a course begins and receive a full refund, less any materials fee or as otherwise noted on the course webpage. If the Office of Continuing Professional Education is not notified in writing at least three working days prior to the start of class, registrants may be responsible for the full fee.
Substitutions are permitted.
Submit your written cancellation request at least 3 working 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.
First, and foremost, if you do not feel comfortable enough to drive, please don't! Your safety is our #1 priority. 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, you can check our website. We update the Adverse Weather Advisory link daily during winter months.
Two, you can 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 some courses are exceptions to the standard meal policy stated above. To find out specific details about the meals being offering 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 the Office of Continuing Professional Education 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.
The Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) is happy to announce that all of its training programs are now approved for tuition reimbursement 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 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.