We allow course registrations at any time prior to the class start. For your convenience, we provide printable registration forms on this website. Registration forms are available on certificate, course, and seminar pages. We accept registrations on a first come basis. Please note, we limit many classroom courses to a maximum of 35 students and lab courses to as few as 20 students to ensure highly participatory environments.
You may register by fax, mail, or in person. On each course-specific registration form or brochure, we list the appropriate fax or mailing address for that course.
We require payment of the course fees at the time of registration. We accept the following forms of payment: Check (made payable to "George Mason University"), credit card (Visa and MasterCard), invoice (include P.O. Number), DD#1556 or SF 182.
We recognize you may occasionally need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place prior to your start. If you wish to receive a refund we must receive your written request for cancellation no less than seven business days prior to the course start date. If you request a refund, a $60 processing fee is deducted. We are sorry that we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in six or fewer business days before the start of the course. If you have requested a refund it may take several weeks to process. Refunds for check payments may take up to six weeks since refunds are cut through the Commonwealth of Virginia. Payments will be refunded to the person or company that issued the original check to George Mason University. Refunds for credit card payments will be made only to the credit card used for the original payment. Processing time will vary based on your financial institution.
Please note that additional refund restrictions may apply based on the unique nature of certain seminars, courses, or certificate programs. Please see the individual seminar, course, and certificate program pages for information about additional refund elements.
OCPE reserves the right to cancel any program, in which case, a full refund of fees is automatic.
To receive a certificate, a 75 percent or better attendance record must be achieved, unless noted otherwise in the individual course description. Please see each certificate program description for specific attendance and successful completion requirements. Certificates may take up to two weeks to process once all program requirements have been met.
For a one-time transfer request, a $30 processing fee will be assessed. Request for a transfer must be made in writing no less than seven business days prior to the event start date.