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Continuing education programs are educational opportunities offered to individuals throughout their lifecycle. These programs cover a range of experiences including courses, camps, conferences, and certificate programs.

If you already have a degree, you may take continuing education courses to upgrade your skills or expand your knowledge base. The university’s continuing education offerings provide flexible and innovative options, encompassing everything from intimate workshops in creative writing to intensive certificate programs for business leaders.


CEU stands for “Continuing Education Unit.” A CEU is a unit of credit equal to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions. Some professionals, such as professional engineers and architects, have slightly different designations.


Our administrative offices are located at 35 Berrue Circle, Suite 206, Piscataway NJ 08854 (Livingston Campus)


First, and foremost, if you do not feel comfortable enough to drive, please don't! Classes are canceled when the university is closed; which is a rare event. Check website for weather updates and cancellations.  Information will be posted here.  You may also call our University Help Desk at 732-445-INFO. Please do not call the Rutgers University Police Department for closing or cancellation information.


Yes, see our FAQ category under "Payments and Refunds".


All over New Jersey.  See our locations for a site near you.


Depends on the program.  For most professional courses, business casual is the norm.  For some hands-on & installer courses, please dress appropriately for that type of activity including in some cases protective gear and footwear.


Please visit each program page for prices.  In some cases, we offer discounts in conjunction with a promotion or advertising campaign.  If you received a "promo code", simply enter in the registration checkout page where indicated.  Your prices will be updated to reflect that particular promotion.


In 95% of courses, all materials and hand-outs will be provided and included in your registration.  In the case where a textbook is required, a link for purchase will be included on the course description page.


Generally, no. Some courses may require a certain level of education or prior training in order to enroll. Be sure to read any “prerequisites” that may be listed for a course.


For online registrations, payment is due at the time of registration.  For corporate billing, either full payment, or an approved purchase order, or letter of credit must be submitted at least two days prior to class start.

If you prefer your company to be billed, please contact us and we will provide an invoice.

Registrants may withdraw from a class up to three full working days before a course begins and receive a full refund less a $35 processing fee, unless otherwise specified . If we are not notified at least three working days prior to the start of class, registrants will be responsible for the full fee. Substitutions are permitted.

To make a payment for any RIE course, workshop, or conference, please follow these three easy steps:


  1. Create a Continuing Studies user account.  If you already have an account please login.
  2. Once you are logged in, please click "My Account" on the left side of the page and select View/Pay Invoices.
  3. Select your invoice to pay using the dropdown menu, and click "Pay Now."

In most cases, no.  We offer primarily non-credit continuing and professional education courses.  However, you are eligible for a variety of professional CEU and PDH units.  With that said, we do offer some courses in partnership with a degree program and these courses are cross listed for both credit and non-credit.  In this case, information will be included in the program description.

It depends on the degree program's requirements.  In all cases, you must take the assessment WITH THE CLASS if you want to preserve the possibility of future credit or course waivers.

When a course is listed as “online” or “web-based,” it generally means it is taught entirely online. Hybrid learning, sometimes called “blended learning,” mixes classroom and online instruction.


Certificate programs are generally nondegree, noncredit professional training or executive education programs that award certificates to participants upon successful completion of one or more modules.

Certification programs are designed to provide training to individuals, who are required to have and maintain specific levels of knowledge and skills in their job categories, often as a legal requirement to perform their duties. Certification programs may carry credits, and may be prerequisites for licensure.

 Yes. Parking is provided for classes taking place on-campus and off-campus. In most cases, we will distribute parking tags at the start of the class.  For some off campus locations such as downtown New Brunswick, you will receive a parking stub when entering the gated lot.  Please bring stub with you to class for validation.

Only a small part of this course is related to visual design. The course is intended to give an overview of the field and how each skill set interacts to produce high quality UX design. If you are considering taking advanced courses from Rutgers, you will not need the course in visual design.

This course will show you how UX fits into what you do. It is not focused on web page design but on User Experience design for all types of interfaces whether they appear on a lawn mower, a mobile phone, a medical device or a web page. When you finish the course, you will suddenly understand the many different facets of UX and how it fits within the entire strategy of your organization.

In the initial course in UXD, we cover the entire process of good design beginning with user research and ending with prototype evaluation, but we do not teach any of the sub disciplines in detail. User Evaluation, for example, discusses web analytics, statistics, international user testing and eye tracking, none of which are covered in the first course.

No reading is required for the course unless you are taking the course as part of your Masters Degree. In this case, the reading will be indicated on the Sakai page for the course.

However, if you want to read a relevant book before entering the course, we recommend: About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by A. Cooper, R. Reimann and D. Cronin.

It is possible for future credit.  While we cannot guarantee credit will be accepted by other institutions, we have a pretty good success rate and upon request,  will provide you a letter acknowledging that you have taken the course and a transcript showing the letter grade you received. You must do all team assignments and other assessments with the class you enrolled in.

Also,  many of these courses are cross listed with the Rutgers Graduate School and routinely accepted for credit in the MBS program and many other degree programs.  For example, if you decide to pursue a Master of Business & Science in UXD at Rutgers, credits will liekly be accepted.  Check with your advisor.  NOTE: If you are already a Rutgers’ enrolled student, please register for this course through RU Webreg.  The UXD I course number is 16:137:531.  

As a non credit registration, you only have to take the final exam and carry out the additional work assigned in the course if you wish to receive future credit.  See "Can I receive credit for this course".

Wireless access is provided in most classrooms. However, we do not expect participants to be answering emails during the course time. There are breaks for this.

The UXD courses are too intense for conducting personal work within the course time. In addition, you will be working in teams and your team mates will need your input and effort. We recommend scheduling the conference call at another time or taking the course at another time.

Absolutely. Contact Us before registering, and we'll provide a promo code to deduct the (actual) cost of the iPad.

You bet.  See our bundle here that includes UXD I, and your choice of two additional courses in the UXD program.  This is our most popular option, plus you get a great looking certificate!

Absolutely!  Discounts vary depending on number of employees.  Contact Us.  We also offer onsite training at your location.

Yes.  Just Contact Us three (3) days prior to class start.  If less than three working days, Substitutions are permitted.

The UXD courses are the same ones we require of our UXD Masters students. They are in each course at a ratio of about 1 Masters student to 4 professional education students. It is very likely that one of them will be on your project team. They enjoy the interaction with individuals already working in the area of UXD and almost all of them are part time students who also work. For those interested in the master’s program.  For more information on a Masters of Business & Science degree in UXD, please see here.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED rating system, created by the USGBC, provides third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at increasing performance, reducing waste, and improving quality of life.  Each strategy listed on the rating system checklist is catalogued as a credit. Credits are grouped into six major categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design & Regionalization. All the credits in these categories are worth a certain number of points. For every strategy utilized in a LEED-registered project, the building acquires the corresponding number of points for that credit. The greater number of points, the more likely the building will qualify for LEED Certification. There are different levels of LEED Certification, based on this point range.


The LEED Green Associate exam prep course is the best place to start. There is no prerequisite, and everything you need is included. The LEED Green Associate training course prepares and qualifies you for the LEED Green Associate exam. We provide students with pre-course reading material to review online before the class. In the class, we provide a course book and study sheets. After the class, we give you access to practice exam questions and provide you with instructions for registering to take the exam. LEED Green Associate accreditation is a required first step before going on to earn a LEED AP with Specialty accreditation.


Attaining LEED Accreditation will help you understand the certification process for a LEED project and help you communicate to your customers how your product can help a building earn credits toward certification. Points can be earned from products that contribute to energy efficiency, waste reduction, prevent pollution, etc. Knowing such LEED guidelines can give you greater access to the green building market.


Students who choose to sit through a BPI training webinar must complete the field training and testing components of the course. We will ask you to join a regularly scheduled BPI training course, in which you would participate in Wednesday-Friday of the training. This would include live field training at a local residence, as well as written and field testing with an Everblue proctor.


Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia, are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices.

Sorry, but no.  But we do accept WDP grants for NJ unemployed citizens. A variety of other forms of aid are also available (WIA, ARRA, MyCAA, Smartloans). Please contact our office.

Please see the help pages on the various programs under "Funding Opportunities" on the homepage.

In most cases, yes. Workforce offices have consistently supported this in practice, and so does Rutgers.

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