Do I have to be online at a specific time for class, lecture, etc.? 

You do not have to be online at any specific day or time. There will be assignments with due dates set by the instructor to be completed each week. These can be in the form of video lectures, reading assignments, discussion board participation, quizzes, etc.  

What are the admission requirements for this course?

There are no admission requirements. Programs offered through Professional and Continuing Education are non-credit open-enrollment courses.

What scholarships are available?

If there are scholarships offered for a course, it will be listed on the course webpage. 

What payment plans are available?

We do not offer any payment plans at this time, and require payment in full at the time of registration. For more information, review our Accepted Funding Options

When will I receive information about my course?

For online courses, you will receive an email on the first day of the course letting you know the course is available and how you can access it. For on-site courses, you can expect information one to two weeks prior to the first day of the course.

Are there books or other materials required for this course?

If there are any required materials, they should be listed on the course website. (This information will not appear on the the certificate or series pages.) Students are responsible for purchasing any required books or materials. Changes to the textbook requirements will be emailed to students. Please check the webpage to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Can I register by phone?

We cannot accept registrations by phone. The Professional and Continuing Education registration system uses existing email addresses and their corresponding passwords as a unique identifier on student accounts. For this reason, we cannot accept registrations by phone as it would require Professional and Continuing Education staff to acquire the students’ email address and password.

Do you offer financial aid?

Most government funding sources do not approve non-credit courses, and at this time we are unable to accept Post 911 GI Bill funds, FAFSA or other government aid. We do accept AmeriCorps funding for approved courses. Please review the Accepted Funding Options for more information.

How do I register for a course?

Follow these step-by-step instructions.

  1. Select the Register Now button on the website of the course that you would like to enroll in.
    • To enroll in a course that is part of a certificate or series, click the Register Now button on the individual course page.
  2. If you have already registered and completed a previous course, the program may remember your login information. If you do not remember your login information, please contact us at or 541-737-4197 so that we may help with your registration.
  3. If this is a new account, select the login method best suited to your current needs when you see the window below
      • Select More Options if you do not see your desired login credential. You will then see the window below with additional options.
  4. Choose one of the providers listed and enter your email address for that provider and the password associated with it. (The OSU login is for Oregon State University employees only).
    • NOTE: Once you are logged into the system, bookmark this page as this is how you will access your account going forward.
    • IMPORTANT: You will always use the same login method as well as the same email and password, so be sure to keep careful track of this information.
  5. Confirm that your course has been selected, and then click the Next button.
  6. Complete your registration.
  7. After your registration has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Once the online course starts, you will receive another email letting you know that your course will be available within 15-30 minutes with a link to access it.
What if I don’t have an email account for one of the providers listed?

In an effort to safeguard your information, Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education uses a provider-based login system. This means that when you use a Google, Microsoft, etc. email address as your login, the password is stored with the provider. We do not have access to your password and your information is more secure. Due to this, the only way to access your course is by using one of the providers on the list. If you do not have an email address with a listed provider, you can sign up for a free email account with Gmail.

  • The OSU login is for Oregon State University employees only.
I forgot my password. How do I reset it?

In an effort to safeguard your information, Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education uses a provider-based login system. This means that when you use a Google, Microsoft, etc. email address as your login, the password is stored with the provider. We do not have access to your password and cannot help you change it. To change your password, please click the “Forgot Password” on the provider’s login site (i.e. Google, Microsoft, etc.) and follow their instructions.

Someone else’s information shows up (auto-fills) when I try to log in and I can’t enter my information.

If another person is also using your computer and has logged into our system, the information may be cached. To remove their information and log in, you may clear the cache on your device (if you’re unsure how to do this, google “clear cache” with the name of your browser). You may also open a private or incognito window and paste the link into the web address bar. To open a private or incognito window, you can press the following keys depending on your browser.

  PC Mac
Chrome Ctrl+Shift+N Command+Shift+N
Firefox Ctrl+Shift+P Command+Shift+N
Safari N/A Command+Shift+N
Internet Explorer Ctrl+Shift+P Command+Shift+N


I know I registered, but I can’t see my course when I’m logged in to my account.

This generally happens when you’ve inadvertently created two separate accounts. Contact us at or 541-737-4197 for assistance. If you have two accounts, we can merge them into one.

The email address I originally used to log in is no longer valid. How do I access my account?

You will need to create a new account with a current email address. On the second screen of the new account setup, you’ll be prompted to enter any other email addresses you may have previously used. The system will update your account with the new information. If this method is not successful, contact us after you create your new account and we can merge your accounts into one.

I want to use the Canvas app to access my course, but it doesn’t work correctly.

If prompted by Canvas to download and use the app for our courses, do not do so. Our courses will not work on the Canvas mobile app.
To access your course, you must log in to your account at and click the Access Course button. We recommend using the web browser on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device to access your course. 

My course starts Monday, but I can’t get in.

Access to a course is granted on the first day of the course, usually before noon. You will receive an email letting you know that the course is available along with instructions on how to access it.

If I take courses individually instead of purchasing the entire series, will I still get a certificate?

Yes. Our system tracks your course progress and will grant you a certificate once all required courses are successfully completed.

How do I find my grade?

Once grades have been released (you will receive an email notification), you may log in at and click the "Grades" tab on your account page.

Note: Grades may take two to four weeks to be posted.

How do I print my certificate?

Once grades have been released (you will receive an email notification), you may log in at and click the green "Print Certificate" button in the Courses section.

How do I obtain my digital badge?

If you have completed all necessary courses to receive a badge, please email us at after your grade has been released to obtain your badge. 

How do I receive a transcript of the courses I’ve taken at Professional and Continuing Education?

Since Professional and Continuing Education offers non-credit courses, official transcripts are not available. We do offer a Student Enrollment Record, which will show the courses completed, the completion dates, the grades assigned and the number of CEU or PDU credits awarded, if applicable. To see this record, log in at and click the "Grades" tab on your account page. In the upper right corner of the "Grades" tab, you will see a green "Print Student Enrollment Record" button.

Can I transfer to a later session if I am unable to complete my course?

As soon as you know you will be unable to complete the course, and at least one week before the end of the course, contact us at and send us a request in writing to transfer to a later session. Please review our Transfer Policy to ensure you are eligible to transfer. 

Note: There is a $60 transfer fee due when you transfer to a future course. If the transfer fee is not paid by the first day of the course, your enrollment will be canceled. Some courses such as Permaculture may have their own transfer policy and fee. Transferring is only available once per course. If you are unable to complete a course the second time and still wish to take it, you must re-enroll at full price.

How do I cancel a course?

Email us at and request that we cancel your course.

How do I get a refund?

Email us at and request a refund. Please review our Refund Policy to ensure you are eligible for a refund.

The credit card used to pay for my course has been canceled. How do I receive a refund?

Professional and Continuing Education may refund only in the manner in which we received payment. This means that we must refund to the same credit card on which we originally processed the payment. If your card has been canceled, you will need to contact the bank that provided the card and discuss how to receive the funds once we have processed the refund.

Contact us:

If you have a question or issue not addressed here, please contact us at or by phone at 541-737-4197. Be sure to give full and complete details of the issue you are inquiring about.