- Will I earn college credit toward a degree if I enroll in a non-credit continuing education program?
No, you will not earn college credit towards any degree at FIU. But non-credit programs can be a stepping-stone for you to decide whether you want to pursue an academic career in the given subject later on.
- What is the difference between a certificate of participation and a certification?
A certificate of participation is given for participating in a non-credit continuing education program. A professional certification implies passing an exam that is accredited by an organization/association that monitors the standards for that particular industry, for example, PHR, CPA, PMP, etc.
- What is a CEU?
CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. Per IACET, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, a CEU is a measurement of non-credit continuing education training.
- Are financial aid or payment plans available for non-credit continuing education programs?
No, the majority of non-credit continuing education programs are not eligible for financial aid or payment plans.
Please contact the specific non-credit program you’re interested in or visit their website for more information.
- Who can enroll in continuing education programs?
You must be 18 years or older to enroll in a non-credit continuing education program. Some programs may require a certain level of education prior to enrolling or prior training, but not always. It is important that you read the program descriptions to learn about any prerequisites, when applicable.
- What are micro-credentials?
The FIU Micro-Credentialing Initiative is designed to prepare all learners with 21st Century Critical Competencies. Whether you are a current student, a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or searching for a new career, earning Micro-Credentials can signal that you are able to demonstrate in-demand skills.
Micro-Credentials, which can take the form of digital badges, may be aligned to various continuing education opportunities. If there is a digital badge available to be earned, your instructor will provide you with the steps required to earn this badge.