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Continuing Education Certificate Programs

Policies and Procedures

Full payment for tuition and fees payable by money order, MasterCard, Visa or Discover is required at the time of registration, prior to attending class(es). NO CASH OR CHECK PAYMENTS ACCEPTED.

It’s Easy to Register!

Register online here. Please indicate current contact information including at least two phone numbers and email address.
Call (718) 960-8512 during office hours

It is strongly recommended that prospects register at least 3 business days prior to class start to guarantee a spot.

Note: Students registering online will be emailed a receipt. Please review your receipt carefully and make corrections in your CampuCE account. Call 718-960-8512, email or click on CHAT at for more information.

Room Location - If it is not listed on receipt, call (718) 960-8512 during regular business hours prior to the first class meeting or login to your account at In the event a course is cancelled, we attempt to notify students; however, students are advised to verify the status of courses by calling (718) 960-8512 no earlier than 24 hours prior to the first class meeting.

Fees (Non-Refundable)

$25 - Registration Fee (payable each semester)
$25 - Application for certificate programs
$16.25 - Returned Checks
$10 - Replacement of lost CUNYCard ID only
$15 - Replacement of lost CUNYCard ID with parking
$ 3 - Replacement of lost tuition receipt
$2+ Carman IT Center Printing fees (fee depends on # copies)


Discounts are given on course tuition-only for one course per semester on a space available basis. Registrants must provide current I.D. in-person. Discounts are given only on courses with tuition between $100 and $500. No discounts apply to online courses and specific courses as noted in the brochure. Note: only one discount may be applied.

15% Senior citizens (62 years and older)
15% Lehman College current degree students/alumni and 1 child
10% CUNY employees
25% Lehman College employees
15% Children of Lehman College employees

Notice - The College reserves the right to cancel courses, adjust curricula and hours, close facilities, substitute instructors, change locations, substitute equipment or limit enrollment without notice. For the latest course and schedule information, please call call 718-960-8512 or see latest brochure at:

Requests for Accommodation

If you wish to inquire about disability services please contact the Continuing Education Registrar, Maryann Drago-Dowling at 718-960-8077, to discuss your individual needs.Requests for accommodations must be accompanied by documentation of disability. Please submit requests and documentation well in advance of class start date to ensure that reasonable accommodation requests can be processed in a timely manner.

Course Substitutions for Certificate Program Courses

Course substitutions need permission of the program coordinator(s). Students must complete a Waiver of Course form also available in the Office of Continuing Education.

Grades and Transcripts

Unofficial Transcript reports are available to download and print from your account at the conclusion of each semester. Official PDF Transcript requests including name and name of course/program may be emailed to

Certificate Requests

Students satisfactorily completing a Continuing Education Course or Program* may request a PDF Certificate. Certificate Request including name and name of course/program completed with completion date may be emailed to

*We are not issuing printed printed certificates at this time.

Certificate Programs

To earn a program certificate in Clinical Medical Assistant or Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, students must apply for and be accepted into a program and successfully complete program requirements. Students must have a high school diploma or GED to be admitted. Please refer to specific program as some require additional education or degrees. Basic computer skills are recommended.

To apply: complete the online program application:

Upload a copy of high school diploma or GED or official copy of proof of highest level of education attained or transcript.
Mail with a $25 money order payable to “Lehman College” to Maryann Drago-Dowling, Registrar, Lehman College, Office of Continuing Education, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468-1589.

Certificate requirements are those in effect at the time a student’s application is accepted.

For all other programs besides Clinical Medical Assistant or Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, students may register for individual courses unless otherwise specified.

Continuing Education Units

A CEU represents a nationally recognized instrument for documenting participation in non-credit programs. One CEU equals 10 hours of class participation. Continuing education credits may not be transferred to a degree bearing program.


For classes at Lehman College, textbooks may be purchased online at,, and others. Books can be pre-ordered at the Lehman College Bookstore, Goulden Avenue, Gate 2, 718-960-8144 or 718-220-3059 online at Be sure to keep book receipts. E-mail for book information or call 718-960-8512.


On-site Course Refunds  -  Requests for refunds must be made in writing by emailing and received before the date of the first class for 100% refunds and before the second class for 50% refunds.

100% refund if course is cancelled by the College
100% refund, less the registration fee, prior to 1st class
50% refund, less the registration fee, prior to 2nd class.

No refunds after the second class meeting or after the start of classes for courses of less than four weeks duration. Refunds are made by credit card or check, depending on form of payment used for registration. Note: The refund process may take up to 8 weeks.

Allied Health Class Refunds

Students who fail to complete physical exam documentation required for clinical prior to the 2nd class meeting, will receive only a partial tuition refund if they withdraw.

Online or Hybrid Course Refunds

CAP10, VPW10 and SWA10 Workshops are non-refundable. Online PFP66: A 100% refund, less registration may be issued within five days of registration for the course. For other online courses click here or see our brochure.

For other online or hybrid courses

100% refund if course is cancelled by the College
100% refund, less the registration fee, prior to starting date
50% refund, less the registration fee, within three days from the starting dateStudents must drop in writing by emailing prior to the second session

Financial Assistance

Many Continuing Education courses are eligible for vouchers, reimbursement from employers, and loans. You must apply early – it often takes several weeks for processing prior to registration.


Workforce1 New York: and If you have 12 months or more of recent related professional experience, you may be eligible for an ITG tuition voucher that will pay tuition only for certain certificate programs. Allow 4-6 weeks to process voucher prior to registration. You must apply early - consult with a Workforce1 Career Center – call 311 for more information. Some Workforce 1 Centers include:

The city's Workforce1 Career Center launched a Bronx-specific Virtual Center (or call 718-960-2458) to help New Yorkers prepare for, and connect to, jobs across New York City's five boroughs and in every sector of the economy.

Bronx1: 400 East Fordham 718-960-2458
Bronx2: 1029 E. 163rd St., 3rd Floor 718-542-6777
Brooklyn: 9 Bond St. 5 Fl  718-246-5219
Manhattan: 215 West 125th St. 917-493-7054
Queens: 168-25 Jamaica Ave. 2 Fl.  718-557- 6755
Westchester: 120 Bloomingdale Road, room 215, White Plains, NY 10605

Healthcare: Manhattan, 14 Wall Street, 17th Floor 347-926-4370.

VESID/ACCES-VR (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities), (718)931-3500 TTY 718-828-4003 Once you have been assigned an ACCES-VR counselor, call Maryann Drago-Dowling at 718-960-8077 or e-mail with counselor contact information.
Employment vouchers may be available through your employer. Contact the human resources department, personnel or training departments at your place of employment.

NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education & Training Vouchers may be available for NYS employees for a professional certificate course up $1220 in tuition.

Union vouchers/scholarships

Speak to your union representative at 1199SEIU, AFSCME and others.

VA Benefits

Department of Veterans’ Affairs and G. I. Bill application: submit VA Form 22-1990 For degree-seeking students, contact Barbara Thompson, Lehman VA Coordinator at 718-960-7188. For certificate program students, contact Maryann Drago-Dowling at 718-960-8077 to learn about applying your benefits. Bring eligibility letter when registering for classes.


Career Success – Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Scholarships sponsored by the Helena Rubenstein: Limited scholarships are available twice per year for classes starting in fall and spring to cover up to 90% tuition for Continuing Education certificate program. To become eligible, you must complete an online application Contact the Scholarship Liaison, Maryann Drago-Dowling: email for Scholarship application and deadline information. Please check your email regularly during the application process. Award and decline letters will be sent via email within 3-4 weeks after close date.

Please note: Application (including ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) must be completed and submitted ONLINE only by deadline date and time (may be completed in several online sessions/over time and must include the 2 typed essays and verification of income). For deadline to complete ONLINE application and receive ALL application and required documents items – please email . We strongly recommend that you complete application in advance of the deadline date/time as much as possible, since Lehman College CE must complete additional items ahead of the deadline. Any items received deadline, may not be considered for review.

Student Loan

Various loans are available – consult with your bank or credit union for more options or see the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan is available for certificate program tuition fees. Visit to apply for a SMART LOAN-Career Training School and indicate school: CUNY LEHMAN COLLEGE - CONTINUING EDUCATION 00702298

Tax Credits for Continuing Education Programs

What is LLC? The Lifetime Learning Credit is a non-refundable tax credit. This credit provides up to $2,000 in tax credits per tax return on the first $10,000 of college tuition expenses. You can claim qualifying expenses for any level of college or education courses to advance or improve job skills. With the Lifetime Learning Credit, there is no minimum enrollment requirement or limit on the number of years you can claim the credit. For more information, please click on the flyer by IRS here.


The following students MUST have the CUNYcard: Students with classes in the APEX athletics complex or using the Carman Hall Computer IT Open center practice area. Students purchasing limited parking for Lehman campus South Lot parking. Students who use the library. Students attending MRP14: Coding Internship

2 Easy Steps to get CUNYcard ID (Lehman photo ID)

1. Make payment:
Between 9 am-3:45 pm, Mondays through Thursdays or between 5-6:15 pm Tues only: bring Continuing Education registration receipt to Shuster Hall Bursar Office basement 031 with $5 CASH only for CUNYcard ID fee.

2. Have CUNYcard photo processed: Photo schedule is posted online at in Carman 128 or call Public Safety at 718-960-8593. After paying for CUNYcard (see directions above) bring current Continuing Education registration receipt, CUNYcard payment receipt, and photo I.D. to Shuster Hall basement 079.

To replace lost CUNYcard IDs, $10 for ID only or $15 for ID/Parking Card must be paid in Shuster Hall Bursar Office 031 before a reprint of card in Shuster 079. (See info above)

Students enrolled in classes only at CUNY on the Concourse do not need a CUNYcard. Students must have their receipt and photo I.D. to enter.


Lehman College Parking - Metered Parking: Parking at muni-meters may be available on Goulden Avenue and on Bedford Park Boulevard West. Limited Campus Parking: Once purchased early in January, May or August, and activated, CUNYcards operate as parking proximity cards. If your CUNYcard was processed before 2014, you will need to have it replaced (see steps above). Limited parking is available on Goulden Avenue in the North Lot, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-6:30 pm. After 6:30 pm, parking is available in the South Lot. Both lots are open on weekends.

CUNY on the Concourse Parking
Street parking, both metered and non-metered, may be available within close walking distance to CUNY on the Concourse. Fee-based parking is available at the Municipal Parking Garage at Jerome Avenue and 190th Street. For current rates call: Jerome-190th Street Municipal Garage 718-329-1186.

Snow or Emergency Closings

To find out if Lehman College is closed or delays opening, go to the Lehman College homepage: a “pop-up” window indicating emergency closing information will be present if an announcement has been made. Also you can call the Lehman College main telephone number at 718-960-8000 for current information. If no emergency closing information is provided, the College will be open. To find out if individual Continuing Education classes have been cancelled, please call 718-960-8512.

Radio/Television stations that will broadcast and/or web-post CUNY closings: WCBS 880AM; WINS 1010AM; NY1 Channel 1; WNBC-TV Channel 4; WNYW FOX Channel 5. CUNY closings can also be obtained by calling New York City’s 3ll information line or visiting

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