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Continuing Education

Would you like to change your career or advance the one you already have?  The Office of Distance and Extended Learning's Continuing Education offers a wide variety of education other than undergraduate and graduate degrees to people in the central Texas area and beyond.  Program benefits include focused, subject-specific course work and no application or admissions process.  Just sign up and pay, and get on the road to changing and/or advancing your career now.

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Online Courses

Instructor-Led, Six-Week Courses - New class starts every month

Career Training Programs - Enroll anytime, self-paced, six months to complete

Resource Utilization Group (RUG) Training - Enroll anytime, self-paced, 90 days to complete

Certificate in Financial Planning Program - Visit webpage for program options

Support Services Available

Continuing Education provides support services to Texas State faculty / staff / departments to conduct non-credit courses or host conferences, workshops or seminars to meet the continuing education, or professional development needs of their students or alumni.  We also work with faculty and staff to host conferences for professional associations to which they belong.  Our experienced staff can help you conduct a well-coordinated, successful event.

When it comes to offering a course or hosting an event, your biggest concern ought to be the subject at hand – not how to reserve off-campus facilities, how you’re going to get collect payments and everyone registered, or how to seek approval for continuing education units. 

That’s where we come in. At Texas State’s Office of Distance and Extended Learning, we’can provide the support services and infrastructure to assist you with your event, whether you have 15 participants or 500.  We will work together to define your expectations and outline responsibilities to ensure you receive the support you need for a successful event.

Doing The Work for You

Our support services cover a wide range of needs.  We can:
  • Provide a web page to post event information, with online registration and payment options, downloads
        and links to other sites as needed
  • Provide a participant database to capture registration information, generate confirmation notices, track
        payments and provide updates and statistics as needed
  • Receive incoming organization funds and transfer remaining funds to the next host university after the event
  • Secure provider, instructor and event approval for continuing education units; provide CEU certificates and
        sign-in/out sheets
  • Provide assistance with marketing efforts, catering and excursion arrangements
  • Attend planning meetings for large events
  • Collect fees and disburse funds for payment of expenses
  • Reserve off-campus facilities and generate deposits
  • Block hotel rooms, rent equipment, receive deliveries and store event materials
  • Prepare check-in packets, nametags and rosters
  • Provide staff for check-in
  • Provide forms, tally and summarize participant evaluations

Keeping It Affordable

Our support services are available for a small fee. Specialized services also are available at a reasonable cost.

Request Services

To request support for a course you would like to offer or for an upcoming event, download and submit either an Event Support Services Request or a Course Support Services Request.

More Information

If you have questions or need additional information contact our office at continuinged@txstate.edu or 512-245-2507.

Opportunities for Faculty

Texas State faculty interested in conducting continuing education and/or professional development courses, are encouraged to contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning to discuss how we can work together.

Replacement Certificates: 

If you've previously completed a course or program and would like to request a Replacement Certificate please complete the request form HERE.

Continuing Education Course and Program Satisfaction Survey

Please take a moment to complete a brief survey to give us your feedback so we can be sure that we, in the Office of Distance and Extended Learning, are providing you with the best service possible.  To complete the survey, please click on the link below:


IT Assistance Center (ITAC) Offers Service Desk Hours 24/7/365

The ITAC Service Desk (Call Center and LiveChat) offers hours of operation: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, and 365 days/year.

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Scheduled Office Closing

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning will be closed on May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.