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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Welcome! Looking to change careers or advance in your current profession? The Office of Distance and Extended Learning offers many continuing education opportunities. We offer a wide selection of self-paced, online career training courses through various continuing education partners, as well as face-to-face programs in collaboration with several academic departments. 

Would you like assistance with your next conference or workshop? We also provide event planning and management services to other university offices and academic departments.

All continuing education programming is available to the general public. Admission to the university is not required. Please click the links below for detailed information on all of our continuing education opportunities.

Support Services

Event Management and Support Services

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning provides support services to Texas State faculty / staff / departments to conduct non-credit courses, 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 collect payments and get 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, name tags 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 for Service or More Information

If you have questions, need additional information, or if you would like to request support for a new course or upcoming event, please contact our office at 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 (ODEL) to discuss how we can work together.  Please contact ODEL at 512-245-2507 or at

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:

Take our satisfaction survey!

Replacement Certificates

RUG Training: To request a replacement certificate for the online RUG training, please complete the request form HERE.

Other: To request a replacement certificate for any other course, program or workshop, please complete the request form HERE.

Important Tax Information and 1098T Forms

The 1098T forms are not generated for our non-credit courses offered through Continuing Education.  However, our Dental Assistant Training Program does appear on a 1098T.

For more information, please visit:

If you believe you can claim an educational expense from the charges you have paid for your Continuing Education course(s), please seek advice from a tax professional.

Scheduled Office Closing 2017-2018

July 4, 2017  – Independence Day

September 4, 2017  – Labor Day

November 23 - 24, 2017  – Thanksgiving

December 19 - 30, 2017  – Christmas (December 19th - 21st, 2016 are energy conservation days)

January 15, 2018  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

March 11 - 18, 2018 – Spring Break (energy conservation day)

May 28, 2018  – Memorial Day

July 4, 2018  – Independence Day