Welcome! Looking to change careers or advance in your current profession? The Office of Distance and Extended Learning (ODEL) 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.
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.
Department and Faculty Partnership Opportunities
Texas State faculty interested in conducting continuing education and/or professional development courses are encouraged to contact ODEL to discuss how we can work together.
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:
To request a replacement certificate for the online RUG training, please complete the RUG Training Replacement Request Form.
To request a replacement certificate for any other course, program or workshop, please complete the Replacement Certificate Request Form.
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 our Tax Services page.
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.
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