Non-credit Registration FAQs

Some UBC courses offer non-credit registration to enable practicing professionals to participate in programs without applying for admission, or re-admission, to UBC.

For participants wishing to register as a non-credit participant for any course or program, we recommend you review the information contained on this page.  If you still have questions, you can reach us at 604.822.2013 or

Non-credit tuition is determined per course; refer to the program page for the course you are interested in. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.

We accept online payment in the form of:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Interac (debit cards from: Royal Bank, Scotiabank, CanadaTrust and Bank of Montreal only).

For some programs, we accept payment via cheque or money order (payable to "UBC" in Canadian dollars only). If this option is available for your program, you will see the pay later option on the payment screen. Please note that cheques must be received within 5 business days of your online registration in order to confirm your place in the course.

If payment by cheque is accepted for a particular program, please note that NSF (non-sufficient funds) cheques are subject to a $30.00 Administrative Fee.

The deadline for non-credit registration is typically 6 weeks prior to the course start, but may be different depending upon the program (check the program webpage).  Registration will remain open until the seats are full.

If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice by 6 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for a refund, less an administration fee (determined based on the course fee). No refund will be made for cancellations received later than this date, unless a course is cancelled by UBC Faculty of Education.

If the course is cancelled by UBC, a full refund will be issued.

Tax receipts are only valid for registrants whose fees have not been reimbursed by an employer or other organization. We recommend you contact the CRA directly to determine eligibility for tuition tax credit. The email receipt you received upon completing the online registration and payment can be used as a tax receipt. If you require a more official PDF of your receipt, contact us at, and indicate which program you attended.

No, non-credit courses cannot be transferred to a credit degree program.

If a course if offering both non-credit and credit registration, students are not permitted to change to credit status once the course has begun.

For advising about non-credit versus credit options for your diploma or certificate program, you can consult with a Program Coordinator in the Teacher Education Office: or

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Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that may be used to reimburse or offset the cost of some UBC  courses delivered through PDCE. Find out more.

Yes. The certificate only covers the institute fee. It does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Please contact PDCE for further information.