Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

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The online Certificate program is designed to be completed in 6 months. However, the program offers a self-paced curriculum that could be completed more quickly if desired. It is recommended that you complete each course in 30 days, although you have 45 days of access for each course.

You will need to spend approximately 8-10 hours per week to complete each course in 30 days. This is an average, and different people will go faster or slower. Students should track their own progress, note how long it takes to complete a unit, and adjust their study time accordingly.

In lieu of financial assistance, we offer a Pay-as-You-Go option, allowing you to conveniently spread your payments over the time it takes you to complete your certificate program.

Once enrolled, you gain immediate access to your program, and the first task of your course includes introduction materials. These materials allow you to become familiar with Kaplan’s online learning model and instructional tools.

Upon acceptance into our program and receipt of your payment, you can start immediately. You will be instructed which textbooks to order. This should be done as soon as you are accepted into the program. It is recommended that you complete each course in 30 days, but you actually have 45 days of access for each course.

It is the student's responsibility to purchase their textbooks. Upon enrollment, you will be told which books are required. It is important that you order them right away so that you can maximize your online access period to your course. Check our textbooks page for details. 

Our academic advisors and instructors are available to answer your questions, address any concerns, and provide general support throughout your learning experience. We’re here to see you succeed. Technical support is also available to resolve any issues you may have with accessing your online study tools. Your academic advisor and our technical support team can be reached at 800.570.7812.

Course exams and quizzes are taken conveniently online. There is no need to travel to a testing center.

Graduation represents the culmination of all your determination and hard work. In addition to the personal reward and satisfaction that comes with finishing the Certificate program, you will be presented with a personalized certificate of completion. Please note that a certificate is only available for students who complete the entire program. Course completion letters will be provided to students after they successfully finish each course in the program.

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