Continuing Professional Education Registration Options

Registration deadline for all courses is 3 business days before the course start date, unless otherwise stated.

There is no formal application process to take our open enrollment professional development courses whether you want to take one course or an entire Certificate Program.  

Online: You may register online using MasterCard or Visa, clicking "Register online" on the course web page.  You will receive an e-mail as your only confirmation.
Please note: When using corporate cards, “education” purchases must be allowed by the card. Also, some cards require an approval code which cannot be accepted by our system. In both these circumstances the cardholder needs to contact their card-issuing bank to remove these controls.

By Telephone: 610-648-3274 using MasterCard or Visa, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., or Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In Person: Registrar's Office, Penn State Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Rd, Malvern, First floor. Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., or Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please bring your completed Registration Form with you. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, check, or money order.


If you cannot attend a course, you may receive a full refund by notifying the Continuing Professional Education Office at 610-648-3281 BEFORE THE FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS.   There are NO refunds once class has begun. Refunds will not be issued for classes missed as a result of illness, personal emergencies, or any other event beyond the University’s control. No refunds will be made to students who attempt to take courses without complying with the prerequisite requirements. 

Course Cancellation

The University reserves the right to cancel courses because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Full refunds will be given in these events.


Please allow two weeks for confirmation letters to be processed. Please review your confirmation for accuracy and report any discrepancies immediately to the Registrar's Office at 610-648-3274. Room assignments are posted in the lobby the first night of class.

Emergency closing notification

In the event of a weather or other emergency, call 610-648-3399 or click here. Information is also available on radio station KYW-1060 AM through an emergency closing code: RADIO CODE 2851 (Chester County). If the radio code is broadcast, all classes and activities at Penn State Great Valley will be canceled. If the radio code is not broadcast, classes will meet as regularly scheduled.

Programs and courses are continually added to the schedule. Please check our Web pages on a routine basis for schedule updates!