Continuing Education - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is your registration and payment policy?

Until we receive payment you are not officially registered. If the program fills before payment is received you may not be able to attend. To register and pay by debit or credit card, please use our online system. Checks and money orders are also accepted as payment. Please send them and your registration form to:

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, Continuing Education Center
6901 Bertner, Suite #848
Houston, TX 77030
Phone 713-500-2017
Fax 713-500-0272

2. How do I register?

Registration can be completed in two ways: We accept payment with credit cards through our online registration system. Please use the “Register” link for each class to register.  We accept payment with personal checks made out to Cizik School of Nursing and can be mailed to the address above.

3. What is your Waiting List process and policy?

If the program is full and you are placed on a waiting list, we will notify you immediately. If you are placed on a waiting list and have included payment with your registration, we will hold your payment until we can confirm your registration.

4. How are Late Registrations & Walk-Ins handled?

If you register less than 48 hours prior to a program, on-line registration will not be available. Please call our Center of Continuing Education to see if there is space available, and to complete registration and provide payment.

If you arrive on the day of a program and payment has not been received by our office, your name will not be listed on the sign-in sheet. If space remains in the program, you will be processed as a walk-in with an additional administrative fee of 25%. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows on the day of the program. A walk-in fee of 25% will be added to the registration fee for walk-ins. Please call the office at (713)-500-9924 in advance to check on space availability

5. How do I receive credit for attending the program?

Verification of attendance is required for single and multiple day CE activities in order for participants to receive a certificate documenting successful completion of the activity. Attendance is verified by participants completing the "sign-in" sheet and evaluation form for the activity.

6. What type of credit will I receive for attending a CE program?

RNs and Nurse practitioners will receive ANCC contact hours for attending our CE programs. ANCC contact hours are nursing-specific credit hours. ANCC stands for "American Nurses Credentialing Center," our accreditation organization. ANCC contact hours are based on a 60-minute hour of instruction. So, a CE program with 6.5 hours of instruction provides 6.5 ANCC contact hours to nurses.

7. What is the typical course schedule?

Most CE courses start with Registration at 8am, course starting at 8:30 and ending around 4:30. Please refer to website for specific start and stop times of your course.

8. Is lunch included with my registration fee?

Generally, lunch is not included for CE sessions, however in some cases lunch can be provided by an outside sponsor. Please check the website of the conference you are attending as it will be indicated if lunch is provided.

9. Are courses videotaped?

Yes, some courses are videotaped and are available to view with permission from CE staff.

10. How do I get to the UTHSC SON and where do I park?

A map of the School of Nursing location can be found on our Contact page. Parking information can be found on the Texas Medical Center Parking site.