About the Center
At the Center for Corporate Education, we're proud to be a part of the VCU Business Foundation, which was founded in 2005 to manage private assets and provide meaningful leadership from the corporate community to advance the VCU School of Business. Because of this unique relationship, all revenue generated from CCE workshops and programs directly supports student scholarships, teaching excellence and scholarly research. By participating in a CCE program, you are supporting the success of current and future Rams.
Michaela Ranaldi Bearden, EdD
Senior Director, Center for Corporate Education
Policies and Procedures
As VCU returns to in-person learning, the CCE will follow all requirements for the VCU Community regarding social distancing, masking, cleaning protocals etc. For the most up-to-date guidlines, please reference the VCU Together website.
FAQs for in person learning
Do I have to wear a masks to attend?
As of March 23, 2022 masks are optional in all locations.
How will lunch be provided? Where will I eat?
For classes including lunch, we will provide a boxed lunch and drink that is labeled with your name. Water bottle filling stations are open for use. You have the option to eat at your desk in the CCE classroom or go outside to the courtyard right next to our building.
How often are the campus facilities and classroom cleaned?
Our classroom is cleaned after each session including having the tables, chair, and all high touch points wiped down. There will be hand sanitizer available in the classroom. The university’s custodial staff are frequently cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces (i.e., frequently touched surfaces), such as door handles, light switches, elevator buttons, restroom surfaces, railings, water fountains and tables, in common areas of buildings.
Do I have to have the Covid Vaccine to attend a class with the CCE?
At this time, it is not required to have the COVID-19 vaccine to participate in our in person courses.
What if I am feeling sick the day of class?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we ask that you please stay home:
- Fever or chills that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- Cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- Fatigue that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- Muscle or body aches that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- Headache that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- Congestion or runny nose that you cannot attribute to another health condition
- Diarrhea that you cannot attribute to another health condition
For those unable to attend class due to COVID or COVID exposure, we will work with you to and offer either a full refund, or a seat in our next class. In certain instances, you may be able to attend the class virtually.
If you test positive for COVID or experience symptoms within 48 hours of being in the CCE classroom, please contact the VCU COVID Hotline 1-804-MYCOVID.
What happens if VCU closes campus due to COVID regulations?
If VCU closes campus all of our in person classes will move online.
Are there any virtual options if I do not want to attend in person?
Please view our open enrollment course list for in-person, online, and hybrid options.
Payment is due in full at registration — we do not accept payment plans. You’ll receive a receipt up to 72 hours after completing registration and payment.
Accepted payment methods include credit card and check. If you need a W-9 form to issue a check, please contact us. We recommend requesting a check from your organization 90 days prior to the start of the program. If we have not received the check by the start of the program, you will not be permitted to attend.
Because classes offered at the CCE are non-credit, they are not covered by the VCU tuition waiver or the VCUHealth EdAssist program. Please direct all reimbursement questions internally to your organization.
A limited number of scholarships are available for not-for-profit and government agency employees.
If you’re unable to attend, you may be eligible for a refund based on cancellation date:
- 3+ weeks prior to the start date = full refund
- 2-3 weeks prior to the start date = 50 percent refund
- Less than two weeks prior to the start date = no refund
All requests for refunds must be in writing. Approved refunds will be processed in 7-10 business days.
The CCE reserves the right to cancel any program if minimum enrollment is not met prior to the start date. If a program is canceled, the full registration fee will be refunded. The CCE also reserves the right to postpone programs, limit enrollment, split or combine programs, change instructors or change locations.
Participants must attend at least 80% of a course to receive a certificate of completion.
For SHRM® Learning System participants, no refunds will be given once the plastic is broken on the SHRM® Learning System books. SHRM Exam Seat purchases are non-refundable.
In the event of inclement weather, the VCU Center for Corporate Education will follow VCU's decisions (even for remote learning), which are posted on alert.vcu.edu.
The Center does not offer for-credit programs. For credit- and degree-granting options, please visit VCU's academic's page.
A Continuing Education Unit is a measurement for professional activities that don't result in academic credit. One CEU equals 10 hours of participation in an organized education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. The Center for Corporate Education lets you earn CEUs based on successful completion of program activities. It is solely at the discretion of professional certifying agencies whether to accept or decline CEUs. A CEU is not equivalent to undergraduate or graduate credit and CEUs are only recorded to one decimal point (i.e., 14 contact hours equals 1.4 CEUs). CEUs are available for most open enrollment CCE programs. CEUs must be requested within 60 days of the class.
Parking for in-person courses is available in the JL Surface Lot. Complete parking details are provided, including validation code, for registered participants in their logistics email before in-person classes begin.
If you require accommodations due to a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call us at (804) 828-3165 at least two weeks prior to the program.
A lactation room is available by request.
Grievances can be reported to VCU Equity and Access Services Office: 804-828-1347 or email@example.com.