Frequently asked questions

How do I register?

Registering online for Continuing Education at Erikson is safe, secure, and simple. Follow these steps, and you’ll be registered for all the workshops you need to keep your license up to date.

I am registering…

…for myself:

  1. Select one of our offerings.

    View our offerings

  2. In each offering, select the type of credit you’d like to receive by clicking the radio buttons near the bottom of each page. You may select more than one, but you’ll pay $15 for extra credit.
  3. Click “Add to Cart”
  4. All done? Click “Proceed to Checkout.”
  5. Want to add more workshops? Click “Continue Shopping”, and repeat the process for other workshops.
  6. When you’ve made your final selection, click the “Proceed to Checkout” button.
  7. Enter all of the information requested, including a password you’ll use for the future when you login.
  8. Click “Place Order”

…for an employee, a colleague, or another third-party:

  1. Select one of our offerings.

    View our offerings

  2. Download the Third-Party Registration Form →
  3. Follow the instructions listed on the form.
  4. Fax the completed form(s) to Matthew Zaradich at (312) 460-3866, or email a scanned copy to [email protected].

How do I cancel my registration?

If you are already enrolled and you wish to change or withdraw your registration, you must submit a request in writing by fax, letter, or e-mail to [email protected]. To receive a refund of registration fees, your request for a withdrawal must be received no later than five business days before the first class session. Withdrawals are subject to a $15 processing fee.

What if I need to pay by check or money order?

If you need to pay by check or money order, you can download our paper registration form [PDF, 2pg]. Once completed this form can be sent to Erikson along with your check or money order, made payable to Erikson Institute.

What if my class is cancelled?

In the unlikely event of a workshop cancellation, you will receive immediate notice via e-mail and phone. Therefore, it is important that you provide accurate contact information when registering. Erikson will not share this information with other organizations.

What if my agency is paying for my registration?

Your agency can register you by mail or fax and provide payment by check, credit card, or purchase order. Upon receipt of the purchase order, Erikson Institute will invoice your agency. To facilitate payment, please provide your agency with a third-party registration form [PDF, 2pg] with full course information.

Can I get more than one type of course credit?

Yes. Just indicate the desired credit types when you register. There is a $15 fee per course for requesting multiple credit types.

What proof do I receive of course credit?

At the end of each workshop, all eligible students receive a certificate detailing the credit they have received. If you lose this certificate or need another copy, you may request one for a fee of $25.

Do I need materials for class?

All materials are provided for your class and are included in the tuition fee, unless stated otherwise in the course description.

Is funding or support available for professional development?

Early childhood practitioners can contact their local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency to inquire about funding opportunities for accreditation and professional development. Find your local CCR&R agency »