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Executive Development

Executive Development Policies

Continuing and Professional Studies Units

Continuing and Professional Studies Units (CEUs) are offered for full participation in most courses. The CEU is defined as “10 contact hours of participation in an organized Continuing and Professional Studies experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” To receive CEUs for courses participants must attend at least 80 percent of the class sessions and successfully complete the program. (Successful completion is determined by individual program requirements. Some programs may set greater minimum attendance standards.) Continuing and Professional Studies units are recognized nationally as a measure of substantive in-service education and training. CEUs will be issued through the University of Houston Department of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.

Accreditation and Endorsements

The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as a Level IV, General postsecondary institution.

Academic Honesty Policy

All program participants are expected to observe accepted principles of academic honesty. Should a violation of the University Academic Honesty Policy be reported, the case will be handled using the same guidelines and policies that apply to students enrolled in academic programs.

Transcripts of Noncredit Course Work

Transcripts of your course record are available upon request with payment of $5 for each transcript requested. Replacement certificates are also available at $5 for each certificate requested. Please provide the following information:

  • Name at time course was taken (if different)
  • Current address
  • Telephone number
  • Student number
  • Course(s) attended (if prior to 1987)
  • Approximate date of attendance


The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in any publication as necessitated by university or legislative action. The material in this web site is provided for information purposes and does not constitute a contract.


We reserve the right, when necessary, to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If we must cancel your class, you may request a full refund. We will notify you at least 48 hours in advance if we must cancel a class.


If you want to cancel your registration for a class seven days or more prior to the start of class, you will receive a 100 percent refund less any expenses incurred by Bauer Executive Development in providing instructional materials or programs associated with the class.

If you want to cancel your registration six days or less prior to the start of class, you will receive an 80 percent refund less any expenses incurred by Bauer Executive Development in providing instructional materials or programs associated with the class. Once a class begins, no refunds or transfers will be given.

Transfer of Registration

You may transfer a registration from one course to another by notifying the Registration Office at least 10 business days prior to the start of a program. Only one transfer is allowed. The registration may be applied to any other noncredit course Continuing and Professional Studies offers. Should the fee for the replacement course be less than your original selection, we will refund you the difference minus a $25 handling fee.

If your alternative selection has a higher fee, you must pay the difference plus a $25 handling fee. (The handling fee does not apply if you are transferring your registration from a course we canceled to another course that has not yet begun.)

Copyright Laws

The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of copyrighted material. Photocopies may be made for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research as long as the reproduction or distribution is made without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage. The University of Houston will follow the federal law in dealing with violations of the copyright code.

Photos and Recordings

No cameras or tape recorders are permitted in classrooms without prior permission from the program director or Director of Executive Development.