Registration and administration

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains a full list of administrative and academic policies and procedures that apply to Continuing Education in Health Sciences. All current and potential students are strongly encouraged to read it. Highlights are given below. 


Course start dates and associated course registration numbers (CRN) are listed on course webpages. The registration process for each course is specified on the course web page:

  • registration in some courses is completed by contacting Continuing Education Registration directly at 604-527-5472, quoting the CRN and course start date listed on the course web page; while
  • other courses require that students submit proof of completion of pre-requisite requirements, so will be required to submit a registration form along with their documentation. Completing the registration form requires specifying the course, CRN and start date listed on the course web page.

To allow sufficient processing time, the registration deadline is five (5) business days prior to the course start date.  Please note that the same deadlines apply to courses that require submission of a registration form and proof of completion of specified prerequisites.

When the registration process is complete, you will receive a “Confirmation of Registration” email from the Office of the Registrar.  This also serves in one, as your receipt of payment for the course.  Course details, including specific start and end dates, and directions on getting started and accessing course materials, will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant between the registration deadline and the course start date.

Blackboard Password

To log in to Blackboard, your user name will be your 9-digit student number; the password for your first access will be generated randomly and emailed to you at the email address you provided after you are registered. The subject of the email containing your password will be “"Temporary College Network Access (CNA) - Do not Reply". If you do not see the email, please check your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder as it may have been caught in your email provider’s spam filter. If you are unable to find the email, please go to the following link and reset your password: .

When you first log in to Blackboard, please change the randomly generated password to a new password that contains at least 15 characters.


In the event that a student is unable to complete the course by the end date, they may be eligible for a course extension.

If you require an extension, please do the following:

  1. Contact your instructor to confirm if an extension is sufficient or beneficial given the amount of coursework to be completed
  2. Contact the Program Assistant responsible for your course by phone or email for available extension options

Extension requests must be received by the Program Assistant no later than five (5) business days before the assigned course end date, accompanied by payment of the extension fee. Extension requests received on or after the assigned course end date cannot be processed.

Only one extension is permitted per course.


Requests for withdrawal must be received at least three business days prior to the course start. No refunds will be given after that date.