Registration Policies

Fee/Payment Information

Course fees include tuition and a copy of a course manual. For in-person course, the fees include a continental breakfast each morning. Fees do not include hotel rooms or any additional travel expenses. Prepayment is required to confirm your registration. We accept registrations online, by phone, fax, and mail. A credit card number, check, or printed government training form is required to process a registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.

If we have not received payment prior to the course start date, you will not be able to attend the course. If you wish to pay your registration at the course location, we require a credit card to process the registration.

For online courses, each person attending must have registered individually for the course.  Multiple attendees from one location are not permitted unless each person has registered.  Violations of this policy will result in removal from the course without refund.

Registration Deadline

Although there is no deadline for registering, we urge everyone to enroll as early as possible because some courses fill quickly. If it is less than two weeks before the start of a course, please call our office at 202-872-4508 to confirm that space is available.

Cancellation Policy

Anyone who has registered for a short course, but cannot attend, should contact our office immediately. To receive a refund, minus a $50 administration fee, registrants must contact us at least 10 business days before the start of the course. An alternate may also be appointed to attend the course up to the last minute if the original registrant cannot attend.

If ACS cancels an in-person short course for either low enrollment or instructor illness, ACS will provide you a full refund on your course tuition or a transfer to a different course. If you are an ACS member at the time of enrollment, ACS will also offer you a $250 discount on a future course if you re-register within one (1) month for an in-person short course occurring within twelve (12) months of the cancelled course start date. Registrants of cancelled courses will be notified as soon as the decision has been made. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse for travel expense purchased prior to the decision to cancel. We encourage registrants to hold off purchasing airline tickets until four weeks prior to the course start date.