How do I contact the Kent State University Lifelong Learning Offices?
The phone numbers to contact each office are listed below. You may also contact us by e-mail at
Can you customize training for my specific organizational needs?
Kent State University is in the business of developing training programs that meet the strategic objectives of your organization. We take the time to learn about your organization and the industry in which it operates.
Our facilitators/instructors/consultants have years of “real world” experience along with meaningful credentials, which means that you get highly experiential and interactive training programs. In addition, our professionals manage the training project from beginning to end to ensure a positive and successful experience for all involved.
For more information e-mail YourTrainingResource@kent.edu
or please call your local Kent State representative (see contact information above).
Are the facilitators of these programs well qualified?
Those who facilitate programs for Kent State University are carefully screened through interviews, references, pilot programs and credential reviews. All of our facilitators have many years of experience and expertise in their respective fields of interest. Our facilitators have the highest level of professionalism, experience, expertise and credentials.
Do you offer any certificate programs?
Yes, Kent State University offers several certificate programs in various disciplines, including:
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black BeltTraining and Certification
- Certificate of Supervision
- Certificate of Management
- Certificate of Leadership
- Certificate for Executive Assistants
If you are interested in a specific certificate program not listed above, please call your local Kent State representative (see contact information above). We may have the certificate program under development or would like your input about developing such a certificate program!
Directions to Kent State University Campuses
You can find directions to each of Kent State’s campuses by visiting the following Web page.
Does Kent State University offer programs with CEUs?
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) represent a system for tracking an individual’s non-credit educational training. These opportunities can include professional development, human resources, supervisory and management training, leadership development, skilled trades, manufacturing technology and others that include meaningful instruction but have no university accreditations attached to it. Each CEU is the equivalent of ten, 50-minute contact hours (10 hours = 1.0 CEU). The programs offered at Kent State University usually do not apply to teaching re-certification. However, many programs have been approved for re-certification requirements in a specific field.
Can I get college credit for open enrollment, public programs?
Because the programs offered through Kent State University’s professional development offices are non-credit classes, no credit is received. Certificates of completion will be issued for these non-credit programs. Continuing education units (CEUs) may also be issued for most professional development programs. If you’re interested in Kent State University’s credit programming, please visit http://www.kent.edu or visit the Office of Continuing and Distance Education's Web site for credit worshops at http://www.kent.edu/academics/cde/
Are of all of Kent State University’s facilities Americans with Disabilities Act compliant?
Kent State University is committed to providing all persons equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or identification as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era.
I'd like to get your brochures and/or add myself to your web-based system to register online.
To request a brochure, click on the brochure icon in the upper left corner of this website. Then and complete and submit the form.
To complete a profile so that you can register for a program through this website, click on the “Login” link on the left. Then click on the “Create New Student Profile” button and follow the steps on the website. You will need to have an e-mail address to complete this process. Please note, that if you have already completed a profile, do not set up another profile. If you do not remember your login and password, contact us so that we can provide you with your login again. Please see the contact information at the top of this page.
What about parking?
The location and parking for the program for which you are registered is detailed on the confirmation you will receive by mail or e-mail. If you have any additional questions, you may contact us. Please see the contact information at the top of this page.
If I previously registered for a class that I now realize I am unable to attend, how can I withdraw from the program?
To withdraw from a program in which you have already registered, please contact the campus offering that program. The contact information is located at the top of this website. Please note the cancellation policy in the next FAQ.
Kent State University reserves the right to cancel programs. In the event that your program is cancelled, a full refund will be issued. Fees paid by credit cards will be processed immediately. Check and cash payments will be refunded with a Kent State University
check issued within four weeks of cancellation. Because you are considered registered for these programs, you must notify the office that is sponsoring your program, or payment will be expected even if you do not attend. Once payment is made, should you wish to withdraw within five working days of the program start date, fifty percent of the registration fee will be refunded; there will be no refund after the program has begun. If unable to attend, you may substitute another member of your organization at no additional cost. Please notify of this change before program start.
In the event of bad weather, please refer to the Web site location for your local campus, which will post its closings.
*Should your class be canceled due to weather, you will be notified either by phone or e-mail of the new program date.
The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Kent State University 330-672-8698
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at Kent State University 330-672-3100
The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark 330-244-3508
Workforce Development and Continuing Studies at Kent State University at Trumbull 330-675-8809