Policies and Resources

Note: Policies for UBC degree (for credit) courses and programs do not apply to UBC Okanagan Continuing and Professional Education unless otherwise indicated in the course and program details.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s Response: For updates, FAQs and resources, visit ubc.ca. For UBC Okanagan-specific updates, visit ok.ubc.ca/covid19.


Non-credit Learning at UBC Okanagan

Continuing and Professional Education offer non-credit learning opportunities outside the traditional degree programs that provide a distinct learning environment with key differences from degree (for credit) courses and programs.

Instruction & Grading

CPE Learners are graded according to the course and program specifics provided in the course syllabus. Learners can access their transcripts and final grades through UBCO’s Canvas Catalog dashboard.

University Resources

CPE Learners are not able to access select resources available at UBC Okanagan students and are not eligible for student resources and benefits such as the UBC Library system, UPASS. Please review your course details for information about what’s accessible to you. CPE courses and programs are not transferable towards undergraduate or graduate degree credit


UBC Okanagan offers several types of non-credit credentials upon completion of CPE courses and programs. Non-credit credentials are defined by UBC Okanagan Senate policy O-129.

Learn more about what credentials offered by CPE courses and programs.

Non-credit Studies for Lifelong Learners (Ages 65+)

The University of British Columbia currently offers lifelong learners ages 65+ the opportunity to take most UBC credit (degree related) courses for general interest, free of application, tuition or student fees. Some conditions apply. However, this does not extend to non-credit micro-credentials offered through UBC Okanagan’s Continuing & Professional Education. To find out more information about applicable UBC credit courses, please visit the Access Studies page on the UBC Student Services website.

Academic & Professional Conduct

Continuing and Professional Education is committed to providing positive learning environments that support diversity and inclusion and applies standards in keeping with appropriate conduct in professional workplaces. Participants are expected to adhere to standards of behaviour in both in-class and online environments. In particular, the ability to work respectfully in a team environment and with other participants, instructors and staff is essential. Continuing and Professional Education reserves the right to withdraw individuals from a program at any time for unsatisfactory professional conduct at its sole discretion. In such cases, no refund will be provided.

Academic Integrity

Continuing and Professional Education is committed to academic integrity and takes academic misconduct seriously. Penalties for cheating, plagiarizing or other academic misconduct may include dismissal from the course or program with a failing grade and no refund of fees. Learn more about UBC Okanagan’s policy on scholarly integrity.


Learners are able to appeal disciplinary decisions through procedures outlined by the Faculty responsible for the Continuing and Professional Education course. For more information on academic policies and appeals, please contact the program unit responsible for your course or program.

Visual and Sound Recordings

All rights are reserved by the presenters and the University of British Columbia. No filming, videotaping or recording of classes is allowed.

Privacy & Security

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c), 26(e), 27(1)(b) and 32(2)(d) of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). It will be used by the institution to manage and administer courses and programs. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, please contact Continuing and Professional Education (Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic, UBC Okanagan campus) at cpe.ubco@ubc.ca.

UBC also supports records management, information security and protection of privacy in accordance with:

Find out how your information is handled by UBC: visit yourprivacymatters.ubc.ca/yourdata.

For further information on Access and Privacy at UBC, please contact the Legal Counsel, Information and Privacy.