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Continuing Education Policies and Procedures

The Coastal AHEC Continuing Education (CE) Department provides education and training to meet health care work force needs for Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, and Pender Counties.  Our target audience includes health and human service professionals in the following disciplines: allied health, continuing medical education, dentistry, nursing, mental health, pharmacy and public health.

Our brochures are available by mail, fax, or on-line at our website NC AHEC Program Calendar  .

Pre-registration is required in order to register for our programs. 

When you register for a CE program, one of the following must accompany the registration form:

  • Payment by cash, check, or credit card;

  • Signature on the registration form of the participants' direct supervisor indicating that the workplace will be paying the registration fee, and code number or name of department;

  • Participant's workplace Purchase Order number, insuring that approval for payment has been authorized.

The last 4 digits of your social security number are required in order to process your registration or provide you with a transcript.

Refunds/Cancellation Policy
Refunds minus a 30% processing fee are available if we are notified two business days prior to the program OR you may send a substitute OR you may choose to receive a voucher for 100% of the registration fee good towards another Coastal AHEC program within one year.  If you do not cancel before    two business days prior to the program, a refund will not be available.   If your employer is paying, please remember that your supervisor's signature and your department name or number are required on the registration form.

Meeting Rooms
Coastal AHEC uses  classrooms in the AHEC Building, as well as Canterbury Annex and the Cape Fear Hospital Education Center. Larger events may be held at local hotels or other meeting spaces. We also take programs on-site to public health and mental health departments, area hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Some of our programs are inter-active videoconferences, provided through the distance learning networks with which we are linked.  

CE Offices  

2250 Shipyard Blvd, Suite 13, Wilmington NC 28403 (Barclay Commons)

Comfort During Classes
It is difficult to maintain an environmental temperature that is comfortable for everyone.  Please dress in layers.

Disability Needs
If you have a disability and need special assistance while attending our program, please call 910-792-5560 ext 100.

Coastal AHEC has a computerized registration system that retains details of our continuing education programs. A list of all the AHEC programs you have attended over the last five years can be found in your record.  Please call 910-792-5560 ext 100 to request a transcript.  Beginning February 1, 2006, there is a $15.00 charge for each transcript.  The transcript will be mailed to you within 2 weeks after we receive payment.


You will receive a certificate of attendance after each program.  Please pick up your certificate following the program.  There is a charge of $15.00 to provide a certificate following the program.

Mailing List
To be placed on our mailing list for brochures and information on upcoming classes, please click on the link below and print the Participant Data Sheet.  Complete and sign the form and fax it to 910-792-5565 or mail it back to us at Coastal AHEC, PO Box 9025, Wilmington NC 28402.

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We would like to hear from you!
We know what continuing education the professionals we serve need to maintain licensure, certification, or professional membership. Professional journals and educators clue us in to "hot" topics, regulatory updates, and new clinical techniques. We also rely on you, the practicing professionals, to tell us through program evaluations and in-person conversation what you need to know to best serve your patients.

We trust that you will continue to make Coastal AHEC your first choice for continuing education, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


This page was last updated on November 9, 2006