Adult and Continuing Education CACE FAQ

CACE online course fees and materials

Students spend approximately $5,490.00 to complete the CACE program.

CACE online course fees are currently:

  • $625 per 1.0 course 

Online course materials fees vary from no cost (all course materials are available online) to approximately $100 (i.e. for a textbook).

Course fees are tax exempt, however GST does apply to all course materials.

CACE face-to-face course fees and materials

CACE face-to-face course fees vary, however current fees for most courses are:

  • $625 per 1.0 credit course
  • $465 per 0.5 credit course 

0.5 credit face-to-face courses include the cost of course materials, so students only pay the course fee.

1.0 credit course material costs range from approximately $50 - $100.

Course fees are tax exempt, however GST does apply to all course materials.

CACE students have five years in which to complete the program. After the five-year mark, you may request a program extension from the CACE Program Coordinator. The program extension fee is $50.

In order to obtain the CACE program certificate, students must complete the four core courses as well as 4.0 credits of elective coursework. Students may choose to complete four 1.0 credit elective courses to make up the 4.0 credits of elective coursework, eight 0.5 credit elective courses/workshops or a combination of 0.5 elective course/workshops and 1.0 courses.

The entire program can be completed online, in a classroom setting, or a combination of the two. Most students take a combination of online and face-to-face offerings.

Courses should be completed within five years of acceptance into the program.

Courses can be taken in any order, however all courses are offered subject to minimum enrolment. 

Some CACE instructors do assign pre-readings for their workshops. If a workshop has pre-readings it will be specified on your registration receipt as well as be emailed to you by the CACE office.


Online courses are offered in each of the following terms:

  • September to December
  • January to April
  • May to July

Most online courses include online readings and some require that students purchase a textbook from the UVic Bookstore. Students participate in asynchronous (students do not need to be online at any particular time to participate) discussions with their colleagues in the course and the instructor using a learning management system called Brightspace. Connection to the internet is all that is required to access Brightspace and students will be sent a URL and start-up information. Students typically spend about 10 hours each week on their coursework (course readings, assignments, online discussion) but they are not required to be online each day: usually two or three times a week is adequate.

If you prefer classroom instruction, core courses are offered on campus, in an immersion format, during July and August.


Workshops are offered year-round, typically over the course of a weekend:

  • Friday: 6:15 – 9:15 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

except during the summer, when workshops are available on weekdays. All courses/workshops are offered subject to minimum enrolment.

Workshops fees normally cover the cost of course materials and students may be asked to do readings and/or engage with other workshop-related activities on the days immediately surrounding the workshop.

Yes, provided space is available. If you later wish to apply courses to the CACE certificate program, you may do so.

Yes, the UVic CACE program has transfer agreements with the following institutions: 

CACE program students have received transfer credit in the CACE program for courses they have completed at other institutions including:

  • Athabasca University 
  • Aurora College
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Camosun College
  • College of New Caledonia
  • Conestoga College
  • MacEwan University
  • Nunavut Arctic College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of New Brunswick 
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Yukon College

If you require an official copy of your transcript, you can order one by logging in to My Account at the top of this page.  Once logged in, click on 'transcripts and statements', and then 'purchase an official transcript.'

There is a $10 processing fee per transcript issued.

If you have questions about the transcript ordering process, please contact the CACE program office at at (250) 721-6129 or

Yes. Login to My Account at the top of this page. Once logged in, click on Transcripts and Statements and then select Administrative Transcript.  This document can be printed and utilized for record keeping purposes.

Advanced standing/transfer credit toward the CACE certificate may be granted for up to 50% of the required hours (140 hours).

You may be able to receive advanced standing by transferring equivalent coursework, successfully completed within the last seven years, towards core or elective courses.

UVic CACE students will not pay a transfer credit fee for an existing CACE course that they have taken through the CACE program at the University of Alberta, Manitoba, or Saskatchewan.

UVic CACE students may request that a course(s) they completed outside the UVic CACE program be used for advanced standing in the CACE program if:

  • the outcomes/expectations and assignments show a strong connection to adult learning and the curriculum of the UVic CACE program
  • the course consists of a minimum of 16 instructional hours

If you think that you have completed a course that fits this description, and you are enrolled in the CACE program, please contact the CACE Program Coordinator to review your request.

You will be asked to submit a course outline that includes the number of instructional hours and details about the course (course description, learning objectives/outcomes and assignments) and proof of course completion.

After reviewing your request, the CACE Program Coordinator will let you know whether it is appropriate to forward it to the Chair, Curriculum and Instruction, who determines whether transfer credit requests are approved. If it is, the CACE Program Coordinator will forward a transfer credit request on your behalf. If the transfer credit request is approved, you will be asked to pay the $125 transfer credit fee and your CACE student record will be updated to reflect the transfer credit for which you have been approved.

There are two convocation ceremonies which take place at the University of Victoria each year: fall convocation (held in November) and spring convocation (held in June).

If you have completed all course requirements—four core courses and four credits worth of electives—prior to the application deadline, you will be eligible for convocation. The application deadline for fall convocation is July 15, and the application deadline for spring convocation is Dec. 15. You will need to fill out and submit the application for graduation form, and pay the $40 convocation fee, prior to these dates in order to convocate.

Please note that the CACE program office will send an email reminder to all CACE students prior to each application to graduate deadline. Any further questions regarding convocation, please contact

No, CACE courses include other more practical forms of assessment (i.e. design course content, develop a program plan, create a plan for needs assessment or program evaluation) that allow students to demonstrate what they’ve learned and apply it in their own workplace setting.

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