Center for Government Services (CGS) has temporarily suspended mail-in, fax, and in-person registrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person courses are scheduled during the fall, spring and summer semesters throughout the state. Announcements containing specific course information are available each semester and may be found under "Programs" on the Center’s website.
Online registrations (with credit card or e-check only) are currently accepted. Click on the “Register Now” button in the left column. Purchase orders/vouchers and registration forms must be sent together and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or the appropriate Program Assistant listed under each program.
Before a student is officially enrolled in a course, payment must be authorized or secured, and the student must meet all prerequisites associated with the course. A student who has a delinquent account with CGS will not be permitted to enroll in any additional courses offered by the Center until the delinquency is resolved.
All registrations for online/distant learning courses must be received NO LATER than 48 hours before the class begins. Late registrations will not be accepted.
All course manuals and materials for online courses will be delivered electronically only.
To ensure that course materials are available the first session of your in-person course, it is strongly recommended you register at least one week prior to the course start date.
Walk-ins are in-person registrations at the course location on the night of the first class. They are accepted only for in-person classes but not encouraged and will be assessed a $15 late registration fee. In addition, walk-in students must complete an “Agreement-to-Pay Form” and will be contacted by CGS immediately after the first class. Walk-ins must make full payment of all fees or provide a valid purchase order within five business days of the first class. Walk-ins already on financial hold will not be permitted to complete their registration unless the delinquency is resolved.
Payment for a student’s participation in a course can be obtained by using any of the following three methods:
- Credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or e-check) available only through online registration
- Check or money order payment by mail
- Authorized voucher or purchase order
Course fees vary by program area due to hours of instructional time and the cost of study materials. Upon receipt of a completed registration form accompanied by payment or a purchase order, a class space is reserved for the student. Confirmation letters regarding registration will be sent electronically.
Veterans Administration Approved Classroom Programs
The following programs have been approved by the State Approving Agency and Veterans Administration:
- Certified Public Works Manager
- NJ Education Facility Management
- School Transportation Supervisors
- Municipal Clerk Program
- Tax Collection Program
Contact Marge Ramsey at 848-932-4708 for additional information.
Students are required to register for in-person classes at least one week before the date of the first class. Any student who attempts to register on (or after) the day of the first class will be considered a late registrant and will be assessed a $15 late fee for the processing of the registration.
Returned Check Fee Policy
Course Cancellation Policy
CPE Continuing Education Credit
Special Needs Students
Students with special needs are encouraged to contact CGS so that appropriate accommodations may be made.
Requests for unofficial transcripts may be sent to email@example.com.
To view the grading key for CGS courses, please click here.