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FAQs and Business Justification Letter




The 2020 Regulatory Analysis and Decision-Making Executive Education Certificate Program at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is cancelled due the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19.

While this is a disappointing call to have to make, the health and safety of everyone who plans to attend Regulatory Analysis and Decision-Making Program is paramount to us. Thus, we feel that it is necessary to take this step given the increasing challenges we will likely face in the months ahead.

Moving forward, we will be refunding all payments that you have made to the Law School in the process of registering for program. Shortly, you will receive a separate email providing you with the details of the full refund of the fees that you have made. If you have made hotel reservations or travel arrangements, we encourage you adjust these.

Although we must cancel this year’s offering, we anticipate offering this executive education program in late spring or early summer of 2021. 

Of course, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact


We are in constant contact with the Provost’s Office and health authorities at University of Pennsylvania to continually gauge the situation. If you wish to monitor the situation and information directly from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, or the University of Pennsylvania, you can do so here:

Pennsylvania Department of Health
City of Philadelphia – Office of the Mayor
University of Pennsylvania – News and Statements on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)




What forms of payment does the Law School accept?
The program fee can be paid by credit card through the registration portal (CVENT). Payment can also be submitted via a wire transfer (bank transfer). The Law School does not accept cash as a form of payment. To request specific instructions on how to wire transfer funds, or to request to submit another form of payment not mentioned above, please contact

Can the payment deadline be extended?
Possibly. The deadline can be extended on a case-by-case basis. To request an extension, please contact

What is included in the program fee?
The program fee includes all books and course materials, as well as breakfast and lunch on a daily basis.

Does the program fee include housing?
No. The program fee does not include lodging during the program. The Law School has contracted with two nearby hotels to provide participants a special discounted rate. Please visit the program’s lodging web page for more information.

Can you provide an invoice and/or other documents for my employer to cover the program fee?
Yes. To request an invoice or other documentation, please contact Additionally, a downloadable business justification letter can be found in the section below

What is the withdraw and refund policy surrounding this program?
Refund requests for withdrawal must be submitted by email at least 60 days before the program start date to receive a full refund. Requests are subject to a 30% fee if the request is made within 59 days of the program start. Withdrawal notifications received after the program start date are not eligible for a refund.

What is the refund policy if the program is cancelled?
In the event that a program is cancelled by the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, all paid registration fees would be reimbursed. The Law School is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses incurred.




Are CLE credits available for attending this program?
Yes. This program is approved for 19.0 substantive CLE credits. If you have questions regarding MCLE approval for your jurisdiction, please contact us at




Does the Law School offer financial aid to participants to attend executive education programs?
Yes. A limited amount of financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. To request more information on the qualifications and availability of financial aid, please contact

Does the Law School offer a discount to professionals working in the public sector?
Yes. Professionals working for a government or non-profit agency are qualified to receive a $300 discount on the program fee.




How do I register for the program?
To register, please visit the program’s registration portal here.

What is the registration deadline?
The registration deadline is April 1, 2020.

If registration is closed or full, can I be placed on a waitlist?
Yes. To be placed on a waitlist to attend the program, please send a request to




Do I need to obtain a travel visa to enter the United States in order to attend this program?
Please consult with your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate in order to determine if you need a visa to enter the United States to attend this program.

Do you provide the required documents needed to obtain a travel visa to participants enrolled in the program?
Yes. Upon enrollment and full payment, we will provide you with the required documents needed to obtain a visa to enter the United States to attend the program.




Can you provide assistance in justifying my attendance in the program for my supervisor?

Yes. Please find a downloadable business justification letter here. If you should need a form completed, or additional documentation, please send a request to