Course Policies

Course Fee Policy

Applicants are liable for the full course fee once they are notified that the admissions committee has accepted their application for admission.


Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing to one of the ICD’s Program Officers no later than 14 days before the start date of the course, and will be subject to an administrative fee of $250 (plus applicable taxes). ICD membership will be annulled during the refund process for a non-member who received the one-year complimentary membership through course registration. No refunds or credits will be provided for cancellations received less than 14 days before the start date of the course. Non-attendance will incur the full course fee. Should the ICD need to cancel or postpone a course offering, applicants will be issued a full refund.

Deferment Policy

Under exceptional circumstances only, under 14 days out from the start date of the course into which the applicant was admitted, applicants may request a one-time deferment into another confirmed offering, to be applied within one academic year. A request for deferment will be considered only if the applicant has paid all outstanding fees. The request must be made in writing to one of the ICD’s Program Officers. A deferment is possible only if space is available and is at the discretion of the ICD. A $250 administrative fee (plus applicable taxes) will be charged for deferment.

Compassionate Deferment Policy

In cases where participants have an illness or other unforeseen emergency that prevents them from attending the course, the ICD will make every effort to accommodate the participant’s transfer into another confirmed course offering. Participants, or their representatives, should contact one of the ICD’s Program Officers as soon as possible in these situations to request a transfer. A $250 administrative fee (plus applicable taxes) will be charged for the deferment.

Substitution Policy

Where an organization is paying the course fees for an employee admitted into the course a substitution is possible. However, the substitute participant must meet the same criteria for admissions. A request for substitution must be made in writing to one of the ICD’s Program Officers no later than 7 days before the start date of the course. Substitutions are at the discretion of the ICD. A $250 administrative fee (plus applicable taxes) will be charged for the substitution, and must be paid in full before the start of the course. Should the substitute applicant be declined admission, the full course fees are still payable for the original participant whether they participate in the course or not.