Course Policies

Course Fee Policy

Course fees are due at the time of application. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the admissions criteria against their experience and qualifications before submitting an application for admissions. Applicants who are declined admission will receive a full refund subject to an administration fee of $250 (plus applicable taxes).

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 28 days before the start date of the course subject to an administration 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 program registration. Cancellations received in writing less than 28 days and no later than 14 days before the start date of the course will be issued a full credit on account to be applied to another offering within one academic year. No refunds 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 a future course offering, to be applied to another offering 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 administration fee (plus applicable taxes) will be charged for deferment. Scholarships may not be deferred.

Compassionate Deferment Policy

In cases where participants have an illness or other unforeseen last-minute emergency that prevents their participation in an entire program, the ICD will make every effort to accommodate the participant’s transfer into a future program. Participants, or their representatives, should contact one of the ICD’s Program Officers as soon as possible in these situations to request a transfer. There is a $250 administration fee (plus applicable taxes) for the deferment. Where only one day will be missed, participants are expected to attend the other days in the program. The ICD is not able to make arrangements for participants to make up only a single day.

Substitution Policy

Applicants are admitted into the program on an individual basis based on the specific qualifications and experience of the candidate. Participant substitutions are not permitted after the course has begun. 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 14 days before the start date of the course. Substitutions are at the discretion of the ICD. A $250 administration fee (plus applicable taxes) must accompany the written request. 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. Scholarships may not be substituted.