Tuition Payment Policy

Trainees are required to pay tuition in full to the Ackerman Institute prior to beginning their course.

Refund Policy

The Ackerman Institute does not provide refunds for Summer Clinical Practicum, Live Clinical, and the Clinical Externship programs. If a trainee withdraws from a class, except the above classes Full refunds for tuition deposits and balances are made only if a class is canceled.

Workshops and Short Courses

All refund requests should be made in writing or by email at least two weeks prior to the course. Any refund requests made after such time will not be honored. Should a participant need to cancel, there are two options for a refund:

  • Option 1: Tuition will be refunded, minus a 20% administrative fee.
  • Option 2: A credit for a future workshop will be issued and expires within one year of the date issued. If such credit is not used within that year, tuition is forfeited. Tuition is non-refundable for cancellations made two-weeks before the course.


CE Contact Hours

Participants who successfully complete a course of study at Ackerman will receive a Letter of Completion, which may be used to obtain CE Contact Hours for LCSWs and LMFTs.

Social Workers: Application for CE Contact Hours has been made to the National Association for Social Workers (CT). CE Contact Hours pending.