CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS
All student and class data hard copies are kept in a locked filing
cabinet located in the CEF offices. The student data is kept on
a secured server and is protected by a monitored security and
firewall system. All reports containing confidential data are
shredded prior to their disposal. Companies who sponsor their
employees’ training, can access their employees’ training history,
attendance, and grades via the CEF website. In order to access
this feature, a company must first complete an application and
assign a designated contact from their company. Once the
application is approved by CEF, the designated contact is given
a personalized access code, which allows them to view only their
employees’ records from the website.
Students requesting a copy of their transcripts must provide
their social security number and other pertinent information
to verify that they are that student. Transcripts and other data
will not be released to anyone other than the student without a
signed authorization form, except if the requesting person is the
designated company contact.
PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
In Person: In Person: You may come to the CEF
Office located inside the DFW Education Center at 1401-A Royal Lane, DFW Airport, TX between the hours
of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Mail: Complete a registration form for
the course desired and indicate your preferred payment
method. Mail your registration form with your payment
to the CEF Office at PO Box 612107, DFW Airport,
Fax: You may register by faxing
your registration form to 972.574.3440, unless paying
by check, cash or money order.
This option is available only if you are using the payment
options of Credit Card or for those companies who have filled out
the proper paperwork and have online access with CEF can use
Credit Card, Trust or Invoice Payment. You will receive an e-mail confirmation
of your registration.
A course is cancelled if an insufficient number of registrations have been received two
(2) days prior to the first course meeting. You will be notified if the course
is cancelled, therefore it is important to have a good phone number for you
(on your registration form). Refunds are processed automatically. Occasionally,
we are not able to reach a student before the first course meeting. Therefore,
signs will be posted on classroom doors in these cases. We urge our students to
register early to ensure of a place in the course of your choice. Early registrations
will often prevent the cancellation of a course due to insufficient enrollment.
Withdrawal Information & Refunds
Semester Courses: Semester Courses refer to courses 48 hours or more in length.
Students who drop a course two (2) working days before the
course start date will be issued a full tuition credit, minus the cost
of books and materials. After this time, a $100.00 administrative
fee will be charged, plus any applicable book and/or material fees.
Books and materials are non-refundable unless course is dropped on or before
June 3, 2022
Students who drop on or after
June 6, 2022
will be billed in full for course tuition and books and materials.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must call the CEF office by the above
dates in order to be credited for any part of your tuition, materials
All Other Courses: “All Other Courses” refers to all courses and seminars that are
less than 48 hours in length. Students who drop a course two
(2) working days before the course start date will be issued a full
tuition credit, minus the cost of books and materials. After that, no
part of the tuition will be credited.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Non-refunded books/materials will be available to the
student or an authorized company representative by request
only, and must be picked up within 30 days following the course
start date. CEF will not ship or mail non-refunded books/materials. Non-refunded books/materials will not be distributed
after the 30 days.
Companies receive weekly employee attendance reports.
There are no “EXCUSED ABSENCES”. However, if the following
steps are taken, the governing council will take all reasons for
absences into consideration if a reinstatement review is requested
by the student or company.
Good attendance is important for the success of any training
program. Absences could affect your grade. If you must be
absent, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor and/or a
staff member in the CEF office before the start of class to let them
know you are going to be absent and the reason for your absence.
An excuse must be given for each absence.
As a courtesy, during the first two weeks of registration, you and
your company will receive a call from CEF, in addition to an email
or fax, reporting any absences. It is your responsibility to provide
CEF with a correct address, telephone number or other contact
Drops are determined by the number of absences based on your
To meet course pre-requisites
or to test out of various courses you must set an
appointment by calling 972.574.5200. Testing is
done Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and
3:00 p.m. Testing must be completed before the semester
Please tune to one of the following local news weather reports for inclement weather notification and school closings for the Dallas County
Community College District (DCCCD):
You may also call the CEF Office at 972.574.5200, visit our website or check our Face Book page.
Sign up for text alerts on your student account online or contact the CEF office.
- Channel 4 (KDVW)
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Equal Education Opportunity Policy
Construction Education Foundation Inc. (CEF) is committed to providing equal educational opportunities
regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age,
national origin or disability. CEF provides equal opportunity in accordance with federal and state laws.
The catalog contains policies, regulations, procedures, prices and course information (classes, books & materials and instructors)
in existence at the time the publication went to press. CEF reserves the right to change or alter the statements and
procedures in this catalog to reflect current Board policies, administrative regulations and procedures, as well as
applicable state and federal laws and regulations. The changes may include, but are not limited to, the days and
times courses are offered, instructors who teach the courses, books, fees, and the cancellation of courses.
This catalog is for informational purposes only. It is not a contract and is subject to change.
Book, Material & Supplies
Most courses require the purchase of books and/or materials. This information is noted in the course description pages of
this catalog in alphabetical order by class. A shipping and handling charge is included in all quoted costs.
If there is no book listed, none is required for that class. Book prices listed on the schedule pages refer
to books you would need for that level only. It does not reflect materials or books you may have received in
a previous level. Be sure to indicate on your
registration form the exact cost (add 8.25% tax) of your required books and materials for accurate billing purposes.
All advertised books and materials are subject to change.
NOTE: Replacement book costs are the responsibility
of the student. Companies will not be invoiced for
replacement books without prior authorization.
Payment is required before or at the time of registration. If your company is a Sponsoring Association Member, your company can be invoiced upon approval by an authorized company representative. In addition, a company’s CEF Trust Account can be debited upon signed approval by an authorized company representative.
Invoice: Sponsoring Association Members Only (ASA, TEXO) Signature from an authorized representative of your company is required on the Registration Form. Please indicate the name of your company’s Sponsoring Association in the slot provided on the registration form. Due upon receipt. Accounts delinquent over 60 days may have future credit suspended until balance becomes current.
CEF Trust Account Debit: CEF Trust Account Holders Only Requires signature from an authorized representative of your company on the Registration Form. Deductions cannot exceed the required minimum balance of $50.00.
Other Methods of Payment
• Money Order
• Credit Card (see note below)
Out-of-State & Out-of-County Fees
North Lake College charges an additional $345.00 fee for students who have lived in the State of Texas for less than one year.
North Lake College charges an additional $156.00 fee for students who live outside of DFW Metroplex. If either of these conditions apply, additional charges will be invoiced.
US Residency Requirements
Students in credit classes who are not U.S. Citizens but have authorized residency in the United States
MUST bring to the first night of class their U.S. residency card for CEF to copy for the
student files. A company representative or student MUST bring or mail copies of the required
documentation (residency card - front and back. All photos must be clear and identifiable) to
the CEF office prior to the first night of class if unable to attend first night of class.
No faxes please. If CEF does not receive this information before or on the first class meeting,
each company may be billed an additional charge for non-U.S. citizens.
College charges an additional fee of $200.00 for students in credit classes who do not have the required documentation for residency.
Note: If the residency status of a trainee is Educational or Work, the company will still be charged an additional fee for that student.
Some of our CEF Craft Courses are currently approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (OA).
The curriculum used in all of these courses is competency based and task oriented.
Students who are federally registered apprentices must work for companies that have a signed
agreement with CEF. Companies that are interested in becoming part
of our Federally Registered Program and enrolling employees in a qualified trade may contact CEF
for more information regarding requirements. Companies will be asked to sign an agreement with CEF to
comply with the federally approved standards of the program. All Apprentice Training courses start in the
fall semester of each year. Companies must be registered with CEF and have a signed agreement prior
to August 15th, (before the fall classes commence). This is imperative because students entering into a
program are required to fill out paperwork, take prerequisite testing (usually a reading and math test)
as well as an interview to evaluate them for the program.
Companies will be charged an initial start-up fee of $150.00 for
each apprentice registered with the OA program. If for any reason a
student is deregistered and reinstated to the OA program, an additional
fee of $150.00 will be charged to the company. For more information, please contact our office.