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Vancouver – Diploma Program Fees



2020-2021 Fee Information

Now accepting applications for Fall 2020 enrollment

Click here to register for Year 1 2020 class

Have Questions?  Call Bonnie Turner at 604-266-0090 or email

To be considered for admission all applications must include a deposit of $500 with the balance due by August 31, 2020.  Course fees are paid to SMEI Vancouver.

  • Registration deadline is August 31, 2020 for the program starting in September 2020. 
  • Rolling admission is in effect meaning that applicants are evaluated as they apply on a case-by case basis and notified of acceptance within two weeks of their submitted application.
  • Admission to the program is capped at 45 students per year in order to maintain the quality of the educational experience. Consequently, prospective applicants are encouraged to apply early. 

Registration is limited. Candidates unsuccessful in the application process or who withdraw, in writing, prior to August 15, 2020 will receive a full refund less a $150 administration fee. Written withdrawals after this date, but prior to class commencement will be charged an administrative fee of $600. No refund of fees is provided to admitted candidates after classes begin.

Course Tuition Fees

  • The annual course fee for 2020/2021 is $4,150 + 5% GST. Students are required to pay the course fee each year they are enrolled in the program (total of 3 years).
  • The course fee covers the cost of tuition as well as all books and materials. The course fee also includes the CSE and CME designations (given to those completing year 1 and year 3 respectively), as well as complimentary professional membership with SMEI.
  • The course fee is a tax-deductible tuition expense under Canada Revenue Agency tax rules. SMEI issues a T2202A form showing applicable tuition fees paid that can be submitted to Canada Revenue Agency when filing your income tax.
  • The course fee does not include remediation or supplemental examination fees. Candidates requiring remediation and/or supplemental examination pay an additional fee:
    • Remediation and examination: $450.00 (excluding GST)
    • **Supplemental examination: $250.00 (excluding GST)
    • **Supplemental privileges may be granted to those students who have an average between 40% and 49% on the exam component of the year and who have satisfactorily completed all other year requirements. The exam component(s) of each year must be passed in order to progress to the next year or to graduate.


Annual Maintenance Following Graduation

Should the graduate choose to maintain the CSE® and or CSE® professional designations, an annual renewal fee is payable to SMEI, the international certification body.  The certified individual must also complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education each year to maintain their professional designation.  The first renewal date would be 12 months from the 3rd year graduation date. Current annual fees are:

$55 USD for SMEI Members
$95 USD for Nonmembers