Continuing Education

Business and Finance


N.Y.S. CPE Credit

The Lehman College School of Continuing and Professional Studies is approved by the N.Y.S. Education Department State Board for Public Accountancy to offer certified public accountants and/or public accountants mandatory CPE credits under N.Y.S. license # 002749. Noted with the courses in the Personal Financial Planning Program and the IRS Enrolled Agent Preparation Program are the number of hours of CPE credits and the CPE subject area(s) covered. Upon completion of the course, participants receive certificate(s) of completion. Participants must inform the instructor(s) at the first class meeting that the course is being taken for mandatory CPE hours for N.Y.S. licensed accountants. For NYS CPE requirements, go to

Business Bookkeeping

The knowledge and skills needed for those aspiring to become fullcharge bookkeepers are provided in this program. Opportunities for employment are available in a variety of organizations and businesses. Students may complete certificate program and complete an application or enroll in individual courses.

  • Program certification: In order to receive a program certificate, students must complete a program application ($25), successfully complete all course requirements listed at the time of applying, and submit a certificate request form ($5). Click here to download application and certificate request form.  NOTE: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) college credits may be available through Lehman College Adult Degree program to those who complete this class; see here for more information.

Certificate Program Required Courses:

  • Bookkeeping I CFM 38
  • Bookkeeping II CFM 37
  • Introduction to Individual and Business Taxation CFM 46
  • Applications in Accounting Using QuickBooks CFM 39


  • Effective Business Communication: Writing/Oral Skills CBS 28

IRS Enrolled Agent Preparation Program

An Enrolled Agent is a tax professional who has earned the privilege of representing tax payers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled Agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants, are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, which types of tax matters they can handle and which IRS offices they can practice before.

The program fulfills the educational requirements of the Internal Revenue Service to sit for the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE) which is a three-part examination. Those who pass both the examinations and the background check are then Enrolled Agents.

Certificate Program Required Course:

  • IRS Enrolled Agent Preparation, Part 1: ENR 100/1
  • IRS Enrolled Agent Preparation, Part 2: ENR 100/2

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The Lehman College Entrepreneurship program offers you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and acquire the skills to successfully start a new business or enhance an existing venture. Learn how to write your business plan, and how to access capital. Understand how to manage your business, and navigate today’s challenging economy. Lehman’s carefully designed coursework takes you step-by-step through the entire process. Lehman can help you build the foundation for a new business venture and continue to work with you to help it grow. The Lehman College Entrepreneurship program allows you to earn a certificate or take individual courses to learn from practitioners what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Click here for program certification information and download forms. Course schedule
Certificate Program Required Courses:

  • Starting, Financing and Marketing Your Own Business SBD 95
  • Tax Essentials for Small Business CFM 54


  • Brand Identity Workshop PCW 49
    Selling on Amazon PCW 46

Certified Financial Planner/Personal Financial Planning

The Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning (PFP) presents techniques to formulate and execute comprehensive financial plans that assist clients in accumulating, conserving and transferring personal wealth.
Requirements for CFP® Certification:
Students who successfully complete the program may apply for the CFP® certification exam. In addition, passing the CFP® Certification Examination plus fulfilling experience, undergraduate degree, and ethics requirements can lead to certification by CFP board, granting the individual the right to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks. Detailed requirements for CFP certification can be found at


Prerequisites: 60 college credits required; completed bachelor’s degree preferred; functional knowledge of financial analysis techniques and a basic understanding of economics. Click here for program certification information and download forms.

Certificate Program
Required Courses:
Introduction to Financial Planning PFP60
Risk Management PFP61
Tax Planning and Management PFP63
Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits PFP64
Investments PFP62
Estate Planning PFP65
Financial Plan Development Course (online) PFP66

Wedding and Event Planner Certification

WPC 01/ $1075 COTC
The Wedding and Event Planning Certification course includes planning, coordinating, and directing weddings, as well as a study of the business structure, documentation information, contracts, how to work with vendors, marketing, and how to work with prospective brides and grooms. *Fee includes textbook, online access in additon to classroom instruction, testing and national certification from the Wedding Planning Institute. Students interested in establishing their own businesses will be able to take advantage of Lehman’s wraparound business services and advisement at no cost. NO DISCOUNTS APPLY TO THIS COURSE. Register by calling 888-221-9988 or visiting:

Preston Bailey: Signature Wedding & Event Design Course

WPC 03/$1195 (10 sessions) COTC
This course will allow students to experience the step-by-step processes and techniques utilized by one of the globe’s leading wedding and event experts, industry pioneer Bailey. This new course is a comprehensive “how-to” for the industry, providing real behind-thescenes footage, photographs and documentation, including insights into the wizardry that can make a wedding a one-of-a-kind, magical event for a couple and their guests.

There is a distinctive difference between an event planner and an event designer. The event planner is involved in every aspect of the logistical project management of the planning process and the event itself; however, it is the event designer who designs the event details from top to bottom, including the design surrounding the activities that make an event come to life. In many cases it is the designer who extracts the emotional and personal elements of a client and weaves it into the event design as an expression of who they are. A wedding planner taking this course will learn the art of design and how to apply design techniques to their existing fund of knowledge and services to their clients. (Recommended pre-requisites: Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning). Register by calling 888-221-9988 or visiting:

Beauty Techniques & the New Revolution on Hairstyling & Haircutting/Skin Care/Make-up/Manicure & Esthetics

This program is taught by Charito Cisneros, a Cosmetologist Professor for 32 years and the Founder/President of the New York Hispanic Cosmetology & Beauty Chamber of Commerce. She is a leader in the Hispanic community, and hosts her own television program. She has also appeared on Telemundo, Radio “La Mega” and Univision. All classes are held at CUNY on the Concourse (COTC), 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd fl oor, Bronx, NY 10468. Students may register for individual classes or complete the program.

NOTE: These courses are conducted in English; Spanish translation available. Call 718-960-8512 for more information.  NOTE: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) college credits may be available through Lehman College Adult Degree program to those who complete this class; see here for more information.

Makeup for TV: Beginner
BIC 20/$75 (2 sessions)
Makeup for Stage: Advanced
BIC 21/$75 (2 sessions)
Artificial Nail 1: Beginner
BIC 13/$75 (2 sessions)
Artificial Nail 2: Advanced
BIC 23/$75 (2 sessions)


Notary Public Exam Preparation
NTP 10/$95 LEHC (1 session includes 30 minute break) LEHC

Financial Plan Development Course (online)
PFP 66/$825
Using financial planning software, students learn multiple approaches to identifying and planning for a client’s goals and risks, applying the CFP® Board’s Practice Standards. Offered in conjunction with Dalton Education, this course is a program requirement and part of the CFP Board’s education requirement. To register for the course go to and choose Lehman-CUNY from the drop down menu or call (877)426-2373.


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