Students and staff are encouraged to obtain information from healthcare providers, state health authorities and the CDC website.

FAQs During COVID-19

Q: Is CET still open?
A: CET is open. Visitors and students to our campuses are required to wear a mask, stay home if they are not feeling well, and follow social distancing protocols.

Q: I am interested in attending CET. Is it safe and can I still enroll?
A: Yes, CET has open enrollment and you can start anytime, even now. You will want to contact your CET’s Admissions department to schedule a call and then an appointment. CET staff are following all guidelines and will guide you and answer health and safety protocol questions before you come in.

Q: If I decide to enroll, how will I get to communicate with my instructor(s)?
A: Before you start your class, we can arrange a one-on-one session where you can get to know your instructors. Once you enroll, you meet both online and in-person, contingent upon health and safety measures needed to be in place.

Q: CET offers hands-on training. How does this work?
A: CET’s programs have two parts: theory and practice. CET transitioned to online learning using “Canvas” in March 2020. We have implemented distance learning and most labs are now open for hands-on learning. Lab times may vary. CET Admissions Advisors will provide additional details. Luckily, our training programs adapt well so you can start your training as soon as you are ready. You will start with theory on Canvas and work with your instructor on scheduling lab time.

Q: I got laid off and am receiving unemployment benefits. My financial situation has changed. I applied for Financial Aid before all of this, so do I have to reapply?
A: If you applied and CET was a school you listed, contact your Financial Aid Officer for guidance based on your circumstances. If you were laid off and are receiving Unemployment Benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits while in training. For other questions regarding financial aid read Top Questions About Financial Aid.

Q: I am a CET student and was informed I will be getting one-time aid from CET. How will I know if I am eligible?
A: CET has received federal emergency funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide financial assistance to our students. These one-time grant funds can be used to help cover any direct educational expenses, such as books or computers, or other related costs, including housing, health care, food, or child care expenses during this pandemic.

The following criteria need to be in place for students to receive this grant:

Student who were enrolled and/or in attendance on March 16, 2020 and after, and have met the financial aid eligibility in one of the two groups will receive a CARES grant so long as the limited funds continue to be available.

Group One: Students completed a FAFSA, met all financial aid eligibility criteria and were deemed Pell Grant eligible. This group of students will receive a one-time payment of $800 in CARES grant.

Group Two: Students completed a FAFSA, met all financial aid eligibility criteria and were deemed NOT Pell Grant eligible (Federal Student Loans only). This group of students will receive a one-time payment of $400 in CARES grant.

Students who have completed a FAFSA, met all financial aid eligibility criteria and were deemed either eligible or not for the Pell Grant, do not need to take any action, the grant check will be mailed to their address on record.

Students interested in receiving this Emergency grant (as long as funding is still available) may complete their FAFSA at and notify their Financial Aid Officer.

CARES-HEERF Report – click here

Notices from CET’s Central Administration

5/22/2020 – Letter to CET Students – Next Steps. Read this message from CET’s Central Administration.

4/6/2020 – Letter to CET Students, Staff, and Communities – Ongoing Stay at Home.  Read this message from CET’s Central Administration.

3/23/2020 – Statewide precautions in place for CET locations in California. Read this message from CET’s Central Administration.

3/16/2020 – CET remains open during Corona Virus precautionary measures. Read this message from CET Central Administration on training school status.

Links to County Public Health Departments:

El Paso County, Fairfax County, Imperial County, Monterey County, Riverside County, Santa Barbara County, San Bernardino County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, San Diego County, Ventura County.