Ways to Register

Create an account to register for courses online, view your upcoming courses and manage your curriculum at Brookings Executive Education.

Are you registering others for courses? Create an account to register multiple participants—including yourself—as well as track registration history.

Our online registration system provides you with security, convenience, and the ability to register yourself and others for our courses. Setting up an account is easy, allowing you to make payments, update your profile, generate invoices, and verify enrollment once you have done so. 

Click here to review 5 Easy Steps to Register Online. 

Your registration cannot be processed online until we receive payment in full or an approved government purchase order. You will receive written confirmation within 10 business days after we receive both your registration and complete payment information.

Note: This account is separate from the user profile you may have on 

2. Fax: 202.797.4363

3. Email: 

Please do not transmit credit card information via email. Include your contact information and we will contact you for payment details. 

Registration Form

Download the registration form

Registration Policy

Your registration cannot be guaranteed until we receive payment in full or an approved government purchase order. You will receive written confirmation of registration and the registration policy within 10 business days after we receive both your registration and complete payment information.

An incomplete submission of registration information does not guarantee space in a course.

For all residential courses payment in full is required before the course date. An approved government PO does not guarantee registration for residential programs, but rather serves as a reservation in the program and you should expect an invoice requesting payment shortly after.

Additionally, government approved purchase orders must be received 30 days before the start of any residential course to allow sufficient time for invoicing and pre-payment.

If for any reason, Brookings Executive Education cancels a course, Brookings cannot assume responsibility for travel costs. We will make every effort to immediately notify registrants of a cancellation and will work with participants to find an appropriate course into which they can transfer. Such transfers will not be subject to the transfer fees discussed below. 

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Transfers

For all non-residential programs held in Washington, D.C.:

Business days
before program 
Substitutions*  Transfer fee  Cancellation fee 
30 days or more  Yes*   None None 
15 to 29 days Yes*  25% of original cost  50% of original cost
2-14 days Yes*  50% of original cost  100% of original cost
1 day  Not permitted NA 100 of original cost

For residential and international programs: 

Business days
before program
Substitutions*  Transfer or cancellation fee 
 45 days or more Yes*  None 
 44 days or fewer Yes*  100% of original program cost

Legis Fellowship program:

Business days 
before program
Substitutions*  Cancellation fee 
 14 days or less No 50% of original cost

* Provided the substitute meets the stipulated GS or SES level. All requests for cancellations, substitutions or transfers must be made in writing. You may e-mail or send a fax to 202.741.6584.

Participant substitutions are allowed without penalty and strongly encouraged in circumstances in which an original participant is unable to attend his or her scheduled program. However, Brookings Executive Education reserves the right to accept or reject a substitute for programs requiring minimum management levels.


Submission of registration information does not guarantee space in a program. Registration is only guaranteed upon submission of payment information (see payment options below).

For residential programs, payment must be received before the start of the course. Payment in full is required for all residential and international programs. Approved government purchase orders do not guarantee registration for residential programs. To allow sufficient time for invoicing, Brookings Executive Education does not accept purchase orders for pre-paid courses fewer than 30 days before the start of the course.

Fees may be paid via:

The BEE GSA contract number is GS-02-F-0048U.

Please note, program fees and course schedules are subject to change without notice. Please call (800.925.5730) or see individual course web pages for the most current information regarding program fees and schedules. 

Program locations and times

Unless otherwise indicated in the program descriptions or on the website, all programs will be held at the Brookings Institution at 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Most programs begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first day, and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. on the last day. Exact times will be included in the final agendas. Visit the specific program web page for additional program details. Attendees will receive an agenda two weeks before the course.

Program Material

A written confirmation letter will be sent within ten business days of Brookings's receipt of registration and payment information. The participant will receive program materials, including a program agenda with session times and meeting rooms/sites two weeks prior to the program start date. If a program requires any pre-readings, surveys, information requests for security clearances, etc., these materials will also be provided. In addition, Brookings Executive Education is happy to provide out-of-town participants with a recommended hotel list, which is available upon request.

Privacy policy

Brookings Executive Education, Washington University and the Brookings Institution value your private information and will not share personal data with third parties, except where required. By providing your information, you agree to allow future communication from Brookings unless otherwise indicated in writing. You may opt out of these communications at any time.


Brookings Executive Education reserves the right to use photos taken during seminar activities for promotional purposes. Although photographs are taken only occasionally during our courses, participants who do not wish to be photographed can inform staff at the time of the course.