How do I register for a free course?

AARC has several online continuing education courses, available for free or nominal cost, that require you to register. This registration process is important because it is the process that grants you access to the test that you must take in order to earn your credit. All of these courses follow a similar progression of screens as given in this example.

You will begin at a screen like the one below. Click on the “Register” button:


You’ll be taken to a page like the one below. If you aren’t logged in you will see the blue “Login to Register” button as shown below. Please click on that and log in.


This is the login screen. If you have problems, please contact Customer Service at or by phone at 972-243-2272. We’re in the office 8am – 5pm Central Standard Time, Monday – Friday.


You’ll be returned to the page, but the button will now say “Register Now”. Please click on that button.

Register Now

Click the blue “Add to Cart” button.

Add to cart

Please click on the “View Cart/Checkout” button.

View Cart

Here you will see the course and the price. If you are a member, many of these will be $0.00. Please click the blue “Checkout” button.


Please click the blue “Finish Order” button.

Finish order

Now you are registered! You can print this off as a receipt, but if we have a valid email address listed on your account, the receipt will also be emailed to you. From here, click the “Sign Out” link in the top right hand corner of the screen, and you will be returned to the AARC’s homepage. From there, you can return to your course’s info page to follow the next steps.

Sign Out