How long before I want to take a course should I start the registration process? November 17, 2020 12:28 Updated Follow We recommend submitting your online registration request 15 to 30 days prior to your desired course start date. Related articles Can I receive my course materials early? How can I change my course start date? How do I register for one of your online courses? What is the Exam Retake Policy? When does my lab time start and how is that lab time measured?