If an accepted applicant chooses not to attend the NVCPM Program, he/she must submit a written cancellation which has been approved by the agency Director to the Office of Employee Development ten (10) business days prior to the initial classroom session. Cancellations are costly to the participant, his/her organization and the program. All cancellations should be submitted as early as possible, so that substitutions can possibly be made. If a participant wishes to withdraw after the start of the Program, agency Director written approval is required. In the event a participant withdraws with the intention of returning to complete the Program, the participant must return to the Program with the next available scheduled cohort in order to retain any previously earned attendance credit.