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Candidates will need to document that they have completed 10 hours of KPS-Aligned Continuing Education Units (CEU) annually with an Approved Provider prior to renewing their certification. Therefore 1 year Certifications require 10 hours or 1 CEU and 3 year Certifications require 30 hours or 3 CEUs as the time of renewal.

Locating a CERI-Recognized CEU Provider
CERI recognizes multiple CEU providers, with priority recognition of:

Selecting Continuing Education Courses
All CERI-recognized Continuing Education courses must be aligned with the Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS), and must advertise this alignment.

Familiarize yourself with the (KPS) and determine if your educational and professional goals and needs are reflected in a particular Standards/Sub-Standard.

If yes, search for a course that advertises alignment with these particular Standards/Sub-Standards.

If no, you may search for a course that addresses a broader topic than those which are currently included in the KPS.

Maintaining a Record of Your CEUs
Candidates are encouraged to download and complete the fillable Continuing Education Log as a means of maintaining an orderly record of their Continuing Education: Download CEU Log

Candidates should also retain a copy of their CEU certificates, which will need to be submitted with the completed Continuing Education Log in order to support certification renewal requests.

FAQs
Q: What is a Continuing Education Unit (CEU)?
A: CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is a unit of credit equal to ten hours of participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions.

CEU records are widely used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements mandated by certification bodies, professional societies, or governmental licensing boards.

Q: How Many CEUs Does CERI Require for Certification Renewal?
A: CERI requires educators to complete 10 clock hours of continuing education, or 1.0 CEUs annually to support certification renewal.

Q: What is the Cost of Earning CEUs?
A: The cost of earning CEUs vary.  Providers typically charge a cost for participants to attend a training event or to access training resources and assess a charge for issuing the CEU itself.

The cost of CERI-sponsored webinars varies, with many being free of charge.  The cost to secure a CEU certificate is $10 per webinar.