Staying ahead of the game in any industry is challenging. This article is written to help you navigate your options to get the necessary CEU's to get or stay accredited.
CEU's vary wildly between industries, so it is best to determine the best way to achieve the credits you need by talking with your employer and checking with your industry association.
A CEU is a continuing education unit. Professionals are required to earn a certain number of hours participating in professional development in order to stay current. A CEU equals ten hours of participation in an accredited program.
For an educational activity to be accredited it must meet the ANSI(American National Standards Institute) and IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training Standards).
Here are some ways to Get CEU Credits:
Association Events. A key advantage to attending an industry conference is to get CEU's. Everything from the motivational speaker, guest speakers, workship and pre and post events can earn you valuable CEU Credits.
Colleges and Universities may offer specific CEU credits in your industry. They may also have guest speakers and workshops that qualify for CEU's.
Some organizations have gone through the rigorous approval process to design and implement courses that offer CEU Credits.
Online CEU's are also available from the comfort of your home! Make sure to check that they qualify for your industry.