The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is the most commonly used form of recognition and documentation for noncredit continuing education courses and programs. Outreach & Engagement is the official University office responsible for awarding CEUs. Instructors/coordinators who wish to offer CEUs must complete the Non-credit Report/CEU Request form and submit it to Outreach & Engagement. Submission of this form initiates the approval process for granting CEUs.
Sponsors must submit all appropriate information in order for the request to be considered. Appropriate information includes the Noncredit Report/CEU Request form, a program syllabus* that includes schedule and learning objectives and purpose of the course, an evaluation instrument or explanation of how learning of participants will be evaluated, and resume' and vitae of instructors.
Requests should be submitted a minimum of two weeks (10 working days) prior to the beginning of the course. CEUs will not be granted for courses already delivered and completed.
Sponsors must not advertise awarding of CEUs before the Institution grants approval.
Outreach & Engagement will contact sponsors of programs that are NOT approved to grant CEUs.
Sponsors should contact Outreach & Engagement two weeks after submitting request to confirm that a course is approved to grant CEUs.
One Continuing Education Unit represents ten contact hours of participation in an organized educational experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. A decimal fraction of a unit may be awarded for an offering of shorter duration. (For example: 12 participant contact hours = 1.2 CEUs) Non-instructional time such as breaks, meals, introductions, and social events are not included when determining contact hours. Time for a speaker during a meal may be included, however only for the presentation time, not the meal itself. A program must be at least one (1) hour in length to qualify for CEUs. CEUs will not be awarded to participants who attend less than 90% of a program.
Basic Criteria to meet CEU Qualifications:
*Program syllabi should include:
Exclusions from CEU eligibility:
Each CEU registration incurs a cost of $15 per person, effective September 15, 2010. This fee includes administrative set up and approval within the University, as well as the cost of a certificate. Payment may be made by individuals receiving the certificate or by the sponsoring department or organization. The sponsor is responsible for ensuring payment of the fee.
Sponsoring organization should complete the CEU Program Participant Report form and return it to Outreach & Engagement after the completion of the program. The University requires the CEU recipient's full name, including middle initial, as they would like the certificate to read. Outreach & Engagement will print certificates and return them to the sponsor for instructor's signature. The sponsor is responsible for delivering certificates to the participants.