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Continuing Education is defined as engagement in educational programming that results in the acquisition of new knowledge, skills, or abilities related to professional practice. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a measure of educational contact time. For most home study and seminar based coursework, 1 CEU equals two hours of educational learning (0.5 CEUs per educational hour).
The recertification requirement for renewing multiple NCSF credentials is ten (10) CEUs every two year reporting cycle. All CEUs applied toward recertification MUST have been earned during the most recent two year period of active credential status.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must meet the criteria set by the NCSF Board for Certification to be accepted as qualifying units. A CEU can qualify toward recertification under a number of different categories. Once the maximum CEU value for a particular category has been met during a two year reporting cycle, no additional CEUs can be earned from that category. It is the responsibility of the NCSF professional to submit 10 qualified CEUs that are in compliance with the recertification requirements. CEUs that do not comply with the defined qualifying criteria may not be applied toward recertification.
NCSF Recertification Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received, generally within 3-5 business days. Exceptions to this timeline may occur in cases where the application requires a Committee or Board review for completion. The postmark date on the application envelope will be used to determine the status of the application as it pertains to any credential expiration dates.