CEUs & Contact Hours Answers to CEU questions, Define CEU, Define Contact Hour, Who Accepts Corexcel CEU Programs

CEU & Contact Hour FAQs

Which states accept Corexcel's CEU courses to satisfy mandatory nursing continuing education requirements?

Corexcel programs are approved for nursing credit in California and Florida which are accepted by other state boards of nursing.

State of California Board of Registered Nursing
Corexcel is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education, California provider #CEP 13687.

State Boards of Nursing
Corexcel is approved as a provider of continuing nursing professional development, provider #50-452, and reports completions to CE Broker for the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • West Virginia

If you need information about re-certification or re-licensure contact hour requirements, please contact your certification board or state board of nursing.

What are Contact Hours?

"Contact Hours" is the term used to define a unit of nursing continuing education in nursing. A contact hour is defined as:

"Sixty minutes of an organized learning activity, which is either a didactic or clinical experience."

To estimate the number of contact hours for an educational activity, total the minutes spent in didactic or clinical experience and evaluating the activity and divide by 60. For example, 60 minutes = 1 CH, 150 minutes = 2.5 CH, etc.

What other healthcare disciplines accept Contact Hours?

ACRP members can take nursing credit courses and apply them to their ACRP recertification.

The Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), known as the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) prior to 2020, recognizes continuing education activities provided by accredited or approved providers for certification renewal.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners accepts contact hours from applicants seeking certification renewal through continuing education credit.

Cardiovascular Credentialing International accept contact hours offered by accredited providers.

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) accepts all offerings that have been granted nursing contact hours and have topics relating to child birth. Contact hours may be used toward ICEA Recertification.

What are CEUs?

In 1970 a national task force of volunteers met to establish a form of credit for continuing education different from the semester system used in higher education. That credit was named the "Continuing Education Unit" and has come to be known as the "CEU". A CEU is defined as:

"Ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction."

The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is the founder and guardian of the CEU and determines the criteria for awarding CEUs. Corexcel is an authorized provider of the CEU.

Corexcel is designated as an Accredited Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Corexcel has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, Corexcel is accredited to provide IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

IACET Accredited Provider #1000795

What organizations accept IACET CEUs?

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy offers to convert CEUs into PDUs for NBCOT recertification.

The National Association of Social Workers accept CEUs to meet their continuing education requirements for professional recertification.  

The Human Resources Certification Institute accepts CEUs for Human Resource Professional recertification through continuing education.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying accepts CEUs to meet continuing professional competency guidelines for engineers and/or surveyors.

Please note!

Many states, professional organizations and countries accept CEUs to satisfy mandatory continuing education requirements. Regulations change and most professions have unique requirements. We recommend that you contact your local licensing board to determine whether CEUs will meet their requirements.

Organizations that accept IACET CEUs

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