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

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CEU & Contact Hour FAQs

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

Corexcel programs are acceptable for nursing credit in all 50 states.

Corexcel is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

ANCC provider number: P0066

Corexcel is an approved Florida provider: # 50 - 452.

Corexcel is an approved California provider # CEP 13687.

Corexcel is an approved Florida Board of Nursing – Certified Nursing Assistants provider.

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 by the American Nurses Credential Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) 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 ANCC Contact Hours?

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

In June of 2005 The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that ANCC Accredited and Approved Providers have been approved by the NCBDE as providers of continuing education. Individuals seeking recertification from the NCDBE can use continuing education contact hours received through attendance at an activity provided by an Accredited or Approved Provider of ANCC to meet the continuing education requirements for re-certification established by the NCDBE. Corexcel is an ANCC provider.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners accepts ANCC Contact Hours from applicants seeking certification renewal through continuing education credit.

Cardiovascular Credentialing International accept Contact Hours offered by ANCC 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 Association 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 has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association 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 authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

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.

How can I award CEUs or Contact Hours for an educational offering?

Corexcel specializes in working with non-accredited organizations to plan and accredit educational activities. Our continuing education experts will work with you to:

  • Identify your audience's learning needs
  • Develop learning outcome measurements
  • Identify qualified instructors/speakers/writers
  • Create measurable objectives
  • Determine how to measure learning
  • Evaluate the program and provide credit

What learning formats are eligible for CEUs or Contact Hours?

Our goal is to ensure that the learning format fits the audience's needs. We've planned continuing education programs in a variety of formats including:

  • Web-based or Webinar
  • Written self-study, online and print
  • Instructor-led
  • CD-ROM or DVD
  • Audio CD

To find out how we can help your organization, please submit your question through our contact form.