Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
What are Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are measurements of training or other experiences that create a consistent record of the amount and/or time of training received.
What do I need CEUs for?
They are required for recertification of/to maintain most NAHRO certifications, to ensure you are up to date in your area of certification. They also can be used as a substitute for some elective seminars required for certification. They are also useful to document your professional development to your supervisors, prospective employers and yourself.
How many CEUs are required for recertification?
A minimum of 0.50 CEUs every three years, although some certifications require additional CEUs. Please visit www.nahro.org/certification for more information.
How many CEUs do I earn for a training seminar?
Generally 0.1 CEU per hour of training..
One day live seminar (6.5 hours): 0.65 CEUs
Two day live seminar: 1.3 CEUs
One 2.5 hour e-Learning online seminar: 0.25 CEUs
90 Minute Concurrent Session at a conference: 0.15 CEUs
Can I use other types of experience in lieu of CEUs for recertification?
Yes, some of the activities/experience you can use to recertify are the following:
National President 2.5 CEU
National Committee Chair 1.9 CEU
NAHRO Board of Ethics and Credentialing Trustees Chair 1.9 CEU
Regional President 1.4 CEU
State Chapter President 1.4 CEU
Chair Regional or State Committee .65 CEU
Chair of NAHRO Examination Board .65 CEU
Active Member of National Committee .30 CEU
Active Member of NAHRO Board of Ethics and Credentialing Trustees .30 CEU
Active Member of NAHRO Examination Board .30 CEU
Attend 90 min. National conference session .15 CEU
Assist in developing National conference session .15 CEU
Moderate a National conference session .15 CEU
Participate as panelist for National conference session .25 CEU
Teach a class related to housing and community development (2 or more times a year) .65 CEU
Publish an article related to housing and community development .65 CEU
How do I verify and document the CEUs I have earned?
- When you complete a NAHRO live seminar or e-Learning online, you will sign in every day or participate in a “roll call” and receive a certificate of completion. To receive documentation of attendance at concurrent sessions at conferences, you must have your name badge scanned when you enter the session.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a summary of the CEUs earned at national NAHRO conferences.
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