Understanding the CE Role to keep Practicing License Active


The education system has improved to a great extent and one such fine example of it is the continuing education credits. It is the base required for educational needs for a different profession. Every state shall have the requirements set for such credit which can vary. It can be availed by anyone but more commonly this type of credit is more useful for healthcare experts such as nurses and social workers who need to be licensed.

For instance, if there has a person wh0o is licensed as a nurse should finish the contract hours of 24 hours on the continuing education during every license period. This hour can be of around 60 minutes of instruction approved by the board to continue the class or certain activity. This way it not just help the experts to stay licensed but also helps them stay updated and well informed.

What exactly is CEU credit?

The experts who are considering the option of a continuing education credit and are still hesitating to opt for it should certainly understand this term thoroughly first. This unit was defined and created in the year 1970 after the study made by the U.S department of education. The study defines certain non-credit continuing education activities and thus decided to come up with a better option that included:

  • To offer a standard way for the continuing training and education measurement
  • To train and quantify the regular education activities
  • To ensure the diverse providers is accommodated along with educational activities

The role of continuing education:

Also popular by the name of the continuing education unit, this is an initiative that offers assistance to the experts on continuing certain educational programs. It offers the experts a better hand to maintain the license of their practice. This type of approach can be useful in different fields such as insurance experts, dental care, teachers, doctors, nurse, engineers, school administrators, lighting designers, interior designers, and educators to name some. It is also defined as the participation of the experts in the ten hours of education program.

Calculating the continuing education:

The U.S Department of the education task force is responsible to define this approach as a standardized measurement that states that 1 continuing education credit is equivalent to 10 hours of involvement in the organized experience. It needs to be done under the responsible sponsorship with qualified instruction. It can later be transferred in other measurements such as the continuing education credits, professional development hours as per the body regulation, and dependency on the organization.

Talking about the organizations, there are so many of them that usually convert the continuing education in CPC, Ph.D., and even the CEC. There is some educational institution that accepts it too.


Understand the fact that CEU is not trademarked yet and hence it can be used by any educational institution.  Thanks to the internet’s emergence, now the continuing education game has changed to a great extent. Professionals can attend seminars and conferences online and earn credits of CE while gathering more data and staying updated about new aspects. Such online courses offer the experts to earn credit flexibly.


James Sullivan
the authorJames Sullivan