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Continuing Education Units (CEU's)

Office of Continuing Education

What is a Continuing Education Unit (CEU)?
A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measurement of participation in an approved non-credit continuing education activity. One Continuing Education Unit is defined as: Ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

  • The Office of Distance and Continuing Education maintains records for each participant to whom CEU's are assigned.
  • Only those individuals who satisfactorily complete the course/activity will receive CEU's.

Benefits of Continuing Education Units (CEU's)

  • Provides a measurement of reporting the accumulation of non-credit learning experiences.
  • Provides employers with official record of learning experiences relevant to current or prospective employment.

Awarding Continuing Education Units (CEU's)

  • One CEU is awarded for 10 contact hours of instruction. ECSU will not award CEU's for less than 5 contact hours.
  • Only the number of complete instructional hours will be considered in assigning CEU's. For Example, a program with 17 contact hours will be assigned 1.7 CEU's, just as a program with 17.50 or 17.75 contact hours will be assigned 1.7 CEU's.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to contact specific licensing agencies to confirm that Elizabeth City State University CEU's can be used at that agency.
  • Certificates are mailed to the participant or the participant may make arrangements to pick them up from our campus office.
  • Participants must attend the entire workshop to receive the number of CEU's for which the instructor/agency application was approved.

CEU Fees
The Office of Continuing Education has set the following fee structure in increments of $10.00 for CEU's in accordance with hours of instruction:

  • Up to 1 CEU = $10.00
  • 1.1 to 2.0 CEU's = $20.00
  • 2.1 to 3.0 CEU's = $30.00 and so on