Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
A CEU is typically awarded for completion of continuing education requirements mandated by various certification bodies (i.e. nurses, architects…). If the licensed administrator believes that the activity was related to the educator’s license area(s) and endorsement then they can be approved under category E (see below). Points should be awarded based on the number of hours in the activity, but if this is not readily available, 1 CEU is generally defined as 10 hours and therefore worth 10 points. Remember that category E limits any 1 activity to a maximum of 25 points.
Each day of training at Expand Learning generally qualifies as for .7 CEUs (7 hours of training= .7 CEUs).
Category E. Acceptable alternative professional learning activities:
Acceptable activities are those that enhance or improve education, yet may not fall into a specific category.
These activities shall be approved by the educator's supervisor, by a licensed administrator if the educator is an inactive educator, or with prior written approval by the USOE.
Each clock hour of participation equals one license renewal point, not to exceed 25 points per activity.
This category is intended to include any appropriate professional learning activity that is not included in any other category that the educator feels enhances his skills in the classroom. The licensed administrator that is signing off on the renewal or professional learning plan has the final determination as to whether or not a particular activity will be approved. Any such activity should be directly related to the educator's skills and teaching areas and should be professional in nature; not informal.
There is no clear black and white line in regards to this category. Again, the final determination as to whether an activity is appropriate in this category is made by the licensed administrator signing the renewal form of the educator.
Professional Development Units (PDUs)
Each day of training at Expand Learning generally qualifies as for 7 PDUs (7 hours of training= 7 PDUs).
For all PMI certifications except the CAPM®, you’ll need to follow the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program and earn professional development units (PDUs.) The goal is to ensure that your certified competencies stay relevant and up-to-date.
Your PDU activities must relate to topics that are substantially consistent with the Exam Content Outline for your certification. Check your certification handbook to understand the PDU amounts needed and the qualifying activities for your certification.
There are tons of opportunities to earn PDUs. Choose the ways that work for you and make the most of your enrichment!