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"What is a CEU Credit?

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By Susan Jean Smith

Apr 14, 2023

What is a CEU Credit?

The Continuing Education Unit or CEU was clarified in 1970 once IACET and the U. S. Department of Education investigated non-credit education preceedures. The Continuting Education Uni was created to:

*Be available for proceedures for adult education,

*Provide activities for quality continuting education; and

*Have a measurement for a standard unit of continuing education units.

The IACET and the U.S. Department of Eduacation specified the Continuing Education Unit as:

1 CEU = 10 contact hours of participation in coordination of continuing education particiaption.

Professional Development Hours or Continuing Education Credits may be other forms of measurement for CEUs ( Many organizations transform CEUs to CECs, PDHs, and CPCs. The organization, "International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training," is the watchman for the CEU.

The services that IACET offers includes education for organizations, training providers, teachers, and students. IACET offers research, webinars, program development, and professional notifications. Maintaining policies and proceedures an acceptable quality level is the goal for all IACET providers. The national standard for ANSI/IACET is to complete all ten checkpoints of ANSI/IACET Standard.(

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