Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measurement defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. CEU is awarded for those learning activities that do not offer academic credit. Criteria guidelines for the use of the CEU are published by the Council on the Continuing Education Unit and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Extended Campus: Continuing Education defines, administers, and awards CEU in accordance with the guidelines set forth by The Commission on Colleges (COC) – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Administrative Memorandum #135 of the University of North Carolina General Administration.

Those completing CEU activity requirements, including minimum attendance requirements, will be awarded a CEU Certificate of Completion. The Extended Campus: Continuing Education will maintain permanent transcripts of CEU activity completed by each individual.

The number of Continuing Education Units awarded is determined by the number of instructional hours spent in a formal learning environment. 10 Contact Hours = 1 CEU. Contact hour computation by professional associations/governing boards may vary depending on the profession. Reference needs to be made to the specific professional association/governing boards. 

Read more about the Policy for Implementation and Awarding of the Continuing Education Unit and the process for University departments and partners to register your CEU activity.

For more information, contact:
Pat White, MS, CPP
North Carolina A&T State University
Extended Campus: Continuing Education
Phone: 336-334-7810
Fax: 336-334-7081