Continuing Education Units

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measurement defined as ten 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 and guidelines for use of the CEU are published by the Council on the Continuing Education Unit and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Office of Continuing Education (OCE) defines, administers, and awards CEU for 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. Permanent transcripts of CEU activity completed by each individual will be maintained by the Office of Continuing Education.

Computation of CEUs:

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
Professional associations/governing boards contact hour computation may vary depending on the profession. Reference needs to be made to the specific professional association/governing boards.  Click here to download the full CEU Policies and Forms

For more information contact:

Patricia White, Associate Director
Office of Continuing Education
Wendover Building, Suite 101
Office: 336-334-7810 or