Friday, May 24, 2013
What is a CEU Contact Hour?
What does the term CEU Contact Hour(s) mean?
The term "CEU" is defined in an almost infinite number of ways referring to something different to each board or certification organization. To some boards 1 CEU is defined as 10 hours of contact in a continuing education activity, to others it means one hour of contact time in a continuing education activity. There are still others that consider every three contact hours to be a CEU.
To avoid confusion we use the term "Clock Hours" to refer to the units of credit for our continuing education. A one hour CEU clock hour course is equivalent to the credit you would receive for sitting in a conference or workshop from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. A three contact hour course will be granted the same credit as attending a conference or workshop from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
The actual amount of time it takes you to complete the course may vary depending on your reading speed and/or familiarity with the topic covered in the material prior to completing the course, but the credit awarded is based on a model established by the NBCC for written continuing education courses. Audio and video courses are based on actual presentation time of the materials.
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