Continuing Education Units (CEU)

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction such as a certified APRA workshop or annual conference sessions.

If you have earned a professional certification such as CPRP or CPRE you are required to maintain a certain amount of credit hours during a two year period in order to maintain that certification. 


Continuing Education units policy

It is the policy of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) that each learner must successfully complete the assessment and attendance requirements to be awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for a learning event. NRPA will complete an audit of CEUs on a random basis, it is up to the learner to keep and submit all approved records as required. 

Policy for awarding 

ACCRUAL RATE: 1 hour of approved instruction = .1 CEU (as of January 2021)


Only programs pre-approved by the APRA Program Committee and the CEU Accreditation Chair are CEU eligible. The CEU Accredidation Chair will evaluate each submission and notify the learner of their status when the review is complete

To qualify and request CEUs, the learner must: 
  • submit the electronic CEU Request within 45 days of session attendance,
  • meet the minimum attendance requirements for earning CEUs,
  • successfully complete the assessment of mastery for the learning outcomes of each approved professional development session(s)

Learner record management

It is the policy of APRA the learner is responsible for maintaining all current and complete learner records that include attendance information, satisfactory completion of all CEU approved program forms. APRA DOES NOT TRACK CEUs. 

Have additional questions? contact the ceu ACCREDITATION chair

APRA CEU Accreditation Chair
Franz Fuhrmann

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