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 (CEU's) 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 ceu's 

  1. The learner will successfully complete the assessment of mastery of the learning outcomes as related to the approved pre-workshop or training. At the end of the class the instructor will give registered attendees a copy of the approved CEU form. 
  2. Only programs approved by the APRA Program Committee and the CEU Accreditation Chair will be awarded CEU's
  3. The learner will meet the minimum attendance requirements for earning CEUs
  4. The learner must submit an approved CEU form to the APRA CEU Accreditation Chair following the event, the Chair will evaluate the criteria, and notify the learner that they a) did or b) did not earn CEUs for the learning event. 
  5. Attendance requirements to be awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for a learning event. Each credit unit is worth 0.1 CEUs with every 1.25 hours of instruction time and must be pre-approved by the CEU Accreditation Chair.
  6. Within one week after the event, learner will scan and email a copy of the completed and approved form to the CEU accreditation chair for processing, an approval will be sent confirming receipt and approval for your records.


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 CEU'S. 

Have more questions, contact the ceu ACCREDITATION chair

APRA CEU Accreditation Chair
Franz Fuhrmann

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