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As rapid changes in technology compel engineers to update their technical knowledge, and as licensing for engineers becomes an increasingly important issue, many engineers are seeking access to training programs that offer continuing education units (CEUs).

 

What are CEUs?

The CEU is a currency that measures a person's participation in a formal, non-credit continuing education program, such as a workshop, seminar, tutorial, or self-study course. As defined by the ANSI/IACET International Association for Continuing Education and TrainingStandards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally (IACET). One CEU is equal to ten contact hours of instruction in a continuing education activity. Any activity less than one hour in duration is not eligible for CEUs.

Currently, thirty states (PDF, 57 KB) require Professional Development Hours to maintain P.E. licensure, encouraging engineers to seek CEUs for their participation in Continuing Education Programs. IEEE CEUs readily translate into PDHs (1 CEU = 10 PDHs). Evidence of participation in these courses also helps engineers meet company training requirements.

 
 

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IEEE and CEUs

IEEE maintains an official registry of all CEUs awarded.  This makes accounting to state licensing boards an easier task for engineers.  It also helps IEEE organizational units keep track of seminar/tutorial participants.

 
 

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