Continuing Education Units (CEU's)

What is a CEU?

A CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. It is a unit equivalent to ten contact hours of participation in a face-to-face or online program designed for professionals by an accredited institution.

The primary purpose of a CEU is to provide a permanent record of the instruction pertaining to educational or professional development of an individual who has completed one or more significant non-credit educational training.


SACS program criteria require several items be kept on file for each program:

  • A Syllabus for the program containing information about needs identification, learning outcomes, and instruction.
  • Documentation of program content which may be a set of program handouts, notes, and/or other materials
  • Very brief vitas for each of the instructors stating their qualifications to teach.
  • Program evaluations which include participant evaluations.*

Requirements before the program/workshop:

  • Non-Refundable Processing Fee - Payment

Requirements after the program/workshop:

  • Payment for all CEU credits
  • Participant(s) Information

*Submission of the evaluations will be required upon completion of the program/workshop.


Step 1

  • Submit items that are required by SACS for the program/workshop and make Non-Refundable Processing Fee payment. CNED will then review the program for approval.
  • If approved, CNED will provide blank student records for participants to document their sessions. These must be signed off by the respective instructors.
  • If not approved, CNED will contact you with further details.

Step 2

  • The program is required to return completed student records to CNED including:
    • Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Mailing Address

Step 3

  • CNED will review student records, calculate the cost, and submit an invoice to the designated person(s).

Step 4

  • Payment must be made online through Marketplace in order to receive the CEU(s). *We only accept credit/debit cards and/or checks.

Step 5

  • Upon receiving payment, CNED will begin processing CEU(s).

CEU Certificate

Once all requirements have been met, CNED will mail the CEU official transcript to each qualified participant.


Non-Refundable Processing Fee - $20.00

CEU Cost - per participant within one program



0.1 – 1.0 CEU's

$ 27.00

1.01 – 2.0 CEU's

$ 32.00

2.01 – 3.0 CEU's

$ 37.00

3.01 – 4.0 CEU's

$ 42.00


All payments must be done via Marketplace. *We only accept credit/debit card or check.

Estimated Processing Time

  • Approval - Once all materials have been received, approval processing time is up to 7 business days.
  • Processing - Depending on the number of participants, processing time to generate CEU's is estimated between 5 business days - 3 weeks.
  • Mailing - Once CEU's have been generated, mail outs are estimated between 2 - 3 weeks.
      • Mailing is done through USPS and no tracking is available.
        • Depending on the mailing address, certificate arrival time may vary.
      • Upon request, additional shipping charges are applied for specific shipping (FedEx/UPS).

Effective Date: November 1st, 2016

This page was last updated on: May 16, 2018