What are CEUs?
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are formal credits that individuals can earn by participating in professional development activities. They were established in 1970 to create a quantifiable way to monitor ongoing education and training activities, such as industry conferences.
At I/ITSEC, the University of Central Florida’s Division of Continuing Education administers the I/ITSEC CEU process and certification for all tutorials, CEU selected papers, and all post-conference Professional Development Workshops (a.k.a., “Friday Workshops”). To receive CEU credit, participants must attend tutorials, CEU selected paper sessions, and/or post-conference professional development workshops. Participants will be asked to sign-in for attendance purposes to ensure CEUs are granted to the right individuals.
Why earn CEUs at I/ITSEC?
“CEUs are a convenient and efficient way to keep track of my participation in professional development activities.”
• CEU credit reinforces your commitment to remain current in the evolving technologies relating to simulation and training, and some careers require you to demonstrate your up-to-date industry knowledge by earning annual CEUs.
• The CEU transcript indicates your active participation in the technical program of the conference to your employer.
• Previous attendees have indicated that CEUs have assisted them in securing approval to attend the conference.
Who may earn CEUs at I/ITSEC?
All paid conference registrants are eligible for CEU credit (at no additional charge); however, to receive CEU credit, participants must attend tutorials, CEU selected paper sessions, and/or post-conference professional development workshops.
How do I earn CEUs at I/ITSEC?
1. REGISTER: Registering as a paid conference registrant automatically triggers registrant eligibility for CEUs at no additional charge. However, only those who select the CEU option under the Registration Step 3- Additional Items- Continuing Education Credits category will be issued CEUs credits. Therefore, to ensure you receive CEUs and further instructions, be sure to “click” the CEU checkbox during your registration.
2. ATTEND: Attend one or more of the following CEU-eligible activities:
• TUTORIALS: All tutorials are CEU-eligible.
All conference participants may attend the tutorials; however, only paid conference registrants may earn CEUs for the tutorials. Participants will be asked to sign-in for attendance purposes to ensure CEUs are granted to the right individuals.
• PAPERS: Select papers are CEU-eligible.
Paid conference registrants may attend any paper session and select from a number of paper sessions eligible for CEU credits. The CEU-eligible paper sessions are indicated in the conference program, where they are marked with a book icon. In order to receive CEUs for CEU eligible paper sessions, participants will be asked to sign-in for attendance purposes to ensure CEUs are granted to the right individuals. (Click here for more information regarding Friday Workshops scheduled for I/ITSEC 2014.)
• FRIDAY WORKSHOPS: All workshops are CEU-eligible.
The post-I/ITSEC Professional Development Workshops (or, less formally known as “Friday Workshops”) are open to all conference attendees; however, only paid conference registrants may earn CEUs from the workshops. Also, for planning purposes, participants must register ahead of time to participate in these workshops. Participants will be asked to sign-in for attendance purposes to ensure CEUs are granted to the right individuals. (Click here for names and descriptions of the Friday Workshops.)
3. CERTIFICATES: CEU certificates will be issued based on attendance. If CEU transcripts are needed, participants can request these directly by contacting our offices (see below). Ten contact hours equate to one CEU credit.
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UCF Continuing Education
3280 Progress Drive, Suite 700
Orlando, FL 32826
Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition workforce members are expected to earn Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) to stay current in leadership and functional acquisition skills that augment the minimum education, training and experience standards established for certification purposes within their acquisition career fields. It is each acquisition member's responsibility to meet the goal of 40 CLPs each year and to meet the mandatory requirement of 80 CLPs every two years. Acquisition Professional Activities are allowed to count toward CLPs. CLPs are awarded in accordance with DoD-wide guidelines as augmented by Service-specific policies.
I/ITSEC provides an excellent opportunity for the DoD acquisition workforce members to earn mandatory CLPs.