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, papers, Professional Development Workshops. To receive CEU credit, participants must attend the presentation in person. Participants will be asked to scan their conference badge or sign-in for attendance purposes to ensure CEUs are accounted properly.
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 your 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 conference registrants are eligible for CEU credit. Simply select “Continuing Education Credits” under “Additional Items” of your I/ITSEC registration. The cost of CEU credits are included as part of paid registrations. Exhibitors and participants with complimentary registrations will only pay a nominal fee of $45 to earn CEU credits. To ensure your time is properly recorded, be sure sign-in or have your badge scanned during eligible tutorials, paper sessions, special event, and Friday’s professional development workshops.
How do I earn CEUs at I/ITSEC?
- 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 - 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. You can also update or modify your registration at any time.
- ATTEND: Attend one or more TUTORIAL, PAPER, or PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP session.
- TUTORIALS: All I/ITSEC participants (not just those registered for the conference) may attend the tutorials; however, only paid conference registrants may earn CEUs for the tutorials without paying a fee. Be sure your badge is scanned upon entering the tutorial to ensure receiving credit.
- PAPERS: Conference registrants may attend any paper session. however, only paid conference registrants may earn CEUs without paying a fee. Be sure your badge is scanned upon entering the paper (per paper, not per session) to ensure receiving credit.
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: (Less formally known as “Friday Workshops”) are open to all I/ITSEC attendees; however, only paid conference registrants may earn CEUs without paying a fee.
- 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. Also, for planning purposes, please arrive early to ensure a seat in your desired session as the workshops are first-come, first-served. Be sure your badge is scanned upon entering the workshop to ensure receiving credit.
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.