What is a CEU?

Continuing Education Unit

  • One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible partnership, capable direction, and qualified instruction: 1 hour = 0.1 CEU.

  • CEUs can be used towards admission and renewal into the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals.
  • Participants can use the WIRSA Participation form to log the CEU's they have earned.

All NIRSA events that award CEUs must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Ensure Relationship to Core Competencies - Each learning event is planned in coordination with one or more of the eight (8) collegiate recreational sports core competencies.
  • Ensure Qualified Instructional Personnel - Instruction shall be provided by a qualified individual(s) based on their education, experience, and expertise as related to the instructional topic.
  • Identify Learning Outcomes - identify between one (1) and five (5) learning outcomes for each educational session or presentation. 
  • Ensure Appropriate Content & Instruction - Learning outcomes will be taught with appropriate content and instruction.
  • Provide Evaluation Mechanism - Provide an evaluation and assessment mechanism for individual educational session or training activity that measures the success of learning outcomes.
  • All presenters are and will be current members of NIRSA at the time of proposal submission and at the time of the presentation, unless an exception has been requested for eligible assisting presenters.
  • Each presenter will register for the Institute unless an exception has been requested for eligible assisting presenters.
  • All contributors to this presentation must have ownership of intellectual property rights for all information set forth in the presentation.
  • All presentations must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length.
  • All presenters will demonstrate high standards of professional conduct and will not discriminate against participants on the basis of gender, age, socioeconomic or ethnic background, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • All presenters will provide in their presentation proposal written notice of proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed during the session, and the source of any compensation related to the presentation, if applicable. Participants must be informed at the start of the session of the same.

The Above information was taken from the NIRSA Educational Session Presentation Proposal Form. and the NIRSA Continuing Education webpage.


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