If you really want to see your career as a lawyer, doctor, or any other professional flourish, it is vital that you keep up to date with what is new in your particular field. If you don’t stay current, you could find your license to practice withdrawn, and you won’t be able to work legally in your chosen field. The best way to ensure that this doesn’t happen is to enroll on our web site and let us help you manage your CEUs, connect you to professional courses that are available, or have you add your other courses to our CEU management tool.
Before you actually enroll in courses, it is important that you understand what is needed in order to maintain your license.
The first thing you need to look at is how many hours you need to participate in approved or accredited programs to obtain the credits that will allow you to continue to practice. The national standard for the number of hours required to participate in approved programs and receive just one CEU for professional credit is 10 clock hours.
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Here are some things to consider regarding your time:
- Most professionals spend at least six hours verifying the requirements since their last renewal, more if they changed jurisdictions during that time.
- Looking for courses takes an average of 24 hours.
- At least nine hours are spent in planning, scheduling, and registering for courses.
- Securing, recording, and filing certificates of successful completion for easy retrieval takes about five hours.
- And when you think you’re done, it will take about three more hours to make sure you’ve met every requirement for continuing education.
Think about how you can better use those hours, professionally and personally!
It is not only the number of hours you need that will determine whether you keep your license or not. Another factor to consider is how many CEUs you must participate in and in what content areas. Again this can vary from profession to profession and state to state. But the primary aim is to ensure that you keep up to date with current best practices in your field. If you don’t, then how can you offer the best possible service to your clients or patients?