Center for Learning
Earn CEUs, PDHs, or CTDs
If you are a licensed engineer or maintain a professional license issued by a society, an association, an occupational licensing board or a department of professional regulation within your state, you may be eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for your participation in the Beckwith Electric Center for Learning. The Center for Learning provides CEUs through IEEE. The IEEE maintains an official registry of all CEUs awarded. This makes accounting to state licensing boards an easier task for our Center for Learning participants.
- Q. What is a CEU?
- A. The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a currency that measures a person’s participation in a formal, non-credit continuing education program, such as a workshop, seminar, tutorial, or self-study course. Courses approved by IEEE for awarding CEUs meet strict requirements for course exercises, assessments, and evaluations.
- Q. What is a PDH?
- A. The Professional Development Hour (PDH) is a currency that measures a person’s participation in a formal, non-credit continuing education program, such as a workshop, seminar, tutorial, and self-study course. It also measures non-formal learning events such as attending speaker events, learning tours, and webinars.
- Interested in earning NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs)?
- Many of the Center for Learning courses are accepted by NETA’s CTD Program.
- Q. Can CEUs be converted into PDHs?
- A. Yes, CEUs can be readily translated into PDHs (1 CEU = 10 PDHs).
- Q. How do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs)?
- A. If you want to receive CEUs, PDHs, or CTDs, please let us know before the start of your Center for Learning session.
- Q. How can I find out what my state’s continuing education requirements for license renewal are?
- A. Please refer to the State CE Requirements list on the nspe.org website.
- Q. After completion of the course, how soon are the CEU certificates sent to the participants, and how are they transmitted?
- A. CEU certificates are emailed direct from IEEE to attendees usually within 15 business days after the end of the course. At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” indicating the actual number of contact hours you accrued. It is your responsibility to compile all necessary paperwork and provide it to the appropriate licensing board or professional organization with whom you are certified, and to confirm this program content is acceptable based on their individual standards.
Please Note: Each course will list how many CEUs, PDHs, or CTDs can be earned with successful completion of the course. However, actual hours may vary from the listed totals with any modifications to the course agenda.