Recertification Planning Tool

Get tips and tools to create a plan for recertification by understanding how many CEUs are needed, what type of activities count as CEUs and key information to help you navigate continuing education and recertification.

This tool will help you plan out your CEUs in the current recertification cycle. You are not required to fill it out, but it can help spread the cost of CEUs over the three-year period.

Number of Required CEUs

Use the chart below to help you identify how many CEUs you will need to report by the end of the reporting cycle.

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATION DATE
(SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE)

CEUS
REQUIRED

CATEGORY A
MAXIMUM

CATEGORY B
MAXIMUM

CATEGORY C
MAXIMUM

CATEGORY D
MAXIMUM

Before 2021

6.0

5.5

4.0

5.5

4.0

During 2021

4.0

3.5

3.0

3.5

3.0

During 2022

2.0

1.5

1.0

1.5

1.0

January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

July 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023

0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 Required CEUs for Multiple Certifications

Individuals with multiple NSCA certifications can  use the chart below to identify the number of required CEUs. CEUs can count toward multiple certifications as long as the date of the CEU activity is later than the date on the certification you are applying it toward.

Multiple Certification Example

Original Certification Date

CEUs Required

Notes

Certification A

Before 2021

6

CEUs obtained between 1/1/21 – 3/2/22 will only be applied toward Certification A & B

Certification B

Before 2021

6

Certification C

 3/3/2022

2

At least 2 CEU need to be obtained after 3/3/22 to be applied toward Certification C, but they will also count toward A& B.

TOTAL CEUS NEEDED =

6

CEUs can be applied toward multiple Certifications

What you need to know

2 CATEGORIES REQUIRED 

CEUs do not need to be earned in every category, but you must have CEUs in at least two different categories.

MAXIMUMS 

CEUs reported beyond the maximum listed above will not count toward recertification.

SCOPE OF PRACTICE 

Make sure your CEUs align with the scope of practice for your certification(s).

DOCUMENTATION 

Keep documentation of your completed CEUs to submit if you are chosen for the random audit.

 

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