The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measurement of continuing education designed to provide a record of an individual’s continuing education accomplishments. It was developed by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

One (1) CEU is equal to 10 Contact Hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. The Contact Hour is defined as a typical 50 minute classroom instructional session, or its equivalent.

Some professions require specific numbers of CEUs or Contact Hours annually or bi-annually for re-licensure. In some instances, it is the employer which requires specific numbers of CEUs or Contact Hours annually as an indication of continuing training.

A Clock Hour is defined as a 60 minute hour. Some licensing boards or employers require Clock Hours as their unit of measure for continuing education training.

Check with your employer or licensing board to see whether they require the CEU, Contact Hour or Clock Hour unit of measure.

Additionally, you can check here to determine if CEUs are applicable to your relicensure requirements in Missouri.