Continuing Education Credit For Nurse
Q: What exactly are CPE Credits? I don't
think they are the same as college credit. The closest
thing that I think they are is for every hour of
"professional" training, you get one CPE credit?
So if I'm a mechanic, for instance, and I attend a seminar
of how to rebuild the latest transmission in a Corvette, and
this seminar is 8 hours long, I get 8 CPE credits?
If this is true, what do I use these credits for? Do they
just sit there and look neat on a certificate? I have a
wall full of certificates that all have a different amount
of CPE credits on them.... 42 on one, 30 on another, I have
one from the SANS institute that has 42 and it says that 6
credits are awarded for each full day... great so I got 6
credits per day for 42 credits... yippee, what good are
A:CPE credits stand for Continuing Professional Education and such hours are required for people such as CPA's and Enrolled Agents, and, I think, attorneys in order for us to retain our status as such. You, in your case, can't spend them or otherwise get any benefit from them other than prestige points with your customers and employers. They all should look good on your wall as well as being included in any resume you may have to create in a job-hunting situation. Actually what is an "hour" of continuing education credit is generally defined by whatever organization or government entity is involved in requiring or measuring the training in question. For example, in Arizona an "hour" of CPE for a CPA is actually 50 minutes of instruction as recognized by the Arizona State Board of Accountancy (and I believe that is pretty uniform across the nation). However, for attorneys, an hour of CLE (continuing legal education) has to be a full 60 minutes.