|Continuing Education Opportunities
By participating in the Professional Development Department's various
training programs, you can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from one of
the most esteemed universities in the criminal justice field, Sam Houston State
University in Texas. CEUs are offered for our workshops and print
What are CEUs?
These credits provide a way for corrections professionals to earn professional
recognition for attending a qualified training program. Many correctional
agencies consider CEUs when evaluating staff for promotions, pay increases, or
How do I earn CEUs?
Students who successfully complete the following ACA training programs are
eligible to receive CEUs provided by Sam Houston State University in Texas.
- Self-instructional courses
- On-site training workshops
- Conference workshops
The number of CEUs awarded is based on the number of training hours achieved.
According to the national standard established by the International Association
of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), one CEU=10 training hours.
What is the cost of CEUs?
The cost for CEUs is $25 per course.
How do I receive CEUs for attending ACA conferences?
You can receive CEUs for attending specific workshops and events at the ACA
conferences. The CEU fee is $25 and must be paid at registration.
*Prices are subject to change.
How do I receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and nursing
Continuing Education (CE) contact hours for attending the ACA conference?
The Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division and the American
Correctional Association are joint sponsors for the Continuing Medical
Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) Program provided at ACA's Conferences.
The CME/CE Program is planned and implemented in accordance with the
Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME). Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division is
accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for
physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific
integrity of the CME activity. Physicians participating in the program can earn
Category 1 CME credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Other
correctional health care personnel will receive a certificate acknowledging
their attendance at the ACCME approved workshops/sessions.
ACA is an approved provider for CE credits for nurses via the Florida Board
of Nursing (Provider #50873). Correctional nurses can earn 1 CE contact hour for
each 1 hour workshop they attend.