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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 self-instructional courses.

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 professional achievement.

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.

ACA Conferences

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.


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