NASPA is a continuing education provider for the following organizations:
The application process varies among organizations. In most cases, CE applicants will submit a record of sessions attended at a NASPA conference, complete an evaluation of those sessions, and receive a certificate of completion via email. For more specific information, find your credentialing organization below.
NASPA is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP™ is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
NASPA is approved to offer clock hours for live program sessions only and is not permitted to offer credit for home study programs. No partial credit will be given. Clock hours are not to be confused with Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 10 clock hours are equivalent to 1 CEU.
Programs must be relevant to the continuing education of professional counselors. NASPA is only authorized to offer clock hours for programs that relate directly to one of the eight topic areas found in the NBCC Continuing Education Policies and Procedures.
You must complete the online evaluation for the event in order to receive credit. A link to the evaluation will be sent to you via email after the event.
NBCC’s primary purpose is to certify masters level, professional counselors. The basic credential is called the National Certified Counselor (NCC). You do not need an NCC number to complete the NBCC reporting form. Other designations including LPCs, LMHCs, LCPCs, and other state credentialed counselors can apply for CE credit. You do not need to list any license number(s) on the clock hour reporting form.
After you have submitted the reporting form and completed the online evaluation, you will receive an email with an official certificate of completion. This certificate will include the CE provider number and the number of approved, completed clock hours.
Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) must earn a total of 75 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) every five years in order to be recertified. NASPA is approved to offer both entry and advanced level contact hours. Qualified programs must be at least one hour in length.
Sessions, speakers, or workshops that meet entry-level (CHES) and advanced level (MCHES) Continuing Education Contact Hours will be specified in the program book for NASPA events that qualify. These programs must relate directly to one of the Areas of Responsibility and Competencies for Health Education Specialists. Poster sessions do not qualify for Continuing Education Contact Hours.
After you have submitted the reporting form, you will receive an email with an official certificate of completion. This certificate will include the CE provider number and the number of approved, completed entry level and/or advanced level contact hours. Hours are reported to NCHEC on a quarterly basis.
Some NASPA events may qualify for continuing education contact hours for social workers, however not all events are approved by NASW. Currently, NASPA is able to offer continuing education contact hours for the following event(s):
The Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
For APA continuing education hours, forms will be available during the event and the must be completed onsite at NASPA events that qualify. NASPA cannot accept any forms sent to the office after the event has concluded. Not all programs are available for APA continuing education credit. Programs which are eligible are identified within the event program book.
AUCCCD is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. AUCCCD will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.
While AUCCCD and NASPA goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the educational programs staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the staff. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.
Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual.
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