USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Frequently Asked Questions for Participants


Frequently Asked Questions- Program Participants:

What are CEUs?
What are the benefits of the CEU?
Can I receive CEUs on a program I attended?
Does USC provide CEU classes, seminars, or workshops?


What are CEUs?

The CEU is defined as a measure of participation in an organized continuing education experience under sponsorship by an appropriate authority, with instruction, direction, and evaluation by qualified personnel and is quantified as the number of actual contact hours divided by ten.

The Office of Continuing Education and Conferences adheres to strict guidelines designed to assure proper documentation and reporting of noncredit special activities on behalf of the University of South Carolina, an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


What are the benefits of CEUs?

CEUs are a means of documenting the professional development activities an organization or department offers. For many career professionals, the CEU is used to maintain credentials, to justify promotions, and to document the training programs in which they participate.


Can I receive CEUs on a program that I attended?

CEUs are issued on a program basis.  Unfortunately, individuals may not apply to receive CEUs on a course that they have attended or plan to attend in the future.  We suggest that you ask the program you plan to attend whether or not CEUs are available prior to registration.


Does Continuing Education and Conferences provide CEU classes, seminars, or workshops?

Yes.  Continuing Education and Conferences offers a number of Professional Education opportunities through our Professional Education Programs

Visit our website for a full list of continuing education courses and programs:


Links and CEU Information

International Association for Continuing Education Training


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