Professional Credits
What types of Professional Credits are offered by UNC Charlotte Continuing Education?

The Continuing Education Department offers many types of professional credits. Please see the individual course webpage prior to registration to see what specific professional credits are available for each scheduled section available for enrollment. Please note that credits are displayed only on specific section offerings after approval has been granted by the particular governing board. Credits are approved on a section by section basis, so please read carefully to be sure the section date you wish to enroll in displays the type of professional credit you are seeking.  

To receive your record of attendance, full participation is expected.  Participants must be present -(or log in for online courses) at the beginning of the course and be in attendance through the duration of the course in order to receive the record of attendance.  For online courses, there will be periodic attendance checks throughout the course to verify participants are logged in and actively engaged (contributing to discussions, activities, etc.) in the course. Credit hours will only be adjusted under extenuating circumstances. View our attendance requirements per course/certificate program.

View information about IIBA® and CDU credit through UNC Charlotte

View a list of our Courses by Professional Credits

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit.  It is the most universally accepted, or generic, of the kinds of credit awarded for Continuing Education instructional programs.  One CEU equals 10 contact hours of instruction.  Every program participant qualifies to receive CEUs if a program offers CEUs.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP)

CFP stands for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.  One CFP equals 1 contact hour of instruction. While CFP credit is of most value to CFPs who use it to meet their continuing education certification, the content of programs that offer CFP credit is appropriate to others who work in accounting and related fields.  Participants who are members of the CFP Board must provide their CFP Registrant ID Number in order for the credit to be properly reported.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

CLE stands for Continuing Legal Education.  One CLE equals 1 contact hour of instruction.  CLE credit is restricted to attorneys; participants who are members of the Bar in North Carolina must provide their North Carolina State Bar Membership Number in order for the credit to be properly reported.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

CPE for Accountants stands for Continuing Professional Education.  One CPE equals 50 minutes of instruction.  While CPE credit is of most value to CPAs who use it to meet their continuing education licensing requirements, the content of programs that offer CPE credit is appropriate to others who work in accounting and related fields.  For this reason, non-CPAs may participate in such programs and may request that UNC Charlotte record CPE credit for their participation.

Notices Regarding CPE Credit

UNC Charlotte Extended Academic Programs is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

www.learningmarket.org

Programs are structured in accordance with the South Carolina Accountancy Board Regulation 1-17.

Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)

HRCI stands for Human Resource Certification Institute.  One HRCI equals 1 contact hour of instruction.  HRCI credit is restricted to human resource professionals certified with HR Certification Institute.

Professional Development Hour (PDH)

PDH stands for Professional Development Hour.  One PDH equals 1 contact hour of instruction.  PDH credit is restricted to professional engineers and land surveyors; participants licensed in North Carolina must provide their North Carolina License Number in order for the credit to be properly reported.

Notices Regarding PDH Credit

The UNC Charlotte Office of Continuing Education has been designated as a Continuing Professional Education Sponsor by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.  Registration and programs are administered by the University’s Office of Continuing Education.  Questions and comments regarding professional licensure or registered program sponsors may be addressed to:

  • North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors, 4601 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina 27609.  Telephone:  (919) 791-2000.  Fax:  (919) 791-2012.

    www.ncbels.org

  • South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Koger Office Park, Kingstree Building, 110 Centerview Drive, P.O. Box 11597, Columbia, SC  29211-1597.  Telephone:  (803) 896-4422.

Professional Development Hour (PDH)

PDH stands for Professional Development Hour.  One PDH equals 1 contact hour of instruction.  PDH credit is restricted to professional engineers and land surveyors; participants licensed in North Carolina must provide their North Carolina License Number in order for the credit to be properly reported.

Professional Development Unit (PDU)

PDU stands for Professional Development Unit and is a measure used to quantify Project Management Institute (PMI)-approved learning activities.  One PDU equals 1 contact hour of instruction.  While PDU credit is of most value to Project Management Professionals (PMPs) who use it to maintain their PMI certification, and to those hoping to pursue PMP certification, the content of programs that offer PDU credit is appropriate to a wide range of professional audiences.  For this reason, non-PMPs may participate in such programs and may request the recording of PDU credit for their participation.


Project Management Institute Global Registered Education Provider

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Continuing Education, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.). As a Global Registered Education Provider, all Project Management courses are based on the PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fourth Edition.  Courses award CEUs for PMP® certification and PDUs and PMP® recertification. Continuing Education at UNC Charlotte is committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of PMI members, PMI-certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®), and other project management stakeholders through appropriate project management learning activities and products.  As a PMI R.E.P., Continuing Education at UNC Charlotte has agreed to abide by PMI-established operational and educational criteria, and is subject to random audits for quality assurance purposes. www.pmi.org

PMI, PMP, PMBOK, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Can I be awarded more than one kind of credit for my participation in a program?  In general, an individual can be awarded only one kind of credit for his or her participation in a program.  Exceptions, however, are made in the case of attorneys who must meet continuing education requirements as both attorneys and CPAs.  In such instances, both CLE and CPE credits are recorded for their participation in a program, if the program offers both kinds of credit.