CE Policies and Guidelines
Types of Programs Eligible for CE Credit
CE credit programs must include learning outcomes pertaining to the established domains of practice for Student Affairs Educator Certification and be approved by the Consortium. The educational content must support certificants’ learning and development in at least one of the eight domains of practice:
- Foundations of the Profession
- Student Learning, Development, and Success
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Social Justice and Inclusion
- Talent Management
- Crisis and Risk Management
- Financial and Facility Management
The following types of activities may qualify for CE credit:
- In-person educational programs
- Live webinar educational programs
- On-demand/recorded trainings/education
The following types of activities are NOT eligible for CE Credit:
- Networking events
- Roundtable discussions
- General software and technology training courses
- Sales/marketing programs by student affairs-related vendors
- Bootcamps and training specifically designed to prepare individuals for the CSAEd exams
- Self-study/reading books or research articles
Categories of CE Credits
There are three categories of CSAEd CE credits.
- Core CE Credits: These are CE credits directly related to the domains of the Core Student Affairs Educator Certification and have a general focus; not on one particular functional area.
- Specialty CE Credits: These are CE credits focused on the domains of Student Affairs Educator Certification as it particularly pertains to one of the six specialty areas. There are six types of specialty CE credits corresponding to the six specialty certifications. A certificant with a specialty certification must complete specialty area continuing education that corresponds to their particular specialty certification in addition to the Core CE requirement. Example: An individual who holds their certification in the Campus Recreation specialty must complete 50 Campus Recreation Specialty CE credits in five years to recertify. This is in addition to the 50 Core Certification CE requirement for the same individual.
- Social Justice and Inclusion CE Credits: These are CE credits focused on the process, outcomes, and dynamic influence of individual and institutional awareness and action to foster inclusion, create equity, and ensure access grounded in the understanding of systems of oppression and privilege and how they are perpetuated in our practice and communities. A minimum of eight (8) Social Justice and Inclusion CE credits are required as part of the 50 Core Certification CE requirements to recertify.