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Participants attending Bureau of Education & Research events have the opportunity to earn state-approved continuing education credits in most states where such programs exist. For specific state program information, select your state from the menu below.



Alabama

AL verification of attendance available.

MS Continuing Education Units available at programs held within 35 miles of AL sites (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile)

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Alaska

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in Alaska.

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Arizona

5 AZ Clock Hours available per day of attendance.

For more information on Arizona's continuing education opportunities and requirements, visit the Arizona Department of Education website.

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Arkansas

AR Inservice Credit Available with district approval (In-Person programs only).

At this time, AR Inservice Credit is not available for Live Online or Recorded programs

For more information on this state's continuing education opportunities and requirements, visit the Arkansas Department of Education website.

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California

CA Professional Growth Hours verification available.

For more information on continuing education opportunities and requirements, visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.

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Colorado

5 CO Clock Hours available per day of attendance.

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Connecticut

5 CT Contact Hours available per day of attendance with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the event.

CT Contact Hours also available with prior district approval for programs held in MA, RI, and within 35 miles of these NY sites (Newburgh and White Plains).

MA Contact Hours verification available for programs held in CT.

RI 5 Contact Hours available per day of attendance for programs held in CT.

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Delaware

DE Clock Hours available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the event.

For Preschool/Kindergarten programs, 5 DE-OCCL Clock Hours available per day of attendance. Participants show their Certificate of Participation for verification of attendance at time of re-licensing for early childhood.

DE Clock Hours also available with prior district approval for programs held within 35 miles of Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.

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District of Columbia

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in the District of Columbia.

Participants need to personally inquire with their district whether the program qualifies/counts towards specific requirements for license renewal. The Certificate of Participation serves as verification of attendance if approved for credit.

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Florida

FL Inservice Credit available with district approval. It is up to your district to approve for FL Inservice Credit.

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Georgia

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in Georgia.

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Hawaii

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in Hawaii.

Participants need to personally inquire with their district whether the program qualifies/counts toward specific requirements for license renewal. The Certificate of Participation serves as verification of attendance if approved for credit.

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Idaho

ID Inservice Credit available with district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit.

For more information on Idaho's continuing education opportunities and requirements, visit the Idaho State Department of Education website.

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Illinois

Live Online Programs
5 IL PD Clock Hours available per day of attendance for Live Online programs.

On-Demand Online Learning Courses
6 IL PD Clock Hours available per course. View the complete course catalog here.

In-Person Programs
5 IL PD Clock Hours available per day of attendance for In-Person programs in IL state and within 35 miles of St. Louis, MO.

Recorded Version Programs
5 IL PD Clock Hours per day available for Recorded Version programs being offered in-person in IL state and within 35 miles of St. Louis, MO. For specific Recorded Version programs eligible for IL PD Clock Hours, contact info@ber.org or 1-800-735-3503.

To earn credit, you must attend the entire program and:

  1. The state of Illinois requires participants to provide their IEIN – Illinois Educator Identification Number. If you do not have your IEIN, visit https://www.isbe.net/.
  2. Verify your attendance by completing the BER online evaluation at the end of the program. You will be prompted to submit your IEIN in the evaluation.
  3. Complete the Illinois State Evaluation.
  4. You will then receive by email your Certificate of Participation and the Illinois Evidence of Completion Form within 10 business days of the seminar.

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Indiana

IN verification of attendance available.

IN Library - (In-Person programs only) Participants may be able to earn 5 Indiana LEUs per day of attendance for select book and library programs. The Certificate of Participation serves as verification of attendance. For specific BER programs eligible for IN LEUs, contact info@ber.org or 1-800-735-3503.

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Iowa

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in Iowa.

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Kansas

KS Inservice Credit available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve credit prior to the event.

KS Inservice Credit also available with prior district approval for programs held at sites within 35 miles of Kansas City, MO

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Kentucky

KY Professional Development verification available.

For more information on Kentucky's continuing education opportunities and requirements visit the Kentucky Department of Education website.

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Louisiana

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in Louisiana.

MS CEUs available for programs held at sites within 35 miles of: LA (Baton Rouge and New Orleans).

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Maine

5 ME Contact Hours available per day of attendance with prior approval from your Local Certification Support System. It is up to your Local Certification Support System to approve for credit prior to the event.

ME Contact Hours also available with prior approval from your Local Certification Support System for programs in NH

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Maryland

MD Contact Hours verification available.

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Massachusetts

MA Contact Hours verification available.

MA Contact Hours verification also available for programs in CT and RI

MA Nursing – For In-Person programs in MA (Boston), CT (Hartford), RI (Providence), NH (Manchester), our programs meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing listed in 244 CMR 5.00 for 6 contact hours per day of attendance. For more information, see our Nursing CEUs web page.

CT 5 Contact Hours available per day with prior district approval.

RI 5 Contact Hours available per day.

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Michigan

To earn MI SCECH, you must currently reside in the state of Michigan. You must attend the entire program and complete the BER online evaluation at the end of the program. You will be asked to submit your PIC – Personal Identification Code. You will receive an email post-seminar with a MI SCECH application. Complete and submit the participant MI SCECH application and a $25 fee to Eastern Michigan University. Specific directions are on the form you will receive.

In-Person Programs
5 MI SCECH (State Continuing Education Clock Hours) per day of attendance available for In-Person programs in Michigan, and at sites within 35 miles of Appleton, WI and Toledo, OH.

Live Online Programs
At this time, we do not offer MI SCECH for our Live Online programs.

Recorded Version Programs
Not all recorded programs are available for MI SCECH. To verify specific MI-SCECH eligible Recorded Version programs, contact info@ber.org or 1-800-735-3503.

5 MI SCECH per day available for Recorded Version programs being offered in-person in MI state and within 35 miles of Appleton, WI and Toledo, OH.

SCECH questions? Email SCECH@michigan.gov. Be sure to include your name and PIC number.

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Minnesota

MN Clock Hours available.

MN Administrators - At this time, we do not offer MN Board of School Administrators Clock Hours

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Mississippi

At this time, we do not offer MS Continuing Education Units for Live Online or Recorded Version programs

0.5 MS Continuing Education Units available per day of attendance at In-Person programs. Participants must submit the Mississippi College Application for CEU form and follow instructions for providing an electronic payment of $10.00 per day of attendance to Mississippi College.

MS Continuing Education Units also available for programs held at sites within 35 miles of: AL (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery), LA (New Orleans and Baton Rouge), TN (Memphis)

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Missouri

MO Inservice Credit available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the event.

IL PD Clock Hours available for programs held within 35 miles of St. Louis.

KS Inservice Credit available for programs held within 35 miles of Kansas City, MO with prior district approval.

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Montana

5 MT Renewal Units available per day of attendance (only for In-Person programs) in the state of Montana and those held at sites within 35 miles of Spokane, WA.

At this time, we do not offer MT Renewal units for our Live Online or Recorded Version programs.

Requirements for Earning MT Renewal Units:
Participants must attend the entire program and complete the required BER evaluation at the end of the program. In the evaluation, please select the option for MT Renewal Units and complete the requested information.

Within 10 business days of completing the BER evaluation, participants will receive both the "Montana Certificate of Renewal Units Earned for Professional Development Activities" form and a BER Certificate of Participation. Follow the instructions on the Montana Certificate of Renewal Units form to apply for MT Renewal Units.

For more information on continuing education opportunities and requirements visit Montana Office of Public Instruction.

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Nebraska

NE Inservice Credit available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the training.

For more information on Nebraska's continuing education opportunities and requirements visit Nebraska Department of Education website.

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Nevada

No one-day credit available.

For multi-day programs only: NV Contact Hours Verification available for Renewal Credit with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the training.

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New Hampshire

NH Clock Hours verification available.

ME 5 Contact Hours available per day with prior approval from your Local Certification Support System.

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New Jersey

NJ Professional Development Hours available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the training.

DE Clock Hours available with prior district approval for programs held within 35 miles of Cherry Hill, NJ.

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New Mexico

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in New Mexico.

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New York

5 NY CTLE hours available per day of attendance for In-Person programs in NY state and within 35 miles of Burlington, VT

5 NY CTLE hours per day of attendance also available for Live Online and Recorded Versions programs.

BER: CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education hours) Provider # 23345

To earn NY CTLE Hours, you must attend the entire program and complete the BER online evaluation at the end of the program. NY State requires that you provide all the requested information (including full name, address, date of birth, last four of SSN). More complete details will be provided at your program.

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North Carolina

No credit for one-day programs.

For multi-day programs, 1 NC Renewal Credit for 10 hours of attendance with prior approval (BER programs are 5 hours per day of attendance). It is up to your organization to approve for credit prior to the event.

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North Dakota

At this time, we do not offer continuing education units in North Dakota.

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Ohio

OH CEUs available with district approval. It is up to your Local Professional Development Committee to approve for CEUs.

MI SCECH available for In-Person programs held at sites within 35 miles of Toledo, OH. More details and information here.

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Oklahoma

OK Professional Development Credit available with district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit.

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Oregon

OR Professional Growth Hours verification available.

WA Clock Hours available for programs held at sites within 35 miles of Portland, OR. More details and information here.

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Pennsylvania

PA CPE Hours verification available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the training. BER's Certificate of Participation serves as verification of attendance.

Pennsylvania Act 48 CPE hours must be reported by your District or your local Intermediate Unit. BER is not an ACT 48 Provider/Recorder, which means the responsibility for recognizing, granting, and recording professional development hours in the state database is with the participant and their Local Education Agency (which may be a District or Intermediate Unit). It is up to the Local Education Agency to determine if the activity is consistent with their PDE-approved professional education plan.

DE Clock Hours available with prior district approval for programs held at sites within 35 miles of Philadelphia, PA. It is up to your district to approve for credit.

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Rhode Island

5 RI Contact Hours available per day. You must show your BER Certificate of Participation to your school/district to receive RI Contact Hours.

RI Contact Hours also available with prior district approval for programs held in MA and CT

CT Contact Hours available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the event.

MA Contact Hours verification available.

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South Carolina

5 SC Renewal Credits available per day with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the training.

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South Dakota

SD Contact Hours verification available. Your BER Certificate of Participation will verify 5 Contact Hours per day of attendance and may be counted toward the accumulation of fifteen (15) Clock Hours for (1) SD renewal credit.

For more information, please visit the South Dakota Department of Education website.

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Tennessee

TN Credit available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the training.

MS 0.5 Continuing Education Units available per day of attendance at In-Person programs held within 35 miles of Memphis, TN. More details and information here.

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Texas

5 TX CPE Clock Hours available per day of attendance.

BER CPE Provider # 500206
TX Registered Approved CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Provider

Requirements to Earn TX CPE Clock Hours:

  • Attend the entire program.
  • Complete the required BER online evaluation after the program (serves as attendance verification), select the CEU option for Texas and provide the requested information.

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Utah

UT Inservice Credit available with district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit.

For more information on Utah's continuing education opportunities and requirements, visit the State of Utah Office of Education website.

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Vermont

VT Inservice Credit available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the event.

NY CTLE Hours available for programs held within 35 miles of Burlington, VT. More details and information here.

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Virginia

VA Renewal Points Available.

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Washington

On-Demand Online Learning Courses
6 WA Clock Hours available per course. View the complete course catalog here.

In-Person Programs
5 WA Clock Hours available per day of attendance for In-Person programs in WA state and within 35 miles of Portland, OR.

Recorded Version Programs
5 WA Clock Hours per day available for Recorded Version programs being offered in-person in WA state and within 35 miles of Portland, OR. For specific Recorded Version programs eligible for WA Clock Hours, contact info@ber.org or 1-800-735-3503.

Live Online Programs
At this time, we do not offer WA Clock Hours for Live Online programs.

WA STEM Clock Hours:
Some BER On-Demand Online Learning Courses offer WA STEM Clock Hours. View the complete list here.
For other specific BER programs eligible WA STEM Clock Hours, contact info@ber.org or 1-800-735-3503.

Requirements for Earning WA Clock Hours:

  • Attend the entire program.
  • Complete BER's online evaluation immediately following the program to verify your attendance
  • Once our WA Clock Hour Provider, NEWESD 101, validates your attendance, you will receive an email from the pdEnroller system allowing you to claim your clock hours (please allow up to thirty days). Clock hour fees are $3/clock hour, payable online.

ID Inservice Credit available with district approval at programs held within 35 miles of Spokane, WA.

MT Renewal Units available at programs held within 35 miles of Spokane, WA

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West Virginia

WV PDCs (Professional Development Credits) available with prior district approval. It is up to your district to approve for credit prior to the event.

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Wisconsin

WI verification of attendance available.

MI SCECH available for In-Person programs held within 35 miles of Appleton, WI. More details and information here.

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Wyoming

BER one-day programs are not eligible for Wyoming credit. The state of Wyoming requires an event to be at least 7 contact hours to be eligible for credit, and BER's one-day programs are 5 hours of instruction. At this time, we do not submit our multi-day events for pre-approval through Wyoming. It is up to participants to submit for approval on their own and report their own attendance if they are interested in Wyoming credit.

If you are interested in receiving credit on your own for a qualifying multi-day BER program not pre-approved for credit, please see guidelines on Wyoming's PTSB website here.

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