Credit Statements

Continuing Education Units

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measure of participation in a continuing professional education program. Sixty minutes of CEU credit (0.1 CEU) is defined as "one contact hour of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction." For example, 1.0 CEU is the equivalent of 10 contact hours. 

1.0 CEU=10 Contact Hours


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Health and Human Services Approvals and Accreditations*

For specific credits and number of contact hours available, please refer to individual program descriptions in the Courses and Events Calendar.

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
ASHA The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
Continuing Nursing Education: (CNE Contact hours) Greensboro AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Dental Assisting National Board (DANB): “DANB Approval” indicates that a continuing education course appears to meet certain specifications as described in the DANB Recertification Guidelines. DANB does not, however, endorse or recommend any particular continuing education course and is not responsible for the quality of any course content.
Greensboro AHEC has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 5470). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Greensboro AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
North Carolina Dental Hygienists' Association (NCDHA): The Dental Continuing Education Programs have met the criteria of the North Carolina Dental Hygienists' Association for continuing education credit.
The Greensboro AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. No partial credit will be given.
NC AHEC is a 2019 National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC)-approved provider for distance continuing education. This approval expires in 2020.
The NC Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators approves certain programs for Nursing Home Administrator credit.
The North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board (NCASPPB) approves certain programs for Substance Abuse Specific (SS) credit hours and/or for General Skill Building (GSB) credit hours. Credit hours are based on 60 minutes of teaching.
Continuing Medical Education (CME): Greensboro AHEC is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

*Other discipline-specific credits are offered when appropriate.
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