Northwest Indian College Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a CEU
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) represents continued learning and is a nationally recognized unit of measurement for noncredit continuing education. Continuing education workshops are non-academic courses that do not qualify for academic credit, therefore they do not apply to any degree or program of study.
What events qualify for CEU
Workshop OR EVENT topics may include but are not limited to culture, wellness, vocational training, and special programs that are compatible with the NWIC mission and goals.
What is the age limit for CEU?
Participants must be age 16+ years.
How is the number of CEUs determined?
10 hours of instruction equals 1.0 CEU. The CEU is designed so that any number of hours can be recorded decimally (see example below)
2-hour workshop .2 CEU
3-hour workshop .3 CEU and so on
How do I document a CEU?
If needed for documentation then you will need to request a CEU transcript. To request a transcript or you have a question on CEU transcripts you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 676-2772.
Why do I need a CEU?
They are useful to document personal growth, and professional development, enhancing or building your portfolio, and tracking your non-academic accomplishments through various volunteer experiences.
CEUs are often required for re-licensure/recertification for mental health counselors, professional development, social workers, teachers, and other occupational trades.
Where do I pick up a CEU Orientation Packet?
The NWIC CEU Coordinator may assist you with providing a CEU orientation packet. The Coordinator is located at this address:
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd. | Building 20 (South Campus)
Bellingham, WA 98226
PH: 360-393-4343 EMAIL: SJEFFERSON@NWIC.EDU or
Where do I find a list of CEU events?
The CEU Coordinator may assist you with providing a CEU schedule or calendar of events or you may visit the Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension Facebook page to see other CEU events. A CEU course catalog will be available soon!
Why are CEUs important to Tribal Colleges?
The Indian Student Count (ISC) at Northwest Indian College is a calculation that is used to determine our funding and is dependent on Tribal Certification. Our status as a tribal college is dependent upon the Tribal Certification. It is required that NWIC students provide proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Form Requirement
Please ensure to fill out the CEU form completely; including name, address, social security# and/or date of birth, indicate the ethnic origin, and make sure to sign and date at the bottom.
The CEU Coordinator will be available to assist in providing technical assistance with the form to ensure that there is accuracy on Dept/Course # and any other detailed questions about the CEU form and the process.
Tribal Certification Form/Tribal Identification
For participants enrolled in a federally recognized tribe we require a copy of the tribal enrollment card (including the front and the back of the card). Please attach the photocopy to the CEU form and/or the Tribal Certificate of Release form provided by the CEU Coordinator.
Submitting a CEU Packet
When you return the CEU forms, please attach the following:
1. A flyer that indicates 3- learning outcomes (what will your students learn at the workshop or event) Name of class/workshop, Begin/end date of class, Time of class, Day(s) of class, Location of the class, Instructor name(s).
2. Agenda or Syllabus
3. Copy of the evaluation and/or assessment forms, ALL sign sheets for each session, and CEU Forms.