The acronym “CEU” stands for Continuing Education Unit. It is often used interchangeably with CEC, also known as Continued Education Credit. Continuing education programs are intended to promote continued competence, development of knowledge and skills, and enhancement of professional skills and judgment beyond the levels required for entry-level practice or skillset. CEU’s are awarded based on the number of hours spent in a structured educational format. Different education courses provide various lengths of training. When one completes the training, various credits, or units, associated with the length of the course are then achieved. Schools and organizations do not necessarily follow the same formula for calculating a credit hour or unit.
One CEU equals ten contact hours of participation in organized continuing education classes and/or training conducted by a qualified instructor. A contact hour is equivalent to one 60-minute interaction between an instructor and the participant in person. The typical CEU represents contact hours of an experience in a structured continuing education experience (class, seminar, retreat, practicum, etc.) that is supervised in some way by a qualified continuing education provider.
YogaFaith® (YF) requires a minimum of 2.0 CEC’s every two years in order to be current with safety standards and to enhance your knowledge in the process. A minimum of 10 hours (1 CEU) must be in person, the other 10 hours can be distant learning or non contact hours. No more than 10 hours (1 CEU) can be non-contact. CEC’s may be obtained with any organization or approved educator. YogaFaith® requires a minimum of two (2) credit hours per calendar year to be issued by YogaFaith®, (4 hours in 2 years).
It is essential to maintain credentials from the accrediting agency or school where you received your certification, such as YogaFaith. Your school is where you receive qualifications and credentials. No other membership based organization or alliance is a credentialing agency. As a current certification holder, you are placed on the YF Directory free of charge for visibility of prospective students, customers, employees and/or employers.YogaFaith® Certifications are valid for two (2) years. CECs should be accrued for the current certification cycle and cannot be applied to future cycles. Any CEC’s prior to becoming certified do not count as CEC’s, as ‘Continued Education’ is a new area of study. Renewals can be completed online or by mail. See more details in Recertification Policy and Procedures section below. Only trainers with current and valid YF Certificates will be listed on YF’s website.
Any hours spent in any YF Training can be submitted to any organization that accepts CEU/CEC’s. The same CEC’s are applicable for multiple certificates.