Professional development workshops are not traditional University courses. Students
may earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from some workshops, but not Weighted Teaching
Units (WTUs) that would be applicable to a credit-bearing degree, certificate, or
credential program. Students can receive either "credit" or "no credit" for professional
development workshops. Completed workshops are added to students' professional development
transcripts. Instructors are not expected to assign midterms or final exams for professional
development workshops. Often, classes are scheduled on weekday evenings and/or weekends.
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized uniform unit of measurement to record individual participation
in non-credit academic, professional development, educational and training programs.
It is based upon attendance in non-degree non-credit academic classes of continuing
professional education programs sponsored by organizations following the guidelines
established by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training
The primary purpose of the CEU is to provide a permanent record of the educational
accomplishments of an individual who has completed significant non-credit educational
and career enhancement experiences. The CEU is also used for licensed professionals
such as nurses, engineers, fiduciaries, social workers, etc., who are required to
submit proof of continuing education and professional development activity in order
to maintain their license.
CEUs may not be used toward an academic degree and do not hold academic credit. Fresno
State does not award CEU’s for committee participation, membership affiliation, recreational
activity, study abroad, unsupervised study, work experience or convention participation.
One CEU is awarded for every ten contact hours of participation; fewer than ten hours
are shown as fractional CEUs. Instructors award a grade of "CP" (completed) or "NCP"
(not completed) on the basis of attendance and satisfactory completion of assignments.
Online class attendance is defined as full participation in-class activities, including
online discussion and completion of all assignments. Therefore, Fresno State transcripts
Continuing Education Units using the following method: Ten (10) hours of instruction
= 1.0 CEU or one (1) hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU. Fractional CEU’s are recorded
to the tenth of a unit.
Fresno State’s Continuing and Global Education only transcripts Fresno State CEU’s.
Organizations seeking to partner with CGE to award CEUs that are specific to a discipline,
must follow the criteria and guidelines set forth by the International Association
for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1620 I Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
20006. Fresno State views the IACET as the national best standard for continuing education
training. Fresno State is not a member of nor accredited by IACET.
Please contact the Division of Continuing and Global Education for information regarding
its approved fee structure.
Are you a skilled professional and want to share your expertise with others? Continuing
and Global Education is looking for instructors for a variety of workshops in the
Fresno and Visalia areas.
Check back soon for a list of upcoming opportunities!