Continuing Education

Continuing education is essential in any certification program. By updating and refreshing your knowledge of the industry, you show a commitment to lifelong learning and advancing your expertise.

All IKECA certifications require Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to qualify for renewal. Certification renewal is separate from Annual Member Dues, and is required to maintain certified statutes with IKECA.

Click here for a copy of the CEU submission form to include when renewing your certification.

Industry Standards Affecting CEUs:

IKECA’s certification program is in line with nationally accepted standards for continuing professional education.  The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) currently accepts 60 minutes of education content as 1/10 of a CEU (10 hours = 1 CEU).  To this end IKECA has adopted the following modifications to the Continuing Education Unit requirements for Certification Renewal:

One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 10 hours of educational content.

IKECA Continuing Education Requirements:

CECT:  1.0 CEUs (10 hours) every 24 months
CECS: 2.0 CEUs (20 hours) every 12 months
CESI: 4.0 CEUs (40 hours) every 24 months

Proof of appropriate number of CEUs completed must accompany your IKECA Certification Renewal.  Payment of the renewal fee alone is not sufficient to renew your certification.


Ways to Earn CEUS:

Online and In-Person Educational Courses 

Online Courses: View all recommended online sources of CEUs Varies
Additional industry-related courses, webinars or first-aid training may qualify - check with IKECA Headquarters Varies
General and business management courses by accredited universities or other approved providers
Note: Only 25% of CEUs per renewal cycle may come from college courses.
0.1 CEU/HR

Industry Conference Participation 

Attendance at the IKECA Annual Meeting or Fall Technical Seminar
Note: Attendance is tracked - CEUs will be awarded on actual attendance
Up to 2.0 CEUs

Attendance at an industry-related conference, meeting or seminar.
Acceptable organizations include: NADCA, ASHRAE, NAFA, NFPA, NAFED, RFMA, NASFM. For all others, please contact IKECA to confirm eligibility.

Up to 1.0 CEUs

Thought Leadership

Presenting at the IKECA Annual Meeting or Fall Technical Seminar OR other industry-related organization events. 0.5 CEUs

Submission of a technical article for the IKECA Journal

0.3 CEUs

Develop online assessment/educational content with affiliate industry organizations

0.5 CEUs

Technical Code Committee Work
Sitting as an active member of NFPA, ASHRAE, ANSI Consensus Body qualify.

1.0 CEU/Day

Active Participation in an IKECA Committee  0.1 CEU/Meeting
Presenting to local AHJs within your jurisdiction
Must submit official documentation signed by an AHJ on their letterhead indicating date, location and time of presentation.
0.5 CEUs
Attendance at in-house training seminar, or one at another facility - Must be taught by 3rd party instructor or certified to train the subject matter. (Qualifying topics include but are not limited to: ladder safety, PPE, fall protection, hood/system service, near miss reporting, defensive driving, etc.)
Before pursuing a course, contact IKECA to ensure the course qualifies, for further details on what qualifies click here.
0.1 CEU/HR

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