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Continuing Education Units


The Division of Educational Outreach at Western Carolina University provides continuing education units (CEUs) for approved classes, workshops, seminars and conferences for both university departments and external organizations. The requesting provider must meet WCU standards of academic integrity and have a legitimate educational purpose. The provider may not advertise CEU approval until such approval is granted in writing by WCU.

CEUs are based on 10 contact hours per one CEU. We can go to tenths but not hundredths. For example, you can have .5 CEUs (5 contact hours) but not .55 CEUs (5 1/2 contact hours). WCU will not grant CEUs for less than 5 contact hours. CEUs are applicable to various licensing agencies. However, it is your responsibility to contact the agency to confirm that Western CEUs can be used at that agency. Certificates are mailed to the participant, not the agency.

HOW TO APPLY FOR CEU's (Individuals):

After you have completed an approved course or workshop, click on the link above and submit the online registration for CEU credit. A $20 registration fee is required regardless of the actual number of CEU's being credited. Registration for CEUs should be made within 30 days of the course attendance. Certificates will be mailed within 10-15 business days. Individuals must attend the entire program in order to receive any portion of CEU credit for which application is being made. It is the responsibility of the provider to submit a verifying attendance roster immediately after the completion of an approved program. CEU's cannot be granted without attendance verification. If you are a business or agency who needs to register a group of people at one time, please contact Educational Outreach for directions. If you are an agency or provider who wishes to register a group of people at one time, please contact Educational Outreach at 828-227-7397 for details.

Educational providers who wish to have their program considered for continuing education credit should submit an application at least 30 days in advance of the start date to Educational Outreach, 69 East University Way - Camp Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723. All programs must be approved prior to the start date of the workshop. Approval time may take up to 4 weeks. For questions or inquiries, please call 828-227-7397 or email


  • To be approved for continuing education credit, a program must have a legitimate educational component and well defined learning objectives. There is a charge of $50 per program application. Checks should be made payable to Western Carolina University and returned with the application form in addition to the following :
  • A detailed description of the program with learning objectives clearly outlined
  • A detailed agenda showing dates, times and program content is required
  • A professional vita / resume is required for each instructor

The program coordinator will be contacted for any questions that may arise. Also, the CEU registration cards and the certificates will be mailed to the coordinator.

Download a Microsoft Word version of the Program Application.
The program consideration application fee is $50. PAY ONLINE

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