Approval Procedure

Academic Planning and Accountability (APA) has been designated as the administrative unit under which non-credit programs, courses, and certificates are offered and managed.  Authority for offering non-credit programs, courses, and certificates under the auspices of and carrying the name of Florida International University comes from BOG Regulation 8.002.  The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires institutions to provide a clearly identifiable organizational unit under the direction of a designated administrative officer for the purpose of coordinating noncredit educational activities. The Senior Director and the Assistant Vice President of Academic Planning and Accountability are the designated administrative officers.

Academic Planning and Accountability is the official authority at FIU for granting Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Academic Planning and Accountability has responsibility for reviewing, approving, reporting, and maintaining permanent records for, and issuing transcripts of all CEU activities.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the Department of Education define a CEU as ten contact hours of participation in an organized non-credit continuing education program with qualified instruction and sponsorship.  

The number of CEUs is determined and approved by the director of Academic Planning and Accountability’s Continuing Education (CE) unit, upon recommendation of the program director.   In order for a program to be approved for CEUs, please contact the Continuing Education office at APA for approval guidelines.

Continuing Education Manager
11200 SW 8th Street
MARC 251
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2800 – Fax: (305) 348-1755