|Continuing Education Policy & Forms|
All non-designated Executive Members of NIPA are required to fulfill 10 hours of continuing education annually. The continuing education requirement to maintain the APA designation is 15 hours, and 10 hours are required to maintain the APR designation. Members are responsible for submitting their own continuing education credits to NIPA Headquarters, except for NIPA-sponsored events.
Please Note: Credits submitted using the online submission tool below do not automatically appear in your profile. As with all other methods of credit submission, they will be reviewed by the NIPA Headquarters team before being posted for viewing online.
New Members and New Designation Recipients
If you joined NIPA and/or earned your NIPA APA and/or APR designation between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, you are required to complete and submit the following number of CPE credits:
If you joined NIPA and/or earned your NIPA APA and/or APR designation between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2016, you are required to complete and submit the following number of CPE credits:
Affiliate, Student and non-designated Business Owner Members are exempt from the continuing education requirements, as well as Executive Members over the age of 60. If you qualify for exempt status, please contact NIPA Headquarters.
If you are in need of a CPE report, please allow NIPA 5 - 7 business days to obtain and send your updated report.
There are many ways in which you may earn continuing education credit through NIPA. Some examples include:
Please consult the Continuing Education Policy for a complete list of accepted continuing education opportunities.