|Continuing Education Policy & Forms|
Continuing Education Policy and 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 when attending NIPA-sponsored events. NIPA grants 1 CPE credit for every 50 minutes of continuing education that is submitted.
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.
If you are in need of a CPE report, please allow NIPA 5 - 7 business days to obtain and send your updated report.
NIPA Continuing Education Policy
Download a copy of NIPA's Continuing Education policy, which details annual education requirements and how to earn CPE credits through NIPA and other organizations. The policy also provides a comprehensive education FAQ and information on reinstating a lapsed NIPA membership and/or NIPA designation.
New Members and New APA/APR Designation Recipients
If you joined NIPA and/or earned your NIPA designation between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, you are required to complete and submit the following number of CPE credits:
If you joined NIPA and/or earned your NIPA designation between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017, you are required to complete and submit the following number of CPE credits:
Affiliate, Student and Non-Designated Business Owner Members
Affiliate, Student and non-designated Business Owner members are exempt from the continuing educationrequirements, as well as Executive Members over the age of 60. If you qualify for exempt status, please contact NIPA Headquarters.
Ways to Earn CPE Credits Through NIPA
There are many ways in which you may earn continuing education credit through NIPA. Some examples include: