CEU Award Program

CEU Award Program

Ohio State Online offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for non-credit professional education and training programs provided by The Ohio State University’s departments and faculty members.

CEUs are based upon industry standards of one CEU per 10 hours of class time, excluding meals and breaks. When offering CEUs via distance learning, methods for determining hours of class time include referencing the average number of hours spent completing a pilot program offering, the hours for a similar face-to-face training, or similar for-credit course activity hours. 
For help determining contact hours for new CEU programs, see credit hour estimation.

Get Started with the CEU Award Program

  1. Submit the application, curriculum materials, and application fee

    Please plan to submit materials to extendeded@osu.edu for review at least 30 days before the program. Once materials are received with the application fee, they will be reviewed, and a notification of approval will be sent in writing.  

    Curriculum materials with application: 

    • CEU application form from the Ohio State Online team

    • Content of program 

    • Objectives and goals of the program (must be stated in measurable statements) 

    • Target audience 

    • Program agenda with specific beginning and ending time frames for each program component 

    • Number of contact hours for each session 

    • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, or breaks may NOT be included in contact hours unless there is a presenter with objectives and goals of the session 

    • Name(s) of presenter(s) 

    • Qualification(s) of presenter(s) for approval 

    • The Instrument that will be used to monitor session attendance 

    • Program and presenter evaluation form for approval 

    • Letter of support from a faculty member affiliated with The Ohio State University 

    Application fee: 

    • One contact hour equals 0.1 Ohio State CEU. 

    • A non-refundable $100 fee is required for each application. After the conference/program, this will be applied to the $300 minimum fee for the first twenty or fewer applicants. For additional applicants over 20, there is a fee of $15 per applicant. 

    • Applications not received by Ohio State Online team 30 days before the event date will be charged a $20 late fee. 

    • Check(s), Money Order(s), Purchase Orders, eRequests, or org/fund/acct# (for Ohio State internal transfers) should be made payable to The Ohio State University and must be submitted with the application. The application fee is non-refundable. 

    • The Application fee includes: 

      • Review and certification of the qualifications of instructors 

      • Evaluation of course materials to determine the number of CEUs to certify 

      • Evaluation of program from attendee’s point of view and assess evaluations 

      • Store all materials and respond to inquiries from participants for five years 

      • Maintain verification of attendance forms for five years 

      • Purchase and prepare certificates

  2. Submit post-event materials

    Please submit the following post-event materials to extendeded@osu.edu

    • Summary of program evaluations 

    • Session attendance documents