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Continuing Education Units

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a measurement used throughout the United States by educational institutions to record participation in non-academic credit education programs. One CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience.

The Center for Conferences is an approved provider of General CEUs and is responsible for maintaining the CEU database, which stores all credits awarded to individuals.

Many licensing boards will accept general CEU awards towards professional licensure and development. It is the responsibility of the attendees to confirm with their governing board if General CEUs can be applied toward their disciplines.


If you are interested in applying for General CEUs for an upcoming conference or program, please complete the CEU application below.

All applications must include:

  • application form
  • conference agenda
  • speaker biographies
  • program evaluation
  • procedures
  • application fee

CEU Applications must be submitted for approval a minimum of two weeks prior to the program date. The CEU application must be reviewed and approved prior to the program start date. Applications cannot be accepted after the start of the program.

Applications must be sent to:

The Center for Conferences
Attention: CEU Manager
The University of Iowa
250 Continuing Education Facility
Iowa City, IA  52242


There is a $100 application processing fee due at the time of the CEU application verification and certification. Upon program completion, CEU’s are awarded to participants who have successfully completed the program for a $10 per person processing fee. For further information regarding Continuing Education Units, please contact us at 319-335-4141 or email us at

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