Continuing Education – A Commitment to Continued Competence

continuing education unit
continuing education unit

Continuing education programs refer to learning activities aimed at educating professionals and helping them advance their skills and knowledge regarding their field of work. The programs include webinars, seminars, formal lectures and many more. These are optional for certain professionals whereas for some these are required for maintaining certification or licensure. A continuing education credit (CEC) or continuing education unit (CEU) is a measure used in continuing education programs. A CEU equals to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program. Training Doyens offers CEU approved webinars for various industries. By attending the webinars you can not only enhance your knowledge and skills but can also earn CEUs to establish yourself as a competent and expert professional. Training Doyens features webinars approved by SHRM, HRCI and IRS.

  1. Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, promotes the Human Resource (HR) profession. It provides certification, education and networking opportunities to HR professionals all over the world for career development, enhancing work efficiency and business relations development. The organization also works for the advancement of the HR profession to support business needs and ensure innovation and evolution. SHRM was founded in 1948 as the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA). The organization changed its name to Society for Human Resource Management in 1989. SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders can earn recertification creditsthrough various activities. Earning credits establishes you as an expert in your field and a valued professional who can help the organization grow in the competitive market through distinguished skills and knowledge. Credits can be earned through various ways like participation in continuing education activities (attending CEU approved webinars), speaking at conferences and many more.

2. Human Resource Certification Institute® (HRCI®)

Human Resource Certification Institute®(HRCI®), headquartered in the U.S, also works for the development of human resource profession. It is an eminent credentialing organization for the HR profession. For years, HRCI has put consistent efforts in setting a global standard for HR excellence and expertise. This independent nonprofit organization develops and provides top-notch accredited certifications. Being an HR professional you need to learn constantly to stay updated and informed about industry happenings.Recertification throughHRCI helps you throughout your career in demonstrating your commitment to continuing competence. You can renew your HRCI certification by participating in professional development activities and earning recertification credits. Activities include attending CEU approved webinars, seminars and conferences; implementing a new program at work, maintaining an HR membership and many more.

3. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a government agencyof the United States,responsible for tax collection and administration of the Internal Revenue Code. Its duties involve resolving erroneous or fraudulent tax filings and providing tax assistance to taxpayers. Itis a bureau of the Department of the Treasury. IRS mandates Continuing Education(CE) requirement as a part of an IRS return preparer oversight effort and is applicable to those who are required to pass a Registered Tax Return Preparer competency test.Organizations providing Continuing Education (CE) to enrolled agents, enrolled retirement plan agents and other tax return preparers must have IRS approval for any continuing education program. The continuing education provider must also submit the programs to IRS for an approved Program Number. Without a program number the provider cannot offer programs for continuing education.

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