Frequently Asked Questions

What are CEUs?

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measure for non-credit continuing education programs. It is used to document learning that differs from the traditional academic learning experience and has become vital as a means of determining the value of a learning experience in continuing education and training.

How are CEUs calculated?

One CEU is defined as ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience. Fractions of units can also be awarded (5 hours = 0.5 units). Courses with less than 5 contact hours cannot be approved for CEU credits.

When will I receive my CEUs?

Certificates are issued two-weeks following the CEU registration period. Students can print their CEU certificates by logging in to their student account at: and selecting the certificate they would like to print.

It’s been two-weeks since my class, why have I not received my CEU certificate?

CEU certificates can only be awarded with proof of student participation. If the course instructor and/or sponsor of the course has not submitted participant verification paperwork to CCE within the two-week registration period, no certificates will be issued. We must receive participant verification paperwork directly from the course instructor or sponsor in order to issue certificates.

Does MSU offer any CEU approved courses?

The Center for Continuing Education offers hundreds of online instructor-led and self-paced teacher development courses.  Courses are open to everyone and are perfect for those needing CEUs to renew their license. . For more information about our CEU courses Click Here

How can I be sure of quality programming?

Mississippi State University was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1981 to approve and issue CEU credits. All non-credit activities approved through MSU’s Center for Continuing Education for CEU credit must meet national established criteria set by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET). When a program is approved for CEUs by the Center for Continuing Education, you can be sure the program complies with IACET standards and will be accepted by other reputable organizations.

How long does MSU retain CEUs records?

The Center for Continuing Education maintains a 5 year registry of all CEU approved courses and participant certificates.

How do I print a copy of my CEU certificate?

To print your CEU certificate you must sign in to your existing CCE Student Account and go to “My Account”. Once in your account select “Course Listing” and “Print” next to the title of the course you would like a CEU certificate.

I forgot to register for CEUs before the registration deadline, is it too late to get my CEUs?

If the registration deadline was 2014 or later you can call (662) 325-1457 to register. There is a $10.00 CEU late fee automatically applied to any registrations after the registration deadline. If your eligibility can be verified you will be manually registered and pay by phone.  **Beginning July 1, 2021-No late registrations will be processed for courses that took place prior to June 30, 2021.

I registered for CEUs but didn't pay.  Can I go back and pay later?

Sure!  If you were signed in to your account when you added it to your cart,  just make sure you are signed in now, click MY ACCOUNT, MAKE A PAYMENT, and PAY to finalize the order with payment.  If you were completing a CEU registration make sure you finalize with payment prior to the registration deadline to avoid having the registration dropped.  

Who should I call if I have questions or problems regarding my CEUs?

Amber Shultice at (662) 325-1457.