Accreditation and Continuing Education
All APPA Academy programs qualify for continuing education credits. Certificates of completion for each course are provided after course completion. Transcripts are available on request.
Participants in the APPA Academy can earn:
- CEcD Hours – needed by Certified Economic Developers to maintain certification;
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – required by many professions to maintain certification;
- Continuing Legal Education credits (CLEs) – needed by lawyers to practice law within a particular jurisdiction;
- Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs) – required by CPAs to maintain licensure;
- HCRI Hours – required by Human Resources professionals to maintain certification; and
- Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – needed by engineers to maintain licensure.
Additionally, when employees participate in APPA Academy offerings, utilities earn points toward their Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation.
Continuing Education Units
The American Public Power Association (APPA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). APPA complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, APPA is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.
To receive continuing education credits (CEUs, PDHs, CPEs) attendees are required to sign in on-site (attendance is monitored throughout the day), attend and participate in the entire learning event and submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the course, in order to receive a certificate of completion. This process is overseen by the instructor and on-site APPA staff member.
Attendees are required to attend and participate in the entire event, in order to receive a completion certificate. Certificates will not be distributed to attendees who do not fully complete a course. Certificates will be distributed on-site (in the case of most in-person events) or mailed within 15 business days of the event. For webinars that qualify for CEU credits, attendance will be monitored by the web report log and certificates will be emailed out within 7 business days of the event.
For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, please contact APPA's Education Department at 202/467-2921 or EducationInfo@PublicPower.org.
For more information on IACET and CEUs, visit www.iacet.org.
To receive a transcript of attendance, participants can contact APPA’s Education Department at 202/467-2921 or EducationInfo@PublicPower.org. Individual transcripts will consist of all attended training courses for a minimum of seven years, including post-assessment complete data (if applicable). Transcripts will be issues within 15 business days of a request.
Continuing Professional Education Credits
The American Public Power Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org
All hours are subject to change based on the final course agenda. Certificates will be awarded to participants who turn in the evaluation form at the end of the course. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, please contact Ursula Schryver at 202/467-2980.
The American Public Power Association is an HCRI Approved Provider. Delegates may earn credit hours towards their PHR or SPHR recertification by attending qualifying HR-related courses.
Professional Development Hours
APPA educational practices are consistent with the criteria for awarding Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Course eligibility and number of CEUs/PDHs may vary by state.