CRC/CCRC Continuing Education

Pre-Approved Continuing Education

Pre-approved CE programs have been reviewed and approved by CRCC as qualifying for CE credit in advance. As such, pre-approved CE programs require less documentation with no submission fees. It is incumbent upon each CRC/CCRC to verify that CE programs have been pre-approved by CRCC. Pre-Approved CE must be submitted through the CRCC Online Portal.

Post-Approved Continuing Education

CRCC will also approve continuing education activities for CRCs/CCRCs on a post-attendance basis. Such post-approval programs require a $15 fee per program. To secure CRCC approval after a program has been completed, submit an online Post-Approval CE Application along with documentation of the activity and the $15 fee per program, to CRCC for review. Post-Approved CE must be submitted through the CRCC Online Portal.

CRCC Online Portal


CRCC Archived Ethics Webinars

If you missed either the 2013 or 2014 live Ethics Webinar Series, CRCC is now offering the same titles in an archived format. Receive pre-approved credit hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Ethics and save money with multiple-webinar discounts!

Click here to access archived Ethics Webinars.

CRC/CCRC Continuing Education (CE)

To maintain certification, CRCs and CCRCs must renew their certification every 5 years via continuing education or, for CRCs only, also via re-examination.


The continuing education requirement mandates that 100 hours of continuing education including a minimum of 10 hours in Ethics - must be completed within the current five-year period. Although professional development is NOT a requirement if you choose to fulfill your continuing education requirement in the area of professional development, you can submit a maximum of 50 hours out of the required 100 hours. CRCs/CCRCs must also ensure that all CE activities for certification renewal fall within designated Focus Areas outlined in the CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Manual.

Please note:

  • All CE must be submitted through the CRCC Online Portal.
  • Completion dates of CE hours (CEUs) submitted for the current renewal cycle MUST fall within certificant's current five-year period.
  • It is highly recommended that certificants submit continuing education hours as they are completed.
  • CRCC reviews and qualifies all CRC/CCRC continuing education submissions for approval and accumulation towards certification renewal.

Please refer to specific information regarding CE criteria, documentation, and submission as detailed in CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education.

View or Print CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education manual


CRC/CCRC Continuing Education Guide

The CRC/CCRC Continuing Education Guide is a helpful checklist that highlights the types of programs and activities that qualify for CRC/CCRC CE credit as well as the corresponding number of CE hours. It also provides money-saving tips to help minimize continuing education costs. CRCs/CCRCs are encouraged to use the Guide both for planning their CE programs and to check for completed activities that may already qualify for CE credits.

View or Print CRC/CCRC Continuing Education Guide


CRC/CCRC Home Study CE Programs

CRCC offers two Home Study programs via this website for pre-approved continuing education credit. CRCs/CCRCs may earn up to 10 clock hours in Ethics by successfully completing Home Study I and Home Study II all in the convenience of their home or office.

Go to CRC/CCRC Home Study Programs


CRC/CCRC List of CE Providers with Pre-Approved CE Programs

CRC/CCRC Continuing Education (CE) Providers with Pre-Approved Programs is a list of providers that offer one or more programs that have been reviewed and approved by CRCC as qualifying for CRC/CCRC CE credit.

Please note that providers on this list may also offer programs that are NOT pre-approved for CRC/CCRC CE credit, but may qualify on a post-approval basis. Submission for post-approval CE requires an additional form as well as a processing fee (see above). CRCs/CCRCs should contact providers directly for program details and to verify pre-approval status.

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CRCC Online Tutorials!

To help guide you through the online processes, CRCC has developed several tutorials, which are easily viewed by clicking on the graphic images below.

Tutorial play buttons are also located on all Continuing Education and Certification Renewal pages throughout the CRCC website, and within the CRCC Online Portal.