Continuing Education

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

Continuing Education (CE)

The continuing education requirement mandates the following:

  • 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 take continuing education that falls in the area of professional development, 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 one or more designated Focus Areas outlined in the CRC/CCRC Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Manual. Visit the CE Providers page for more details.
  • 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 all CRC/CCRC continuing education submissions for eligibility towards certification renewal.

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

Pre-Approved CE

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 without 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 CE

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 review fee. Post-Approved CE must be submitted through the CRCC Online Portal.

Archived Webinars Available

Earn continuing education (CE) from the comfort of your home or office! CRCC Archived Ethics Webinars allow you to earn 2 hours of pre-approved CE credit for each webinar viewed. Save money by ordering multiple webinars from the same series!

Click here to view and order CRCC Archived Ethics Webinars


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

CE Home Study Programs

CRCC offers two Home Study programs via this website for pre-approved continuing education credit. CRCs/CCRCs who completeHome Study I and II qualify for 5.0 clock hours in Ethics that can be used toward certification renewal. Ten (10) modules in each of these programs were written by experts in the field and cover the areas most often seen by the CRCC Ethics Committee. To participate, read the articles and complete the questions, then mail to CRCC with the required fee of $65 for each program.

Providers with Pre-Approved CE Programs

CRCC's list of Continuing Education (CE) Providers with Pre-Approved Programs can be accessed below. The list features providers that offer one or more programs that have been reviewed and approved by CRCC as qualifying for CRC/CCRC CE credit. For more information visit the CE Providers page.

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