CFTEA recognizes the value of professional development through lifelong learning and supports formats that cater to individual learning needs and preferences. Many professional credits are required to keep certifications current.

Our course names were updated to include professional credits to allow for easy searching. At our course listing type in any of the following credentials and see how you can work toward maintaining the required educational credits each year:

  • CAFPs
  • CCTSs
  • CEUs
  • CISPs
  • CityUs
  • CFMPs
  • CFREs
  • CRCMs
  • CRSPs
  • CSOPs
  • CTFAs
  • HRCIs
  • PDUs
  • SHRMs

Continuing professional credits can positively impact your career in several ways, but they can also have a profound impact on your personal growth journey.


Improve Marketability

Even in the most uncertain economic conditions, employees who have completed continuing education credits will likely improve their marketability as a professional. Since continuing education programs provide specific career related training, employers recognize the value of CEUs and are more likely to hire candidates that been accredited over non accredited candidates.

Network and Expand

Professionals who pursue continuing education credits set themselves up for great opportunities to network with others in their field and make lasting connections that could translate into potential business relationships down the road. Continuing education events and conferences related to their programs also provide great settings for employers and employees to network and collaborate with like minded individuals.

Hone and Improve Skills

One of the more obvious benefits of participating in continuing education programs is for employees to improve their skills in order to increase their job opportunities and provide higher quality services that are pertinent to their industries. This in turn benefits employers by ensuring that their workforce is highly skilled and willing to keep up with a changing market.

Personal Development

Professionals who decide to continue their education are establishing a commitment to their profession that will likely have them re-evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and look honestly at where they are and where they’d like to be. Employees who pursue continuing education credits may enhance their self-image in the process as they have a positive effect on how employers and other professionals perceive them.

Access New E-Learning Opportunities

Continuous learning is critical to the information age as there are constant updates on technology and companies want to make sure their employees are ready for these changes. Luckily, professionals can stress less and spend less on travel costs by looking into obtaining CEU credits through E-learning opportunities that may allow them to earn these CEU credits from the comfort of their home.

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