Education programs must meet the below criteria for CE credit qualification:
Programs are developed and facilitated by persons qualified in the subject matter.
Content is current, correct,and related to Institute certifications.
Unacceptable content includes, but is not limited to: prep classes specific to a license or certification, such as FINRA or NASAA licensing exams; proprietary information; product presentations; normal business procedures (including due diligence meetings); client/public presentations or seminars.
May include, but is not limited to, live classroom environment; in-person seminars; teleconference calls; or live webinar formats.
Online Self-Study Programs or Publications
May include, but is not limited to, online self-paced modules; recorded webinars; or publications.
Real-time delivery and self-study programs must feature 50 minutes of educational programming for CE credit qualification. (Time for questions/answers or exam time is not included in the 50-minute minimum).
50 minutes of education constitutes 1 credit hour; after the first credit hour, CE credit can be calculated in half-hour increments, rounded down to the nearest half hour.
If providing evidence of session time is not possible (i.e. in some online self-study programs or in publications), a scored quiz can be used as proof of completion.
The quiz must consist of a minimum of 10 questions per hour of education and must be scored by the education provider. Evidence of satisfactory completion (70% or higher) is required for acceptance.
CE providers must maintain record of the educational program and attendees for 4 years following the date of delivery.
Records must include the following:
Date, location, and format of the program delivery
Name(s) of presenter(s) or discussion leader(s)
Outline of the program presentation(s) and/or materials
List of Institute certificants in attendance
Successful completion of examination (if applicable)