The renewal period is every three years. During that time the minimum number of CEUs required for renewal is 45 contact hours (4.5 CEUs). Of the CEUs earned, 1/3 (1.5 CEUs) must be obtained from NIRSA-provided educational opportunities.
CEU requirements for renewal application may also consist of Professional Involvement Credits (PICs). Up to 2/3 of CEUs can be supplanted with PICs. Of submitted PICs, at least 1/2 of all PICs earned for leadership, governance, and service must come from NIRSA-related activities. PICs for education, training, scholarship, and research may be earned from any NIRSA or non-NIRSA source.