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Becoming a NIRSA CEU Provider reflects your organization/event’s commitment to providing education that helps individuals earn or maintain the Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP) credential.

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How To Become A NIRSA CEU Provider
NIRSA CEU Provider Agreement

List of Current Providers

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Helpful information if you are new to the Registry

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Professional Involvement Credits

Current PIC Values as of May 1, 2019

View a List of Registered Professionals

View the current Registry

Download Registry Quick Facts Flyer

Helpful information if you are new to the Registry

Download the Registry Handbook

Download to learn more about registry application and renewal

Professional Involvement Credits

Current PIC Values as of May 1, 2019

CEU Provider FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please contact us.

The NIRSA CEU Provider program was established in response to requests from RCRSPs for assistance in identifying education opportunities that qualify for NIRSA CEUs, as well as requests from education providers seeking a way to identify their education programs as eligible for NIRSA CEU credit.

  1. Review the How Do I Become A NIRSA CEU Provider? Guide
  2. Submit a NIRSA CEU Provider agreement

No. Any education which meets the NIRSA CEU standards may be utilized toward meeting your RCRSP application or renewal requirements. While there is no requirement that NIRSA CEU credits must come from NIRSA CEU Providers, using the listed Providers gives you confidence that the education program will offer opportunities to earn NIRSA CEUs

To be eligible for NIRSA CEUs, courses/conference sessions  must be directly related to NIRSA Core Competency Framework, and meet the additional CEU criteria outlined in the Providership Guide.

No. Agreeing to be a NIRSA CEU Approved Provider communicates to potential attendees that by attending your event, they will have an opportunity to earn NIRSA CEUs. Those opportunities are required to be identified as such in your event’s marketing materials. However, not all education programs offered at your event need to be designed to be CEU eligible. However, Providers are required to identify such programs in their marketing materials.

No. As a NIRSA CEU Provider, you are committing to designing content that aligns with the NIRSA providership requirements only. To provide other types of CEUs, event planners would have to submit an application directly to the organization who oversees such CEUs.

No. By signing the provider agreement, Providers are agreeing to uphold the requirements to host CEU eligible education at your event. However, the NIRSA Provider Program reserves the right to formally audit events. Such an audit would include a request for all education program information. Providers should keep a list of attendees, the program description, date, number of NIRSA CEU credits, and presenters. This information should be kept for three years.

Yes. Upon approving your event’s providership, event planners will be emailed a Providership Kit. This kit will include customizable communication templates that can be used to incorporate CEU information into your event communication and marketing materials. It will also include a NIRSA Provider seal that can be incorporated into your marketing materials to help inform attendees that the event will offer NIRSA CEUs. NIRSA staff are available to consult with providers as needed if you have any questions.

What are the criteria for our events/courses/sessions to be eligible for NIRSA CEU credit?

To be eligible for NIRSA CEUs, courses/conference sessions  must be directly related to NIRSA Core Competency Framework, and meet the additional CEU criteria outlined in the Providership Guide.

If my event is a CEU Provider, does all the education programs at our event have to be offer NIRSA CEUs?

No. Agreeing to be a NIRSA CEU Approved Provider communicates to potential attendees that by attending your event, they will have an opportunity to earn NIRSA CEUs. Those opportunities are required to be identified as such in your event’s marketing materials. However, not all education programs offered at your event need to be designed to be CEU eligible. However, Providers are required to identify such programs in their marketing materials.

If my event is a CEU Provider, does that mean we can also offer other association CEUs—i.e.—American Council on Exercise (ACE), American Council of Sports Medicine (ACSM), etc.?

No. As a NIRSA CEU Provider, you are committing to designing content that aligns with the NIRSA providership requirements only. To provide other types of CEUs, event planners would have to submit an application directly to the organization who oversees such CEUs.

Do I need to submit all my event information to NIRSA?

No. By signing the provider agreement, Providers are agreeing to uphold the requirements to host CEU eligible education at your event. However, the NIRSA Provider Program reserves the right to formally audit events. Such an audit would include a request for all education program information. Providers should keep a list of attendees, the program description, date, number of NIRSA CEU credits, and presenters. This information should be kept for three years.

Does NIRSA provide resources to help implement the providership?

Yes. Upon approving your event’s providership, event planners will be emailed a Providership Kit. This kit will include customizable communication templates that can be used to incorporate CEU information into your event communication and marketing materials. It will also include a NIRSA Provider seal that can be incorporated into your marketing materials to help inform attendees that the event will offer NIRSA CEUs. NIRSA staff are available to consult with providers as needed if you have any questions.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Information
Any continuing professional education offered by any entity may be acceptable toward RCRSP applications and renewals, if it meets the NIRSA CEU requirements outlined below.

What is a NIRSA Continuing Education Unit (CEU)?
CEUs may be defined in various ways depending on the credential program. NIRSA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are records of education experiences that are to be earned and used towards RCRSP applications and renewals. NIRSA CEUs are assigned to education activities/programs/events which meet the NIRSA CEU-eligible standards outlined in this section of the handbook. One NIRSA Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as one hour of participation in an organized continuing education experience that meets the criteria below.

1.0 NIRSA CEU = 1.0 hour
Example: A person who attends a 60-minute conference session may earn 1.0 CEU for that education.

NIRSA CEU Criteria
To be a CEU-eligible education activity, a program/event/activity must meet the following criteria. In signing the RCRSP application, RCRSP credential holders agree to a Standards of Conduct that the education activities they list in their application/renewal comply with the established criteria.

  1. CONTENT: The education must be competency-based. The content must support professionals’growth in at least one of NIRSA Core Competency areas
    ProgrammingPersonal & Professional QualitiesHuman Resources ManagementBusiness Management
    Philosophy & TheoryLegal Liabilities & Risk ManagementFacility Management, Planning & DesignResearch & Evaluation

  2. DURATION:The education must be at least 30 minutes. The education program/event/activity must be designed to be at least 30 minutes in duration (0.5 CEUs). Beyond the 30-minute minimum, CEUs will be awarded in 15- minute increments. Any education that ends in between a 15- minute increment should be rounded down to the nearest 15-minute increment.
  3. FACILITATION: The education must include content that is designed and facilitated by qualified subject matter experts. The education should be facilitated by a qualified individual(s) based on their education, expertise, and experience.
  4. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: The education must have learning outcomes. The education program must articulate at least one learning outcome. A learning outcome is a clear statement of what a learner is expected to be able to do/know/value at the completion of the education program. This statement may be present in the event/session description. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that the learning outcomes of the education program supports the learner’s growth in NIRSA Core Competencies.
  5. EVALUATION: The education must include an evaluation. After the education program, an evaluation of the program must be offered to learners. That may be in the form of a session evaluation, or post event evaluation. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that the learner is offered an opportunity to reflect on their experience and takeaways from the program. Reflection is an important aspect of the learning process.
    Duration of sessionPlease note the following CEU value in the description:
    30 minute session0.5 NIRSA CEUs
    40 minute session0.75 NIRSA CEUs
    60 minute session1.0 NIRSA CEUs
    75 minute session1.25 NIRSA CEUs
    90 minute session1.5 NIRSA CEUs
    105 minute session1.75 NIRSA CEUs
    120 minute session2.0 NIRSA CEUs

    Beyond the 30-minute minimum, CEUs will be awarded in 15- minute increments. In addition to the examples above, if you are offering programs longer than 120 minutes (2 hours), the provider would just follow the pattern above, with a 3-hour program =3.0 NIRSA CEUs, etc. Any education that ends in between a 15- minute increment should be rounded down to the nearest 15-minute increment. Examples of education ending in between a 15-minute increment
    40-minute program = 0.5 NIRSA CEUs
    55-minute program=0.75 NIRSA CEU