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Continuing Education Credits

K-State Global Campus is authorized to issue continuing education hours from Kansas State University.

The primary purpose of continuing education hours is to provide a permanent record of educational activities for professionals needing contact hours for licensure or accrediting requirements.

Requirements for offering K-State continuing education credits

Programs offered for continuing education hours from Kansas State University verify that:

  • educational content is provided by an expert from Kansas State University, or
  • content and instructional provider(s) have been reviewed and approved by Kansas State University.

The sponsoring organization must submit the following information to K-State Global Campus prior to the event:

  • schedule of events
  • program goals and objectives
  • curriculum vitas (bios) for all presenters

A content expert from the university will review the content and the qualifications of the instructors/presenters. K-State Global Campus will approve or deny the continuing education for the program. Feedback is provided for the sponsoring agency when continuing education is denied.

In addition to content review, confirmation that the location of the event, if contact hours are offered in conjunction with an in-person program, is ADA compliant is required. The schedule of events is reviewed to calculate the appropriate number of contact hours. K-State continuing education hours are awarded for instructional content only. Instructional hours do not include time involved in coffee breaks, meals, social or promotional activities, or business and committee meetings.

Awarding credit for continuing education activities varies from state to state. It is the responsibility of each professional to verify with their state accrediting agency to see if K-State continuing education hours are accepted.

FAQs

Are there fees associated with K-State continuing education hours?

Yes. If your organization/association is not affiliated with Kansas State University and/or your program is not being coordinated by Kansas State University Global Campus, there may be a charge for reviewing the program application to offer continuing education hours. The fee varies based on the complexity of the program. If your program is approved for K-State continuing education hours, there is an administrative fee for setting up the continuing education database and a per person fee for issuing the certificate of continuing education and maintaining the record of continuing education within the university database.

If your program is affiliated with the university (K-State faculty member on a planning committee, for example), there is no review fee. There is an administrative fee for setting up the continuing education database and a per person fee for issuing the certificate of continuing education and maintaining the record of continuing education within the university database. 

Program setup fee: 

$180 for university-sponsored programs
$244 for external (non-university) programs

Continuing education certificate:

$22/participant for university-sponsored programs
$30/participant for external (non-university) programs

For additional information, please contact Debbie Hagenmaier, K-State Global Campus Program Development and Management.

How do I begin the process to offer K-State continuing education hours for my program?

Contact Debbie Hagenmaier, K-State Global Campus Program Development and Management.