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​Following are types of programs that ABA Professional Certifications accepts for continuing education credits. First, check with the program sponsor to see if a program has been pre-approved for credits. All program content must relate to one or more knowledge areas listed on your certification's exam outline.

Program Type Credits Earned
Live Events (e.g., conferences, seminars, forums, lectures, etc.) Calculate credits based on the number of instructional hours.
Online Training Calculate credits based on the number of hours recommended to complete the course.
Continuing Education Quizzes (ABA-approved Publications)
CE Quizzes in non-ABA-approved publications not accepted
Complete quizzes found on the Certification Manager for your certification if applicable. Credits are automatically reported to ABA.
Employer-Sponsored Training Calculate credits based on number of instructional hours.
Board and Committee Meetings Calculate credits based on actual educational time.
Passing or preparing for other certifications and licenses ABA Certification credits available
Teach/Instructing a peer-to-peer class or course Calculate credits based on the number of instructional hours. Double the amount of credits to be reported. The same class or course may be submitted annually.
Authoring articles in trade publications Articles must be peer-to-peer. Credits are calculated based on the amount of time researching and writing the article. Credit submissions must not exceed one-third of your CE credit requirement.

Examples of programs that do not qualify for credits:

  • Reading books or articles
  • General skills, software, or product training. This may include presentations by a specific company on its products. 
  • Business meetings or motivational speeches
  • Awards presentations or receptions
  • Employer-sponsored events with marketing/sales focus in which educational content is directed at client.
  • Luncheons or dinners where the presentation is purely social in nature
  • Unstructured group discussions