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Ways to Meet Continuing Education Requirements
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NAPS has identified a number of education and training venues that CPC and CTS holders can use to meet their re-certification requirements. Following you find brief descriptions of the various activities you may wish to pursue:

NAPS Membership
A NAPS membership is the easiest way to keep your certification up-to-date. A NAPS membership gives you access to the following:

  • Annual Conference
    Each fall, NAPS hosts its annual conference featuring a dynamic group of industry trainers and speakers. You can earn up to 16 continuing education hours or 1.6 CEUs for confirmed attendance at this educational event's keynote addresses, breakout sessions and roundtables. The number of actual contact hours at any NAPS Conference should be entered on the continuing education log. NAPS members receive a deep discount on registration. Learn more and register here.
  • Webinars
    CPCs and CTSs that participate in either NAPS or other staffing industry webinars offered online or “on demand” can convert the actual contact hours of each education or training experience to continuing education credit. NAPS webinars are offered monthly and you receive 1 CEU for each webinar. NAPS webinars are an exclusive free benefit for NAPS members.

Learn more about NAPS membership and join here.


Regional, State and Local Association Conferences and Meetings

Not only do your regional, state and local association conferences and meetings give you the opportunity to network with professional peers, you can also achieve credit toward certificate maintenance. Only those NAPS Associations Alliance Partners will be able to count towards CEU's.

Independent Trainers and Training Organizations

It has become industry standard to receive outside training from professional consultants and trainers. NAPS is prepared to review the curriculum of these independent trainers and approve them for continuing education. If the programs and methods meet NAPS standards, the trainer or training organization will be designated an "approved NAPS continuing education provider," which allows the trainer to award credit toward certificate maintenance. The trainer is responsible for issuing a letter or certificate indicating the number of credits being awarded. Applications to become independent trainers / training organizations can be downloaded or obtained by contacting education@naps360.org.


In-House Training

Certified individuals working for member or non-member firms may apply professional education experiences offered by their employer to the certification maintenance requirement as long as the purpose of the education or training is to foster the professional development of the CPC or CTS certificate holder.

Professional Reading and Personal Study

 

NAPS encourages any professional reading  and personal study that will have a positive impact on the professional development of certificate holders, but does not  maintain a list of approved books, CDs or related materials. Our position is that the individual should select professional development resources that will best serve her/his needs.

 

Basically, NAPS allows you to submit the actual "seat time" it takes to read a book or listen to a CD or audiotape. In the case of books, the typical professional or business-related reading experience is awarded 5 contact hours which should be inserted in the continuing education log prior to submission. CD and audiotape credit is measured in the length of the education experience. A 2 hour CD or tape, for example, would have a value of two hours.

Any CPC or CTS can also obtain continuing education credit for the professional reading presented in articles in each bimonthly edition of The NAPS Credential. Reading the full report or article associated with those postings marked with an asterisk will result in one contact hour for each edition.

 

Other Programs of Study


CPC and CTS certificate holders, engaged in college or university courses related to the staffing industry or professional development, may seek to have their higher education activities approved by NAPS. This will be reviewed on a case by case basis and should be done before the class is taken. Applicants should submit a course description, agenda, program information and total class hours to education@naps360.org for review and approval.

Keeping Track of Continuing Education Contact Hours


All continuing education contact hours must be recorded on the NAPS Continuing Education Log Sheet found HERE or recorded electronically and submitted at NRCSIP.  Those using the U.S. Postal Service to submit their log should direct it, along with the $27 annual payment, to: NAPS,78 Dawson Village Way , Suite 410-201, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Telephone: 844-NAPS-360. Questions about how to use the electronic continuing education reporting tool should be directed to Carolyn Boyer at cboyer@naps360.org

Since your log may be selected for audit purposes, hold on to all certificates and other back up materials.


For additional information or clarification on the NAPS continuing education requirements for certificate holders or how continuing education credits can be earned, contact Carolyn Boyer,CPC  Email: cboyer@naps360.org.

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