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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
. Reading the full report or article associated with those
postings marked with an asterisk will result in one contact hour for each
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com.