Course Review for Early Childhood
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

General Information

Our Course Review process provides early childhood professionals with the opportunity to develop and instruct courses that offer Continuing Education Units [CEUs].  The person who develops and instructs the course must have a professional degree related to their course topic, and at least five years of field experience.  A review of the course instructor's credentials are part of the NCECP course review process.  Once a course is submitted to the NCECP for review, a determination is made within three weeks.  Each course is confidentially reviewed by a minimum of two experienced early childhood professionals who have professional degrees and vast experience in the subject area of the course. Background information on each reviewer and a summary of his or her comments are provided in the determination letter. Courses are either approved as is, approved with required modifications, or returned for major revisions with a suggestion to reapply at a later date. 

CEUs authorized by the NCECP are recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, which imposes high standards for early care and learning. In deference to the standards, many other states recognize CEUs granted by the NCECP. Applicants seeking CEU authorization for courses instructed outside of Massachusetts are advised to contact the child care regulating agency for that state to ensure recognition of the NCECP’s CEUs.

Course Review Fees (for new courses)

The following is a listing of fees charged by the NCECP to review new courses for CEU approval.

 

Courses 10 -- 15   hours in length (1 -- 1.5 CEUs)     $125.00
Courses 20 -- 25   hours in length (2.0 -- 2.5 CEUs)  $150.00
Courses 30 -- 35   hours in length (3.0 -- 3.5 CEUs)  $175.00
Courses 40 -- 45   hours in length (4.0 -- 4.5 CEUs)  $200.00

All fees are non-refundable and must accompany the course application.
Fees for approved CEU course include 25 CEU student certificates.
Additional certificates are $1.50 each.
 

Application Process

NCECP reviews an instructor’s credentials, as well as specific information about course logistics, content and requirements. This process requires two applications:

 

1) The Instructor Registration Application and
2) The Course Review Application.

* Please note: the Instructor Registration fee is $25.00 per year.

Course Completion

Once the course has been approved and instructed according to the details provided in the application, students are asked to complete a confidential course evaluation form during the last class session.

The instructor is responsible for ensuring the students' completed evaluation forms are mailed to NCECP, along with the names, telephone numbers, addresses, social security numbers (or other identification number) of everyone who earned the CEUs. 

Within two weeks of receiving the complete packet of required information, NCECP will issue CEU certificates and mail them to the instructor or agency for distribution to the students.  NCECP will keep all course information on file for three years from the date of course completion.


COURSE RENEWAL FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

The National Coalition for Educational and Cultural Programs, Inc.
PO Box 80255, Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel.(781) 279-4658   Email Us
 

General Information

Approval of courses for CEU authorization by the NCECP is valid for twelve months from the date the course is first instructed.  Once the approval date has expired, courses must go through the review process again.  If the course has been slightly modified, meaning it has been revised to reflect current practices and research yet the core content has not been altered, then it can be submitted as a course renewal.  A course renewal takes 15 days to process.  If the course has changed significantly, however, then it must be submitted as a new course for a full review.

The person who develops and instructs the course must have a professional degree related to their course topic, and at least five years of related field experience.  Authorization to instruct a course for CEUs requires the instructor to register with the NCECP.  Please note, there is a $25 annual instructor registration fee.  The instructor registration is valid for one year and must be renewed upon expiration using the standard instructor registration form.  If the instructor re-registers within a three-year period, his or her original transcripts and work verification will still be on file and they will only be required to provide evidence of continued professional development. 
 

Course Review Fees

The NCECP fee for reviewing courses varies depending upon the length of the course. 

   Course Review Renewal Fees:

 

Courses 10 --15 hours in length (1 -- 1.5 CEUs)        $60.00
Courses 20 -- 25 hours in length (2.0 -- 2.5 CEUs)    $72.50
Courses 30 -- 35 hours in length (3.0 -- 3.5 CEUs)    $85.00
Courses 40 -- 45 hours in length (4.0 -- 4.5 CEUs)    $97.50

All fees are non-refundable and must accompany the course application.
Payments may be charged or made by check payable to NCECP in the appropriate amount.
A total of 25 CEU certificates are included with each approved CEU course.
Additional certificates are available at $1.50 each.
 

Application Process

As an agency authorized by the Department of Early Education and Care to review courses for Continuing Education Units, NCECP reviews an instructor’s credentials, as well as specific information about course logistics, content and requirements. This process requires two applications:

 

1) The Instructor Registration Application and
2) The Course Review Renewal Application.

Please note that the Instructor Registration fee is $25.00 per year and is required to help defray administrative costs.

Course Completion

Once the course has been approved and instructed according to the details provided in the application, students are asked to complete a confidential course evaluation form during the last class session. Within two weeks of receiving the complete packet of required information, NCECP will issue CEU certificates and mail them to the instructor or agency for distribution to the students. NCECP will keep all course information on file for three years from the date of course completion.
 


C.E.U. INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION

The National Coalition for Educational and Cultural Programs, Inc.
PO Box 80255, Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel.(781) 279-4658
 

Name:_______________________________________________

Address:_________________________________________________________

Tel. (A.M.):_______________ Tel. (P.M.):__________________ Email:____________________

Fax:_________________________

List the age groups and environments you have worked with/in:_______________________

Please list your degrees/certification: ___________________________________________

On a separate sheet of paper, please respond as fully as possible to the following questions and attach to your application.

 

1. What courses are you qualified to teach and why?
2. What experience do you have teaching adults?
3. What is your philosophy of education concerning adult learners? 

ATTACHMENTS

Please attach the following documents to complete your application:

 

1. A current resume
2. Verification of your field experience related to this course.
3. Verification of your education (college transcripts & a copy of your diplomas if this is your first time registering, verification of professional development if this is a renewal)
4. Two recent letters of reference with phone numbers .
5. A check for $25.00 made payable to the “NCECP”

Thank you for your application.
 


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT [CEU] APPLICATION
FOR NEW COURSES AND FOR COURSE RENEWALS

The National Coalition for Educational and Cultural Programs, Inc.
PO Box 80255, Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel: (781) 279-4658

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  Individual/Agency Name:_________________________

  Address:______________________________________________

  Tel. (day):_______________ Tel. (PM):_________________ Email:___________________

  Fax:__________________

Title of Course:____________________________________________________

Total Course Contact Hours (please circle): 10 15 20 25 30 35 40

  Scheduled Dates/Time, including breaks:__________________

  Host Site Location:____________________________________

  Host Contact:______________________

  Phone:___________________________

  Email:____________________________

 

FOR COURSE RENEWALS

  Date Course was Previously Offered/completed:__________________

  Previous Host Site:___________________________

 

On a separate sheet of paper, please provide the following information and attach to your application.

 

1. Describe any modifications to the description and content of the previously approved course
2.  Provide a summary of evaluations from students who have taken this course.
3.  A check for the appropriate amount made payable to "NCECP"

 

FOR NEW COURSES

On a separate sheet of paper, please respond as fully as possible to the following questions and attach to your application.

 

1. What group of adults is this course targeted for?
2. What age group of children do these adults serve?
3. What are the benefits of taking this course?
4. What specific skills will students acquire?
5. How will you assess students’ performance?

To complete your application, please attach the following documents to your application.

 

1. Instructional procedures, such as lectures, discussions, speakers and/or projects.
2. Instructional materials to be used.
3. Student assignments, both in class and as homework.
4. Course grading procedures, including how points are awarded for assignments, class attendance, etc.
NOTE: NCECP requires 90% attendance and a minimum academic performance of 80% in order to grant CEUs to students.
5. A topic bibliography.
6. A check for the appropriate amount made payable to “NCECP”. 

Thank you for your application.

Download Application (PDF)