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If you still have questions regarding certification membership or LMS after reviewing these FAQs, contact association headquarters at or 518-432-9973.

Q. I cannot find where online I go to find the deadline by which my three CEU credits need to be completed.

A. To locate your certification expiration date, sign into the website. Under "My Profile" click on the "Profile Home" tab. Click on "Bio". Scroll down. You'll see "Recertification (Not visible to others): XX/XX/XXXX”.

Q. Where do I find the CEUs I earned?

A. To locate your CEUs, sign into the website. Under "Manage Profile" scroll down to and click on "Professional Development". This is where you will find all of your CEU information.

Q. I was wondering about the CEUs. Are they due every year and how many do I need? If my local state court reporting association, WCRA, offers CEUs, are they recognized by AAERT as well? I know that the CEUs offered locally are also approved by NCRA. I have also had one-on-one training by a Stenograph certified trainer on my software. Does that earn CEUs as well?

A. 3.0 CEUs are required every 3 years to retain certification. If there are classes/courses you are interested in, please send AAERT a copy of the class/course, which has to include the times of each session, topic, and brief description of each class/course. After review, we will contact you as to whether we can accept CEUs for attending this class/course. Continuing education classes/courses have to relate to the court reporting and/or transcribing industry. You can also earn CEUs through our Learning Management System (LMS). To see the available courses, click on Learning Management System (LMS) under the “Education” tab on the AAERT website.

You can find suggestions for CEUs on our website by hovering over the “Certification” tab and clicking on Suggestions on CEUs.

Q. There is a page on the AAERT website that lists approved CEU courses and how much each class or course is worth. Since we only need 3.0 CEUs every 3 years, it's very confusing that most of the CEU classes listed on your "suggested CEU page" have 5 and even 10 CEs showing as available for taking the course. Are the 5 or 10 CEs showing (like from Lexical, for example) supposed to be .5 or .1?

A. First some definitions: A CE stands for Continuing Education, which is a contact hour of time. CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) defines a CEU as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized CE/T experience, delivered under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Therefore, 5 CEs equals .5 CEUs.

Our program rules for AAERT Continuing Education are posted on our website under the “Education” tab. Other useful general information can be found there as well.

The suggested ways to earn CEUs on our website are just that. They are suggestions. You can choose which one(s) interests you. You may find a course that offers 3.0 CEUs or more, which will fulfill your requirement of 3.0 CEUs every 3 years. We do have members earning more than the minimum required. We also have our Learning Management System (LMS) available for you to earn CEUs. Have you reviewed them yet? You can also earn CEUs by attending our annual conferences.

Q. I just finished a course and I'm not sure where or how I'm supposed to get it to you for credit.

A. To upload your certificate, log into the AAERT website. Go to "Manage Profile" and scroll down to "Professional Development" under “Content & Features.” You'll see a green cross and next to it will be "Add Entry." Click on the cross and fill in the required fields.

Q. I would like to take a Principals of Sociology class for CEU credit. Would that apply towards my recertification?

A. This course wouldn't apply. The continuing education classes/courses have to relate to the digital court reporting and/or transcribing industry.

Q. I am going to the Georgia LEAP Seminar - a seminar for newly registered reporters in Georgia. Is that already an approved CEU for AAERT?

A. AAERT would need to see a copy of the agenda, which has to include the times of each session, topic, and a brief description of each seminar before reaching a decision on whether we can accept CEUs for attending this seminar.

You can also earn CEUs using our Learning Management System (LMS) and by attending AAERT annual conferences.

Q. I am planning ahead for the next 3 CEUs I need to earn. Can you tell me if this class is acceptable? Office 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

And if so, would it be worth the full 3.2 CEUs and fulfill the CEU requirement for my next renewal?

A. The course you are looking at (Office 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) for your next 3.0 CEU term meets AAERT requirements. You will earn 3.2 CEUs from upon successful completion.



Q. Can the same course be taken more than once in order to obtain CEU credits?
A. No. You can only take a course one time in order to receive CEU credits from AAERT.



Q. Can I take a CPR or First Aid Course to earn CEUs?

A. CPR and First Aid Courses are approved courses to earn CEUs. Each class is equal to 0.1 CEU.

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