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Many APPA Academy programs qualify for continuing education credits. Certificates of completion (listing applicable credits) are issued after successful event completion is determined. 

Participants in APPA Academy programs can earn:

  • IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs): needed by many professionals to meet annual training goals and requirements; demonstrates that APPA adheres to the highest quality training standards 
  • Continuing Legal Education credits (CLEs): needed by lawyers to practice law within a particular jurisdiction; only offered for APPA’s Legal & Regulatory Conference.
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs): required by CPAs to maintain licensure.
  • HRCI Hours: required by Human Resources professionals to maintain certification.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs): needed by engineers to maintain licensure.
  • Additionally, when employees participate in APPA Academy offerings, utilities earn points toward their Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation

Attendee Transcripts
To receive a transcript of attendance—containing all APPA attended events and any accompanying professional development credits earned), contact 202-467-2921 or [email protected]. All learner records will remain on file with APPA for at least seven years. Transcripts will be issued to learners within seven (7) business days of a request. Organizations requesting transcripts on an employee’s behalf must provide written consent from the employee before APPA can release a transcript.

Continuing Education Units

IACET logoThe American Public Power Association is accredited by International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). APPA complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, APPA is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Successful completion requirements are outlined for individual offerings (on event web pages) and require a minimum attendance/participation requirement and feedback component. These requirements are verified by APPA staff members and instructors. 

Partial credit is not given for partial attendance. Completion certificates are emailed to individuals typically within 7-14 business days after a live event. APPA is only providing IACET CEUs for successful completion of live events (not recorded offerings).

Transcripts are available upon request

For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, please contact 202-467-2921 or [email protected].

For more information on IACET and CEUs, visit www.iacet.org.

Continuing Professional Education Credits

CPE logo

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits - The American Public Power Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBAregistry.com. Unless noted, there are no prerequisites for the courses offered and no advance preparation is required. Courses are group-live or group-internet based offerings at the basic/intermediate/advanced program level.

Credit hours and areas of study for the courses are listed on the individual course pages. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, please contact [email protected].

Human Resources Professionals

HRCI sealThe American Public Power Association is an HRCI Approved Provider. Delegates may earn credit hours towards their PHR or SPHR recertification by attending qualifying HR-related courses.


SHRM Recertification Provider
The American Public Power Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. 



Professional Development Hours

The American Public Power Association’s Academy educational practices are consistent with the criteria for awarding Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Course eligibility and number of CEUs/PDHs may vary by state.