ICISF Continuing Education Information
ICISF offers Profession-specific Continuing Education Units/Credits as well as general (not specific to a profession) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for most courses taught at ICISF Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.
Participants at ICISF trainings represent a multitude of professions, some of which don't need Continuing Education to maintain a license. For this reason, it is ICISF's policy to not incorporate application fees for Continuing Education Documentation into the Training registration fee. In this way, only those individuals who require CE documentation are charged applicable fees.
Non-Profession Specific Continuing Education
In cooperation with University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), all ICISF participants attending a Regional Training, World Congress, or Online Course will be awarded general Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on their Certificates of Attendance. This service is offered at no additional charge to participants. These CEUs are awarded based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours (refer to Course Descriptions page for information about ICISF course). It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if his or her licensing board will accept these continuing education units (CEUs).
ICISF strongly recommends that participants in all ICISF courses, whether at an ICISF Regional Trainings, the World Congress, Online Courses, or a course taught by an Approved Instructor, retain all Certificates of Attendance for those courses in a safe place. ICISF is not currently able to provide an individual with a transcript of courses attended. Certificates of Attendance are your best proof of attendance at ICISF courses.
NOTE: ICISF certificates of attendance are not proof of profession specific CE/Contact Hours.
Requesting a Replacement ICISF Certificate of Attendance
To request a replacement certificate of attendance, please complete the Certificate Replacement Form and return to us for expedited processing.
CEU Information for Regional Trainings
All ICISF Certificates of Attendance are distributed electronically (via email) after the completion of each Regional Training course to all participants whose attendance has been verified.
PLEASE NOTE: Individuals attendance certificates including CEUs will only be awarded for days that attendance can be verified, so please be sure to check in at the ICISF Registration Desk before the start of your course each day.
CEU Information for Approved Instructor Courses
Participants at courses taught by an ICISF approved instructor will receive an ICISF Certificate of Attendance that offers general (not profession-specific) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from by University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).
It is up to the individual instructor, or the sponsor of the training, to arrange for profession-specific Continuing Education Units/Credits for these types of trainings. ICISF is not able to extend the approvals it has received for the awarding of profession-specific CE to trainings that are outside of its control.
Profession Specific Continuing Education
If a specific type of continuing education is not listed below, it is not available. ICISF adds additional profession-specific CEU as staff resources permit only. Continuing Education available for an ICISF Regional Training, Online Courses, and the World Congress will be listed in the brochure for that training.
Please Note: If you have attended or will be attending a course that was taught by an ICISF Approved Instructor, please check with the instructor or the sponsor of the training to determine what, if any, profession-specific CEUs are available for that course. The information provided below does not apply to those courses.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available for Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) for most courses offered at ICISF Regional Trainings, Online Courses, & the World Congress. The number of approved PDHs depends on the course selected, and is equal to the number of contact (instructional) hours for that course.
- For Regional Trainings and the World Congress, you will request EAPA when you register. After you have completed the training course and filled out the evaluation, the PDH approval code will appear on your certificate of attendance.
- For Online Courses, you will request EAPA when you register. After you have completed/passed the online course, the PDH approval code is emailed to you.
National Certified Addictions Counselors by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
Courses offered at ICISF Regional Trainings, World Congress & Online Courses meet the qualifications for 7-27 contact hours (depending on the course attended) of continuing education credit from the National Certified Addictions Counselors by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
- For Regional Trainings and the World Congress, you will request NAADAC when you register. After you have completed the training course and filled out the evaluation, the approval code will appear on your certificate of attendance.
- For Online Courses, you will request NAADAC when you register. After you have completed/passed the online course, the approval code is emailed to you.