Types of CE for Health Professionals

CDC is accredited by five organizations to provide nine types of Continuing Education (CE) for U.S. health professionals and the global public health community. Access to credits, continuing education units (CEUs), and contact hours for all educational activities is provided at no cost.

Professions Covered by CDC CE

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • All Health Professionals
  • Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®)
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®)
  • Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
  • Veterinarians

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credit

In support of improving patient care, CDC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Under Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), CDC is accredited to provide CE for

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses

Registered nurses should request continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours. Most U.S. State Boards of Nursing accept ANCC contact hours. Californiaexternal icon and Iowaexternal icon licensed registered nurses have special considerations.

Authorized IACET Provider

CDC is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU for

  • All Health Professionals

CDC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. for

  • Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®)
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®)

CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for

  • Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

CDC is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, Registry of Approved Continuing Education to provide AAVSB/RACE contact hours for

  • Veterinarians
Want to earn CE?

CDC’s accredited educational activities are available for free in CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) system. Use TCEO to search for CE opportunities, complete course evaluations and posttests, obtain your CE certificates, and manage your CDC CE transcript.