CIPs must complete 30 documented hours of CE in topics within the CIP® Body of Knowledge/Content Outline that are beyond the initial, basic, or fundamental level of knowledge. The Council encourages CIPs to complete CE activities representing a diversity of topics.
All continuing education (CE) credits must be earned after the date the examination was passed, but before the date the certification expires. For those recertifying by CE for a consecutive time, CE credits for the second recertification cycle must be earned after the expiration date of the first certification.
Credit hours are awarded on an hour to hour (1:1) basis, meaning that every hour of classroom learning is equivalent to one continue education credit. Credits are quartered in .25 increments, meaning every 15 minutes is equal to .25 credit hour.
At least 15 of the 30 hours must either:
|Carry credits issued by a recognized accrediting body
||Have received advanced recognition from the the CIP Council
- Nursing associations, professional organizations, or universities
- PRIM&R annual conference and workshops
- PRIM&R webinars
- AAHRPP annual conference (no pre-conference programs)
- OHRP community forums
Acceptable continuing education credits for the 30 hours may include:
|Programs sponsored by Common Rule signatories, including:
||Programs sponsored by associations, including:
- CITI (select courses)
All programs must be on topics found within the CIP® Body of Knowledge/Content Outline that are also beyond the initial, basic, or fundamental level of knowledge.
- Short courses or intensive courses on topics within the CIP Body of Knowledge sponsored by bioethics centers, institutes, or universities.
- Local and regional seminars, conferences, or presentations on topics within the CIP Body of Knowledge.
- Formal college courses such as research bioethics, responsible conduct of research, research design, grant design, research methodology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, field research techniques, and statistics; courses must be successfully completed. Each three-credit or semester course is equivalent to 10 CE credits. Please see documentation section for additional information.
- Web-based courses that are designed for continuing education or have assigned CE hours, other than programs used for initial training.
- Self-study programs including (but not limited to) books or journals with documented quizzes, tests, and/or exercises. Note: Functioning as a pre-publication reviewer of journal articles of any type, regardless of whether CE credits are issued for the activity, is not considered self study in this context and, therefore, does not qualify for CIP CE credits.