CEU REPORTING FORM

Use this link to submit your CEU's online. You may fill it out each time you acquire units.

Continuing Education Resolution

LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Southern Association of the United Church of Christ, Southern California Nevada Conference shall adopt a graduated approach to reaching a goal of 15 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) per year by 2019 as the standard of continuing education for all UCC Authorized Ministers (except retired Omega ministers) to maintain standing in the Southern Association, effective March 12, 2017. This graduated approach will include five (5) hours of CEU’s for 2017, ten (10) hours for 2018, and fifteen (15) hours of CEU’s for 2019.


CEU Implementation Information

Continuing Education falls into 3 broad categories:
1. Wider Church Participation
  • Association Meetings (1.5 units each)
  • Annual Gathering (2.5 units per day)
  • Church and Ministry Committee (1 unit per meeting)
  • Cohort Groups (1 unit per meeting)
  • Association sponsored clergy groups (1 unit per meeting)
2. Independent Study
  • Webinars (1 unit per hour)
  • Books relevant to ministry (1 unit per book regardless of length)
  • Movies related to the practice of ministry
    (e.g. Won’t You be My Neighbor, Selma, etc.) (1 unit per movie regardless of movie length)

    (Books and movies to be self reported to Church & Ministry, Association Administrator, using the form on the website and with a short explanation of how what they read or watched relates to their practice of ministry)
3. Workshops & Classes
  • Educational Retreats (1 unit/contact hour)
  • Preaching Festivals (1 unit/contact hour)
  • Outside Workshops/Classes (1 unit/contact hour) (including Boundary Training other than Sexual Ethics)

Church and Ministry sets an annual Ministerial Growth Benchmark for each authorized minister per calendar year, as follows:

That active/full-time Ordained authorized ministers achieve a total MGB of 15 CEU’s each year from all 3 categories, with not more than 5 units’ credit given in each category.

That active/retired authorized ministers achieve a total MGB of 5 CEU’s each year, at least 3 of which must come from Wider Church Participation.

That bi-vocational/less-than-3/4-time authorized ministers (e.g. 30 hours or less per week, or as defined in the covenant agreement) achieve a total MGB of 5 CEU’s each year

• 3 units from Wider Church Participation; and
• 2 units from Independent Study and/or Conferences & Workshops

That Commissioned and/or Licensed authorized ministers achieve a total MGB of 5 CEU’s each year
• 3 units from Wider Church Participation; and
• 2 units from Independent Study and/or Conferences & Workshops

That authorized ministers in specialized ministries achieve a total MGB of 15 CEU’s each year from all 3 categories, with not more than 5 units’ credit given in each category; and that those units required for continuing certification may be applied to the 15 unit annual MGB. Military chaplains deployed overseas are exempt.

That authorized ministers on Leave of Absence achieve an annual MGB corresponding to the requirement listed above for the type of ministry in which they last served (e.g., active/full time, Commissioned/Licensed etc.), not to exceed a total MGB of 15 CEU’s each year).

That carry over of excess CEU’s may occur but ONLY in the category of “Workshops and Conferences.” This approach will allow an authorized minister to get two years of credit in this category for attendance at a multi-day or weekend long conference. Carry over will be allowable for the subsequent year only.

Any concerns about ability to complete any MGB may be brought directly to Church & Ministry.


CEU Reporting Form - PDF download

CEU Reporting

CEU Opportunities

When CEU workshops or other opportunities are made known to the Association Office they will be posted here. If your church will be providing an opportunity, please notify the Association to be listed.