Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are a metric that is used to measure whether a student maintains up to date education in his/her CASP-certified status after certification. Candidates can earn CEUs by completing CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) activities. For the CASP certification, you need to earn 75 CEUs within a three-year period to maintain your active status.
How Can I Earn CASP CEUs?
In order to earn CASP CEUs, you can participate in a variety of activities. These activities can involve participation in live webinars, conferences, training courses, and American Council on Education (ACE) courses. In addition, you can teach or mentor, create instructional materials, publish a book, post blog entries, create a whitepaper or other industry-relevant article, gain related work experience, or earn either CompTIA certification or non-CompTIA certification.
To qualify, these activities must fulfill the following requirements:
Correct Timing—you must complete these activities during your 3-year renewal period
Relevance—at least 50% of the activity contents must relate to one or more exam domains/objectives for your CASP certification renewal
Documentation—you must provide documentation of all aforementioned activities to earn CEUs
How Do I Calculate CASP CEU Credits?
There is no hard and fast rule for calculating CASP Continual Educational Units (CEUs), as different activities carry different unit weights. The following examples indicate the earning and calculation of 75 CEUs for a 3-year renewal cycle of CASP certification.
Three (3) CEUs obtained per CE renewal cycle year
Creation of instructional material:
One (1) CEU obtained per hour of work throughout the 3-year CE cycle x 40 hour project
Publish 20 industry-relevant blog posts:
One (1) CEU for each blog post of at least 500 words
Attending a 6-hour webinar:
One (1) CEU earned per hour x 6 hours
The grand total of all these four activities provides 75 CASP CEUs, which are required for its renewal.
You can also determine whether your CE activities are valid or not. CompTIA provides you a CEU Assessment Tool that checks if your CE activities meet the CE program requirements. These requirements include:
The completion date of your CE activity
CE activity content
The documentation of your CE activity
Once your activities are validated by the assessment tool, you will enter the activity detail and then upload the required document into your certification account. If you have not created your certification account so far, you will not be able to upload your activities. Therefore, you need to register as soon as possible. The next section provides a detailed description of each activity.
What are the Ways I Can Earn CASP CEUs?
If you earn a CompTIA Cloud+ certification, your CompTIA CASP certification will automatically be renewed as Cloud+ meets the total CEU requirements for CASP renewal.
Below are some other activities that can help students to earn their CASP CEUs.
Teach or Mentor: With these activities, you can earn a maximum of 40 CEUs within a 3 years CE cycle. One (1) CEU will be awarded for each hour of mentoring or teaching you perform. You need to submit the following information once your activity is completed:
The CASP exam objectives you covered
A description of the contents you covered
Dates and time period of mentoring
For your mentoring validity, provide a signed document from mentee (the candidate being mentored)
Syllabus or lesson plan with your name
A description of the contents your covered
The dates when you taught the course
Create Instructional Material: You can also earn a maximum of 40 CEUs for your CASP certification within a three-year CE cycleby writing material that others can use for study. You will be earning 2 CEUs for each hour of material creation. When your program is completed, you will submit the following information:
A syllabus or lesson plan with your name as an instructor
A valid copy of the instructional material
The dates when you created the material
IT Industry Participation: If you participate as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in a CompTIA Exam Development Workshop, you will earn 1 CEU for each hour participation and a maximum of 75 CASP CEUs within the 3-year CE cycle. However, you need to submit a signed letter from a CompTIA workshop coordinator in order to confirm your successful participation.
Publishing a Relevant Industry Whitepaper or Article: If you choose to publish, you can earn a maximum of 20 CASP CEUs within the three-year CE lifecycle. However, you will obtain 4 CEUs for each whitepaper or article of at least 4 pages in length. You are required to submit the copy of the published work or URL with your name and date of publication. You will also submit the description of the contents covered.
Publish a Blog: Publishing a blog provides you an opportunity to earn 1 CEU for each blog post of at least 500 words and maximum of 20 CASP CEUs with three-year CE lifecycle. Like the whitepaper or article requirements, you need to submit the copy of the published work or URL with your name and date of publication as well as the description of the contents covered.
Attend a Live Webinar: Attending a live webinar provides you an opportunity to earn 1 CEU for each hour you attend and maximum of 20 CASP CEUs within the three-year CE lifecycle. You need to submit the following information when this activity is completed:
A detailed outline of the webinar contents
Your complete registration or certificate E-mail incorporating the following:
YouTube videos and on-demand webinars are only valid for CEUs if you can provide evidence of completion certificate or registration.
Attend a Conference: You can earn 1 CEU for each hour you attend and a maximum of 20 CASP CEUs within a three-year CE lifecycle by attending a conference with CASP-specific information. You need to submit the following information when this activity is completed:
Detailed outline of the session contents
Your complete registration or certificate email incorporating the following:
The name of the conference session you attended
The date of the conference session
Complete a Training Course: Completing a training course makes you capable of earning 1 CEU for each hour of training and maximum of 75 CASP CEUs within a three-year CE lifecycle. You need to submit the following documents when your training course is ended:
A detailed outline of the training contents
The certificate of completion that contains the following:
The name of a training provider
The date when the course was accomplished
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Complete a College Course: Completing a college course provides you an opportunity to obtain 10 CEUs for each 3 to 4 credit hours class and a maximum of 60 CASP CEUs within a three-year CE lifecycle. You are required to submit the following documents when this college course is completed:
A detailed outline of the college course contents
A transcript that includes the following information:
The date and semester when the course was finished
Number of credit hours
Complete an American Council on Education (ACE) Accredited Course: During this course, you can obtain 10 CEUs for each 3 to 4 credit hour class and a maximum of 60 CASP CEUs within a three-year CE lifecycle. You are required to submit the following documents when this course is completed:
A detailed outline of the ACE course contents
A transcript incorporates the following information:
The date and semester when course was finished
Number of credit hours
Work Experience: You can obtain 3 CASP CEUs per year during your renewal cycle for work experience pertaining to your CASP certification and this way allows you to earn a maximum of 9 CASP CEUs within a three-year CE lifecycle. Receiving CEUs for your work experience requires you to submit a letter from your employer on enterprise letterhead including the following information:
CE year of work experience
Tasks you have performed
Signatures of your supervisor
How Do I Submit My Completed Activities?
You can submit your completed activities either through manual submission or by automated means.
Manual Submission—this requires you to log into your CASP certification account where you can submit your approved activities to receive your CEUs.
Automated Submission—CompTIA will automatically renew your certification when you complete one of the following activities:
Obtain a highest-level CompTIA certification
Pass the most current or latest release of your CompTIA certification (such as the CASP CAS-003 exam).
Pass the CompTIA’s recertification exam
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Have There Been Any CASP CEU Policy Changes Recently?
The thorough examination of CompTIA CASP CEU policies doesn’t display any recent policy change. However, some existing CEU policies are listed below:
You must earn 75 CASP CEUs for a 3-year CE cycle
All CEU documentation that you submit is retained for 4 years
All CEU submissions can be audited at any time, even after the CE cycle
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