Guidelines for NANP Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Approval

We appreciate your interest in submitting your CEU program(s) for NANP approval. NANP members THRIVE on education and our profession demands lifelong learning to remain adept.  Achieving Category I CEU status is of benefit to you, as our members look to the NANP to direct them to trustworthy providers of superior educational programs.  The NANP requires a maximum of thirty (30) CEUs per two-year period for Board Certified members and ten (10) CEUs for annual professional membership renewal.  CEUs are granted on a one (1) contact hour to one (1) continuing education unit equivalency.


Apply for CEU Approval


Following are the types of programs the NANP will review for CEU purposes.  Please review these carefully before submitting your program for review.

Advanced & Specialty Education Programs (not to exceed thirty (30) CEUs)

1-10 CEs = $200
11-20 CEs = $400
21-30 CEs = $600 (includes college credit courses, generally equivalent to 45-hours of instruction)

Full access to all program materials must be provided, including online access for programs that are taught virtually.  If appropriate for your program, we will need copies of:

  • Lesson plans
  • Learning objectives
  • Required reading lists
  • Proprietary reading materials (those that cannot be accessed elsewhere)
  • Samples of homework, quizzes, exams, writing assignments, and final exams

Conferences & Seminars

The NANP will only approve CEU programs that are minimally eighty percent (80%) educational and only twenty percent (20%) or less sales-oriented.  Programs over twenty percent (20%) sales-focused will not be approved.


Non-profit organization: One-day conferences $200 (USD), $100 for each subsequent day
For-profit organizations: One-day conferences $250 (USD), $200 for each subsequent day

Lecture & Seminar Fees (one day events that may take place on one or more date): 

$150.00 (USD) - one program, one speaker, one date ($25 each additional speaker)
$200.00 (USD) - one program, one speaker, multiple dates ($25 each additional speaker)


  1. Non-Profit organizations will receive a 20% discount on the fees above, with written confirmation of 501(c) status.
  2. In the event that documents are missing or that the review requires extraordinary communications, an hourly fee of $30 will apply. 

When approved, we will post a website link to your program’s online schedule and registration information.  We also promote upcoming approved programs in our e-mailed member communications whenever possible.          

Apply for CEU Approval


For questions, please contact our Educational Programs Specialist, Andrea Grandson at [email protected].