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CSA Continuing Education Requirements

Basic Breakdown of Requirements

CSAs are required to earn 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits every 3 years. Credits applied toward meeting the recertification requirements must be completed during the certification cycle. Credits may not be carried over from one certification cycle to the next. Completion of a minimum of 3 CE credits specifically related to ethics is required for all CSAs.

There is no exception to the 30 CE requirement. All CSAs must submit proof of continuing education hours in order to qualify for recertification. Failure to meet all recertification requirements (including CE) will result in the revocation of certification. CSA that does not submit CE before the recertification deadline will be suspended.

Additional information on CSA Continuing Education can be found in the CSA Certification Handbook



Documentation Requirements

In order to submit CE, you will need to obtain documentation that states the following information:

  • •Date Completed
  • •Duration (either time or hours)
  • •Topic
  • •Provider/Organization
  • •Statement of Completion or Attendance

The best documentation to submit includes:

  • •Certificates of Attendance
  • •CE Transcripts
  • •Reference Letters
  • •Certificates of Certification w/ Documentation of Course Details
  • •3rd Party Attendance Logs
  • Cannot be personal records/must be provided by third party



What Qualifies for CSA Continuing Education Credit?

50 minutes of an activity that educates on an aspect of aging whether it be directly or indirectly relatable to the benefit of older adults. An example of direct education would be courses that educate on health, financial, or social topics in aging such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, senior housing, etc.. Indirect forms of education include any training or activity that could be applicable to older adults along with other clients. A good example for indirect topics is ethics related courses. No sales or marketing related courses or topics will be accepted.


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