Many of the courses offered at NHI can be used toward obtaining Continuing Education
Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Please select the headers below
for more information about receiving credit.
Continuing Education Units
NHI is authorized to award continuing education units (CEUs) through the International
Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
IACET is an independent, non-profit association whose goal is to ensure quality
continuing education for professionals. For an organization to become an IACET approved
CEU Authorized Provider, it must demonstrate that it designs, develops, and delivers
training in accordance with proven adult learning theory and recognizes instructional
systems design practices. Each course description in the NHI catalog includes the
number of CEUs awarded upon successful completion of the course.
One CEU is awarded for every ten contact hours of training led by a qualified instructor
and qualified instruction. In order to be awarded CEUs, a course participant must
attend 100% of the course and must pass the course examination with a score of 70%
CEUs are granted to each course participant who fulfills the above stated requirement.
NHI will maintain individual training records for seven years for the CEUs awarded.
Individuals and their employers are also encouraged to maintain their own training
records including course name, class date(s), instructor name, class roster, and
For proof of your CEU record, please contact NHI at
NHICustomerService@dot.gov or 1-877-558-6873 and request your official transcript. Your official
transcript displays a record of your NHI course history as well as the CEUs awarded
for each CEU-accredited course. Please allow at least one month after the
completion of your course before requesting your official transcript.
Certification Maintenance Credits
NHI is now offering Certification Maintenance (CM) credits to assist professional planners become and maintain their membership as certified planners through the American Planning Association (APA).
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is APA's professional institute. Certified Planners have demonstrated a commitment to high standards of professional practice and a mastery of theories and tools of planning.
NHI recognizes that the certification carries a high mark of distinction and requires planners to meet rigorous standards and maintain their expertise through continuing education. Planners must earn 32 CM continuing education credits every two years in order to stay up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices. NHI courses will now help them achieve that requirement.
CM credits are measured in contact hours, so that 30 minutes of instructional time equals 30 minutes of CM credit (30 minutes contact = 0.5 CM credits; 1.0 contact hours = 1.0 CM credits). An event must be at least 30 minutes in duration to be eligible for CM credit.
For proof of your CM credits, please contact NHI at NHICustomerService@dot.gov or 1-877-558-6873 and ask for an official transcript. Please allow at least one month after the completion of your course before requesting your official transcript.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
NHI does not officially offer PDHs; however, it is possible to receive PDHs for
your completed NHI training courses. To receive PDHs, please submit your course
certificate (which indicates the contact hours assigned to the course) and/or your
official transcript (which indicates the CEUs granted for a course) to the respective
licensing agency. Upon consent, the licensing agency will convert your hours and/or
CEUs into PDHs and proceed with the PDH awarding process.
PDHs are awarded on a ratio of one contact hour to one PDH. When converting from
CEU to PDH, please note that one CEU is equal to ten PDHs (or one PDH is equal to
one-tenth of a CEU).
To request your official transcript with proof of CEU record and/or contact hours,
please contact NHI at NHICustomerService@dot.gov or 1-877-558-6873.
Your official transcript displays a record of your NHI course history as well as
the CEUs awarded for each CEU-accredited course. Please allow at least one month
after the completion of your course before requesting your official transcript.