CEUs and academic credit are separate and distinct units of measure. The CEUs of The FMCiC are defined above. Degree or academic courses can count as CEUs once the minister has reached certification as ordained minister or commissioned minister. One academic course (3 semester credit hours) = 3 CEUs. You may accumulate CEUs only for each five-year block. For example, if you received 10 CEUs from 2009-2014, you still must start at 0 for 2015.
We recognize that one academic credit course in an accredited school would require far more than 72 contact hours (the equivalent of 3 CEUs). We encourage academic courses and yet want to demonstrate that our CEU requirements are a reachable goal for every minister.
CEUs start once the minister has reached certification: Ordained Minister or Commissioned Minister.