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Call CCB at 888-580-8373 or email

2. Earn and submit the required CEUs

Candidates must earn and submit 20 CCB approved continuing education units in order to apply to sit for a CCB examination. CEUs must:

     Include 10 earned from “live” training events, which include face-to-face training events or real-time web conferences.

     Be earned within the 12-month period preceding the date of the exam.

How to accumulate CCB CEUs
CCB accepts relevant CEUs from any organization or event sponsor. Candidates are not required to attend HCCA training or events to accrue CCB CEUs.

**This list is a guideline, and may change at any time. CEU values or type may be adjusted once a CCB certification specialist has viewed submissions.

*CCB CEUs cannot be awarded for networking, social activities, breaks, meals, or time spent in non-instructional activities like question-and-answer sessions.

Earn Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® continuing education units for participating in the activities defined below. CEUs can be earned from any organization—not just from SCCE or HCCA.

See the appropriate CCB Candidate Handbook for information on how to submit CEUs to CCB.



No. of CEUs earned


Attend SCCE/HCCA events

SCCE/HCCA hosts more than 90 events annually.
Click here for HCCA events.
Click here for SCCE events.

1 per
50-minute hour


Attend events hosted by other organizations

Submit CEUs for any outside event that, at least
in part, relates to compliance.

1 per
50-minute hour


Submit university courses that, at least in part, relate to compliance

3 per 1 academic credit


*Participate in a live web conference hosted by SCCE/HCCA or another organization

Participate in SCCE/HCCA's live web conferences. SCCE/HCCA hosts numerous web conferences annually.

1 per
50-minute hour


Participate in any organization's web conference that, at least in part, relates to compliance.

*Participate in a recorded web conference by SCCE/HCCA or another organization

Listen to an SCCE/HCCA, or other organization's recorded web conference.

1 per
50-minute hour


Pass quizzes

The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual or Healthcare Compliance Professional's Manual



Compliance 101 book



Monitoring & Auditing Practices for Effective
Compliance book



Monthly Compliance Today or Compliance & Ethics Professional magazine (quizzes expire 12 months after issue date)

1 per issue


Present or teach on a
compliance-related topic

Present at an SCCE/HCCA event or one hosted by another organization.

2 per


Teach a university course that, at least in part, relates to compliance

10 per university course


Publish an article
or Blog post or Guest commentate on SCCE/HCCA's social networks

Publish an article in SCCE's Compliance & Ethics Professional or HCCA’s Compliance Today magazine or in any organization’s educational publication. Publish a compliance related educational blog post (minimum 400 words).

2 per article
per day


Read approved articles

The Report on Medicare Compliance, The Report on Research Compliance, or The Report on Patient Privacy.

1 per issue



Complete any self-study activity such as online training modules that relate to compliance. Self-study submissions require proof of duration from sponsor.

1 per
50-minute hour



Content submitted for CCB CEUs must meet at least one of the 10 subject areas identified by CCB as relevant to compliance certification. Those subject areas include: Application of management practices for the compliance professional, application of personal and business ethics in compliance, written compliance policies and procedures, designation of compliance officers and committees, compliance training and education, communication and reporting mechanisms in compliance, enforcement of compliance standards and discipline, auditing and monitoring for compliance, response to compliance violations and corrective actions, and HIPAA privacy.

How to request your CCB CEUs
Whether you participate in an HCCA activity or one sponsored by another organization, you will need to claim your CEUs and submit them to CCB so they are available to be used toward certification or renewal.

 This step is especially important if you plan on taking the exam as part of an HCCA event and intend to use CEUs earned at the event to be eligible to sit for the exam. The completed event CEU form is proof that you attended the events and should be awarded CEUs. Be sure to give the completed form to HCCA or CCB staff prior to taking the exam.


If you are attending an HCCA event, request and complete the proper application for continuing education credits from HCCA or CCB staff. Send the completed CEU form to CCB within 30 days of the event. Generally, CCB sends certificates of credit or attendance via email within four weeks after the event.

If you attended an event hosted by another organization, the event sponsor should have distributed a certificate of credit or attendance to all attendees. The certificate, if the event was pre-approved by the CCB, will list the total amount of CCB CEUs awarded for the event. Certificates distributed by event hosts other than HCCA are done so by that organization’s timeline. Use the information on the certificate to complete the “Continuing Education” section of the Examination Application.

If you attended an event that was not CCB pre-approved, you still may submit those CEUs to CCB for review using an Individual Accreditation Application form. CCB certification specialists will review the application and program information, and determine whether the content meets CCB requirements for continuing education credit. For more information on this topic, see the "Candidates' frequently asked question" section.

How to submit CEUs to CCB
You have attended compliance training or events and now want to have those CEUs added to your CCB CEU account so that you can apply to sit for the CHC exam. Here’s how to submit CEUs to CCB.

If you participated in an HCCA activity, or an event that was CCB pre-approved for CEU credits, you can easily log your credits online through the CEU online account portal. Select the CHC certification and then login. Then select “Add CEUs.”

Once on the “Add CEUs” screen, you can select the category of CEUs you would like to add and then complete the easy online form for the category. To submit CEUs earned at an event that was not CCB pre-approved, you can complete an Individual Accreditation Application either online or by using the paper form.

If you are submitting CEUs for the “Pre‑approved events (Non-HCCA Events)” section, you will need the program code at the bottom of the official certificate of credit that was previously given by that organization.