CE Provider Resources

Note: The information on this page is for organizations/institutions that are offering professional development opportunities they wish to have considered for CE credit through the Consortium. If you are a certificant looking to submit credit for programs you have attended, please visit this page instead.

Organizations offering professional development opportunities can apply to have their programs approved for Consortium continuing education (CE) credit. Detailed policies and processes can be found in the CE Provider Handbook below. Contact ce@studentaffairscertification.org if you have any questions or to connect further with the Consortium about offering CE credits for your educational programs!

Access the CE Provider Handbook HERE.

CE Provider Handbook last updated 3/21/23.

Continuing Education Provider Handbook - File Linked

To get started:
1) Create an account on our online portal, Prolydian
2) Please complete one of the two applications listed below. For each of the below application types, please navigate to "Learn more about..." and select the application designated for your organization type (either Corporate or Non-Profit).

  • Pre-Approved CE Provider Status - This status is intended for organizations who offer frequent or large educational programs. Providers who are granted this status will be able to submit their programs in the portal without additional applications or approvals.
    • As part of the application, organizations will need to provide information about a previous educational program. The following excel template may be used for this portion of the application. Download it here.
  • Single Program CE Application - This is an application to receive CE credit for one educational program. These are evaluated on a program-by-program basis.

All CE providers will use the Prolydian online portal to submit program applications. (For issues with the online portal, please reach out to support@prolydian.com) 

Continuing Education Overview

Continuing Education (CE) programs for certified student affairs educators are educational and professional development programs that may be delivered in the following formats:

  • Live in-person educational programs
  • Live virtual educational programs
  • Pre-recorded programs 
  • Hybrid programs 

CE Activities may include conferences/institutes, workshops, short online courses, or webinars.

Continuing Education Categories

  • Core CE Credits - these are CE credits directly related to the domains of the Core Student Affairs Educator Certification.

  • Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI) CE Credits - these are CE credits focused on the process, outcomes, and dynamic influence of individual and institutional awareness and action to foster inclusion, create equity, and ensure access grounded in the understanding of systems of oppression and privilege and how they are perpetuated in our practice and communities. SJI CE credits count toward the Core certification (CSAEd™) maintenance.

  • Specialty CE Credits - these are CE credits focused on the domains of Student Affairs Educator Certification as it particularly pertains to one of the six specialty certification functional areas. There are six types of specialty CE credits corresponding to the six specialty certifications. A certificant with a specialty certification must complete specialty CE credits that correspond to their particular specialty certification to maintain that specialty credential. Example: A person who holds their certification in the Campus Recreation specialty must complete 50 Campus Recreation specialty CE credits (in addition to the required 48 Core CE and 8 SJI CE credits) in five years to recertify.

    • Categories of Specialty CE Credit:

      • Campus Activities CE Credit

      • Campus Housing and Residential Life CE Credit

      • Campus Recreation CE Credit

      • College Unions CE Credit

      • Fraternity and Sorority Life CE Credit

      • Student Conduct Administration CE Credit


Continuing Education for Certification Maintenance

Continuing Education credits are a vital component of certification maintenance. A certificant’s maintenance period begins once they become certified or upon approval of recertification. Certificants must recertify every five (5) years to maintain active certification status with each credential they earn. 

Certificants wishing to recertify at the end of their five-year maintenance period must complete and submit the following number of approved continuing education credits (CEs):

  • Core Student Affairs Educator Certification (CSAEd™): 50 total CE credits (42 Core CE credits and 8 Social Justice and Inclusion CE credits)

An individual holding a specialty certification must complete and submit the following number of approved continuing education credits in addition to the Core Certification requirements as stated above.

  • Campus Activities Certification (CSAEd-CA™): 50 Campus Activities specialty CE credits
  • Campus Housing and Residential Life Certification (CSAEd-HRL™): 50 Housing and Residential Life specialty CE credits
  • Campus Recreation Certification (CSAEd-CR™): 50 Campus Recreation specialty CE credits
  • College Unions Certification (CSAEd-CU™): 50 College Unions specialty CE credits
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Certification (CSAEd-FSL™): 50 Fraternity and Sorority Life specialty CE credits
  • Student Conduct Administration Certification (CSAEd-SC™): 50 Student Conduct specialty CE credits


Further information about Continuing Education Policies and information for certificants seeking CE credits can be found here.