All About Your Continuing Education (CEU) Requirement

In order to support the ongoing growth and professional development of our credentialed leaders, Unity Worldwide Ministries requires continuing education for our ministers and licensed Unity teachers.

Ministers are required to:
  • Take 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) each year.
  • Take 1 hour of Ethics/Boundaries training each year.
  • Take 1 hour of Inclusivity training each year.

CEUs for Ministers Policy

Licensed Unity Teachers to:
  • Take 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) each year.
  • Take 1 hour of Ethics/Boundaries training each year.
  • Take 1 hour of Inclusivity training each year.

CEUs for Licensed Unity Teachers Policy

 

Where can I find classes/events that qualify for CEU credit?

Unity Worldwide Ministries is committed to making CEUs relevant and easy to obtain.  

We appreciate everyone’s eagerness in ensuring their CEUs are up-to-date.  There have been some questions about what will be available especially with regards to the Ethics and Boundaries and Inclusivity.  Please be aware that we are endeavoring to make this possible – for Ethics/Boundaries, Inclusivity and the general Profession Development credits.  Here are options that are available:
  • Seminars at convention
  • Many of our regions are working on seminars to meet these requirements at their regional conferences – please check with your regional leadership to learn more
  • Online trainings through Member Services.  There are ongoing opportunities to earn Professional Development credits, and we will be offering webinars on Ethics/Boundaries and Inclusivity in the fall, most likely in November.  We will have dates posted on our website by mid-July, and are hoping to have a daytime and an evening time slot available for both of these.
  • You could attend a class or seminar in your local community on one of these topics.  Please be sure to get pre-approval.
  • All SEE and Ministerial courses are available for credit. 

This course is approved for Ethics/Boundaries: Sexual Misconduct and the Role of Congregations.

 


Spiritual Education and Enrichment classes and Ministerial classes offered through Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute or the Unity Urban Ministerial School can also be used for CEUs. Courses approved for Spiritual Education and Enrichment credits may also be used for CEUs when taken from a qualified Unity Minister or Licensed Unity Teacher.  PLEASE NOTE: Please submit this form to Member Services Assistant, Denise Boehm (DBoehm@unity.org), and provide evidence that you have completed the course(s). 

We are also in collaboration with Unity Regional Leadership to ensure that CEUs are available at regional conferences. Regional Conference Planners PLEASE NOTE: The Regions offering workshops at conferences must receive pre-approval for attendees to receive CEUs.  To do this, please submit this form: Regional Conference pre-approval form1003  to Member Services Assistant, Denise Boehm (DBoehm@unity.org). Regional Conference Attendees PLEASE NOTE: The Regions may provide the submission form during the conference. You may also download a copy of the CEU Conference form.

Individuals may also request pre-approval to use other classes/workshops for CEUs.  To do this, please submit this form to Member Services Assistant, Denise Boehm (DBoehm@unity.org) PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS.  You must also provide evidence that you have completed the class once it is finished.  This would also be done through Denise Boehm.

Unity Ministers and Licensed Unity Teachers who wish to offer a class/workshop for others to receive CEUs must request pre-approval. To do this, please submit this form to Member Services Assistant, Denise Boehm (DBoehm@unity.org) PRIOR TO OFFERING THE CLASS.  Participants must complete the form above to receive the credit once the class is finished. 

The first time a minister or licensed Unity teacher teaches an approved class, he/she may receive CEUs.  They cannot receive CEUs for repeated offerings of the class.