Continuing Education | Attendance Documentation


What does the Board consider acceptable documentation of attendance?

  • A certificate of attendance that shows the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • A letter from the provider or your supervisor stating the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • A log in sheet signed by the attendee and the provider or supervisor showing date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • Documentation from the United States patent office showing the patent number, patent award date and brief patent description.
  • A copy of the publication page showing the author of the paper, article or book, the topic and brief description and the date and name of the publication.
  • A transcript from the college or university showing the course taken and date of completion.
  • A copy of your committee membership card from the association or technical society or a letter from the association or technical society stating that you are an active member and year.

What is not acceptable as verification of attendance?

  • A paid receipt from the provider, hotel or other vendor is not verification of attendance.
  • A copy of the program, agenda or power point presentation is not verification of attendance.
  • A certificate that shows only the dates attended. (Documentation must include: registrant’s name, the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name).
  • Any documentation that does not include the date(s), the number of continuing professional development hours earned, the location, the topic and the instructor’s name.
  • Emails that thank you for attendance or time spent on a presentation.
  • Notes taken during a seminar, conference, or other CPD event cannot be used as verification of attendance.

Continuing Education | Recordkeeping

The registrant shall be responsible for maintaining records to support his or her own professional development hours. Records required include, but are not limited to:

  • A log showing the type of activity claimed, sponsoring organization, location, duration, instructors or speaker’s name and hours earned.
  • Documents supporting evidence of attendance: completion certificates, attendance log or other documents supporting evidence of completion.

Records must be maintained for a period of four years. Such documentation shall be made available to the Board for random audit and/or verification purposes. Documentation must support the professional development hours claimed.