Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Teracom Training Institute's courses are Continuing Professional Education.

Some state or provincial associations for certain professions, such as Certified Public Accountant, require that their members undertake CPE and report it annually to maintain their professional qualifications.

The question is then, how many CPE credits do Teracom's courses represent?

Every state or provincial association for every profession can define requirements and criteria for Continuing Professional Education. Since these associations numbers in the hundreds, it is not practical - perhaps impossible - for Teracom's training courses to be accredited by every one of these associations.

However, many associations do not pre-approve CPE programs, instead referring to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) criteria for CPE programs and CPE credits. These criteria are reasonable and could be applied to any state and any profession.

The AICPA-NASBA Standards For Continuing Professional Education Programs measure CPE credits in "contact hours" and define standards for calculating the number of contact hours corresponding to a training course.

We have calculated the following CPE credits for each Teracom course according to the AICPA-NASBA standards:

Teracom Course
CPE credits (contact hours)
College course equivalent

Instructor-led Courses
101 Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non‑Engineers
22.5
1.5
111 BOOT CAMP (Course 101 + Course 130)
37.5
2.5
120 Wireless
15
1.0
130 Voice over IP, SIP, Security, 5G and IoT
15
1.0
150 IP Contact Center Technology
15
1.0
160 IPv6
15
1.0

Online Courses and Certifications
Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) Certification Package
21
1.5
Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) Certification Package
42
3.0
Certified IP Telecom Network Specialist (CIPTS) Certification Package
14
1.0
Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA) Certification Package
14
1.0
Certified VoIP Analyst (CVA) Certification Package
21
1.5

DVD-Video Courses and CBT
Individual DVD-Video Course
3
0.2
Core Training Package 1 (Product V110)
15
1.0
Core Training Package 2 (Product V140)
18
1.2
VoIP Package (Product V310)
9
0.6
Full Library (Product V530)
27
1.8

Textbooks
Telecom 101
25
1.67

Notes:

1. Since DVD-video courses, CBT and textbooks are "self-study", the student may be required to pass an exam to qualify for CPE credits. Teracom has exams.

2. The CPE credits for contact hours are calculated by actual face time for instructor-led training, and by average completion time based on a sample of at least three students for self-study.

3. A particular state association may not accept Teracom's courses for CPE credit.

4. If in the unlikely event that documentation, justification or other work, including providing an hour-by-hour written schedule, is required to support a claim for CPE credits for Teracom's courses for a particular state association, or to be accredited by a particular state association, that work is the responsibility of the student. Teracom's tuition fees do not include a component for such work.

5. Teracom will provide a letter containing the following information to students who have purchased and completed our training. Contact us to request a letter.
  • CPE provider name and address
  • Participant's name
  • Course title
  • Course field of study
  • Date offered or completed
  • If applicable, location
  • Type of instructional/delivery method used
  • Amount of CPE credit awarded
  • Description of computation used to determine amount of CPE credit awarded
  • Certification / verification of the award of credits by the CPE provider