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Earning CEUs

How to Earn AICI Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AICI CEUs measure learning experiences that occur after acquiring a body of knowledge that qualifies you to work as an image consultant.

Ways to Earn AICI CEUs for Attending AICI Approved Programs

  • Concurrent sessions and workshops at the AICI Conference
  • AICI Chapter Education Days that have been approved for AICI CEUs
  • Programs/Trainings approved by AICI to offer CEUs, including AICI Webinars. For a current list of programs approved by AICI, click here. It is your responsibility to ensure the program you are taking has been approved by AICI for CEUs.

Please note that AICI CEUs cannot be earned for a course that does not have CEU-approval, even if at a later date the course is then approved for AICI CEUs.

Courses, approved by AICI for CEUs, can be found in a list on the AICI Website, and a calendar of scheduled courses can be found on the AICI CEU Education Calendar.

Other Ways to Earn AICI CEUs Require a Pre-Approval

In addition to taking courses by approved AICI CEU Providers, you can earn AICI CEUs by successfully completing programs by other presenters, if certain requirements are met.

Pre-Approval Requirements

This Course Qualifies for AICI CEUs

Aligns with the AICI Core Competencies

Is an academic course from a recognized community college, university or institution of higher learning

Is a course offered by a credible private company (e.g. Fred Pryor, National Seminar Training)

Is a course offered by a credible private company (e.g. Fred Pryor, National Seminar Training

This Course Does Not Qualify for AICI CEUs

Is outside the AICI Core Competencies

Is taught by an AICI CIM or CIP, that is not already approved for AICI CEUs

Lacks credibility (i.e. is not an accredited institution or recognized company)

Activities such as: an association membership or leadership activity; attending a committee or board meeting or retreat; an entertainment or recreational activity; an individual scholarship, or a work experience

Steps to Gain Pre-Approval for Earning CEUs for a Course That is not Taught by an AICI CEU Provider

  1. Plan Ahead. Research program options. Determine whether the course you plan to take meets the required qualifications (see above).
  2. Complete a Pre-Approval Form. About six weeks before the selected program, complete a Pre-Approval Form. Allow plenty of time, because there is no guarantee that the program will be pre-approved. Click here to download the Pre-Approval Form.
  3. Submit the application. Submit your Pre-Approval Application to the AICI CEU Chair, Clare Maxfield, AICI CIP, at
  4. Follow up. When you have successfully completed the program, send the following documents to the AICI CEU Administrator, Whitney Murray at
  5. A copy of the CEU certificate, certificate of completion or other proof of successful course completion
  6. A copy of your Signed pre-approval form
  7. Two or three sentences about what you learned from the course Receive credit. These documents are then sent to AICI HQ at the end of the month so that member records can be updated to reflect earned CEUs.

Please note, in a few cases, the AICI CEU Chair has the discretion to give AICI CEU approval to a course, after it has been attended.

Please note that you cannot earn AICI CEUs for the following activities:

  • Association membership and leadership activities
  • Committee or board meetings or retreats
  • Entertainment and recreational activities
  • Individual scholarship, such as writing books, research reports, etc.
  • Work experience

If you are a trainer and would like to have your program approved to offer AICI CEUs, please see AICI’s CEU Provider Program Application Packet.

AICI is always looking for ways to improve its CEU-approved programs. If you would like to make a comment about a course provided by an AICI CEU Provider, please contact the AICI CEU Administrator, Whitney Murray at or 651-379-7293 for a confidential conversation. Questions can also be directed to the CEU Chair, Clare Maxfield at

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