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PRIOR APPROVAL APPLICATION
CEAL® EDUCATION STANDARDS & GUIDELINES

CEAL® Prior Approval
About CEAL® Prior Approval
The purpose of the CEAL® Prior Approval Program is to recognize continuing education (CE) providers that have met the CEAL® education standards and guidelines. The CEAL® prior approval process is completely voluntary and is initiated by the program sponsor/coordinator requesting approval and is intended for organizations interested in providing continuing education (CE) hours to CEAL® credential holders.

Benefits of Prior Approval Program Recognition
Prior approved programs are recognized by assisted living providers as meeting CEAL® standards and requirements for continuing education. As a result, prior approved programs are viewed with high regard and respect in the profession. Participants will recognize a high quality program that is rich in content and delivers the objective of learning to enhance and improve their careers and professional development.

Marketing Opportunities
• Use the CEAL® approval in your marketing and other activities promoting your approved program

• Confirmed number of CE hours

• Ease of submission of CE hours for attendees

POLICIES
Requirements
1. The application fee is $50 per program.

2. To be eligible for pre-approval, an activity must be open to the public.

3. To be eligible for prior approval, your submission must include learning objectives and the speaker’s biography.

4. To be eligible for prior approval, an activity that is longer than three (3) hours must include a detailed agenda.

5. To be eligible for prior approval, an activity must contribute to an attendee’s assisted living management knowledge. We do not approve an activity that is not applicable to the assisted living setting. The application must include a statement detailing how the program is appropriate the assisted living setting.

6. For distance learning programs, the submission must include your organization’s process for recording and monitoring an attendee’s participation. Programs are valid for up to a calendar year. CEAL® credential holders may obtain an unlimited number of distance learning credits for their renewal.

TEACHING METHODS
The program must meet one or more of the teaching methodologies indicated below:

• Live meeting — face-to-face seminar, meeting, or workshop

• Audio seminar/webinar—seminar or webinar administered via phone and/or Internet

• Web-based education

• Online courses that are self-paced or live

MARKETING
Before we approve the program, you must limit the language on marketing materials to the following:
“This program has been submitted for Certified Executive for Assisted Living® (CEAL®) for review”.

Should the program be approved, the following language can be used in marketing materials:
“This educational offering has been reviewed by the Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL®).
CEAL® s can utilize up to ____ hours of continuing education credit for their renewal.”

Application
Click here for the application.