Frequently Asked CEC Questions

Q: Which certification agencies offer CECs for this event?
A: The credits you can earn at this event are recognized by the following agencies: ACE, ACSM, AFFA, NASM-CPT, PMA, Yoga Alliance and more. If your certification agency is not listed, simply check with the agency to see what credits it allows.
Q: How many CECs can I earn at the event?
A: You can earn up to 20 CEC hours by attending the full event and even more if you attend the preconference sessions. That’s enough credits for your certification renewal! (Please check with your specific certification agency for their renewal criteria).
Q: How many CECs are offered for each session?
A: Generally, you’ll receive one CEC per contact hour for workshops and lectures. If you attend a 2-hour workshop, you’ll receive up to 2 credit hours. We are in the process of getting approvals from each of the agencies above and will post the credits in session selection as soon as they are available. That way you’ll know exactly how many credits the session you are interested in attending is approved for by your certification agency.
Q: How do I get CECs for the sessions I attend?
A: The binder you receive on-site will contain a Continuing Education Credit Completion Form. To get credit for the sessions you attend, simply complete the form, sign and date it, make a copy for your records and send a copy to your certification agency. If you cannot find the form in your binder, or you misplace it, contact the IDEA member services team (on-site or after the conference), and they will give you a replacement.
Q: Do Workouts qualify for CECs?
A: Workouts do not qualify for CECs. They are designed to be just that, a workout. No CEC-able education is associated with them.
Q: What do I do if zero credits are assigned to my scheduled session?
A: CECs are assigned by the certification agency, not IDEA. Certification agencies base credits on the education provided and presenter qualifications. If you would like to attend a different session that is offering CEC credit, simply make the change online to your schedule prior to attending the event, or to make changes to your schedule on-site, visit Attendee Registration.
Q: Do I get CECs for completing the preconference sessions?
A: Yes, at the end of the preconference session you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion that will include the number of CECs for attending. Make a copy for your records and send a copy to your certification agency.