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The CEU Guidelines are divided into three sections: Standard Course, Conference, and Distance Learning. Please review the guidelines that pertain to your specific offering.

One CEU represents 10 hours of education provided either in a training series, a mini-course, an integrated experience at a conference, or a distance-learning course.

  • When a course or conference is approved for CEUs, it means the course:

  • Has been reviewed and approved by a panel of early childhood professionals.

  • Actively involves you, the adult learner, in the learning process.

  • Is developmentally appropriate for the age group of children the course content addresses, and reflects current best practice.

  • Is taught by an instructor who meets MAAEYC standards.

  • Consists of a minimum of five con­tact hours of training (.5 CEU).


MAAEYC is authorized by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to issue these certificates, and has been doing so for over 15 years. Read our CEU Project brochure.

CEU Approved Courses

View the latest list of CEU Approved Courses.

Last update: February 2022

Writing a CEU Applicaton


This document provides tips and examples for writing a successful CEU application. Download a Intent to Submit a CEU Application.


Applications and fee must be received by the 15th of each month in order to be reviewed within that review period.

Please email the application and check payable to MAAEYC to:


Joyce Hollman
88 Berkshire Rd.
Newtonville, MA  02460


Fee structure for CEU Offerings.

1. Initial fee for CEU review for each educational offering; includes 25 free certificates for the first offering:

  • .5 CEUs: $175

  • 1- 1.5 CEUs $200

  • 2 CEUs $225

  • 2.5 & up: $250

2. Fee to convert course format: $100

3. Repeat requests: NO FEE

4. Course renewals: Standard fees (see initial fees)


Courses are approved for three years.

Organizations Offering CEU Courses


Educator and Provider Support Partnerships
To learn more about the professional development opportunities that are available to you such as college or CEU courses and career and academic advising, contact the EPS Regional Partnership in your area.


Western Mass Professional Development Center

Kimm Quinlan
Western Mass PDC Coordinator

Central Mass Professional Development Center

Mary Watson Avery
Central Mass PDC Coordinator

Northeast Professional Development Center

Barbara Gallagher
Northeast PDC Coordinator

Southeast Professional Development Center

Nicole Miles
Southeast PDC Coordinator

Metro Boston Professional Development Center

Debra Johnston-Malden, M.S.
Metro-Boston PDC Coordinator



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