For CEU programs that do not have an approval number, a Rule Letter should be used to report CEUs for renewal.
A Rule Letter is a section of Minnesota Rules 6400.6850 that describes specific, acceptable CE activity. When renewing, the Rule Letter is used when a CEU approval number is not present. If the Rule Letter specifically states "board-approved", and there is not an approval number for the CEU, a licensee may check the list of pre-approved programs found on the home page of the BENHA website under the Quick Links and Forms section, or submit an approval application to have the CE approved and issued a number.
Licensees must verify that the content of the CEU they are submitting for approval meets the NAB Domains of Practice prior to submitting the content. The fee for approval varies based on the number of hours requested.
Ask the sponsor to submit the request if more than one administrator is in attendance. Go online and complete the CE Review Form and submit with payment. BENHA values ‘quality’ education and will allow a post review of previously held education within the education year from May 1st in the current education CE year. BENHA staff will review and email their decision with an approval number, typically reading MN YY- ## P (for Private Review).
Be sure to read all of the instructions and submit the proper documentation for the CE event.
Check out the NAB website for national online vendors. Many CE approved companies offer shorter 1, 2, or 3-hour courses online. Typically, state approved educators offer additional continuing education during the month of April. All Minnesota approved CE is posted on the BENHA website. NABs website (see CE page under Licensees tab above) lists all the nationally approved CE programs.
There are many ways to gain CEUs. A complete listing of the acceptable forms of CE activities are available in State Rule 6500.6850.
The core competencies (Domains of Practice) are created by the National Association of Boards (NAB) Job Analysis with subject matter experts from around the nation determining the contemporary skill set of an administrator. They are updated into five domains of 1).Customer Care and Quality of Life, 2) Human Resources, 3) Finance 4) Physical Plant and Atmosphere and 5) Leadership and Management. Education must relate to one of the core competencies deemed essential to function effectively as a contemporary administrator.
Yes, the board wants you attend valuable continued education and to build upon your personal competencies related to the Domains of Practice or those expectations for all licensed administrators. An administrator can apply for CE approval post event if within the current CE year which is the May 1st of the prior year to April 30th of the renewal year. Download or print the CE Sponsor Form found on the website. Complete it to the best of your ability as the form is designed for the CE Sponsor and not an individual Administrator. Complete it from the perspective of the CE Sponsor.