|The new Contact Hour program is
a great way to make sure certificate holders keep-up with
changing technology and practices in their vocation. It
also adds value to training events because training is
now required to re-certify.
How to Get Training Approved For Contact Hours
Training and educational programs must be reviewed to
make sure the content is relevant to the vocation and
to assign the correct number of contact hours.
1. Document the following basic information:
- Name of the instructor(s) (if you know them at the
- Name of sponsoring organization
- Date(s) of the event (if you know the dates)
- Timed course outline or agenda (if we need more
info, we'll contact you)
- An outline of the instructors relevant training
You may submit this documentation in any format, but
we encourage you to use the Contact
Hour Approval form.
2. Fax, mail, or email the basic information listed
CWEA - TCP
7677 Oakport St. #600
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-382-7800 x119
3. CWEA will then contact you in about two weeks.
If you need a faster response, please let us know. We'll
be happy to speed-up the process when necessary.
Certificates of Completion
Once training is approved, you will need to issue
certificates of completion that include the following information:
- The name of the training organization
- The program title
- The name of the attendee who completed the program
- The number of contact hours earned
- The date of completion
- An official signature or stamp from the training
organization (instructor's signature is OK).
|Why Require Pre-Approved
Pre-approval helps to make sure that you can offer
contact hours to your group and it enables trainees to be sure
that the training they attend will be accepted by CWEA.
Any training that is related to the vocations and is of
reasonable quality should be acceptable.
12 Contact Hours Every Two Years
In case you have not already heard, certificate holders
must complete 12 contact hours of continuing education
or training every two years to re-certify. One contact
hours is defined as 50 minutes of training or educational
programming where the instructor/trainer has the attention
of the trainee. The 12 contact hours must be earned
during the two years just before the contact hours are
Essential Duties are Essential!
are the important tasks that a certificate holder does
on the job. These tasks are the basis for the certification
test content and for determining the relevance of a
training program to a vocation. If a training program
addresses the Essential Duties of at least one vocation,
then contact hours can be issued.
Helpful Tools For Trainers
Certificate of Completion Certificates must
include training organization, program title, and
Download Contact Hour Approval Form (PDF)
You can use this form to apply for contact hours. Its
not required, but will probably help you to make sure
your training is approved for contact hours as quickly
Hours for Attendance at Local Section Dinner Meetings!
CWEA local sections can award contact hours for attending
more than one dinner meeting.