CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER INFORMATION
As a benefit to NAESA-certified QEI inspectors, NAESA International has a procedure set in place to approve continuing education outside the NAESA education program. Approvals are based on the ASME QEI-1 Standard to which inspectors are certified. To be considered for approval, courses MUST present topics as listed in the QEI-1, Section 2-3(a), (b), or (c). See attached TRAININING APPROVAL MATRIX for more detailed information. Note that 0.1 CEU is equivalent to 1 hour of training and 1.0 CEUs (10 hours) is required annually.
THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED AT LEAST 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE TRAINING DATE:
- A COMPLETED REQUEST FOR APPROVAL FORM FOR EACH TRAINING DATE
- AN *AGENDA WHICH INCLUDES:
- A BREAKDOWN OF TOPICS BY THE QUARTER HOUR
- CLEARLY LISTED BREAK TIMES
- THE NAME OF INSTRUCTOR(S) AND THEIR SHORT BIO(S)
- THE TRAINING APPROVAL MATRIX WITH CEU AMOUNT REQUESTED FOR EACH TOPIC
*Note: If you are providing the same course with no change in the agenda multiple times throughout the year, you may submit the agenda once. The Request for Approval Form is still required for each training date.
The Executive Director may agree to review a request within 30 days of the date of the course if a rush fee of $75 accompanies the request. This fee does not guarantee review or approval and is non-refundable.
To cover the administrative costs associated with reviewing and approving outside continuing education requests and tracking CEUs for inspectors, a $25 per NAESA-certified inspector fee may be required. This fee is not meant to burden the inspector and is expected to be paid by the provider.
A letter indicating the CEU approval amount for each presentation or agenda as a whole will be sent to the contact person listed on the request form.
Following completion of the course, a sign in sheet is required to be sent to the NAESA office for CEU tracking purposes. Please note that during recertification periods, CEUs need to be verified quickly so inspectors can renew their certifications. CEUs must be recorded by June 30th, July 31st, December 31st and January 30th. Sign in sheets received after these dates may delay the recertification process for inspectors.
SEPARATE SIGN IN SHEETS ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH DAY OF TRAINING OR IN SOME CASES, EACH PRESENTATION. SIGN IN SHEETS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AND MUST MATCH THE ORIGINAL REQUEST FOR APPROVAL:
- NAME OF COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL PROVIDING THE TRAINING
- PRINTED NAME AND SIGNATURE OF THE INSTRUCTOR
- PRINTED NAMES AND SIGNATURES OF EACH ATTENDEE
- ATTENDEE QEI CERTIFICATION NUMBER (IF APPLICABLE)
- NOTES OF ATTENDEES ARRIVING LATE OR LEAVING EARLY
INSPECTORS MUST SIGN THE SIGN IN SHEETS TO RECEIVE CREDIT.
No CEUs will be granted if the information on the sign in sheets do not match the initial request form or if any information is missing. If an administrative fee is required, CEUs will not be applied until that fee is received in the NAESA office.
Inspectors can log in to their user profiles at www.naesai.org to view their accredited CEUs.
All documents should be sent to:
Bob Shepherd, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or mailed to:
PO Box 4367
Mankato, MN 56002