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Continuing Education Units


Continuing Legal Education

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association offers continuing legal education hours (CLE) for its annual Legal Seminar. Upon request from seminar registrants, an application for CLE program accreditation is submitted to the appropriate state bar. When a state bar grants CLE accreditation for the course, NTCA posts the information in the approriate state record, verifies attorney attendance, and issues certificates of attendance.  To view MCLE credit hour history and to determine whether an application is pending and/or approved for the current year legal seminar, click on the appropriate state below this message 

Attorneys who desire CLE credits for courses other than the Legal Seminar should request accreditation directly from their state bars.

Questions regarding CLE credit hours should be directed to

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Hours



NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

NTCA offers continuing professional education (CPE) hours for its annual Finance and Accounting Conference and a few select standalone events. CPE credit hours are based on a 50-minute hour in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Participants in these courses must complete, sign and return affidavits of attendance-without exception-to an NTCA staff member at the conclusion of each event. Upon verification of attendance, NTCA sends to the attendee an electronic copy of the official certificate of attendance.

Event Cancellation/Refund Policy
The registration fee will be refunded fully, provided NTCA receives written cancellation notice by the date published in the event brochure. Cancellations received after that date and no-shows will be billed an administrative fee as published in the event brochure. For more information regarding administrative polices such as complaint resolution, contact NTCA’s education department at 703-351-2102 or

HR Certification Institute

NTCA applies for credits from the HR Certification Institute for the Human Resources Conference & OSHA Seminar on an annual basis. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Society for Human Resource Management

NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer professional development credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. The programs offered as part of HR Conference & OSHA Seminar are valid for PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP as indicated below

Preconference: 3.75 PDCs
HR Conference: 12.25 PDCs
OSHA Seminar: 12.0 PDCs

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit