Contact Hour Approval Process

Application Procedures

Approval of educational programs by NSH requires the submission of an Application for Approval of Contact Hours from the sponsoring organization and all required supporting documentation. The program application must be signed by a representative of the sponsoring organization who agrees to be the education coordinator for the meeting and comply with the NSH Provider Guidelines.

Single Provider Guidelines (one event, presented one time)

Annual Provider Guidelines (event, session presented mutliple times, on demand providers etc)

Application Timeline

You must submit program information 21 days prior to your meeting. This will allow time for the approval process and for the office to assign CEU numbers. Applications received later than 21 days prior may not qualify for contact hours.

Please Note: Applications for Contact Hours submitted after the program date will not be approved.

Materials

The education coordinator will receive all materials including a sign in roster template, session evaluation forms, attendee contact hour tracking sheets (if applicable), speaker certificates (if applicable) and an invoice prior to the meeting. All deadlines for the return of materials (sign in roster and evaluation forms) must be met for contact hours to be valid. If materials are returned past the stated deadline contact hour approval may be revoked and fees will not be refunded.

These items will be emailed to the education coordinator approximately two weeks before the meeting.

Fees

Please click here for the 2016 Contact Hour Provider Fee Schedule

Contact Hour Certificates

All contact hour records are maintained through the NSH Contact Hour Portal, ce.nsh.org.  Both members and nonmembers of NSH can access their education records through the portal. Following the event attendees log into the Contact Hour Portal and self report the sessions they attended.  Attendees can then print their contact hour certificates immediately.  NSH will also provide text for an email that can be sent to all attendees following the meeting explaining how to report their hours. 

Forms for Download

Single Provider (one event, presented one time)
Single Provider Guidelines
Program Application for Single Providers (Word Doc)   Program Application for Single Providers (PDF) 
General Abstract Form (Word Doc) General Abstract Form (PDF)

Annual Provider (event, session presented multiple times, on demand providers etc)
Annual Provider Guidelines
Program Application for Annual Providers (Word Doc)   Program Application for Annual Providers (PDF) 
General Abstract Form (Word Doc) General Abstract Form (PDF)

Previously Approved Courses
List of 2015 Approved Courses (available on The Block)