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Continuing Education



Attend ACE 2018 and get the opportunity to receive Continuing Education credit! 

Up to 16 hours of credit for attending the full conference technical sessions
Full day courses are 7 hours and half day courses are 3.5 hours

Attendees interested in receiving Continuing Education credit, should sign-in at every Technical Session and Course that they attend. A Certificate of Attendance, referencing total participation hours, will be issued after the conference. The certificate may be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for Professional Engineers.

Continuing Education requirements vary according to profession and location (state). Attendees are responsible for determining if the activity meets their continuing education needs. For A&WMA’s 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held on June 25-28, 2018, accreditation requirements were researched for Professional Engineers and Attorneys only.  Since the conference is being held in Hartford, Connecticut, accreditation requirements were reviewed for Connecticut and the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  

Questions regarding Continuing Education accreditation should be emailed to Gloria Henning, A&WMA Continuing Education Coordinator, at glhenning@awma.org.
 

Professional Engineers (PE)
 
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island DO NOT currently have a continuing education requirement for licensed professional engineers. A Professional Engineer who attends a Technical Session must write his/her name and email address on the session Continuing Education Sign-In Sheet in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance after the conference. 
 
Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Vermont DO NOT pre-approve providers or specific courses. Each engineer must determine whether an activity meets his/her Licensing Board’s requirements. 
 
New York
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) IS NOT an approved provider or sponsor of Continuing Education by The New York Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors. In New York, the State Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors has to pre-approve providers/sponsors of all Continuing Education courses; it does not approve specific courses or activities.  A course or educational activity must be presented by a board-approved provider/sponsor in order for the activity to be accepted. Based upon information contained in New York State's "Application for Approval as a Continuing Education Sponsor for Professional Engineering and/or Land Surveying", A&WMA is unable to meet the time and financial requirements to become an approved provider/ sponsor. 
 
Conference attendees licensed in New York are asked to provide A&WMA with a list of additional states where they are licensed.  A&WMA will investigate the Continuing Education requirements for the states and will provide attendees with a Certificate of Attendance. 
  
New Jersey
A&WMA IS EXEMPT from the requirement of applying for approved CPC (Continuing Professional Competency) provider in New Jersey. 
The Continuing Education Department of the New Jersey Office of the “Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors” informed A&WMA that for an event that was already held, the Professional Engineer has to file an application with their office directly in order to obtain any CPC credits for participating in the event.  The application needs to include the necessary supporting documentation and a fee of $10. The link to the application form is http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pels/Applications/Continuing-Professional-Competency-Approval-Form-Professional-Engineers.pdf.  
 
Attorneys
Continuing Legal Education accreditation requirements are for the REGULATORY/ LEGAL TRACK sessions only.
 
Pennsylvania
A&WMA’s Headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A&WMA IS AN APPROVED PROVIDER of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the State of Pennsylvania (Provider Number 947).  A&WMA’s current accreditation will expire in February 2019.     
An attorney who attends a Technical Session must write his/her name and email address on the session Continuing Education Sign-In Sheet in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance after the conference.  A&WMA will report attendance to the PA CLE Board electronically within 30 days after the event.
 
Connecticut
Connecticut DOES NOT certify courses or providers. Connecticut attorneys should review Practice Book §2-27A and make their own determination that a course qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirement taking into consideration the delivery and content requirements of the rule.  If a course has been approved for CLE credit in another jurisdiction, then it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut, provided that credit hours are awarded in Connecticut based on “actual instruction time” (e.g., 60 minutes of instruction time equals one credit hour of Connecticut CLE).

Maine 
Credit hours for courses or activities approved by another Mandatory Continuing Legal Education state and certified by that state’s CLE regulatory authority will be accepted for identical credit by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar upon the Board’s receipt of evidence of such certification as issued by that state. Attorney can also file an application for accreditation within 30 days after the event at: http://www.mebaroverseers.org/docs/CLEProviderApplication.pdf. 
 
Massachusetts
Massachusetts DOES NOT have a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirement at this time. 
 
New Hampshire
Effective July 1, 2014, the New Hampshire MCLE Board WILL NO LONGER CERTIFY Continuing Legal Education courses for approval.  New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and must self-report their attendance online at www.nhbar.org/NHMCLE.

New Jersey
New Jersey attorneys who are satisfying the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirement of another mandatory CLE state or who take courses approved for CLE by another state will receive 1:1 credit for courses approved in that jurisdiction through reciprocity. However, attorneys should be aware that there are differences in requirements from state to state. Attorneys relying on reciprocity must ensure that they are also meeting the requirements of New Jersey's program. For example, New Jersey requires that four credits be taken in courses related to ethics, professionalism and/or professional responsibility.
 
New York
A&WMA is an approved provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Pennsylvania. The State of New York HAS RECIPROCITY with Pennsylvania under its Approved Jurisdiction Policy. 
 
An attorney who attends the Regulatory/Legal Track Technical Sessions and writes his/her name and email address on the session Continuing Education Sign-In Sheet will receive a Certificate of Attendance after the conference referencing the phrase Approved Jurisdiction Policy Applies.

Rhode Island
Attorney can file an application for accreditation within 30 days after the event; there is no fee to the attorney.
 
Vermont
 
Attorney can file an application for accreditation within 30 days after the event. If application for accreditation is submitted more than 30 days after the event, attorney must pay a $50 late fee. Application for Accreditation of Continuing Legal Education Activity: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/sites/default/files/documents/900-00009.pdf