10 Tips To Offer Continuing Education Credits To Your Workforce | BeaconLive

Posted by: Sophia Duplin

Ongoing Education Can Improve Your Workforce

There is no question that the workforce has changed in recent years. The advent of remote employment and increasing employee turnover means that high-quality continuing education opportunities are more important than ever to ensure a solid, talented workforce. 

 

Not only do employers need to provide their employees with a quality education through training programs, but they need to offer opportunities that are accessible from anywhere in the world. 

 

Virtual learning, also known as eLearning, is the most cost-effective and accessible form of higher education. It is a booming industry and a highly profitable market. 

 

Though the traditional classroom setting won’t disappear, continuing education through an online learning platform is rising. 

 

Below are some tips and tools to consider when developing and delivering online programs, whether they are mandatory or not. 

 

1. Formulate Continuing Education Courses With In-Demand Topics


The first step to delivering successful CE webinars is identifying the need for an online program that is not fully satisfied or generates enough interest. Consider offering the following continuing education opportunities: 

 

  • Recertification 

  • Credentialing 

  • Professional Development

  • Training Programs 

Once you decide on your angle, clarify which industry, such as health care, law, or education, your program belongs to and how many credit hour participants will gain from it. 

 

 

2. Make Your Continuing Education Credits Count 


Any organization that provides educational programs could potentially award CEU or Continuing Education Units. On average, one CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours.

 

When you offer CEUs, you make your continuing education course more attractive to potential attendees. Systems that carry CEUs carry benefits for both attendees and employers 



Benefits Of CE Credits For Employees 

Benefits Of CEU Credits for Employers 

  • Improve Skills For Current Job 
  • Learn New Skills For New Career 
  • Higher Salary Potential
  • Increased Marketability 
  • Highly Skilled Workforce 
  • Retention Of Quality Employees 
  • Identification Of Future Leaders 
  • Increased Profits 

 

Once you decide to make your continuing education course credit-bearing, determine the requirements and obstacles you will face when trying to get your program accredited, and make sure you have a clear action plan to overcome them. 

 

BeaconLive is a full-service provider that can help you get your content accredited.

 

3. Partner with CE Technology Platform


Find an approved continuing education provider with extensive experience delivering continuing education programs that can support you before, during, and after the event. 

 

Ensure that your CE Technology Platform has all of the features you are looking for in advanced tracking, accreditation, and certification issuance.

 

 

4. Create A Captivating Enrollment Page


When you create an engaging registration page, you will motivate your potential registrants to sign-up right away. Offer discount codes towards the application fee and clearly define what your course will offer. 

 

BeaconLive can build a branded registration page for you (with your branding), collect payment, and send reminder emails.

 

 

5. Create Content 


If the registration page draws attendees in, engaging, creative content captivates their attention. 


Secure a prominent speaker within your industry and have them work with your webinar provider to prepare all of the technological components in advance to avoid errors during the live CE webinar. 

 

In the meantime, decide if you want to provide pre-recording or live presentations to deliver the bulk of your higher education content. Keep each recording to one hour or less for maximum engagement. 

 

Don’t forget to create and curate engaging visuals, like Powerpoints, infographics, and short videos that you can share during the professional education courses and provide on-demand.

 

 

6. Conduct A Tech Test 


Test every detail before the live event, especially if your webinar requires verification of education activities like live participation, polling, and quizzes. Do a dry run for the live event by testing your event platform features and technology. Make sure your eLearners have all they need to access your content

 

Use an approved continuing education provider to administer your exam and transfer the results to the participant to lighten up your workload.

 

 

7. Provide Certificates of Completion


Proof of completing an online course is essential. Participants completed the registration process for your continuing education course for a reason. They wanted to learn a new skill or improve themselves in some way. 

 

By incorporating a certificate of completion into your online continuing education course, you’ll be providing participants with the proof they need to convince companies that they are experts in their field. 

 

Even if you design a non-credit course, a certificate of completion can show hours of participation in training on a particular skill set. Not to mention, delivering certifications is a great way to incentivize goal-oriented learners, and will help in your overall CE content strategy. 

 

 BeaconLive can follow up with your attendees and deliver the certificates of completion confirming attendance to your eLearning webinar.

 

 

8. Gather Feedback


Feedback is crucial in determining the success of your continuing education course. Participant responses help you improve your program or provide ideas for a future one.

 

Create an optional evaluation form to share at the end of your presentation and encourage attendees to provide feedback. Send this survey during your last module or after the course through email and your landing page.

 

 

9. Make Your Sessions Available OnDemand


Extend the life of your continuing education courses by making components available OnDemand for your attendees to re-visit. 

 

You can even charge a fee for this option and continue to generate revenue past the initial delivery. BeaconLive can help you catalog and monetize your continuing education content on a personally designed, white-labeled website. 

 

 

10. Follow Up With Course Participants 


Always follow up with your attendees for improved brand awareness. Thank them for attending, or ask them for feedback. Provide a link to your OnDemand site, as well as contact information for any questions or concerns.

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Partner with BeaconLive To Offer Continuing Education Credits  

When you offer continuing education credits to your attendees, you show that you value their development as professionals in your field. 

 

BeaconLive can help with the production, delivery, and management of your continuing education and certification courses. Features like user tracking, content cataloging, and certification management make it easy to implement your online education modules successfully. 

 

Contact BeaconLive today to start developing an end-to-end LMS solution customized for your organization’s needs.

How can I improve my company’s eLearning content strategy?

Organizations can improve eLearning content strategy by choosing quality over quantity, prioritizing attendee engagement, and selecting an approved continuing education provider.

What is asynchronous learning?

Asynchronous learning involved participants accessing content and learning skills at their own pace without an instructor guiding the learning process in real-time.

How many CEUs are equal to one semester hour?

Three CEUs are equal to one semester hour.