National Registry of CPE Sponsors

National Registry of CPE Sponsors


Group Live: Measurement

CPE Credit Calculation

Standard No. 16 provides that sponsored learning activities are measured by actual program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit. Sponsors may recommend CPE credits for group live programs in one-fifth, one-half or whole increments after the first credit has been earned. Sponsors may round down CPE credits awarded to the nearest one-fifth, one-half or whole increments at their discretion and as appropriate for the instructional delivery method. CPE credits should never be rounded up.


Course begins at 11:00 am and finishes at 12:30 pm with a 15 minute break. Total time of instruction is 75 minutes.

Rounding down to the nearest increment, use the following guidance:

  • To the whole credit:  1.0 CPE credit
  • To one-half credit:  1.5 CPE credits
  • To one-fifth credit:  1.4 CPE credits

For continuous conferences and conventions, when individual segments are less than 50 minutes, the sum of the segments should be considered for the total program recommended CPE credits. For example, five 30-minute presentations would equal 150 minutes of instruction time.