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Continuing Education (CE) for the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse is sponsored by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC).  Continuing Education is offered to all registered attendees for a $35 fee. Participants must scan-in and scan-out to each approved workshop to receive credit. Workshops that do not qualify for CE credit are clearly identified. It is the responsibility of participants to check the regulations of their state licensing jurisdictions for continuing education requirements.



Up to 6.00 contact hours are available per day. Continuing education is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full workshop attendance required for each session. Partial session credit is not offered.

Types of Credits

Registrants may earn continuing education credits in their discipline (counseling, legal, marriage-family/therapy, medical, nursing, law enforcement, or social work).

Board Approvals

  • Counseling: National Children's Advocacy Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6923. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. National Children's Advocacy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Law Enforcement: This training is eligible for continuing education credit from the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC).
  • Social Work: This activity is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886746741-6145) for 22 continuing education contact hours.

Additional Board approvals will be added as they are received.


Participants wishing to make application for continuing education must indicate so during conference registration.  If you have already completed your registration, follow the link in your confirmation email to modify your registration and add the Continuing Education Credits Application option.

Continuing Education Certificate

The verification certificate will provide a list of workshops attended and the total number of approved contact hours.

All participants are required to scan-in and scan-out of each workshop and complete the workshop evaluation to receive CE credit.


Lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, case-study, research presentation, large and small group discussion methodologies are used.

Grievance Policy

While the NCAC CE Program attempts to anticipate issues and assure fair treatment for all participants to conduct and experience valid and successful CE activities, there may be occasional issues which require intervention and/or action on the part of NCAC’s CE Program.

If a participant is not satisfied with the CE Program for any reason, the participant should submit a written complaint or grievance to the National Children’s Advocacy Center, Attn: Training Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or via email at  within 30 days following completion of the CE program (e.g., event, course, scheduled training).  The NCAC Training Center shall address participants’ complaints and grievances in accordance with the procedures outlined below in this statement of CE Grievance Policy Procedures.

Grievance Policy Procedures:

  • To register a complaint or grievance (e.g., refund request or complaints about course content, facilities, non-receipt of certificates, or any matter/occurrence) related to the CE Program, submit a written, detailed complaint or grievance to the National Children’s Advocacy Center Training Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or via email at within 30 days following completion of the CE Program.
  • The CE Program will respond in a timely and ethical manner.
  • Complaints will be reviewed by the CE Program Coordinator and the CE Advisory Committee and responded to in writing within 30 days after receipt of written complaint.
  • The written response will document the complaint/grievance and the involvement of each member of the CE Advisory Committee in the discussion and resolution of the issue; and
  • The written response will inform the complainant that if there is a dissatisfaction with the resolution proposed by the CE Program, he/she may request a fair hearing for due process review or mediation by a neutral party.
  • A record of all written complaints/grievances and the CE Program’s written response to these are kept on file in the CE Program Office and reported to necessary CE approval boards during renewal application. Summary information is shared with CE Advisory Committee and utilized to improve future courses.

CE credits are issued in the name of the registered conference attendee only. CE certificates include registrant's name, license number (if provided) and licensing state (if provided).

CE credits are issued based on a registrant's participation in sessions. Participation in sessions is tracked electronically.

Post-session evaluations must be completed by the participant in order to receive CE credits. Post-session evaluations are delivered to the registrant electronically. For additional accommodations please see the CE Desk at the event or fill out the Contact Us form.