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Continuing Education (CE) for the 39th International Symposium on Child Abuse is sponsored by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC). The CE processing fee is $75.00 per person. Applications for CEs are made online when registering for Symposium. Continuing Education is offered to all registered attendees for approved sessions only, which are denoted as approved for CE in the workshop description in the Agenda and the Symposium Conference App. Participants must attend the entire workshop for CE credits. It is the participant’s responsibility 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.

CE contact hours may be earned by attending the workshops in person only.

Any workshops NOT eligible for CEs will be noted in the workshop’s description. It is the participant’s responsibility to review workshop descriptions for CE notices.

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 will be clearly identified. National Children’s Advocacy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Legal: This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 22.0 hours' credit, including 0.0 hours of ethics.
  • Marriage/Family Therapy: 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 will be clearly identified. National Children’s Advocacy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs..
    Medical CME: Huntsville Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Huntsville Hospital and The National Children’s Advocacy Center. Huntsville Hospital is accredited by the Medical Associate of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Nursing: ABN CE hours: maximum 26.4 hours.  Huntsville Hospital is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Our approval status is valid through 10/25/2025. Provider Number ABNP0278. ANCC CE hours:maximum 22 hours.  Huntsville Hospital is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    Law Enforcement: This training is eligible for continuing education credit from the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC).
  • Social Work: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886746741-5328) for 22 continuing education contact hours.


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. Applications must be submitted by close of business on March 23, 2023.

Continuing Education Certificate

Participants who apply for CE credits during Symposium registration will receive a Continuing Education Certificate via email the week of May 8, 2023.

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

Participants must attend the entire workshop to earn CE credits.

Need a duplicate certificate? To obtain an official duplicate certificate for a Continuing Education activity hosted by NCAC, attendees must submit a request form and $15.00 fee payment. Submit a request form online. An invoice will be sent to you to pay electronically. Request will be processed upon receipt of payment.

  • Due to the volume of requests for duplicate certificates, receiving your certificate may take up to two weeks.
  • Please note – Continuing Education Certificates issued prior to 2018 are no longer available.
  • Duplicate certificates are available only for trainings and conference hosted by NCAC.

Duplicate certificates are $15.00. Please consider your request carefully before submitting a form and payment, as there are no refunds for this service.

All certificates will be sent via email.


All questions regarding the program, continuing education for your discipline and/or state, learning objectives, presenters, or for grievance issues, please complete the Contact Us form.

Non-Credit Events

CE is not awarded for the Opening Plenary, breaks, lunches, on-demand workshops, archived workshops, networking, or evening events.

Skill Levels

Training content offered is for beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

Instructional Methodology

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


The NCAC adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and similar state, federal, and local laws.  NCAC provides appropriate accommodations to training participants with legally recognized disabilities, including physical, visual, and auditory disabilities.  If you require special accommodations, please contact continuing education personnel at

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 and 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.
  • 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.

Additional Information

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.

The participant must complete post-session evaluations to receive CE credits. Post-session evaluations are delivered to the registrant electronically. For additional accommodations, please fill out the Contact Us form.