Professional activities that contribute to the certificant’s further knowledge and understanding of the profession can also earn CEAs. Such activities fall into the following categories:

Project or Industry-Related Certification

Four (4) hours will be awarded per project or industry-related certification or micro-credential, specifically for CoSN, PMI, Comp TIA, CISSP and select vendor certifications. Maximum of 12 hours.

Professional Membership

Membership in CoSN, ISTE or another approved organization related to the education technology field earns 2 hours per year, per membership.

Published Works

Articles, white papers, instructional materials, and other published works (paper or online) that impart significant knowledge related to one or more of the 10 skill areas. 4 hours per article. Maximum of 12 hours


Instruction including sessions on new technology-enhanced learning options for key personnel such as faculty or administration in the district or state is awarded for the first time the instruction is given. For each hour of instruction, one CEA is earned. Maximum of 30 hours.

Volunteer/Leadership Work

Work performed as an active member of a CoSN committee, a CETL® Ambassador, a study group leader, CTO mentor or other extra-job related activity involving one or more of the skill areas earn CEAs. Only those volunteer activities for which no honorarium is received can be counted. Volunteer roles required as part of your employment cannot be counted. One hour of volunteer activity equals one CEA. Maximum of 20 hours.