Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit

Duke Employees may require Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to maintain professional certifications external to Duke, such as CPA, CRA, etc. Each professional certification has its own set of standards for earning CPE credit and may be governed by an organization that determines these CPE standards. Please note that Duke University does not currently have a formal CPE agreement with external organizations regarding the awarding of CPE credit. However, every effort has been made to adhere to the standard requirements of the North Carolina Board of Certified Accountant Examiners for CPA continuing professional education credit, and the Research Administration Certification Council (RACC) for continuing professional education credits for Certified Research Administrators (CRAs).

North Carolina State Board of Certified Accountant Examiners

Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC)

Duke employees with professional certifications external to Duke are responsible for maintaining documentation, as it may be required for certification renewal. To ensure that you receive CPE credit and proper documentation, the learner must:

  • Sign the class roster
  • Note on the class roster that he/she seeks CPE credit

The Duke Learning Management System (LMS) can provide a transcript to show successful completion of classes. The RCC Training Tracker can also be used to obtain your transcript and will be updated with enhancements in late Spring 2015. This tool provides more streamlined access to transcripts. Please note: The LMS and RCC Training Tracker will not reflect completion of a class unless the quiz and evaluation have been successfully completed. If you do not complete the test and evaluation, RCC also issues a formal certificate of completion for those with the CPA certification.

Qualification of Class Content for CPE Credit

RCC annually reviews the list of topics/contents allowable for North Carolina renewal of CPA credentials. In consultation with Internal Audit, RCC identifies those classes that appear to correspond with topics eligible for CE credit. A list of current RCC classes that may count as CPE credit is provided below and includes a brief description, duration, recommended CPE credit, objectives, and links to instructor biographies.

RCC Classes for CPE Credit

The following classes may count as CPE credit for professional certifications external to Duke. Learners should contact the governing board for their certification for verification.

Federal Regulatory Environment

Course #:    RCC-COMP-1100
Level:   Advanced
Duration:   4.0 hours
CE Credits:   1.0
CPE Credits:   4.5

Description: Federal Regulatory Environment provides a detailed review of the primary OMB Circulars pertinent to grant management at Duke University, and features mini-case studies and other classroom exercises designed to familiarize learners with looking up and referencing sections of the circulars for later use. Learners will receive updated circular information for future reference. This course will also provide sufficient information regarding appropriate fiscal management of federally funded grants, contracts and cooperative agreements to promote advanced level decision-making and transaction approvals; an understanding of the F&A process; and provide learners with the knowledge necessary to identify and discuss source documentation for key federal rules and regulations.

The course includes an evaluation and assessment. Learners that complete the evaluation and pass the assessment (quiz) with at least an 80% will earn 1 continuing education credit towards the RCC annual continuing education requirement.

Instructor Biographies: Julie B. Cole, MA, CRA

 

Management of Selected Post Award Issues

Course #:   RCC-MNDTRY-1100
Level:   Intermediate
Duration:   3.0 hours
CE Credits:   1.0
CPE Credits:   3.5

Description: This class features up-to-date regulatory and policy information and practical applications in managing important compliance functions. The class is designed for individuals with intermediate to advanced knowledge of compliance. Specific competencies addressed in each fiscal year class may include such topics as: institutional policies and best practices; PI training; electronic research administration updates; changes/updates to federal requirements; emerging institutional research administration topics, system updates and new technologies.

The course includes an evaluation and assessment. Learners that complete the evaluation and pass the assessment (quiz) with at least an 80% will earn 1 continuing education credit towards the RCC annual continuing education requirement.

Instructor Biographies: Julie B. Cole, MA, CRA
  Lara Mekeel, MPP

 

Federal Contracting Basics

Course #:   RCC-CONT-1100
Level:   Intermediate
Duration:   4.0 hours
CE Credits:   1.0
CPE Credits:   4.5

Description: A contract is very different from a grant. Both are award mechanisms used by the federal government, but the restrictions and requirements of a contract may be very different from those of a grant funded project. Federal Contracting Basics will provide a fundamental understanding of contracts issued by federal agencies and cover topics such as: how contracts differ from grants; how to read and apply standard terms and conditions in managing contracts; and specific issues related to contracts including severability and reporting requirements. In addition, the session will provide updated information regarding Duke University’s contracting process, including how subcontract agreements are issued and how these must be monitored at the department level.

The course includes an evaluation and assessment. Learners that complete the evaluation and pass the assessment (quiz) with at least an 80% will earn 1 continuing education credit towards the RCC annual continuing education requirement.

Instructor Biographies: Marianne Ward
  Rob Caudle
  Keith Hurka-Owen
  Sharon Amos