Continuing Education

Credit Requirements

  1. Registered members (ARLAT, ARLATA, RLAT, RMLAT) must earn 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits per calendar year. Members are encouraged to keep track of these credits as they occur by entering them into their secure on-line profile.

  2. Keep your documents! Receipts, certificates, and written acknowledgement of Continuing Education should be kept by the member to confirm participation in CE activities and for periodic auditing by the CALAS/ACSAL Continuing Education Committee.  Using the online profile provides a tool for tracking your CE; however members are still responsible for keeping all supporting documentation.

  3. CALAS/ACSAL Continuing Education credits are based on CALAS/ACSAL sponsored events; however CALAS/ACSAL encourages education from other associations such as AALAS, LAMA, CALAM, etc.

  4. If a member is unable to obtain all 10 credits in one year, a member’s registered status  may be removed. To regain registered status, the member may be eligible to write the CALAS/ACSAL Registry Exam the following year. The member is still responsible for obtaining CE while on leave from his/her employer. Please contact the National Office should you have any questions regarding your individual circumstance.

  5. If a member earns more than 10 credits in a given year, the member is entitled to carry over a maximum of 10 credits, from the previous year. For example, if a member earned 13 credits in a year, 3 credits may be carried over to the next credit year. Any carry over will be tracked by the member.

  6. The majority of events should fall under one of the categories outlined below; however, if it does not please contact the National Office so that the event can be reviewed by the Continuing Education Committee and allotted a point value.