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continuing education

formal educational programs designed to promote knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes. The programs are usually short-term and specific. A certificate may be awarded for completion of a course, and a number of continuing education units or contact hours may be conferred. Continuing education is required for relicensure in many states. It is not to be confused with academic degree-granting programs, such as advanced education or graduate education. See also contact hour.

con·tin·u·ing ed·u·ca·tion

(kŏn-tinyū-ing edyū-kāshŭn)
Systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment knowledge and skills of health care professionals; education completed after the initial educational program; required for relicensure in some fields.

con·tin·u·ing ed·u·ca·tion

(kŏn-tinyū-ing edyū-kāshŭn)
Systematic professional learning experiences designed to augment knowledge and skills of health care professionals.

continuing education,

n postgraduate study offered either in an institution of higher learning by groups with an organized dental program or by individuals who are especially qualified in certain areas. Required by most state licensing boards for license renewal for dental professionals. Credit accumulates for special qualifications to join special interest groups.

continuing education

educational courses relating to veterinary science, provided by an institution or recognized organization which supplements, brings up to date and refreshes the information that the graduate veterinarian already has. In some countries and professions a specified amount of such education is required to be completed each year by each veterinarian who wishes to continue his/her registration.
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