Obtaining AEUs

Effective January 1, 2018, each year, all certificants must submit a minimum of fifteen (15) AEUs and pay the annual fee of $150 by December 31st of that year.  AEUs may be submitted at any time during the year via the CASC online recertification system.  The certificant may submit more than 15 AEUs annually, but there will be no roll-over of the extra AEUs to future years in the recertification cycle.

Although the policy is not effective until January 1, 2018, BASC recommends that those certificants who are not completing their Three-Year Recertification Cycle on December 31, 2017, obtain 15 AEUs in 2017 in order to meet the new policy effective January 1, 2018.

The certificant will need to maintain a minimum of 9 AEUs for each of the five content areas during the three-year recertification period. (9 AEUs X 5 content areas = 45 AEUs in the three-year recertification period) All sessions/webinars/courses have to be at least 60 minutes in length in order to earn 1 AEU.

Certificants at the End of Their Three-Year Recertification Cycle on December 31, 2017

Certificants ending their Three-Year Recertification Cycle on December 31, 2017, must submit 45 AEUs (9 AEUs in each of the five content areas) via the CASC online recertification system by December 31, 2017 and pay the annual fee or their credential will be revoked.  There will be no extension period allowed.

CASC Exam Content Topic Areas

  • Delivery of Patient Care
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resources
  • Financial
  • Regulatory and Legal Issues

AEUs can be earned several ways. They are as follows:



Approved providers.

Many organizations offer educational opportunities that are open to the public. These organizations are approved as three-year, one-year or single event providers for CASC credit. View the current list of three-year and one-year approved providers.

Become an approved provider.

Unapproved continuing education hours.

Unapproved continuing education hours. Credit for educational programs offered by non-approved AEU providers may be submitted for approval. The certificant will need to provide certain information relating to the educational program to BASC via the online recertification system.

Visit our online recertification system.