Thursday, July 28, 2011

New CEU Process

Beginning August 1, 2011 the National Fireplace Institute will change the way CEUs are entered into the database.  The new system will dramatically speed up the process and CEUs will now show up on the website much quicker.

The new system is very dependent on two things: the Course Number and the Individual's NFI ID Number. Many attendance sheets we have received in the past have not had complete information. We will now need both items before we can process the CEUs.

Once the new system is up and running we will create new attendance sheets and probably a spreadsheet template for you to use.  In the mean time, please be sure you have the course title and that every person that signs in has their NFI ID number.

This also means that any CEU requests for courses that are not in the system cannot be processed.  You must either submit a course or send an additional date for existing courses every time you want to offer CEUs.

NFI Certified Professionals should always log in at http://nficertified.org/pages_industry/industry-1.cfm to check most current CEU status.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rick Vlahos, Executive Director, Hearth Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation, at Vlahos@hpba.org.