2017 AFCEA Mid-America Cyberspace Symposium
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Continuing Education Credits at the Symposium

AFCEA’s Continuing Education (CE) program is designed to support certifications related to U.S. Federal Government requirements. Many AFCEA courses and conference sessions are now approved to meet CompTIA and GIAC and may also support (ISC) 2 , National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Project Management Institute (PMI), GAGAS, and Defense Acquisition Workforce continuing education and/or certification maintenance requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions.

1. How do I identify Symposium Sessions Approved for CompTIA CEUs or GIAC CPEs?

2. How Do I Obtain Documentation Required to Receive CEU Credit?
  • To ensure receipt of documentation of session attendance, stay for the entire session and get your event badge scanned at the close of each session. Documentation will be provided no later than August 1, 2017 by email from AFCEA.

Additional Information About CEU Programs

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CompTIA allows individuals to keep their skills current and many of their certifications up to date without retesting by participation in CEU-qualified training activities. For details on CompTIA Continuing Education Program FAQs: https://certification.comptia.org/continuing-education/how-to-renew/earn-continuing-education-units.

AFCEA members can receive up to a 15% discount on Certification Vouchers at www.traintestcert.com.



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Each GIAC certification remains valid for 4 years. Two years after certification the renewal process will begin, and individuals must maintain their credentials through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE). For details visit: http://www.giac.org/pdfs/cert-renewal/faq.pdf. You may also email cert-renewal@giac.org.


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Credential holders must earn the minimum number of Continuing Professional Experience (CPEs) annually during each year of the three-year certification cycle. Members must earn and submit the minimum annual number of CPEs to maintain their certification in “good standing.” For more information visit https://www.isc2.org/maintaining-your-credential.aspx.

For information about Project Management Institute’s program to maintain credentials visit: http://www.pmi.org/Certification/Maintain-Your-Credential.aspx.

GAGAS: Session content may also support GAGAS (Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards) Requirements for Continuing Professional Education. We recommend consulting with your supervisor to determine which sessions would help met your individual requirements. A CPE hour may be granted for each 50 minutes of participation in group programs and activities that qualify. http://www.gao.gov/assets/80/76894.pdf

Defense Acquisition Workforce: Members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce may qualify for continuous learning points (CLPs) at the rate of .5 point/hour for a maximum of 4 points/day attendance at relevant sessions. http://www.dau.mil/CLC/Pages/PointCredit.aspx