AFCEA Mid-America Cyberspace Conference

Continuing Education

Maintain Certifications While Attending the Conference

AFCEA International’s Continuing Education (CE) program is designed to support certifications related to U.S. Federal Government requirements. Several sessions have been reviewed by CompTIA, GIAC, and/or CertNexus to determine support of their certifications 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.

The AFCEA Advantage

Formal continuing education attendance documentation is a benefit of AFCEA International membership. Be sure to register as a member when you register for the event. Participation in an entire approved session qualifies for CompTIA CEUs, GIAC CPEs, and/or CertNexus CECs. On exiting the session, attendees’ badges are scanned to document their attendance. All attendees will receive documentation via email to include sessions they participated in.

Note: Non-AFCEA members may also qualify for CEUs. It is up to the attendee to contact their issuing organization to determine credits available for participating in the Conference.

2020 Continuing Education Sessions Schedule

Schedule coming soon.

To ensure receipt of documentation of session attendance, be sure to arrive on time, stay for the entire session and get your event badge scanned at the close of each session. Documentation will be provided by email from to AFCEA Members Only. Others may follow tips on this page for submitting session information to CompTIA, GIAC and/or CertNexus.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I identify Conference sessions approved for CompTIA CEUs, GIAC CPEs, or CertNexus' CECs?
All sessions are under review for approval by the certifying organizations. In addition, a link will be sent to all participants identifying the sessions attened. (Note: Attendee portals will only contain sessions where badges were scanned.)

2. How do I obtain the session documentation required for me to submit to CompTIA, GIAC, and/or CertNexus?
At the end of the Conference, all attendees will be sent a link to the Conference Attendee Portal which will contain all sessions which were attended. Attendee portals will only contain sessions where badges were scanned.

3. Will attendance documentation be available for all approved sessions listed on the website at the start of the event?
All sessions are currently under review by the certifying organizations. Formal attendance documentation is only provided for current AFCEA International members. Only sessions which last at least one hour will qualify for CEUs, CPEs, and/or CECs so be sure to take the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.

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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:

AFCEA members can receive up to a 15% discount on Certification Vouchers at

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: You may also email

Candidates who successfully pass the CyberSec First Responder™ exam will have 3 years from the date of certification to recertify. Candidates will have 2 options between which to choose:

  • Retake the most recent version of the exam before their certification expires.
  • Earn and submit enough continuing education credits (CECs) to recertify without retaking the exam.

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