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Piecing Together the Alphabet Soup that is PDUs, CEUs, and CAUs

One Does Not Simply Earn PDUs, or CEUs... or CAUs... or whatever other names you can call professional development units...

Yet, as Occupational therapists, all of us are required to keep up with our state licensure and/or our national certification with continuing education and professional development. In the school setting, as well as within our profession, it is most important that when we are providing services we are utilizing evidence-based practices in order to utilize the most up to date and effective strategies with the populations we serve. This can be a daunting task at times and often I default to looking for the stamp of approved provider status from AOTA in order to ensure my professional development is on point and that my hours will count toward licensure; however is this the ONLY way to obtain professional development that can go toward licensure?