Continuing Education Reimbursement Program
Get reimbursed up to $1,500 annually for costs of Continuing Education Units (CEUs/CMEs), specialty certifications, licenses, and renewals.
You may be eligible for reimbursement if you fit all of the following criteria:
- Work in a bargaining unit position for which your employer has agreed to make contributions to the Education Fund.
- You have completed your probationary period.
- Must be a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee. In addition, on call or per diem employees working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.
- Have attended a CE training, AHA certification course, paid and obtained a license renewal OR have taken a license/certification exam within the last 60 days.
- Submit required paperwork with receipts included in the original application.
Please Note: If you are an on-call or per diem applicant, you MUST submit documentation to verify that you have worked a minimum of two (2) shifts per month for the last six (6) months. Please be prepared with the required documents when applying.
The online application must be completely filled out and submitted electronically within 60 days of your training, exam, or license renewal.
Note: You must submit all documents along with the reimbursement form using the online application. Any reimbursement request missing documentation will be returned to you for completion.
- A completed reimbursement form (located within the application).
- All receipts showing payment for your CE training, AHA course fees, license or certification exam fees, license renewals costs, and/or membership fees.
- Provide proof of exam/course completion and/or certificate showing proof of obtaining CEs
- Give us a copy of your current professional license
- Direct Deposit form and Study Materials (optional)
For questions regarding the application process please email us at ContinuingEducation@theedfund.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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What is reimbursable? What is not?
The following are reimbursable items for the CE Reimbursement program:
- Any training fees resulting in CEs (conferences, live simulcasts, webinars, seminars, in-person or online classes, symposiums, etc.).
- Any exam fees for a new certification related to your current field, if taken within the last 60 days (pass or fail).
- License renewals and membership fees
- Any review course/study material fees (including non-credit college courses), if taken within six (6) months prior to the certification exam.
- American Heart Association (AHA) certifications and licenses.
- Courses needed to challenge professional board exams (reviewed on a case by case basis)
The following are currently not reimbursable in the CE Reimbursement program:
- Travel, food, or lodging costs.
- Any costs or fees already reimbursed by your employer for this training.
- Any reimbursement for a training which has previously been reimbursed by the Education Fund in the current calendar year.
What are popular reimbursement requests?
Some popular reimbursement requests for this program include:
- License renewals
- National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
- CNA to LVN courses to challenge the LVN exam
- Healthcare Interpreter training and exam fees
- Diagnostic Imaging Certifications
- CEU Conferences (virtual and in-person)
- And many more!
Where is my reimbursement?
For any questions regarding the status of your reimbursement that was approved at least six (6) weeks ago, please contact our finance department at email@example.com.
How long do I have to submit my documents?
You must submit the required materials for reimbursement within 60 days of completing your training (in-person or online) or certification exam. Any documents submitting after 60 days may be deemed ineligible.
Can I submit several reimbursements within one year?
Yes, as long as the total requested do not exceed $1,500 in one calendar year.
How do I submit my documents?
You’ll submit your documents online via the reimbursement application. To apply, click here: CE Reimbursement – online application.
Do I need pre-approval?
Nope! As long as you meet the criteria listed above, you will not need pre-approval.
What if my reimbursement request is more than $1,500?
You will be reimbursed up to the limit of $1,500 annually.
Why are you offering CE Reimbursements?
This is an alternative to the Education Fund hosted in-person classes and online CE offerings.