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How do I convert semester hours to hours of CME?

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When converting semester hours to CME’s, an academic semester hour should be considered equal to 10 class hours and thus 10 continuing education credits. This 10 to 1 ratio is useful when you have to combine academic credit and continuing education units to determine if a requirement is met. However, if the facility can document that it took a different number of class hours than 10 (e.g., 12, 14, etc.) to earn 1 semester hour of credit, then the actual number of class hours should be used in making the conversion.

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