State Continuing Education Clock Hour Information
If you are an educator or professional needing State Continuing Education Clock Hours, please follow this link.

This information is for those interested in offering State Continuing Education Clock Hours at an event.

What are State Continuing Education Clock Hours or SCECHs?

State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are approved in-service, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of select certificates issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).  SCECHs used to be called State Board Continuing Education Units or SB-CEUs.  Clock hours are not measured by the actual hours of instruction at an event.  If the event includes 5 hours of instructional content then the applicant will receive 5 clock hours for attending the entire event.  Please see attendance requirements below.

Attendance Requirements

SCECHs are contact-hour based.  Participants must have 100% attendance at the offering and complete the evaluation provided by the Secure Central Registry.  There may be an evaluation offered at the event, but your SCECH evaluation is only available within your account in the State Secure Central Registry.

Verification of attendance is required and participants must sign-in and sign-out as instructed at the event.  Failure of a participant to fulfill the requirements will result in no SCECHs being awarded for their participation in that event.

Significance of SCECHs

Generic CEUs cannot be used toward renewal of the above listed certificates/licenses.  Only state approved SCECH training counts toward certificate renewal.  Training programs and/or conferences sponsored by either the US Department of Education Teacher-to-Teacher Program or by an authorized provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) are eligible for SCECHs via collaborative agreements between the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation Services, and both the US Department of Education and IACET. 

A complete listing of currently approved SCECH/SCR sponsors/coordinators and offerings can be found at: Click on the approved SCECH/SB-CEU Program link.

Please contact your local SCECH Coordinator with questions about specific offerings.

For general information about the SCECH, please contact the MDE Program Administrator at telephone (517) 241-4928 or email



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