continuing education


: formal courses of study for adult part-time students

Examples of continuing education in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The district serves about 80,000 students at three credit colleges and its college of continuing education. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 Unlike lawyers in Illinois, Smith said, the state does not require judges to participate in continuing education. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 2 Nov. 2023 To protect the public, members of most professions are required to pass an examination and engage in continuing education to maintain certification. WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 According to pharmacy board documents, if both pharmacists avoid disciplinary action over the next 12 months, pay fines, and take continuing education credits, their licenses will be reinstated. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 5 Oct. 2023 The academy has allowed these companies to provide continuing education courses to its dietitians and has invested in food industry stocks. Anahad O'Connor, Caitlin Gilbert and Sasha Chavkin, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Sep. 2023 However, these are all continuing education classes, not college courses from an accredited school. Brian Boswell, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Those designations, listed below, require that advisors pass an extensive test or series of tests, have thousands of hours of work experience in financial planning or a related field and maintain their credentials through continuing education courses or events. Bernice Napach,, 24 Oct. 2023 Upon completion of the courses, learners earn professional development hours or continuing education units as credentials and digital badges that can be shared on social media. IEEE Spectrum, 3 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of continuing education was in 1927

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“Continuing education.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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