CCDS/CCDS-O Continuing Education Units (CEU)

How to obtain pre-approval to offer official CCDS/CCDS-O CEUs for your program, event, or facility. Click the images below to download the relevant documents! Please send your application and any questions to ACDIS Editor and Product Coordinator Karla Kozak at   


Applications for pre-approval for CCDS/CCDS-O Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must be submitted in advance of all training and education programs. ACDIS requests at least 30 days to review, approve and process applications. Any fees due must be paid before the CEU certificate will be issued.

CEUs will be issued on a one-hour-equals-one-CEU basis. CEUs are not issued for welcoming and opening remarks, breaks, or informal discussions outside the training session.

Training sessions must be a minimum of one hour in length. Fractions of hours over one hour are accepted (e.g. a 1 ½ hour program).

ACDIS will issue CEUs for activities that provide training and education on CDI-related topics such as ICD-10, clinical disease or diagnosis, disease process, coding, documentation improvement activities, related technology, DRG, reimbursement, anatomy and physiology, or diagnosis/pathophysiology education.

Training may be conducted face-to-face as a seminar, workshop or lecture, as an audio conference or webinar, or as an online or elearning program.

The application must be accompanied by speaker/presenter bio(s) with credentials, a list of learning objectives, a list of benefits to the attendee, and a timed agenda.

ACDIS reserves the right to examine the program content prior to issuing a CEU certificate.