History of the PPO CEU Requirement

At the 2015 RID National Conference in New Orleans, a member motion was made that each cycle, 1.0 of the required 6.0 Professional Studies (PS) CEUs be related to topics of Power, Privilege, and Oppression (PPO). The motion was passed with the support of 64% of the membership.

Immediately following the 2015 conference, a workgroup was formed to define the new continuing education requirement as well as develop criteria for meeting the new standards. The workgroup was specifically tasked to identify language that accurately defines power, privilege, and oppression. After a period of research and development, the committee developed a category definition to reflect the educational goals established by the motion. This description refers to the phenomena by which members of a society are unfairly advantaged and fail to recognize that advantage. The result of this is bias at the systemic, societal, and individual level which contributes to microaggressions that perpetuate social and systemic oppression.

Topics to be considered as compliant with the new standards include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenging injustice
  • Respecting and valuing diversity
  • Protection of equal access
  • Social Justice/Liberation studies
  • Cultural competence, and Identity

This list provides a guideline for activities which can be classified under the Power, Privilege, and Oppression Education/Professional Development category. A full description of the standards as well as the list of guidelines can be viewed by clicking here.

Implementation of the PPO CEU Requirement

The PPO CEU requirement will apply when a new certification cycle begins. If a member has not begun their new certification cycle, no CEUs with the PPO designation will be listed on their transcript.

For any members who become certified on or after 1/1/2019, the PPO CEU requirement will be in effect for them beginning with their first certification cycle.

The PPO CEU requirement will go into effect on 1/1/2019 for Certified members whose certification cycle ended on 12/31/2018.

The PPO CEU requirement will go into effect on 1/1/2020 for Certified members whose certification cycle ends on 12/31/2019.

The PPO CEU requirement will go into effect on 1/1/2021 for Certified members whose certification cycle ends on 12/31/2020.

The PPO CEU requirement will go into effect on 1/1/2022 for Certified members whose certification cycle ends on 12/31/2021.

You may find more information in the VIEWs article from the November 2018 publication.

If you have questions about the PPO CEU requirement, please contact us at cmp@rid.org.