The CEU and Certificates: Another Voice
The Journal of Continuing Higher Education
Many noncredit programs have extremely rigorous evaluation criteria. This tends to be particularly true of technical programs and numerous professional designations. Earning the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation is no cakewalk. Success rates for individual designation modules are sometimes in the 50-60 percent range, far lower than that achieved by the typical American undergraduate or graduate student taking a credit course. Simply stated, the assumption that noncredit courses and sufficient criteria for evaluating academic quality are irreconcilable is groundless.
Brady, E.M. (l984). The CEU and certificates: Another voice. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 32(4), 2-4. doi-org/10.1080/07377366.1984.10400999