How are credits calculated for the IRE Continuing Education Requirement?

One unit of IRE continuing professional education (CPE) equals one contact hour. The term contact hour is defined as a 60-minute interval in which interactive learning takes place as part of a structured educational or training experience. The terms CPE unit, CPE hour, IRE CPE, or CPE refer to 60 minutes of continuing education credit— these terms are used interchangeably in these guidelines. Additionally, the terms contact hours and clock hours are common generic terms indicating 60 minutes of continuing education.