Certified Senior Housing Professional
CSHP Continuing Education (CE) requirements are intended to achieve the following outcomes:
1) Ensure Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHPs) stay current on important and timely issues related to the practice of seniors real estate and other aging-related issues
2) Encourage ongoing enhancement of knowledge, skills, and resources to better serve mature clients, caregivers, and the aging services community
3) Create ongoing business development opportunities
As you will see below, many of the ways in which CSHPs can earn CE credits are activities that active CSHPs are likely already engaged; therefore, earning the necessary credits for renewal primarily involves tracking and documentation. The fact is, the more senior-related activities in which you engage, the more opportunities you have to attract clients and valued resource team partners. More importantly, by staying current on aging-related and senior housing issues, you are guaranteed to be at your best in serving your older adult clients and their caregivers.
To maintain CSHP eligibility, CSHPs are required to earn a minimum of 25 CE credits annually after their first renewal year. Email your completed CSHP Continuing Education Form on or before you renewal date along with your $129 professional membership fee to firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Credits awarded are NOT always equal or related to clock hours, so please plan accordingly.
To be eligible for CE credit, course topics must be directly related to seniors real estate or aging issues. While sales and marketing topics are valuable and encouraged, such classes are NOT eligible for CE credit. Example topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Health and wellness
- Mental health
- Financial services
- Social issues
- Death and dying
- Universal design
- Legal issues
- Ethics in aging
Seminars, lectures, courses, or workshops on topics directly related to older adults, universal design, aging-in-place, senior housing, downsizing, caregiving, or other seniors real estate specific topic AND taught by subject matter experts are eligible for CE credit. Maximum 20 credits allowable for general education.
Example: Lecture on Alzheimer’s disease taught by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Physician, or other healthcare provider would be eligible for CE credit.
Example: Workshop related to trusts, wills, and probate taught by an attorney would be eligible for CE credit.
Example: Class covering aging-in-place through use of universal design features taught by a Certified Aging in Place professional (i.e. builder, architect, remodeler, etc.) would be eligible for CE credit.
Example: Having a booth or attending a health, wellness, or other senior-directed expo or fair.
One (1) CE credit may be earned per class, lecture, seminar, course, or workshop (regardless of class length or time). One (1) CE credit for attending health or wellness expo/fair. Three (3) credits for being an exhibitor at a health or wellness expo/fair.
SREI Coaching and Training Programs:
CE credits toward CSHP renewal can be earned by participation in select coaching programs offered by SREI.
Agent-to-Icon = 12 CE credits
Senior Living Partnership Group Coaching = 12 CE credits (2 credits per session up to 6 sessions annually).
Individual 1 on 1 coaching = 2 CE credits per coaching session
Monthly CSHP members-only coaching support webinars/tele-seminars = 1 CE credit per session
* Auditing the complete Success in Seniors Real Estate live classroom course = 12 CE credits
* Only applies if it has been more than 12 months since original CSHP certification.
Up to 20 CE credits will be awarded annually while enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more) in degree or certificate programs in gerontology, social work, counseling, geriatric nursing, sociology, or psychology.
Up to 10 CE credits will be awarded annually while enrolled part-time (6 credit hours or more) in degree or certificate programs in gerontology, social work, counseling, geriatric nursing, sociology, or psychology.
Relevant courses (aging services related) completed at a college or university (independent of degree program) are eligible for 5 CE credits per course completed during the renewal period. College credit is not required for CE eligibility.
Earn one (1) CE credit per hour of senior-related volunteerism (maximum of 10 credits per renewal cycle).
To be eligible for volunteerism CE credit, review the following guidelines:
- Volunteer activity must be performed for the benefit of a senior-service organization or for a cause benefiting the 65 and older age group.
- The activity involves direct interaction with older adults and/or caregivers.
- No direct compensation is exchanged for services provided.
Attendance at the annual SREI Legacy Conference qualifies for CE credits. Number of credits awarded is based on level of participation.
10 CE Credits: Participation as attendee - full conference
15 CE Credits: Participation as attendee - full conference AND featured panelist or speaker
Up to 10 CE credits will be awarded to CSHPs attending and/or participating in non-SREI professional conferences in the aging-services industry. Examples include, but are not limited to: American Society on Aging (ASA), National Council on Aging (NCOA), National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), Society of Certified Senior Advisors (CSA).
Certification and Designation Courses:
CSHPs earning additional designations or certifications directly related to the mature market or 55+ housing issues may earn up to 20 CE credits toward CSHP renewal (CSHP CE credits are not relative to the number of clock hours or CEs provided by NAR or other organizations). Eligible designations and corresponding credits are as follows:*
- Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) - 5 credits
- Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) - 5 credits
- Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) - 10 credits
- Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES) - 5 credits
- Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS) - 5 credits
- Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) - 8 credits
*Inquire with SREI regarding credit for credentialing programs not listed above.
Two (2) CE credits may be earned for presentations, workshops, or panel events delivered by CSHP member to an audience of 5 or more people directly relating to senior housing, estate liquidation, or caregiver issues. Maximum 16 credits.
Example: Presenting the Downsizing Made Easy talk at a local senior community (10 or more attendees) would be eligible for 2 CE credits.
Example: Delivering a Moving Mom & Dad seminar at a local church to a group of 10 or more adult children with aging parents would be eligible for 2 CE credits.
Example: Teaching the agents in your real estate office about the two developmental phase-of-life tasks older adults face based on David Solie's book, How to Say it to Seniors, would be eligible for 2 CE credits.
Submitting CE hours for renewal:
CSHPs are responsible for tracking CE credits and supporting documentation. When applying for CSHP renewal, complete the CSHP Continuing Education Form and attach documentation supporting the CE credits reported.
Submit this information along with the CSHP annual renewal fee to the Seniors Real Estate Institute on or before your renewal date.
Click here to download the CSHP Continuing Education Form