Publishing

You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward your CompTIA certification renewal by writing and publishing documents, articles or books. 

Receive CEUs for these activities:

How Many CEUs You Can Earn

Review the chart below to see the maximum number of CEUs you can earn for each qualifying activity during your three-year renewal cycle.

Activity

A+

Network+

Security+

Cloud+

CSA+

CASP

Publish an article or white paper

8 CEUs

12 CEUs

16 CEUs

​16 CEUs

​18 CEUs

​20 CEUs

Publish a blog

8 CEUs

12 CEUs

16 CEUs

​16 CEUs

18 CEUs

20 CEUs

Publish a book

15 CEUs

20 CEUs

40 CEUs

40 CEUs

50 CEUs

60 CEUs

How to Earn and Receive Your CEUs

Publish an Article or White Paper

You can earn 4 CEUs for each article or white paper of at least four pages in length. Follow these requirements to earn and receive CEUs.

  • Timing: Your article or white paper must be written and published during your three-year renewal cycle.
  • Relevance: At least 50 percent of the article or white paper content must relate to one or more of the exam objectives for the certification you’re renewing.
  • Documentation: Submit the following documentation to receive CEUs for creating an article or white paper:
    1. URL or copy of the published work with your name and the date published
    2. Description of the content covered

Publish a Blog Post

You can earn 1 CEU for each blog post of at least 500 words. Follow these requirements to earn and receive CEUs.

  • Timing: Your blog post must be written and published during your three-year renewal cycle.
  • Relevance:At least 50 percent of the blog post content must relate to one or more of the exam objectives for the certification you’re renewing.
  • Documentation: Submit the following documentation to receive CEUs for the blog post:
    1. URL or copy of the published work with your name and the date published.
    2. Description of the content covered.

Publish a Book

If you write a published book, you will receive the number of CEUs listed in the table above. Follow these requirements to earn and receive CEUs.

  • Timing: Your book must be written and published during your three-year renewal cycle.
  • Relevance: At least 50 percent of the book content must relate to one or more of the exam objectives for the certification you’re renewing.
  • Documentation: Submit a link to the website where your book is featured or can be purchased.

Popular Renewal Options

CompTIA Recertification

CompTIA CertMaster CE

CompTIA Certifications (Partial Renewal / Full Renewal)

​Non-CompTIA IT Industry Certifications (Partial Renewal / Full Renewal)

Preapproved Training

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