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Continuing Education
NERC's Continuing Education program acknowledges high-quality learning activities within the electric utility industry by approving continuing education providers that meet NERC guidelines and standards. Information on how to become a NERC-recognized continuing education provider is contained in the Continuing Education Program Administrative Manual.
Provider Site:
Both initial and existing continuing education providers gain access to the System Operator Certification and Continuing Education Database (SOCCED) through a web portal designed to integrate with a Microsoft SQL database. The link below will take you to the SOCCED home page, where you can:
  1. Create a new provider account, or
  2. Access your existing provider account.
Once you gain access to the SOCCED, you can submit new individual learning activity (ILA) applications, review the status of existing courses, and submit transcripts of delivered courses so system operators can receive credit for Continuing Education hours earned by taking approved learning activities.
For more information about the Continuing Education program, email or call 404-446-9759.
To Register or Log In to the Continuing Education Database, click here.
NERC recommends that potential Continuing Education providers become familiar with the Continuing Education program standards and criteria before submitting an application.


The questions submitted during the March 3 and March 6, 2015 webinars have been addressed by a Personnel Subcommittee Task Force.  The information can be found in the Q&A document listed below.

 Program Resources

SOCCED_Provider_User_Guide_June_2015.pdfSOCCED Provider User Guide6/29/2015
CE_Manual_v4.3_QandA.pdfQ&A - Continuing Education Program Manual v4.34/20/2015
CE_Administrative_Manual_v4.3_FINAL.pdfContinuing Education Program Administrative Manual - Version 4.31/26/2015
Provider_Application_and_Renewal_User_Guide_20140730.pdfProvider Application and Renewal User Guide7/30/2014
Provider_Learning_Activity_Audit_User_Guide_20140730.pdfProvider Learning Activity Audit User Guide7/30/2014
Provider_SOCCED_Course_Generation_and_Renewal_User_Guide_20140730.pdfProvider SOCCED Course Generation and Renewal User Guide7/30/2014
Provider_User_Guide_for_Completing_an_ILA_Form_20140730.pdfProvider User Guide for Completing an ILA Form7/30/2014
ILA_Form_v4.4.docIndividual Learning Activity Application - Version 4.47/8/2014
SOCCED Bulk Upload Guide_20100901.pdfSOCCED Bulk Upload Guide9/2/2010
XML Bulk Upload Documents.zipXML Bulk Upload Documents7/16/2009
Instructional_guide_writing_Objectives.pdfGuide to Writing Learning Objectives1/17/2007
Provider_Complaint_Form_rev_4.docComplaint Form5/30/2006

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