Texas Southern University (TSU) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Southern University. AEMPIN and TSU are responsible for the overall management and administration of each professional certification program, including participant enrollment and counseling, development and maintenance of quality standards, and individual course approval. To date, over 160 professionals have completed certification with over 119 more slated over the next two years.

AEMPIN is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Continuing Professional Education (CPEs)
Seminar school – A school that has a course or courses of instruction that serve to enhance a student’s current career, as opposed to a program that teaches skills and fundamental knowledge required for entry into a stated occupation. A seminar may include a workshop, an introduction to an occupation or cluster of occupations, a short course that teaches part of the skills and knowledge for a particular occupation, language training, continuing professional education, and review for post secondary examination.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Professional Development Hours (PDH) is the measurement tool that Professional Engineers (PE) in the United States uses to track annual continuing education requirements. 1.0 PDH equals one contact hour of instruction, presentation or study related to the PE professional practice. For example, if a course has15 contact hours of instruction or study requirements the professional (if all course requirements are completed) can earn 15 PDHs. Online (self-paced or group), webinars, and classroom/seminar course delivery qualify for PDHs. Over 30 State PE Boards require mandatory continuing education, but do not pre-approve any continuing education provider, course, or activity.

Americas Empowerment Institute is an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as sponsored by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)