Virtually Earn Professional Development Credits with AARP Connecticut

Throughout the year, AARP Connecticut offers hundreds of opportunities for people to connect, learn, explore, and have fun with our free in-person and virtual events.

By Nora Duncan

Throughout the year, AARP Connecticut offers hundreds of opportunities for people to connect, learn, explore, and have fun with our free in-person and virtual events. And it is no exaggeration when we say there’s something for everyone. Our diverse lineup of free virtual offerings this year has provided more than two dozen opportunities for professionals to earn continuing education credits (CEUs).

The focus of our free experiences and webinars is always to provide valuable information and resources to people of all ages and interests. However, through our various collaborations, the audiences for many of the events are also made up of professionals representing nursing, social work, law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, educators, first responders, consumers, and more.

For select seminars, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Connecticut Chapter offers Continuing Education Units, some including Cultural Competency and Veteran Services, to meet the continuing education criteria for Connecticut Social Work Licensure renewal. The credits can also apply to renewals for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), and Licensed Psychologists. In addition, state chapters recognizing Chapter approval for Continuing Education may also accept this, but we encourage you to check your state NASW Continuing Education Board by visiting

For those in related fields specific to elder justice, AARP Connecticut has collaborated with the International Association for Financial Crimes Investigators CT and National Chapter to provide professional credit hours for law enforcement and financial crime investigators who currently work in this field and those training to work in elder justice. 

For nursing, select webinars have been approved by the Connecticut Nurses Association to award contact hours. In addition, these contact hours are applicable nationwide, as the Connecticut Nurses Association is an approver accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

The events are open to anyone, but registration is always required. Sessions are from one to seven hours, depending on the training opportunity. For any of the organizations, an evaluation specific to each profession is needed after the event by an AARP Connecticut representative, who will verify attendance and issue certificates as appropriate.

We are at a moment when people choose how they want to live while they age, creating evolving opportunities to change direction and explore multiple paths. These are examples of how AARP Connecticut offers a series of free virtual events and programs with information, resources, and essentials designed to meet you where you are in your career.

Get to know AARP in your community at one – or all – of our many in-person and virtual events.


  • Free seminars on important topics like fraud prevention, voting access, caregiving, financial security, job seeking, and living your best life.
  • Free and engaging experiences with Connecticut’s premier cultural attractions, museums, theaters, and more.
  • Free lectures with renowned university professors, movie screenings, cooking demonstrations, and more.


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Nora Duncan is the state director for AARP Connecticut.