Continuing education is vital in maintaining currency with contemporary environmental crime reduction scholarship, as well as with the SAFE Design Standard®. To ensure SAFE Design Council members are as informed as possible about current practices in the application of the SAFE Design Standard®, each must participate to some degree in continuing education. Every three years, ASDPs are required to either attend the Annual SAFE Design Council Members' Symposium (a one-day educational event) or complete a six-hour online course. At least once every five years, Associate Members must attend a SAFE Design Council symposium or complete a six-hour online course. In addition to the continuing education requirements, both Associate Members and ASDPs are required to pay annual membership dues.