Continuing Education

Note:  For the following categories: Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician, Veterinarian, as well as CHES credits, the evaluation and certification process occurs online.  See instructions at the CE table near registration.  YOU WILL ONLY HAVE 30 DAYS AFTER THE CONFERENCE TO COMPLETE THIS PROCESS.  AFTER THAT TIME CE CREDIT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.

Continuing Education forms for other categories will be available in the Registration Area and in the Exhibit Hall through Thursday.  Pick up the form specific to your category or discipline. Each attendee should only count the number of hours for each activity attended. There is no partial credit.  Attendees must attend an entire session to obtain credit. Cancelled sessions should not be counted. An evaluation must be completed to qualify for credit.

Dentists
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP recognized provider.  The IHS Division of Oral Health designates this continuing dental education course up to 19 hours.  Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit actually spent in the educational activity.

DIETITIANS:
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program (NDTP) is accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to sponsor continuing professional education for Registered Dietitians. Each attendee should only count the number of hours for each activity attended.

ENGINEERS/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS:
Professional Development Hours (PDH) are available for Engineers and Environmental Health Officers.  The Indian Health Service (IHS) Environmental Health Support Center has determined how many PDHs are available.   Consult the forms in the CE area.

HEALTH SERVICES OFFICERS:
For social workers and CHES, see separate entries. Others may apply for general credit (see next page).

NURSES:
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This activity provides 18.7 contact hours

PHARMACISTS:
CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1.87 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-9999-15-103-L04-P.

PHYSICIANS:
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS:
May Apply For General Credits (See Below).

SCIENTISTS:
For social workers see separate entry. Others may apply for general credit (see below).

SOCIAL WORKERS:
This program has been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers.  See forms in the registration area.

THERAPISTS:
May Apply For General Credits (See Below).

VETERINARIANS:
This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 21 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call LCDR Sheila Weagle at 770-488-6093 for further information.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES):
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 18 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

Certified in Public Health (CPH):
CPH:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 23 CPH recertification credits for this program. CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC.  Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits.  For assistance please contact NBPHE at http://www.NBPHE.org.

IACET CEU:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 1.9 CEU's for this program.

GENERAL CEs:
In addition to the above-listed continuing education credits, which will be issued by the specified organizations, any Symposium attendee can apply for general education credits for sessions and hours attended, which can be submitted to the appropriate body (e.g. licensing or certification agency) for a discipline not covered by the above-listed organizations. This general education certificate will be issued by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation. 

 

CE QUICK LINKS

CDC CE Instructions for Nurses, Physicians, Vets and CHES

CDC CE Instructions for Pharmacists

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