Continuing Education

To obtain certification for nurse, pharmacy, physician, veterinarian and CECH credits you must complete the online certification and evaluation process by July 14.

 CDC Online CE Claim Instructions

To complete online evaluation:

Ÿ  Go to CDC TCEO at  Select Participant Login to login. If you are new to TCEO, select New Participant to create a user ID and password.
Ÿ  Once logged on to CDC TCEO, the Participant Services page will display.  Select the Search and Register link.  Select the CDC Courses link at the bottom right of the search page.
Ÿ  The next page will ask for the CDC Center/Course Code.  The code for this course is USPHS2014.  Enter the course code and select View. 
Ÿ  Click on the conference name, and the conference information page will display.  Scroll down to Register Here.  Select the type of CE that you would like to receive and then select Submit.
Ÿ  The next page requests demographic information.  New participants are required to answer the demographic questions.  Returning participants please verify this information and select Submit
Ÿ  A message will display thanking you for registering for the conference. You will then be prompted to select the sessions that you would like to attend.
Ÿ  After attending your selected conference sessions return to CDC TCEO. Select Participant Login to login. 
Ÿ  The Participant Services page will display. Select the Evaluations and Tests link. Select Conferences. The conference will be listed with the sessions you selected. You may Add/Edit Sessions until you have completed the evaluation for a particular session.  After completing all of the session evaluations you will be prompted to complete the overall conference evaluation. 

A record of your conference completion and your CE certificate will be posted in the Transcript and Certificate section, located on the Participant Services page.If you have any questions or problems contact: CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online  1-800-41TRAIN Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This activity is designed to bridge the practice gap and provide education to participants using the National Prevention Strategy (NPS) as the foundation and supporting document for this activity.  According to the NPS (please see attachment), prevention efforts are more effective when targeted and tailored to the needs of specific populations; however, research is often lacking in effective ways to address the needs of some populations.  Health disparities research can inform initiatives to improve the health, longevity, and quality of life among populations experiencing health disparities by bridging the gap between knowledge and practice.  The National Prevention Strategy was authorized by the Affordable Care Act to help transform the health care system from a focus on sickness and disease to one that is focused on prevention and wellness.

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

1. Identify and develop knowledge of attributes required to lead others.  

2. Identify strategies to overcome adversity when accomplishing objectives. 

3. Identify and improve skills and ability to achieve excellence in pursuit of a career while still doing day-to-day job. 

4. Communicate with prescribers, patients, caregivers, and other involved health care providers to engender a team approach to patient care. 

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.  Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support.CDC, our planners, and our presenterswish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.



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 14.5 hours. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit actually spent in the educational activity.

Dental/Hygienist CE Form

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.

Professional Development Hours were approved for Symposium sessions.

For social workers and CHES, see separate entries. Others may apply for general credit.

Health Services Officers CE Form

 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 19.1 contact hours.

Please see instructions above. CE claim must be made by July 14, 2014.


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 20.5 Contact Hours in pharmacy education  The Universal Activity Number is 0387-9999-14-105-L04-P.  Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Please see instructions above. CE claim must be made by July 14, 2014.

CME:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Commissioned Officers Foundation. 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 only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please see instructions above. CE claim must be made by July 14, 2014.

May Apply For General Credits (See Below).

For social workers see separate entry. Others may apply for general credit (See Below).

Scientists CE Form

This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers.

Social Workers CE Form

May Apply For General Credits (See Below).

Therapists CE Form

AAVSB/RACE:  This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 18.5 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.

Please see instructions above. CE claim must be made by July 14, 2014.

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 20 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

Please see instructions above. CE claim must be made by July 14, 2014.

Certified in Public Health (CPH):
CPH recertification credits are available for this program.  For more information about the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential, see

In addition to the above-listed continuing education, 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. Please use the form provided under each category. Fill out two copies of the CE form and one copy of the evaluation form. Keep one CE form as your certificate and return the other with the evaluation form as specified on the CE form.

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