We know the options for completing your continuing education might be overwhelming. There are CE seminars, conventions, live courses, and not to mention countless online options. So why should you choose Milestone for your continuing education? Let us count the ways! We were inspired to create this post to help make the decision of where to get your continuing education credits from a little easier. And since we're already 17 days into June (where is the time going?), we've provided 17 reasons to consider getting your CEU courses from Milestone. Let's get started!
What did I miss? What's your favorite reason? What do you wish we could add to this list, besides someone else completing your CE requirement for you? Let us know in the comments below. We'd love to hear from you!
Sometimes it may be hard to focus when there seems to be so much destruction in the world. The Boston Marathon bombing happened only two months ago. Not long after that, tornadoes destroyed neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. Right now wildfires are forcing people out of their homes in Colorado Springs.
But in the wake of all the destruction 2013 has seen so far, we wanted to stop and say a simple “thank you” to our rehab professionals. Whatever may unfold in the rest of 2013, your recovery efforts undoubtedly play a huge role in the healing of not only our bodies, but our hope for the future and what we can achieve in spite of the challenges.
Thank you for all that you do.
The Milestone Continuing Education Team
In a recent article published by Fox News (originally published in Details Magazine), writer Liz Miersch highlights the recent flurry of stars that have sought out chiropractors in Hollywood. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Alba, and Kim Kardashian were mentioned along with nameless CEOs and executives who are now turning to the profession for more than readjustments. Miersch grazes the tip of the iceberg when she notes that in addition to the typical public idea of the field, (reducing back pain and muscular soreness), chiropractic treatment can actually increase the feeling of "well-being" and decrease internal stress without pharmaceuticals intervention.
Perhaps I should have mentioned earlier that the title of the article is "The truth about chiropractors." And while Miersch notes that the profession has received plenty of criticism over the decades, I'd like to illuminate the fact that chiropractors serve their communities the same way that other trained medical professionals do. Chiropractors undergo comprehensive training during their education, and in addition to the rigors of passing their board exams, they are required complete anywhere from thirteen (13) to fifty (50) continuing education credits annually depending on their state of licensure (unless you practice in Alaska...).
As a PACE approved provider, Milestone offers over 400 chiropractic continuing education credits that range in topics from pathology and intervention, to musculoskeletal MRI. We pride ourselves in the variety of our chiropractic CE selection, and work to insure that the topics and information are relevant and up to date. We also recognize that unlike many other professions with CE requirements, few options are left to chiropractors outside of attending expensive CE seminars. We appreciate the sense of well-being your skills bring to our community members, and hope our home study course catalog will bring you some peace while you complete your chiropractic CE requirements.
As you might know, this year's National Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia will be held on June 24th - 27th in Las Vegas. Convention goers can expect to encounter panels covering important topics in the field, and they will also have access to cutting-edge training services and supplies in the nation's biggest athletic trainer trade show. And did we mention it's in LAS VEGAS? Talk about career and live social networking opportunities!
But what if you can't go this year? Don't cry yourself to sleep tonight, because Milestone has come to your rescue! Our athletic trainer continuing education offers you the opportunity to complete your 50 hour requirement with BOC approved CE courses for significantly less money than attending the NATA conference. Compatible with your computer, iPad, or eReader of your choice, our downloadable and printable CE courses go where you go at one price! No transportation expenses, no hotel fees, and no registration. Simply browse our course catalog, select your athletic training CEU options, purchase and you're on your way to fulfilling your requirements.
Okay, so we don't have the flashing lights, the casino games, and the "what happens in Vegas" slogan, but we guarantee Milestone is safe bet for your continuing education courses!
Pssst! Want to know a secret? You can share Milestone CE course materials with your friends and co-workers. Want to know another secret? Milestone will send you a check for 10% of the total sale of any referral you send our way! There are so many reasons to choose Milestone for your CE needs, but there are a few perks we haven't mentioned in a post before. So here they are! Remember, the best secrets are the ones you don't have to keep!
Referrals with Milestone: To show our appreciation for your support through referrals, existing Milestone customers (those with established accounts) can receive a special reward for sending friends our way. Here is how it works:
For every customer you refer, we will pay you a 10% commission on their total sales price. Commissions on mail format or online CE courses will only be paid when your e-mail is mentioned during the ordering process. Therefore, when your friends place their order, they must either contact Milestone Customer Service at 1-800-709-8820 and mention your e-mail address to the representative. Or if they prefer to order online, they must enter your e-mail address into the space provided on the check out page. Your friends may also write your e-mail address on the mail order form if they are ordering their Milestone CEUs using that method. Most importantly, for verification purposes, the e-mail address they mention must MATCH the e-mail address you used to create your Milestone account.
Share a Course: Two heads are better than one, right? Because Milestone continuing ed. courses are downloadable and printable, you can easily share study materials with your friends!
Once you have chosen your MCE continuing education courses, contact customer service to place your order. Once your order is purchased, the CE course materials and exam will appear in your account. Then, each person you intend to share the course materials with must call customer service (make sure they know your e-mail address for verification!). As you will be sharing the course materials with them, only the exam will appear in their account. Since they will not have direct access to the course materials, their pricing will amount to $10 per hour (i.e. - 20 CEU credits would be priced at $200; 30 CEU credit hours would be priced at $300, etc.).
Browse our home CEU course catalog and get started today! For more information, visit our FAQ section, live chat with a Milestone representative, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Milestone referrals and share a course features cannot be combined.
Physical Therapists are required to complete forty (40) hours of continuing education along with 200 hours of PT employment every two years according to the Washington State Department of Health. Continuing education due dates are based on the PT's birthday. Happy birthday, indeed! As a present to all Washington State PTs, here is a list of 40 facts (one fact for each hour of PT continuing education you're required to complete) about Washington State, Milestone and physical therapy!
So how do you think you did? Let's review... The deadline for completion of the OT continuing education requirement is June 30, 2013. While it may feel like a million CE hours when you're trying to balance family, work and personal responsibilities, Ohio OTs must complete 20 continuing ed. credit hours. It is "true" that ethics is part of the CE courses OTs must include in their total 20 hours. It's also "true" that if you purchase your 20 hours with Milestone, you will automatically receive a free ethics course (just call customer service when you're ready to purchase).
According to the Ohio Occupational Therapy Board, 1 credit hour of OT continuing education is equal to 1 literal hour (not an eternity! What a relief...). And finally, the best way to complete your CE requirement is to choose Milestone, of course!
Did you ace our quiz? Either way, there's still time to complete your CE requirement with ease. And with Milestone's CE courses you'll know whether or not you aced your CEU exam as soon as you click "submit," with our automatic grading. Browse our course catalog and get started today!
Physical Therapists & PT Assistants
Memorial Day is right around the corner! But you can still save on your CEU purchases! All you have to do is enter 27by27 before you confirm your CEU purchase and you will immediately save 27%! There's no minimum to the number of CE credit hours you have to purchase to receive this discount. You can purchase one individual CE course module, or you can opt for a CEU course bundle to complete your requirements! Visit our course catalog to get started!
And did we mention our Facebook drawing? Throw us a "thumbs up" by liking our page, and you are automatically entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card! Keep up with all things related to Milestone, home study CEUs, continuing education requirements, and enjoy a little CE humor every now and then! Don't miss out!
The New York State Education Law updated the continuing education requirements for occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants on February 13, 2013. If your renewal date falls between March 2013 and February 2016, this update applies to you! OTs and OTAs are required to complete a total of 36 continuing competency credit hours within their 3 year renewal period. Please visit the New York Office of the Professions website for details about your continuing education requirements.
Additionally, the board further requires that the 36 hour requirement be divided between two types of CE course content. At least 24 hours must be directly related to occupational therapy "professional subjects." These are course subjects directly related to the practice of occupational therapy. No more than 12 hours can be devoted to the "related subjects" category. These are courses regarding the, "...legal or regulatory issues, reimbursement issues, supervision, business practices, or other matters of health care, law, ethics and professional responsibility which contribute to the health and welfare of the public" (New York State Education Department, 2013).
Milestone Continuing Education has a wide array of both professional and related occupational therapy CE courses. Our course catalog boasts 13 broad categories of OT CEU topics with over 60 individual course modules to choose from! Pick and choose from the titles that will benefit you in your OT or OTA practice and create a custom course bundle! Browse our courses, and click on the titles that interest you to review complete course objectives and goals before you purchase.
At Milestone, we keep the AOTA motto ("living life to its fullest") in mind when we design CEUs for occupational therapy. With our user-friendly online format, or mail out version, you can easily avoid the hassle and expense of attending occupational therapy seminars and still complete your CE requirement without missing out on the important things in life!
As an AOTA Approved Provider (7487), Milestone CE is approved to provide continuing education courses for New York OTs and OTAs. For more information regarding this approval please visit the American Occupational Therapy Association website.