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Occupational Therapy CE (Wyoming Edition)

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This week we're taking a trip to Wyoming to review the Occupational Therapy Continuing Education requirements for licensees in the "Equality State". First thing's first, OTs and OTAs here have an annual deadline of June 1st (although they can still pay a late fee and apply in July when permanent licenses expire). These practitioners are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education through either live seminars or online CE courses - the choice is up to the practitioner. 

At Milestone, you have over 800 hours of online CE titles to choose from that are available for download immediately after purchase. And since there is no limit to the number of hours that can be taken via online CE courses, you can fulfill your entire requirement with us! Take your course materials with you wherever you need to go, no WiFi access needed! Then, when you're ready, sign into your account and take the exam (as many times as you need to!) and when you've achieve your desired score - assuming it's 70% or higher - your certificate of completion will appear in your account. 

OT Continuing Education couldn't be made simpler! And it gets even better since April is National Occupational Therapy Month! Now until the 30th OTs and OTAs can receive 15% off their continuing education purchase by using promo-code "OTmonth"  in the space provided at checkout! 

Now on to the fun part! You know how this works: unscramble the words using the helpful hints provided to decode the secret message! 

Wyoming Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Requirement

  1. Your State of licensure 
  2. AOTA Approved Provider #7487 and the best place for OT continuing education on the internet (or at least we think so!)
  3. You need 16 hours worth of these to apply for licensure (special hint* the first word is the acronym for continuing ed.) 
  4. You have one year to complete your CE requirement 
  5. Your field of practice
  6. These are more convenient and affordable than live seminars
  7. This helps you remain competent in your field of practice (special hint* the second word is the abbreviation for education) 

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Iowa Chiropractic CE at Milestone

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Per the staff at the Iowa Chiropractic Board, practitioners licensed in the state may complete their ENTIRE 60 HOUR REQUIREMENT online during this renewal period only! The board rules do not reflect this information as they are in the process of being updated. Please contact the Iowa board at 515-281-4287 if you are curious about this rule or would like additional information. 

In our previous Chiropractic CE post, we introduced our current Course List totaling over 400 hours of online continuing education perfectly suited to fit into your busy schedule. Now you can complete your entire requirement with one easy purchase! Choose from individual modules for a variety of study topics, or purchase a course bundle pack for a discounted price! The choice is up to you, and it doesn't end there. Select your preferred format - online or mail - and get started on your 60 hour requirement today. The deadline is June 30th and it will be here before you know it. 

Chiropractic Continuing Education at Milestone CEAfter you've purchased your CE course titles you're almost ready to get started. All of Milestone's chiropractic continuing education courses are in downloadable PDF formats so that once the download process is complete, you do not need an internet connection to access your course materials. Download your CE units to your iPad, Kindle, or laptop and take them with you on the go. You can also print out the entire course module. After you've completed your studies, log-in to your Milestone account, select the exam you want to take and upon passing, your certificate of completion will automatically appear in your account. This is also a PDF document that can be printed or e-mailed to your board, and it is permanently stored in your Milestone account where you can access it over and over again (as many times as you may need to)! 

When you opt for CE from a PACE Approved Provider like Milestone Continuing Education, you are guaranteed that the courses you're choosing are developed from the most recent information available in your field, which prepares you for propulsion into a more impactful practice! Additionally, your questions regarding the content, format, and anything else regarding your CE course from Milestone will be answered by simply calling our toll-free customer service number 1-800-709-8820, or by e-mailing your questions to info@MilestoneCE.com. 

We encourage all of our practitioners to keep your eyes on your state board rules as they are frequently updated with no warning. For Iowa Chiropractors, your board rules are scheduled to change on July 1, 2014, so be sure to contact the board at the number listed above, or visit the website to review your updated requirements.  

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CE Spring Cleaning Sale!

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Sweep the dust off your deadline and get started on your CE requirement today with Milestone Continuing Education! No promo-codes necessary here, these titles are already listed at their discounted price in our Course Catalog! 

Continuing Education Spring Cleaning Sale

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Online Chiropractic CE for You

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PACE Approved Provider Milestone Continuing Education is proud to offer over 400 hours of Chiropractic CE! Visit the Course Catalog or click on the course title links to review the professional goals and objectives for each CE course. 

Chiropractic CE at Milestone Continuing EducationWe've eliminated the expense and hassle of traveling to conferences and seminars by creating relevant courses that allow practitioners to remain up to date on the latest research and techniques available in their field, while maintaining professional and personal responsibilities. Once your title is selected and purchased, simply download it to your preferred device (computer, Nook, Kindle, or iPad) and get on your way to completing your CE requirement. 

When you've completed your studies, sign into your account, take your exam as many times as you need to, achieve a passing score, and your certificate of completion will automatically appear in your account where it is permanently stored for your convenience. 

Get started today by contacting a CE Specialist at 1-800-709-8820 or visit our secure website at https://www.MilestoneCE.com/ 

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PT Continuing Education (Idaho Edition)

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Idaho Physical Therapy Continuing EducationIn blog posts past we've talked a lot about the convenience and affordability of online continuing education. Online CEUs save you travel costs, convention or seminar registration fees, and let's not forget time and hassle! But one aspect of Milestone's online CE we may have failed to emphasize is VARIETY. Milestone Continuing Education offers a wide range of subjects with our online PT and PTA CEUs that are all designed to improve your knowledge; increase your impact with your patients; and introduce new research and techniques. 

Browsing through the Course Catalog is like walking down the snack aisle with its options, except here instead of BBQ Baked Lays, crispy kettle chips, and Cool Ranch Doritos (okay, I know they're made with corn, not potatoes, but they're a personal favorite!), you have over 1,000 amazing hours to choose from! But before your mind wanders onto chips and salsa, queso, Pringles, and Cheetos, let's review the Idaho physical therapy continuing education requirements. Its official nickname might be the "gem state," but who can't help hearing "Idaho potatoes" in their mind? 

Physical therapy practitioners in the state are required to complete 16 hours of PT or PTA CEUs annually. Idaho physical therapy practitioners are allowed to complete their entire CE requirement online. If you're a licensed PT or PTA up for renewal in Idaho and have been searching the Internet for quality, affordable and convenient courses covering a wide selection of topics, you've come to the right place!  

If you have questions or comments about our physical therapy CEUs, contact a friendly CE specialist at 1-800-709-8820 or e-mail your questions to info@MilestoneCE.com. Be sure to keep track of your state CE requirement on the Idaho PT Board Rule website (click the link to go straight to the board rules PDF document). 

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OT Continuing Education (Connecticut Edition)

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connecticut occupational therapy continuing education requirementOccupational Therapy Awareness Month is just a few days away, so let's explore the rules and regulations for OTs and OTAs in the Constitution State!  The original requirements have changed (that's why it's important to ALWAYS check your state board website for the requirements. They're the original source). Occupational therapists are required to complete 24 (formerly 12) hours of CE courses, and OTAs are required to complete 18 (formerly 9) hours of occupational therapy assistant continuing education inside a two year renewal period. 

I'm not sure how long it took to finish the constitution, but I do know that with Milestone Continuing Education you can get started on your CE requirement today! Visit our course catalog and explore over 800 hours of online continuing education CEUs derived from the latest edition textbooks available. Choose the title that best suits your professional goals and then choose from online or mail format. Milestone CE courses are compatible with your tablet device, iPad, and your office or home computer. Purchase your courses, download them to your preferred device, and get started. You can even print the entirety of your chosen online course if you care to spend a little less time in front of a computer screen!  

Questions or comments? Talk with a friendly CE Specialist today by calling 1-800-709-8820, live chatting on the website between 9a.m. and 4p.m. or e-mailing your questions and comments to info@MilestoneCE.com

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National AT Appreciation Month 2014!

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Athletic Training Continuing EducationAthletic Trainers play a vital role in the health and performance of professionals in a variety of arenas. Of course we know this because we've had the privilege of being a BOC Approved Provider (P8382) and offering top notch athletic trainer continuing education for years! But in reality, many people are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of athletic training. So National Athletic Trainer Month (#NATM2014) was created to promote general knowledge and awareness of this awesome profession, as well as to remind friends, family and clients to thank their friendly neighborhood ATs for all of their hard work year-round (...catch the super hero reference there? Comment below if you did)! 

Today, athletic trainers can be found in hospitals, offices, labs, and even at NASA and working alongside the military (check out more interesting places ATs can be found here). And as this profession continues to evolve, more organizations are beginning to recognize the benefits associated with employing these highly skilled practitioners that are trained in both preventative and therapeutic methods that go far beyond tape and ice. That's why we feel it is more important than ever to show appreciation to dedicated ATs all over the country. It's time for them to stop being the "unsung heroes" and start getting some recognition outside of one awareness month! 

If you're someone who has experienced the benefit of working with an AT, or if you're an AT interested in promoting general knowledge about your field, you can find a list of ideas on the Board of Certification's website that will help you organize events in your area to accomplish this. And don't worry, they don't expire after March 31st. Education is important all year, and we would know! On the topic of education, it wouldn't be fair to continue without noting that athletic trainers are required to obtain fifty (yes, 50) hours of CE courses every two years. That's what it takes to keep them on top of all of the developments in their area of practice. This clearly shows the level of dedication required to remain an active licensee in this field. 

Taking a closer look into the function of athletic trainer continuing education also helps shed light on the field overall. Athletic training CEU courses are created to help the practitioner: 

•  Be aware of the cutting edge practices in the athletic training realm

•  Develop professionally for improved work performance

•  Enhance their overall knowledge by exploring specific areas of content

•  Master training skills and techniques new to athletic training

•  Add to their arsenal of effective training approaches 

•  Develop their overall professional judgment 

Any career that has CEU requirements signals that the professional must be able to implement new techniques into their practice as better methods are discovered. As a BOC Approved Provider it is our responsibility in maintaining the board's strict rules to make sure that each one of the 334 Category A Approved hours offers high impact and clinically relevant information for athletic trainers. We like to go a step further and offer these CE courses is convenient online packaging, compatible with your home or office computer, tablet, or iPad. But enough about CEUs, this month's about CELEBRATION! 

Thank you for all you do on and off the field every single day!  
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20

Rhode Island Physical Therapy CEUs

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It's time again to review another state's CE requirement! This time we're rolling in with the tide on the shore of Rhode Island. RI physical therapy practitioners, both PTs and PTAs are required to complete 20 hours within a two year renewal period, culminating in the due date of March 31st of even numbered years. 

Rhode Island (RI) Physical Therapy (PT) Continuing Education (CE)

Physical therapy continuing education in Rhode Island is divided into four categories with specific activities and hourly weights (be sure to always check your state board's website for changes to the requirement as they are updated frequently and without warning!). Category 1 consists of formal courses, such as those at a college or university. Category 2 is Milestone Continuing Education's specialty - online PT CEUs and PTA CEUs! Category 3 is for formal presentations, and Category 4 describes the details for obtaining CE credit for publications. 

Now let's talk a little more about Category 3... Physical therapy online continuing education courses are perfect for the busy practitioner looking for a way to keep up with advancements in the field to optimize their professional performance, while still being able to perform their daily routines. Milestone offers customizable CEUs that you can purchase in two formats: mail and online. With the online option, you can download your course materials and access them on your home or office computer, iPad or tablet device without WiFi (after initial download). The mail format allows you to skip the screen and receive a printed and bound copy of the course materials (you can also print the entirety of the course materials with the online option). Milestone's Course Catalog offers hundreds of CE hours to choose from created from the latest research and findings in the field! 

Complete your CE requirement in a few easy clicks by visiting https://www.MilestoneCE.com/ or by calling and talking with a friendly CE Specialist toll-free at 1-800-709-8820.

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day from MCE

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Milestone Continuing Education


Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Milestone Continuing Education!


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OT Continuing Education (North Dakota Edition)

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North Dakota Occupational Therapists and Assistants need to complete 20 hours of CE courses (or 2.0 CEUs as defined by the board rules) within the two year renewal period. Proof of completion of continuing education credits is due between April 1st and June 1st of even-numbered years. As long as the continuing education courses selected by the licensee relates directly to practice of occupational therapy and enhances their competency on that topic, the board will accept the credits. There is no home study limit so North Dakota OTs and OTAs have the option of completing their entire OT continuing education requirement online. 

North Dakota Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses

If you're an OT practitioner licensed in North Dakota, make Milestone CE (AOTA Approved Provider 7487) your first stop for online OT continuing education. With over 800 hours to choose from, and courses from 3, 5, 7, and 10 hours, you will be sure to find the perfect fit for your professional needs. You will also have access to the finest customer service in the industry (if we do say so ourselves)! 

Click or call 1-800-709-8820; live chat during regular business hours (9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. EST) or e-mail your questions and comments to info@MilestoneCE.com.  

20 Facts for 20 Hours:

  1. Milestone Continuing Education has been an Approved Provider with the AOTA since 2012. 
  2. More sunflowers are grown in North Dakota than anywhere else in the U.S.
  3. The AOTA's official motto is: "Live Life to the Fullest"
  4. Your board rules are located here
  5. Milestone CE courses are downloadable, so you don't need WiFi to access your course materials.
  6. Lewis and Clark first encountered grizzly bears in North Dakota.
  7. Practitioners that don't complete the renewal process by the deadline will be fined. 
  8. The AOTA's 94th Annual Conference and Expo begins on April 3rd (two days after your deadline).
  9. Even though a lot of sunflowers are grown in ND, the state flower is actually the wild prairie rose. 
  10. The online exam center at Milestone shows you which questions you missed. 
  11. ND's state nicknames are: the "peace garden" state; the "flickertail" state; or the "rough rider" state.
  12. Milestone Continuing Education's nickname is Milestone Continuing Education. 
  13. The second most spoken language in ND is German (Wikipedia can't be wrong, can it?)
  14. North Dakota is the 39th state.
  15. Milestone offers affordable course bundles (go to the Course Catalog to view your options). 
  16. You can follow MCE on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter
  17. The capitol of North Dakota is Bismark, but the largest city is Fargo. 
  18. The movie Fargo was actually filmed in Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada.
  19. Our customer service is open 24/7, 365 days a year! Never hesitate to click or call! 
  20. April is National Occupational Therapy Month.


Sources: IMDB; Wikipedia (we know, we know...), AOTA.org; MilestoneCE.com; ND Occupational Therapy Board Rules; 50states.com