Kentucky might be officially called the “bluegrass” state, but sometimes I think it would be just as accurate to call it the derby state, don’t you? Along that line of thought let’s talk about the race to finish all of your CEUs before the October 31st deadline! Occupational therapists and OTAs have to complete 12 hours of continuing education in order to fully qualify for license renewal.
The full CEU requirement may be completed with online CE courses such as those offered by AOTA Approved Providers like Milestone Continuing Education (#7487). Go ahead, put on that giant fancy hat you have stowed away for such occasions. Don’t be shy!
Milestone offers a wide range of CE course titles that combine recent information from your field into 3, 5, 7, and 10 hour modules designed to fit your busy schedule. Choose topics focused on:
There are hundreds of hours to choose from (believe me, I counted) and you can get started immediately when you select the online version of any module. Simply purchase your courses and download them to your preferred device – your computer, iPad, Kindle or tablet. If you need technical assistance at any point during this process, do not hesitate to call! One of our CE Specialists will happily walk you through the download steps any time (yes, that includes weekends and week nights!).
DID YOU KNOW? Milestone Continuing Education is an AOTA Approved Provider (#7487) with a course catalog currently offering topics that cover the latest information in your field. All courses are available in 2 convenient formats: downloadable PDFs (perfect for on-the-go!) and mail order where you will receive a bound hard copy of the course materials. Customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal at Milestone. Experience what online CE with Milestone is all about by visiting our website and getting started today!
Heads up Nevada OTs, your deadline is less than 2 months away! That means it's time for little refresher on all things continuing education in the Silver State - or the Sagebrush State, or the Battle Born State, take your pick. In this brief review we'll cover all of the major aspects of the renewal process that concerns the CE requirement.
If you need a more in-depth review, there's no better place than the source: the State of Nevada Occupational Therapy Board website. Be sure to always reference your state's board rules as they are subject to frequent revisions. Now let's get started on this mini-review.
Unlike many states with a biennial deadline, OT practitioners in Nevada are required to complete the license renewal process annually with a license expiration date of June 30th. Both occupational therapists and OT assistants are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education, which may be obtained through both live seminars or with online CE courses with no limitations on the latter. If the online CE option suits your style the best, be sure to select a provider that is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association as the courses provided are automatically accepted by the state.
Milestone is your no-gamble resource for online CE! We are an AOTA Approved Provider (#7487) and currently offer over 900 hours of downloadable course content in the OT Course Catalog. Getting started is easy; all it takes are a few clicks of your mouse. Simply select your course titles, complete the steps to create your personal profile (where all of your certificates of completion will be stored for you), purchase and download your content! You have up to one year to complete your courses once you've purchased them, but your certificates of completion (a downloadable PDF document) are stored in your account permanently.
You don't need to weigh the odds when it comes to your continuing education; the safest bet is Milestone!
In 2013 we reviewed the Alabama Occupational Therapy board rules in our state and profession continuing education series. Deadlines for Alabama OTs and OTAs vary between April 30th and October 31st depending on the date of your license, and with just little over a month left before the April 2015 renewal deadline we thought we'd review the main details from that post!
Occupational therapists seeking license renewal need to submit 30 hours during the biennial renewal period (3.0 CEUs). OT assistants are required to complete 20 hours in the same time frame (2.0 CEUs). The board states that no more than a third of the total hours may be derived from CE courses focused on administrative or management skills, and no more than one third of the total hours may be derived from work related presentations. The majority of the contact hours must be focused on topics directly related to the practice of occupational therapy.
Milestone Occupational Therapy CE Courses:
Milestone Continuing Education is an AOTA Approved Provider (#7487) and offers a variety of CEUs in the course catalog that cover the latest information in your field. All courses are available online in downloadable PDF formats, perfect for on-the-go, and they can also be ordered in bound hard copy form. It's our goal at Milestone to provide a great experience for our therapists by offering affordable CEUs in flexible formats that fit your lifestyle. And don't forget our Share a Course and Referral Program. Visit our website and get started today!
Are you an early bird (or do you aspire to be one)? Well now is your chance to get off to a great start - at least where your Category A CE courses are concerned! Milestone's athletic trainer catalog is stocked with more than 330 hours of online course content that is ready to equip you for career advancement. For the first official week of Nation Athletic Training Month (#NATM2015) we're encouraging ATs to start on their continuing education early so they can get back to helping athletes perform at their best! Click on the titles for details course descriptions!
Right now when you purchase 20 hours from Milestone's online or mail order Course Catalog you can receive a FREE 10 hour module of your choice! That's 30 hours for the price of 20! It's pays not to procrastinate. If you're interested in this special limited time offer, please contact: 1-800-709-8820 (toll-free).
When was the last time you reviewed the Board of Certification's requirements for license renewal? ("Not since last year!" Is that joke getting old yet?). This post will review the basics of the national requirement and provide you with a game plan for success during this year's CE season. Let's get started!
There are essentially 5 different sub-types of athletic trainer continuing education that make up the total requirement of 50 hours. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) programs makes up 10 of the total number of hours. Then there are the 4 Categories: A) BOC Approved Provider Programs (like Milestone Continuing Education, P8382) of which a practitioner can gain up to 40 hours; B) Professional and Scholarly Activities, like speaking at a conference (the hours gained with this category vary by activity) up to 33 hours may be obtained from this category; C) Post Certification College/University Coursework, of which up to 40 CEUs may be gained; D) Non-BOC Approved Programs, like videos and webinars, of which up to 28 hours may be counted towards the overall 50 hour total. The deadline to choose your categories, complete your coursework, and submit your hours is December 31st.
Here at Milestone we propose a game plan to help simplify your year but keep you at peak professional performance. Start by purchasing your CE courses early. At Milestone you can download your course modules and gain immediate access to your study materials, or revisit them throughout the year it's convenient for you. As an approved provider, Milestone courses fall under Category A, so you can purchase your 40 hours with a few easy clicks! There's no time like the present. Get started now.
Do you ever change popular song lyrics to better suit you life in the moment? Sometimes when I hear a familiar tune, I'll tweak it just a little bit to make it more personalized. For example, (to the tune of 'Deck the Halls') "'Tis the season for CE deadlines, falalalala-lalalala" or (to the tune of Silver Bells) "CEUs... CEUs... It's time to choose all my courses".
Humorous as it may be, or as I hope it is, there is a pinch of truth in those words. North Carolina and Illinois massage therapy professionals know what I mean. In addition to the normal list of gift shopping, holiday party attending, and workload increase management, continuing education requirements must be completed and submitted so that your mood can stay merry and bright.
ILLINOIS LMT Continuing Ed. Requirements
Practitioners licensed in the Prairie State must complete 24 hours of continuing education courses during their biennial renewal period, ending this December (and every subsequent December falling on even-numbered years). Two hours out of the total 24 must come from an ethics course(s). Half of the requirement may be satisfied with home study or online CEUs like the ones offered here at MilestoneCE.com.
NORTH CAROLINA LMT Continuing Ed. Requirements
Similarly, Tar Heel State licensees need to complete 24 hours of approved continuing education courses with at least 3 hours of ethics training, and they may complete up to half of the requirement with online CEUs. The board requires that CE courses come from providers that are approved through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and suggests that licensees photocopy their renewal materials to keep in their personal records prior to sending them in for board review.
Milestone Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed MTs through the NCBTMB and offers the following course titles in both downloadable PDF formatting and mail order (click the links for course descriptions!):
Missouri: the Show Me State; the Cave State; the town of the large canoes... Missouri has a lot of names. Even the name itself has two accepted pronunciations, depending on the region. But no matter where you are inside the borders (which are shared by eight other states, by the way) if you are a licensed physical therapist or PTA it's time to come out of your cave and face your CE deadline. Here's a quick refresher on the requirements (or click the link to double-check the Board Rules for yourself).
Licensees are required to complete 30 hours of physical therapy continuing education courses by December 31st on even-numbered years. Be prepared for board audits by keeping record of your CE courses (details like the title, activity, course sponsor, hours, etc. are mandatory). Accepted course content will focus on the direct practice of physical therapy, or non-administrative topics. Here's the light at the end of the tunnel part (or in this case, light in the cave): Missourian physical therapy practitioners can complete their entire requirement with online CE courses.
Currently there are over 1,100 hours of high-impact CEUs available in the PT Course Catalog, with more titles added throughout the year. We pride ourselves in offering courses centered on relevant and practical information concerning your field - you won't find any stale facts here. Select your titles, download your course material onto your iPad, Kindle, or computer, and get started. Once you've completed and passed your online CE exam, you will have immediate access to your PDF Certificate of Completion, which is stored permanently in your Milestone account, along with all of the required course information specified by the board rules.
Get started today! Contact one of our CE Specialists at 1-800-709-8820 or visit the website at https://www.MilestoneCE.com/
Snow is already falling on the great state of Indiana, but don't let it bury your December 31st deadline! Here's a quick review of the requirements you will need to check off your list before the deadlin, and how Milestone CE courses can help you get there.
During each biennial renewal period occupational therapists and OTAs must obtain 18 hours of CEUs. Of those 18 hours, at least 9 must come from activities that meet the specifications of Category 1, which are: formally organized courses, undergraduate or graduate level classes, workshops, symposia and home study courses, like those offered at Milestone. Category 2 activities include: publishing books or academic articles, supervised fieldwork, and research activities among several others. The Indiana board defines an hour of continuing education as 50 minutes.
When choosing a continuing ed. provider to satisfy Category 1 requirements, look for NBCOT, IOTA, or AOTA approved agencies or courses. Milestone, AOTA Approve Provider #7487, currently offers over 900 hours of online (or mail order) continuing education courses that focus on the practice of occupational therapy, and are designed to fit your busy schedule. Test them out for yourself! Go to the Course Catalog, select your titles, and get started immediately with the online option. All you have to do is download your course content and you're ready to go. What are you waiting for? December 31st is only 40 days away!
If you want to learn more about Milestone, check out the FAQ Section and discover ways that you and your friends can benefit with offers like our Share-A-Course and referral programs. Rather talk to a person? Talk to one of our CE Specialists when it's convenient for you toll-free at 1-800-709-8820.
Our last extended article for CSCSs and CPTs was published all the way back in January and began with the opener, “[t]hink it’s too soon to start thinking about to start thinking about December 31st? Think again!” Now here we are all the way in November, and just shy of two months away from your renewal deadline. If you doubted it before, then now we can officially say that it isn’t too soon to start thinking about your yearend deadline, and the CE requirements that go along with it.
By now you probably know how many hours you need to meet the continuing education aspect of the license renewal process, but just in case you need a little refresher (who doesn’t from time to time?) the number of hours you need is dependent on the date of certification. If you earned your certification prior to 2012, your required to complete 6.0 CEUs or 60 hours; if you became certified during 2012, you're required to complete 4.0 CEUs or 40 hours; and if you’ve recently become certified (between January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014), then you're required to complete 1.0 CEUs or 10 hours of continuing education. If you earned your certification after June 30, 2014, then you are not required to complete any CEUs this year, and your biennial renewal period will begin after December 31, 2014.
There’s more than one way to complete your CE requirement. You can opt to retake the certification exam and knock out the requirement with one test, or you can opt for continuing education units like those offered at Milestone. If you’ve chosen to go the CEU route of completion, then your date of licensure will determine how many hours out of the four categories you’ll need to complete in order to qualify for renewal. For example, if you were certified before 2012, then you can only complete 3.5 CEUs (or 35 hours) from Category D, which includes home study courses.
Always be sure to keep up with the source of this information, the NSCA Website, to review their handy Continuing Education Pamphlet that will provide you with the specifics of each category's approved activities and limitations. Once you’ve chosen which two of the four CE categories you’re going to complete, then you can get started. If you’ve chosen Category D among your options, then that’s where Milestone comes in!
Milestone Continuing Education is an NSCA Approved Provider (L1272) and CSCSs and NSCA CPTs can expect high quality downloadable content based on relevant topics that will enhance professional knowledge and improve impact with their clients. Designed to fit into your life seamlessly, without the travel, hotel, or conference registration costs. Milestone is also a BOC Approved Provider (P8382), so duly certified CSCS and CPTs can obtain CE titles with one easy purchase.
Learn more about Milestone on our website or contact one of our friendly CE Specialists at 1-800-709-8820. For all the specifics on you renewal process, visit the National Strength & Conditioning Association website.
The month of November isn't a popular one for state deadlines, but it is for birthday and license based renewal regulations. Or if you are a LMT working in New Jersey! So maybe a more accurate title for this blog post would be "Massage Therapy CE (New Jersey Edition)" and with that, the series will go on!
The board requires licensees to complete 20 hours continuing education, including 2 hours of ethics, by November 30th. In order to complete the renewal requirement successfully, the CE courses must focus on topics directly related to the practice of massage therapy. The board excludes any subject matter related to the administrative or business practices related to the profession. Milestone CE courses are created from the most current technical information available in the field, and board's content requirements. Choose from titles like:
The board regulations do not ask licensees to send in their certificates of completion at the end of each biennial renewal period. Instead, the board conducts random audits. It might seem scary, but never fear! When you purchase your CEUs from Milestone, your certificates of completion are permanently stored in your private account as PDF documents that can be printed or e-mailed with ease. Additionally, Milestone is an approved continuing education provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (), a national organization recognized by the New Jersey MT board.
With just under a month to go, now is the perfect time to get started on your CE requirement with Milestone Continuing Education. Simply purchase, download, and go!