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Andrews Research & Education Institute and HomeCEUConnection.com Partner to Provide Elite CEU Online Classes

andrewshceu2HomeCEUConnection.com, the leader in online continuing education, has partnered with the Andrews Research and Education Institute, serving the campus of the Andrews Institute, the preeminent Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center of the nations top professional athletes, to offer elite online CEU classes for rehab professionals and athletic trainers.

Reinforcing their commitment to providing high-quality online continuing education courses at affordable prices, premiere provider HomeCEUConnection.com announced a new partnership with the Andrews Research and Education Institute. The two prominent companies have joined forces to distribute elite online ceus on HomeCEUConnection.com.

Football-injuryNow Athletic Trainers, PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs can acquire their CEUs by taking courses taught by the nation’s most prominent orthopaedic and sports medicine physician with the new Andrews Research and Education Sports Medicine Series.

Initially presented as individual learning sessions at the prestigious Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, these new video based continuing education sessions provide hours of the highest quality athletic training content as presented by James Andrews, M.D. and associates. Dr. Andrews, author of Any Given Monday and founder of the Andrews Institute, is the team physician for Alabama, Auburn and the Washington Redskins, and has treated some of the nation’s most famous professional athletes including Adrian Peterson, Jack Nicklaus, Drew Brees, Robert Griffin III, Michael Jordan and more.

“We are so excited to offer these new CEU courses from the Andrews Research and Education Institute” says DeAndrea Laub, Director of Operations for HomeCEUConnection.com. “While our current catalog offers over 650 hours of accredited elite CEU courses for health professionals and athletic trainers, the Andrews content is a great addition to our growing library. And all of this new content is just as convenient as the rest of our catalog; Health professionals can work on their required online CEUs right in the comfort of their own home on any device.

soccerinjuryfemaleWorld renowned Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine physician, Dr. James Andrews, states, “We are pleased to partner with HomeCEUConnection.com to provide elite educational content for rehabilitation and athletic professionals. This content will generate new techniques, technology and methodologies to immediately implement in direct patient care and improve the lives of people of all ages.”

Rehabilitation professionals and athletic trainers can now purchase the new Andrews Research and Education Sports Medicine Series in the HomeCEUConnection.com continuing education course library.

About HomeCEUConnection.com
HomeCEUConnection.com is a leader in providing elite CEU online classes for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists. To learn more, visit HomeCEUConnection.com or call 1-800-55-4CEUS.

About the Andrews Research and Education Institute
AREI has a network of physicians that provide expertise and counsel to others across the country and internationally to help those in need receive the best medical care for their respective conditions. We offer training throughout the year to physicians, residents, interns, and visiting medical personnel located throughout the United States and abroad. In addition, AREI has passes nearly 16,000 square feet of dedicated research laboratories and education and conference facilities. AREI houses three distinct research laboratory facilities instrumented with state-of-the-art research instrumentation.

New Georgia Physical Therapy CE Reporting Rules

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On February 5, 2015, the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy updated their continuing competence rules to require that all licensees report compliance by using the free online system aPTitude.

How does this affect HCEUC customers?

Nothing has changed with our courses being accepted for your license renewal. All HomeCEUConnection.com physical therapy continuing education courses are still approved and valid under the revised rules, and will count toward your Georgia PT /PTA licensure requirements as outlined in section 490-4-.02 (1)(b) which states that continuing education programs “approved by the physical therapy association of Georgia or any other state chapters will be accepted”.

So what HAS changed?

All Georgia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants must have a free aPTitude account that needs to be created prior to June 1st, 2015. To register, you will need the following information: your first name, last name, license number, and email address.

It’s free and easy!

What else do I need to know?

Georgia PTs & PTAs must report all physical therapy continuing education courses completed prior to their December 31st license renewal via aPTitude, starting with any courses completed after January 1st, 2014.

Looking for fast CEUs for your Georgia continuing competence requirements? Click the big button below to see the awesome stuff we have just for you!

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Reporting To CE Broker: Your Questions Answered!

With the February 28th Florida OT/OTA license renewal deadline looming, we field lots of question every day about reporting occupational therapy continuing education credits. We hope to help by tackling some of the more common ones.

 Q How are my CE credits reported to the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy?
 A The Florida Department of Health uses CE Broker as their official continuing education reporting system. When an occupational therapy continuing education course is completed, it’s sent to CE Broker who record and track all OT CE credits.
 Q Who reports my CEs and how long does it take?
 A HomCEUConnection.com submits your occupational therapy continuing education on your behalf. Once we have submitted your CE course, it takes CE Broker about 24-48 hours to process the credit. So you can expect to see your completed courses in your account within 48 hours.
 Q  How often do you report to CE Broker?
 A Effective immediately, HomeCEUConnection reports every day. Please allow up to 48 hours for your credits to appear in your account.
 Q  I can’t wait, can I report my CEs myself?
 A Absolutely! It’s a little time-consuming, but possible. Simply log in to your CE Broker account and follow the steps. Please note that all HomeCEUConnection.com courses are currently categorized as “LIVE”. To find the course code, do an approved provider search (under HomeCEUConnection.com and “LIVE”), locate the course you need and click on it:

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Questions about reporting that we haven’t covered? Drop us an email at Anne@HomeCEUConnection.com!

Florida Occupational Therapy

NBCOT Renewal: How Easy It Can Be!

Did you know that you can complete your entire NBCOT renewal continuing education requirement without ever having to leave your home? Did you also know that any courses taken through an AOTA approved provider (Like us!) earns you 25% more credit towards your requirement?

How can me make this outrageous claim? Easy!

As an AOTA approved provider, HomeCEUConnection.com PDUs have a conversion rate of 1 contact hour : 1.25 PDU. That means you only need to complete 29 contact hours with us and it will count as 36 PDUs for your NBCOT renewal. You can confirm your PDU amounts using the NBCOT’s conversion calculator. And since our occupational therapy continuing education courses are now mobile friendly, you’re not shackled to a desk or classroom.

Does it get better? Yes!

To make it even easier on you we have OT Flex Packages filled with our most popular occupational therapy continuing education courses. OT flex packages let you mix premium text and video courses to create a customized learning package. Flex packages are available in 12, 29 and 36 hour options. Using the promo code “NBCOT″ helps you save even more off the individual course prices:

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Other things to remember to make life easier

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification is granted for a 3-year period if all requirements are met by the scheduled renewal date. The 2015 on-time renewal period ends on March 31, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. The NBCOT highly recommends that therapists aim for a March 16th submission deadline instead as applications received less than 15 days prior to the renewal deadline may not be processed by the March 31st due date.

The NBCOT certification requires at least 36 Professional Development Units (PDUs) accrued during the 3 year renewal cycle for both Registered Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Not due this year? Why wait! HomeCEUConnection.com courses have a 1 year expiry date. So those flex packages can be bought now and completed later. Sweet!

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An Urgent Message Regarding Florida Occupational Therapy CE Rules

We’ve been fielding calls from a lot of Florida OTs and OTAs regarding a rule change regarding their CEUs. We have confirmed with the head of the continuing education department of the Florida Occupational Therapy Board, that, effective March 1st, 2015, they  will officially change their definition of “interactive” course work. Until midnight on February 28th, 2015, all HomeCEUConnection.com courses remain in the “Interactive” category. There will be no enforcement of changes to requirements for the 2015 renewal deadline.

Don’t Panic, You’re Good!

For this cycle, ALL of our Florida occupational therapy CEUs (text, pre-recorded video, webinars), count towards your license renewal with no restrictions. We will report to CE Broker as usual, and, beginning February 10th, 2015, we will be reporting three times per week.

After the 2015 license renewal period, Florida OTs and OTAs will be limited to a maximum of 12 hours of non-interactive “home study” courses (any text or video based courses) per cycle. Interactive courses will have to offer the ability to communicate with the instructor in real-time, such as HomeCEUConnection.com online webinars:

Section 64B11-5.001 Requirements for License Renewal of an Active License (4), “Taking a computerized exam at the end of the study, or being able to e-mail the instructor with a question does not qualify home study as a live or interactive course”, will be enforced as of March 1st, 2015.

What Does That Mean For You?

For this renewal cycle, it’s business as usual. For the 2017 renewa, we will be putting together a schedule of real-time interactive webinars to help you meet your new Florida Occupational Therapy CE needs. We will be adding more to the schedule on a regular basis, so check back frequently to find approved interactive courses to meet your requirements and get those pesky CEUs done ahead of time!

If you have any questions about your Florida occupational therapy continuing education please call our office at 1.800.554.2387 or email me at Anne@HomeCEUConnection.com.