What will happen when you cancel/subscription expires:

So you gave our Free Trial a shot and decided maybe now isn’t the best time to sign up? Here’s what will happen now:
 Your account will automatically be reverted to a Basic Account and you will not be charged for the Professional Account. Because you already signed up for your 7-day Free Trial, that option will not be available to you anymore. The image below is the Basic Account Dashboard that you will see when you cancel your 7-day Free Trial. Note that if you want to renew your Professional Account subscription, you can do so by clicking the blue “Renew Subscription” button in the top, right hand side of the screen.
What you will gain and lose:

The Course Search & Reporting CE tools will still be available, but you will no longer have access to automated CE compliance calculation/tracking. You will lose the beneficial CE tracking tools specific to the Professional Account such as:

  • Knowing your license status through the CE Compliance Transcript
  • Receiving important deadline notifications
  • Access to records from your Course History
  • Digital storage of your certificates
  • etc.

How you can upgrade to a Professional Account if you change your mind:

Lots of licensees decide to upgrade before license renewal so they know for certain they are compliant. The CE Compliance Transcript will automatically calculate your compliance status for you and show you exactly what’s missing. To upgrade, simply click the “Renew/Upgrade Subscription” button at the top of your account navigation bar.

Massage Therapy Requirements

Requirement Breakdown for Massage

With the first mandatory license renewal right around the corner, you want to be sure that you are on the right track. You don’t want any surprises when you renew your license! It’s especially important that you understand the requirement “relevant to and focus on massage therapy techniques” as it is not a requirement you can fulfill at the last minute (keep reading to learn more).

We want to go over all of your requirements so you know what is expected of you each biennium. Below is a chart of your CE requirements (first time license renewals may differ):

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What if this is my first renewal?

If this is your first license renewal, you are required to complete a 2 hour Medical Error course. You will also need 1 hour of General CE for every month that you’ve held the license. The one hour per month is not literal. You are required to have a total of 1 hour per month. For example, if licensed for 12 months, you will need 12 total hours, which must include two hours in the prevention of medical errors. 

No specific subject area is required for the first renewal of a Florida Massage Therapy license, but all must be taken with approved providers. To find approved providers, you can use our Course Search (educational providers are required to report completed CE for you). Or you can read our blog listing some of the top educational providers among Massage Therapists. Read that HERE.

CE Broker iPhone and Android Apps- Continuing Education Simplified.

Our free CE Broker iPhone or Android app, available in the iTunes Store and in Google Play, is the best way to manage your CE from anywhere, anytime. You can create a FREE Basic Account and even upgrade to a Professional or Concierge account with your iTunes/Google Play account, if you so desire. That means no credit card is required since your account on file is automatically charged. Once you download the app you need, you can see your Course History, Report CE, use the Course Search Tool and even view your CE Compliance Transcript. Visit the iTunes or Google Play store and download your app for free today!

What if I Have Questions?

We are dedicated to helping you successfully renew your license so we have plenty of tools for you to utilize if you have any questions! We added a special Massage Therapy FAQ section just for you in our Support pages which includes all of the most commonly asked questions from other licensees in your profession.

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can access your CE Compliance Transcript, receive continuing education and license deadline reminders, report CE to your account and much more to simplify your renewal process.

Course History for Compliance

The Course History is included for free with every type of CE Broker account (Basic, Professional and Concierge). You can use this tool to check your CE Compliance status prior to renewing your license. Use the Course History to stay on track and take the guesswork out of your CE process.

The Course History is a chronological listing of courses that have been reported to CE Broker. It includes courses posted by the educational provider and courses that may have self-reported yourself.

In the image below, you can see that your Course History will include the Course Name, Tracking #, Date Completed, who the course was submitted by, number of hours posted, the transcript name (since the Course History has the availability to track for multiple licenses) and you’ll see the Digital Storage option (available only for the Professional and Concierge Accounts).

Course History

To learn more, click through this slideshare on the Course History:

Massage Therapists – Looking for CE Providers?

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With Massage Therapy license renewal creeping up (by midnight of August 31st), you may be looking for some good educational providers to complete your CE with. We wanted to provide you with a list of some popular providers that report to CE Broker for you. (And why would you want to do that? That means less work for you!) And while these aren’t the only providers you can complete CE through, they are the ones that our CE Experts have noted as being popular among your peers.

1.    Elite (50-4007) —they have a couple package courses that are used for mandatory hours in Medical Errors, Professional Ethics, and Laws and Rules of the Board. Plus they can include some general hours in the package.

2.    Options for Wellness (50-2489)

3.    My CE National and CE Massage (50-12773)

4.    Institute for Natural Resources (50-3026)

5.    Paul Lewis (50-12931)

Note that as a Massage Therapist, you are not required to complete Florida board-approved courses. You can complete courses from nationally approved providers and it will still fulfill your requirements. Just make sure that you self-report those if they do not report to CE Broker for you!

For a more in-depth look at your CE requirements each biennium, have a look at this FAQ by clicking here.

Top Nursing CE Providers

 

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Hello, nurses! Since some of you have a license expiration date approaching (July 31st for PN’s), we wanted to supply you with a list of reputable, approved continuing education providers. We chose these providers based upon a number of criteria ranging from reporting time to customer service. These providers will generally report your hours within a week, have easy to use websites, and receive positive feedback from other nurses for the quality of their courses.

Elite CME Inc. – You have the option to customize your interests and purchase course packages to knock out your CE quickly.

NetCE – Great course search and tons of relevant courses readily available. Often times you can find courses for free.

ContinuingEducation.com -RNs and LPNs can choose from more than 1,200 hours of text, audio, video, webinar, live, and even free CE courses. Instant CE Certificates are available upon completion of all our courses.

NurseCE4Less.com – NurseCe4Less.com is accredited by the State of Florida, Board of Nursing (CE Provider # 50-9573). They submit completed courses to us each week (usually on a Friday) for courses completed the previous 7 days.

Western Schools – Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. They also maintain provider approvals with the Boards of Nursing in California, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, and West Virginia.

RN.org – Has many free courses available. RN.org® also automatically reports course completions electronically to CE Broker on a weekday basis so the State of Florida is aware of your CEU activity.

CEUFast.com – Subscribe for only $29.95 and receive a full year of unlimited certificates. They also have free courses available and are nationally accredited by the ANCC.

Consultants for the Future – They report all hours completed with a valid license number to CE Broker daily! They are also in the process of making the reporting process immediate.

There are a ton out there for you to choose from! Don’t wait until the last minute, get your CE out of the way today so you can renew your license successfully. And if you haven’t already, claim your FREE Basic Account with us today! You can track your CE compliance as you gear up for license renewal.

CE Compliance Transcript

Stop counting hours and worrying about how your courses count towards renewal requirements. Use your CE Compliance Transcript to automatically calculate that for you. Once your progress dial reads 100% complete, you know that you can renew your license with ease.

Plus, you always know exactly where you stand with your CE, according to the Florida Department of Health. With just one glance you can see your personal progress and what still requires completion. Click through the slideshare below to learn more about reading your CE Compliance Transcript. Once you’ve done that, sign up for a FREE trial of the Professional Account.

 

How to report CE slideshare

It is completely free to report your CE. But keep in mind that approved educational providers are required to report completions to CE Broker within 90 days — although they normally report within an average of 14 days. This means that you will only need to self-report in certain circumstances. Either way — whether the educational provider reports for you or whether you self-report, the process will be completely free for you!

Not only is self-reporting free, but it’s also easy. Just click through the slideshare below to walk through the process:

Nursing Requirements for License Renewal

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Florida Practical Nurses — for all of you who are about to renew your license, we want to give you a quick visual of all of your CE requirements. You don’t want to have any surprises when you are renewing your license! The following chart with renewal requirements included is the same for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Licensed Practical Nurse:

Nursing CE Requirements Chart

For more information on the renewal process, you can visit the Florida Board of Nursing website and click on the “Renewal” tab at the top of the screen or you can simply click on the link above. If you want to renew your license through the Florida Department of Health, click on this link to be redirected to their website.

What If This Is My First Renewal?

There are a few things to keep in mind if you are renewing your license for the first time. These stipulations are the same for RN’s, ARNP’s, LPN’s and CNS’s.

If you are initially licensed by examination during the current biennium, you are exempt from the general CEU requirements for the first renewal. You must complete 2 hours of medical errors, 2 hours of laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS (all must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider).

If you are initially licensed by endorsement during the current biennium and took the exam in another state within the biennium, you are exempt from general CEU hours.  You must complete 2 hours of medical errors, 2 hours laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS (all must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider).

If you do not qualify for the exemption in your first renewal, you must complete 1 hour per month (not literally just used for calculation purposes) remaining in the biennium from the date the license was issued. These hours must include 2 hours of medical errors, 2 hours laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS (all must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider)

CE Broker iPhone and Android Apps- Continuing Education Simplified.

Our free CE Broker iPhone or Android app, available in the iTunes Store and in Google Play, is the best way to manage your CE from anywhere, anytime. You can create a FREE Basic Account and even upgrade to a Professional or Concierge account with your iTunes/Google Play account, if you so desire. That means no credit card is required since your account on file is automatically charged. Once you download the app you need, you can see your Course History, Report CE, use the Course Search Tool and even view your CE Compliance Transcript. Visit the iTunes or Google Play store and download your app for free today!

What if I Have Questions?

We are dedicated to helping you successfully renew your license so we have plenty of tools for you to utilize if you have any questions! We added a special Nurse FAQ just for you in our Support pages which includes all of the most commonly asked questions from other licensees in your profession. Want to learn more about CE Broker? Watch the video below!

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can access your CE Compliance Transcript, receive continuing education and license deadline reminders, report CE to your account and much more to simplify your renewal process.