“The best way to manage CE Compliance. Anywhere, Anytime.”
We just released our new and improved iPhone App to make tracking your continuing education as simple as ever. Truly. The best part about the whole thing? It’s free to download. Just click on the picture above to get started downloading.
The typical day of a health professional is often crunched for time. Our app offers you a way to simplify the complicated, time-consuming license renewal process so that you can make time for what really matters to you. Now, as amazing as our new app is, it won’t quite perform your work for you… but it comes pretty close. With the app you can manage your continuing education from anywhere at the time most convenient for you. That may mean letting our app walk you through reporting your completed credits while on your lunch break, checking your compliance status via your CE Compliance Transcript while standing in line at bank, or even searching for last minute courses to fulfill any of your unmet requirements during any quick break you have throughout your busy work day. This is continuing education simplified.
The iPhone app is a playground of simplicity. There are so many tools you have access to. We’ll go through all the features with you here.
- Ability to create a Basic Account right from within the App. When you first open the app, you will be prompted to either create a Basic Account or access an existing account. If you are either creating a Basic Account or accessing your existing account, you will find the option to upgrade from the app to a Professional or Concierge Account and the charges will be sent to your iTunes account. No credit card information required. Easy, right?
- Licensee Information Page. This page will include all of your license information; license number, profession, status, and renewal period. The license number section will include a drop down so you can choose to display information from multiple licenses. The best part about this page is the visual representation of your compliance status so you can see with a quick glance exactly where you stand in your renewal process.
- CE Compliance Transcript Page. This will be available only to Professional and Concierge accounts. Your Transcript page will break down your required Subject Area hours, how many of those hours you have completed and how many of those hours are left for you to complete. If you have a Basic Account, you will find the option to upgrade to either a Professional or Concierge account. Again, all charges go to your iTunes account and no credit card information is required.
- Course History Page. This page will display all of your reported course information, including class name, provider name and how many hours were awarded.
- Course Search Page. Our app will access self-study courses only. To search for live courses, you can visit our website. Any classes you sign up for there will integrate seamlessly with your iTunes app account so you don’t have to report separately. You can customize all self-study courses by subject area. The course detail will then display the registration detail, including a clickable link to the provider’s website (if provided by them).
- Report CE Page. Of course, if you take a class from an approved Board, they are required to report to us within 90 days. That class will show up in your Course History and you will be notified as soon as it is recorded. If you choose to self-report, all account types (Basic, Professional and Concierge) will all have that option. All you will need to do is enter in your course information as prompted. Once you have completed that, you get to one of the coolest features of the app: “Attach a Photo.” Seriously. You get to just snap a shot of your certification from your iPhone and it will be stored in your Course History so you can access it anytime you need to.
- Account Info Page. This page will list all of your personal account information: Name, Profile Tracking Number, Account Type, Account Expiration Date, License Number, Compliance Status and your Profession.
- Concierge Account Perks. If you are using our Concierge Account, you will have the option to select “Automatic Concierge Service” and email us your information so we can do all the reporting for you. You will be notified as soon as that is complete!
- Pending Attachment Option. When you are reporting courses from your account on our website, you will see the option titled “Mobile App.” This will trigger a “pending attachment” notification within your iPhone app. When you next login to your iPhone app, you will see a red circle with a pending attachment in the lower right corner. Click that notification and simply snap a picture of your document to be stored.
Make your life easier and download our CE Broker App today. Just click here to be taken directly to iTunes so you can download it for free.
Florida Chiropractic Physicians, March 31 is fast approaching! CE Broker wants to give you a quick visual of all of your CE requirements so you don’t have any surprises when you are renewing your license. Here are your renewal requirements, and remember that ALL of your CE must be completed in person. No home study allowed. Remember that all courses must be approved by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine!
- 2 hours Medical Error
- 27 hours General
- 2 hours Laws and Rules
- 1 hour Risk Management
- 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
- 2 hours Ethics and Boundaries
If you are one of the Chiropractic Physicians who is certified in Acupuncture, then your requirements are a little bit different:
- 23 hours General
- 2 hours Medical Errors
- 2 hours Laws & Rules of the Board
- 1 hour Risk Management
- 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
- 2 hours Ethics and Boundaries
- 2 hours Acupuncture Safety and Risk Management
- 2 hours Acupuncture Technique
If this is your first time renewal, then your requirements are:
- 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
- 2 hours Ethics and Boundaries
- 2 hours Medical Errors
- 3 hours HIV/AIDS
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 have added a special FAQ section just for Chiropractors in our Support pages. To read over those, click here. To find a specific course to fulfill any unmet requirements, you can watch our Course Search video by clicking on the picture below.
For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can receive notifications of license deadlines, report CE to your account, access to your CE Compliance Transcript and more to simplify your renewal process.
CE Broker just joined Pinterest! For a company that is dedicated to making your life as simple and organized as possible, it just seemed like the logical thing to do since Pinterest is the perfect tool for collecting and organizing ideas for your life. We created many a board to optimize on how you can stay on top of your game to enjoy an organized life. Whether our pins are a motivational quote for a quick pick-me-up or a reminder to renew your license, we’re generating content just for you. Here is a glimpse of the Pinteresting Boards we have been working on:
1. Think Green:
Call it a trend or call it doing our part to better the environment, CE Broker is all about green living. As a company, we work to both uphold “green” standards internally and by offering services to you that reduce printing and provide online ways to track your continuing education.
2. Quotes To Live By:
“Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see.” -Rework
We all have days when we need a quick pick-me-up. Something as easy as an uplifting quote can do just the trick to brighten your day or motivate you to get the job done. This board is a collection of our own quotes and of quotes from others that move us! Be sure to join this board for a little laugh, motivation and all around fun.
3. Growth and Learning:
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin
Join this Board to be inspired to continue your personal growth and learning.
4. 12 Steps to Organization:
Staying organized includes more than just keeping track of your certificates and continuing education. This Board includes 12 different companies and ideas you can utilize to stay organized in all aspects of your life. This Board features terrific companies like Evernote, Real Simple, fitbit, Basecamp and much more!
5. 3 month Renewal Countdowns:
This Board is dedicated to keep you on your toes when it comes to your renewal period. We’ll include in-house graphics produced just for this Board to make sure that each profession is well-aware of renewal date.
6. CE Requirements:
Requirements can be confusing. You are a superhero if you can keep up with it all. Follow this Board and you can reference it to know exactly what is required for your profession.
7. Live Balanced:
“A wise man [or woman] should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.” -Hippocrates
A board to promote a healthy, happy lifestyle for all.
8. Good Business | Good Design:
CE Broker enjoys promoting business in an aesthetically and functionally pleasing way through design. We like to share what we are working on in office, with our new website and inspiring design from other companies here in this Board.
9. CE Broker Employees:
We really want to enhance the culture of our company by giving CE Broker some character. Our employees work hard to make CE Broker run smoothly every day. When Brian Solano, professional photographer/filmaker became CEO for CE Broker, he truly shared his passion for living life to the fullest with the company. He was inspired by 37signals and other companies that focus on a good work/culture balance. Learn more about our employees here. We have a terrific CE Broker family; meet us!
10. How to Videos:
For those of you who are visual learners, we created videos for you to use while taking advantage of some of our CE Broker features. These will show you step-by-step how to use Digital Storage, CE Transcript, etc.
11. Do It Yourself:
Need some creative outlets during that spare time of yours? Depending on whether your spare time is plentiful or limited, this Board contains some quick and fun DIY projects. Plus, you can always brag to your friends that you “Did it Yourself.”
12. CE Broker Blog:
Hey, you are reading this blog now, aren’t you? Follow this Board on Pinterest so you will always know when our next blog has been released.
The Support Center team at CE Broker sees Customer Service as more than just answering phone calls and emails from our customers. It’s about solving problems and going above and beyond for whomever we are helping at that moment. When I am talking on the phone with a customer, my goal is that I want to hear you say “Wow!” Whether it is “Wow, that was easier than I thought!” Or, “Wow! You made my day!” our Support Center team strives to hear that “WOW.”
When the day starts in Support Center we need to be ready to rock. Answering calls from licensees and educational providers is a huge part of our day. It can be a challenging task because we want the hold time for calls to be as minimal as possible – but we also want to give each call the time and attention it deserves. Learning to use a system you are not familiar with can be intimidating, so if I get a call from someone reporting a course for the first time I want to see you through until you get the hang of it and feel confident continuing on your own! Whatever you call us about you can rest assured you will get a smiling, helpful voice greeting you.
Often a call will bring up a question that takes some extra research. Any information we provide we want to make sure it is accurate and thorough. If a question or concern requires input from another department or party you can be sure the Support Center Representative assisting you will do the necessary research and call or email you back with a resolution in a timely manor. If I am the first person you speak to regarding a concern I want to personally see you through until a resolution is reached – not pass you off to another party. Maria, our Support Center Manager, is excellent at making sure everyone is on the same page when resolving an issue.
Our Support Center office is open 8am – 5pm Eastern Time so a popular method of communication is via email. You can be sure your email will be responded to quickly but if it is a complicated issue and you provide your phone number we are more than happy to place a call to you directly. Hannah is a team member that responds to emails incredibly efficiently and thoroughly – when she responds to your email she not only answers your question but she knows what you would ask next and answers that too!
Ever noticed the “Chat Now” tab in the bottom right corner of your CE Broker page? That’s us too! It’s another convenient way to reach a Support Center Representative when you are not available to call. We take turns in the Support Center where one person will accept chats all day instead of answering the phone. Let me tell you, a day in chat feels like running a marathon. Team members Ashley and Patricia are gold medalists! They are over here typing at the speed of light to get your questions answered as efficiently as possible.
That’s right – our Support Center team is right here in sunny Jacksonville, Florida taking chats, emails AND phone calls. As CE Broker grows, so does our Support Center. Our small but mighty team of 14 (no not 20 or 30, just 14 amazing people!) don’t get to interact with customers face-to-face but we love talking to each and every one and love when we hear that “WOW.” That’s how we know we are delivering on our promise of amazing customer service.
-Blog graciously written by one of our rockstar Support Team members, Bonnie. If you want to know more about who is helping out behind the scenes, check out our Pinterest page here for our employee bios.
CE Broker is continually looking to add features to make your continuing education process easy to track. We have just launched our new and improved dashboard, accessible for all Professional and Concierge accounts. You’ll have immediate access to your new dashboard when you log into your account. It will look a little something like this:
You will have access to View Course History, View My Transcript, Report CE and the option to add a new license or certification. For Florida, DC and Ohio the date listed below Report CE will link directly to your License Verification page. You can choose to add a certification, such as Heart Card, by clicking “+ License/Certification. In the near future, you will also be able to add a license from another site.
If you are not complete we will display a yellow flag and the percentage complete until you get 3 months close to the transcript expiration date.
If you have made it to the 3 month count down and have still not completed your CE, the yellow flag changes to a red warning symbol.
If you are complete a green check and 100 % complete will display.
Yellow Flag Verbiage–Here is a helpful key to reading your flag status:
0: “Nothing has been reported yet.”
1 – 24: ”Good start!”
25 – 50: ”Making progress!”
51 – 75: ”You’re on your way!”
76 – 99: ”Almost there!”
We are very excited to reveal this new feature for our audience! If you have any questions about how to navigate your new dashboard or if you just want to comment on it, we are happy to hear from you. There are many ways to reach out to us. You can email our WOW help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet to @CE_Broker, message us on Facebook, or join us for great conversation on LinkedIn.
The holiday season is one full of merriment, family and feasting. This is generally the time of year where everyone is fretting about weight-gain, due mainly to the excess amounts of food around. With 2013 wrapping up, most of us will try to start 2014 out on a new foot. Resolution one- Eat healthy. Resolution two- exercise more. Resolution three- Drink less. Oh you get the picture, we’ve all been here before. These are some of the most common resolutions made among us this come the new year, according to USA.gov. How about we break the mold this year? I have an easy, relevant New Years resolution that you can make and keep. Resolution- healthy teeth, beautiful smile. It could be just as simple as chewing gum.
High acidic and sugar diets can be detrimental to your oral hygiene by causing acid erosion. Pronamel describes acid erosion as an occurrence when “tooth enamel is worn away by acids found in every day foods such as fruit, vegetables, soda and wine. Acid erosion damages your enamel and gradually changes the shape, texture and appearance of your teeth;” resulting in an unflattering yellow-toothed grin. CE Broker decided to see what tips Dentists had for avoiding acid erosion.
Dr. Mary Casey Kelly, DDS was kind enough to chat with us and share some helpful hints. “Chewing sugar-free gum or mints with xylitol in it can make an immense difference. If you find yourself eating high-acidic/high-sugary foods this holiday season, chew gum with xylitol in it for up to 15 minutes as this can inhibit bacteria growth for up to 8 hours afterwards. ” Not only will you be protecting your teeth, but you’ll also have good breath so you won’t scare off any holiday party guests.
Science Daily weighs in on acid erosion, offering some other handy tips. If you are eating acidic or sugary foods, “wait at least 20 minutes before brushing the teeth so as not to destroy the weakened enamel.” Chew that xylitol gum that Dr. Kelly referred to earlier instead! Science Daily also states that “frequently consuming and continual snacking of foods with a low pH (potential of hydrogen) value, such as fruit juices, pickles, fresh fruit, yogurt, honey and raisins can lead to irreversible dental erosion.”
Leave us a comment below with any tips you have that might make us smile more!
Thanksgiving is here. Finally, we get a day off of work to relax, spend time with family, and other wonderful things that don’t include work (hopefully). Thanksgiving really kicks off the holiday season; sparking a rise in quality family time, lawn decorations and hot cider. Hot apple cider makes everything feel right, doesn’t it? When you hear “Happy Holidays,” does your mind immediately race to Christmas, Hanukah, etc. and skip over Thanksgiving? Or if you do think of Thanksgiving, are you considering it more than a time to pile your plate with as much food than it ever dreamed of holding? Hopefully this blog will encourage you to think of Thanksgiving as more. Buckle up, you are about to get hit hard with some Thanksgiving Trivia.
A Pie Chart of Pie
Eat desert first, you may not get to it later
Today’s dishes served on Thanksgiving Day are a bit different from the original Thanksgiving feast. Wall, a culinarian at Plimoth Plantation, claims that “little is known about exactly what was at the first feast. We do know that the Wampanoag Native American tribe brought five deer and some maize, served similarly grits” — a modern day Southern favorite. As far as we know, the colonists were able to contribute wild fowl (geese, pigeons, quail, duck, etc.) to the feast. The deer and fowl were most likely accompanied with fish, mussels, eels, shorebirds, and nuts; as well as vegetables such as pumpkins, squash, carrots, and peas. The sweets we all know and love today were not present due to the colonists’ shortened sugar supply quickly diminishing from the grueling seaward journey.
Thanksgiving has had many years to transform into what we traditionally consider it. Today’s average family will tend to serve turkey, cranberry, dressing, sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin pie.
To give you an idea of how popular a dish turkey has become, let’s talk numbers. The National Turkey Federation (NTF) estimated last year that the average weight of a turkey bought for Thanksgiving was 15 pounds. This brings the whopping total poundage of turkey sold for Thanksgiving day to 675 million pounds! This is equivalent to 45,000 elephants weighing 15,000 a pop. Or it is the same as 168,750 cars weighting 2 tons a piece. Now, that’s a lot of turkey!
Go Forth. Eat. And be merry.
CE Broker wishes you and your families the happiest of Thanksgivings! If you want to browse more on Thanksgiving facts to wow your families with at the dinner table, be sure to check out these posts:
- Guinness World Records- Thanksgiving edition
- Bloomberg weighs in on what professions work the most on Thanksgiving
- Avoid touchy subjects amongst family- Huffington Post
- Thanksgivukkah- A once in a lifetime event. What is it?
- Health Tips from the Herald Sun
First, let’s pinpoint exactly where the word “Freemium” came from. “Freemium” stems from the free + premium word sandwich. It embraces the idea that upon signing up for an account, you have access to basic services and products for free. What’s the catch, you ask? There is none. Basically, the notion is that you should be able to use a base set of services for free. These companies create revenue when you decide that the basic account is great, but opt to pay for the cherry on top services provided by the premium account.
A tricky part for these “freemium” companies is to make sure that the enhanced, premium version is worth the upgrade fee. If you aren’t benefitting from what is offered, why would you be compelled to dole out any of your hard earned cash? That’s why companies like Evernote, CE Broker and others are doing all they can to make their services worthy of your spent money.
For example: Phil Libin, a pioneer of Freemium and CEO of Evernote, states in an interview with Techcrunch how important it is to “design for yourself and love what you do.” Libin goes on to explain that if you are not confident that the free services beneficial to users, there is no point in even offering a premium option. It wouldn’t be worth the upgrade.
So What? What’s it Matter to Me?
It’s possible that you are using these services already. For instance, maybe you jam out to your favorite tunes on Spotify in your free time. Perhaps you find the convenient cloud-based storage system of Dropbox to be your answer to on-the-go access. Maybe your small business finds the cloud-based accounting solutions of FreshBooks handy. Whatever online service you may use, you will find that they all have some common ground. You can opt to use the free, bare minimum service and still benefit with the basics. OR you can pay for the premium services, allowing commercial-free radio play at Spotify, extra storage at Dropbox and more tools for personal organization with Evernote.
It’s a no brainer to sign up for these free services, but how do you justify paying for the premium accounts? The perceived benefits must outweigh the perceived barriers for that premium sign up to happen. That’s why these companies are going above and beyond to make their premium services worth your while.
Let’s say you are an avid coffee drinker and look forward to getting your morning fuel at a local coffee shop before work. In all honesty, who doesn’t need a little pick me up in the form of a warm, fresh mug of Joe before beginning a long and involved workday? On average, that small cup of coffee is going to cost you around $1.50. If you spend $1.50 per cup of coffee 5 days a week for an entire month, you are looking at burning a $30 hole in your pocket. That $30 that was spent on coffee is the same amount of money that our Professional Account at CE Broker would cost for a whole year.
Time to Benefit
If you are reading this blog, chances are you that you are already either a Basic or Professional Account user with CE Broker. The whole idea behind our business at CE Broker is to make sure that all of our users are satisfied. We do our best at CE Broker to offer you the most bang for your buck. If you find that our Basic Account is just what you need, that’s terrific! If you are looking for something more, our Professional Account may be the next step. Either way, we are constantly looking to add new features and expand our service level to provide everything you need to be compliant at renewal. If we aren’t making your licensure renewal and continuing education process as streamlined and simple as possible, then we aren’t doing our job correctly. If there is anything CE Broker can do to make your licensure renewal easier, we are always open to suggestions for improvement!
Want to hear more?
CE Broker is looking for a few friendly support center representatives for part time positions in our Jacksonville, Florida office.
You’ll be speaking to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, instructors, and all other sorts of healthcare professionals via phone, livechat, and email. They’ll depend on you to help them access and manage information that allows them to stay licensed and certified. And they’ll need you to listen and be extremely pleasant – they deserve it!
In addition to taking care of inbound customer requests, you’ll have a chance to craft FAQs, blog posts, and other helpful documentation. You must be a great writer!
Our Jacksonville headquarters features a very laid-back environment with a solid opportunity for growth. Our state contract manager, quality control manager, and many others joined us as support center representatives. We offer $12/hour starting pay and excellent benefits. The ideal candidate would be available anytime between 8AM-5PM EST Monday – Wednesday, and will probably work an average of 25 hours/week.
With your application, we’d like you to submit a cover sheet that answers a couple of questions. Please answer these as if you were replying to a customer’s request.
1. This is my first year as a nurse in the state of Florida. What’s the difference between a basic and a professional account?
2. How can I get in contact with you? Your phone center is only open from 8AM-5PM and I work night shifts!
If you think you’ve got all the right stuff for this position, please submit a cover sheet and resume at http://cebroker.theresumator.com/apply/TAPFSk/Support-Center-Representative.html?source=blog. We look forward to hearing from you!
We want to simplify some of the things that occupy your time as a healthcare professional. To that end, we have added a new feature for our professional subscribers – heart card status tracking! You’ll find this feature at the bottom left corner of your dashboard.
This licensee has chosen to add CPR and PALS to her tracking window. To add your own certification, you’ll need to click “Add/Update Certification.”
You’ll be taken to an overview of your certifications. As you can see at the top, you’ll be notified 120, 90, 60, 30, and 15 days before these expire, so you’ll have ample time to renew. You can add a new certification by clicking the big “+ Add Certification” at the bottom left.
Here, our licensee is adding a BLS certification. However, you can use this feature to track literally whatever you want. If you’d like, you can attach a copy of the documentation associated with the certification so that you can keep track of your records online. Go paperless!
We’re constantly looking for more ways to simplify and keep track of the things that matter to you. Do you have any suggestions for additional features you’d like to see, or questions about heart card status tracking? Send us an email at email@example.com!