Meet our CE Experts: Angie Gates

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1. Where are you from? Bolingbrook, IL
2. How long have you been with CE Broker? 1 year, 3 months
3. What’s your specialty/expertise as a CE Expert? Concierge account manager
4. If you had the day off of work, what would your ideal day look like? What would you spend your time doing? Sleeping in and then a lazy day at the beach!
5. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Invisibility
6. What’s on your bucket list? Become a RN, live somewhere in the Florida Keys, and visit Israel
7. What aspect of your job as Support Center Expert do you enjoy the most? Having the opportunity to help others.
8. What’s your favorite movie? Casino

Florida Acupuncture CE Requirements

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February 28th, 2016 is the day that Florida Acupuncturists will be renewing their licenses. We want to give you a quick visual of all of your CE requirements so you don’t have any surprises when renewing your license.

The following chart contains all of the 30 total hours required for Florida Acupuncturists.

Keep in mind that you your Medical Errors course MUST be board approved.

What If This Is My First Renewal?

If you are renewing your license for the first time you are only required to complete 2 hours of Medical Errors and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS.

If you need to complete an HIV/AIDS course, Medical Errors or if you need to complete other required subject areas, you can find approved courses in our Course Search Tool. 

CE Broker iPhone App

CE Broker's iPhone App. Continuing Education Simplified.

Our free CE Broker iPhone app, available in the iTunes Store, 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 account if you so desire. That means no credit card is required since your iTunes account on file is automatically charged. Once you download the iPhone app, you can see your course history, report CE, use the course search tool and even view your CE Compliance Transcript. Visit the iTunes Store today and download for free!

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 Florida Board of Acupuncture section just for you Acupuncturists in our Support pages which includes all of the most commonly asked questions from other licensees in your profession. To find a specific course to fulfill any unmet requirements, you can watch our Course Search video by clicking on the picture below.

Watch our Course Search Video here to walk you through how to find the course you need

Florida Dentist CE Requirements

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February 28th, 2016 is the day that Florida Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Laboratories will be renewing their licenses. We want to give you a quick visual of all of your CE requirements so you don’t have any surprises when renewing your license.

The following chart contains all of the 30 total hours required for Florida Dentists.

 

Keep in mind that you MUST complete 2 hours of Domestic Violence every third biennium. If you aren’t sure if this is the biennium in which you must complete your Domestic Violence requirement, sign up for a Free Trial of a Professional Account to view your CE Compliance Transcript. It will display all of the CME requirements that you need for 2016 and even show you what you are missing!

The following chart contains all of the 24 total hours required for Florida Dental Hygienists.

Dental Hygienist Requirements

The following chart contains all of the 18 total hours required for Florida Dental Laboratories.

 

What If This Is My First Renewal?

Dentists and Dental Hygienists– If you are newly licensed and renewing your license for the first time you are only required to complete 2 hours of HIV/AIDS.

Dental Laboratories – If you are newly licensed and renewing your license for the first time you are required to complete 18 hours as stated above in your requirements chart.

If you need to complete an HIV/AIDS course or if you need to complete other required subject areas, you can find approved courses in our Course Search Tool.

CE Broker iPhone App

CE Broker's iPhone App. Continuing Education Simplified.

Our free CE Broker iPhone app, available in the iTunes Store, 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 account if you so desire. That means no credit card is required since your iTunes account on file is automatically charged. Once you download the iPhone app, you can see your course history, report CE, use the course search tool and even view your CE Compliance Transcript. Visit the iTunes Store today and download for free!

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 Florida Board of Dentistry section just for you Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Laboratories in our Support pages which includes all of the most commonly asked questions from other licensees in your profession. To find a specific course to fulfill any unmet requirements, you can watch our Course Search video by clicking on the picture below.

Watch our Course Search Video here to walk you through how to find the course you need

Meet our CE Experts: Christina Sylvia

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1. Where are you from? 
Born in South Carolina; but grew up in New Bedford, MA
2. How long have you been with CE Broker? 
1 month and loving it!
3. What’s your specialty/expertise as a CE Expert? 
Support Center Manager
4. If you had the day off of work, what would your ideal day look like? What would you spend your time doing? 
Sitting on the bridge catching all the big fish…not fishing…catching!
5. If you could have any super power, what would it be? 
To snap my fingers and be wherever I wanted
6. What’s on your bucket list? 
To visit the Cape Verde Islands and learn more about my culture (where by great grandparents are from)
7. What aspect of your job as Support Center Expert do you enjoy the most?
Managing a business-minded and hard working team!
8. What’s your favorite movie? 
The Five Heartbeats

Meet our CE Experts: Aaron Anderson

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Where are you from? Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. But moved to Jacksonville in 1997.
How long have you been with CE Broker? Started in December 2014

What’s your specialty/expertise as a CE Expert? Explaining complex/confusing situations to the “everyday person”.
If you had the day off of work, what would your ideal day look like? What would you spend your time doing? I would spend as much time as possible with my 11 year old daughter and wife of 16 years.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? I would like to be invisible.
What’s on your bucket list? I have crossed off many items. Most of what is left is travel. You can never be too well traveled.
What aspect of your job as Support Center Expert do you enjoy the most? Finding solutions to problems. Either with licensees or issues internal.
What’s your favorite movie? Empire Strikes Back.

CE Requirements for Georgia Registered Nurses

GA Registered Nurse CE Requirements

The Georgia Board of Nursing will be using CE Broker to track & verify completion of your continuing education. The board will now review your records in CE Broker at the time of license renewal. If your CE has been reported and your requirements are complete, you’ll complete the renewal with no problems! The board will not allow renewal until your requirements are complete. Once you have satisfied the requirements and have successfully renewed your license, you are still subject to a random audit by the Board.

If electing to complete CE, RNs will need to complete 30 hours of CE – no specific subject area requirements

What are my requirements?

There are 5 different options for registered nurses in Georgia to fulfill their continuing competency. You can report each one of these options to us so that we can track your continuing competency compliance for your Board. Learn more about each option and decide what best meets your needs below.

    • Option 1 – Georgia Nursing Continuing Education – 30 required CE hours for compliance. You can use ACCLS, PALS, NRP or CPR to fulfill your continuing education hours as long as they fall under one of the other approving entities. If this is your first time to renew your license, you are able to use CE courses completed prior to licensure as long as they as they were completed in the two years prior to the license expiration.1. Any provider, recognized by a national credentialing body, offering certification in the licensed nurse’s specialty area of practice.2. Any provider, recognized by a national credentialing body, recognized by the Georgia Board of Nursing in Rule 410-12-.12, offering certification to advanced practice nurses.3. Georgia Nurses Association (?GNA?), including offerings given by the GNA Continuing Education Provider/Approver Unit.4. Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in Georgia or any state AHEC that is a member of the National AHEC Organization.5. American Nurses Association (ANA), or ANY ANA affiliated state nurses association provider/approver unit6. National League for Nursing (NLN)?7. National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)?

      8. Employer sponsored continuing education programs having a minimum of one course objective. Unless the program is accredited through one of the other bodies mentioned on this document, employer sponsored continuing education may only be used for up to 50% of total contact hours

      9. Any provider of professional continuing education for health care professionals. Examples include offerings related to specialty areas of nursing practice such as research, case management, health policy, forensics, mental health, or complementary alternative therapies?

      10. Professional Journals (i.e. The American Journal of Nursing, Nursing 2013, Nursing Management and The Nurse Practitioner) offering continuing education approved by appropriate bodies?

      11. Any provider recognized by another state board of nursing within the United States

      Activities NOT accepted as Continuing Education

      • Offerings designe d for lay persons
      • Offerin gs less than 30 minutes in duration
      • On-the-job orientation
      • On-the-job training related to new policies, procedures or equipment
      • Other educational activities not sufficiently professional in character to reasonably qualify as continuing education.

 

    • Option 2 : Maintenance of Certification or Recertification – Please note, a nurse who is certified by a national certifying body recognized by the Board in Rule 410-11-.12 [O.C.G.A 43-26-9(b.1)(2)] is exempt from continuing education requirements, so reporting this will fulfill all your required hours.Please visit the Board’s website at http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb/nursing, click on “Laws, Rules and Policies” and view Rule 410-11-.12 under “Board Rules” for a complete list of Board approved certifying bodies.Additionally, see Rules 410-11-.03 through 410-11-.06 for specific rules regarding each Advanced Practice nursing profession.

 

    • Option 3: Completion of accredited academic program of study – A nurse who has proof of completion of an accredited academic program of study in nursing or a related field as recognized by the Board [O.C.G.A. 43-26-9(b.1)(3)] is exempt from continuing education requirements.Program of study must be a minimum of two credit hours. Acceptable areas of study include respiratory therapy, informatics, health care administration, and business administration.Please note, the word “program” does not refer to an academic track that results in a nursing degree. To qualify for this exemption, the Board simply requires that a licensee complete one accredited, academic course worth at least 2 credits in an area recognized by the Board.Reporting this exemption will fulfill all your CE requirements.

 

    • Option 4: Verification of competency and 500 hours practice – A Registered Professional Nurse with verification of competency by a health care facility or entity licensed under O.C.G.A. 31-7 or by a physician’s office that is part of a health system and at least five hundred (500) hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board [O.C.G.A. 43-26-9(b.1)(4)] is exempt from continuing education requirements.You may contact your facility administration to determine if your facility is licensed under O.C.G.A. 31-7, or the Board provides additional assistance on the following FAQ page under the heading “Option Four“:Please submit the verification of competence/active practice form completed by your employer.The verification of competence/active practice form can be located here:Please note reporting this exemption will fulfill all your CE requirements.

 

    • Option 5: Board approved re-entry prog. or graduation from a nursing ed. program – A nurse with proof of completion of a Board approved reentry program or graduation from a nursing education program [O.C.G.A. 43-26-9(b.1)(5)] is exempt from continuing education requirements.
      Please note reporting this exemption will fulfill all your CE requirements

If you have questions: 

If you have any questions about your requirements or how to sign up for your Basic, Professional or Concierge Account with CE Broker, you can reach out to our CE Experts. They are available Monday-Friday 8am-8pm by phone: 877-434-6323 or by email: support@cebroker.com.

 

Meet our CE Experts: Bonnie Cobb

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Where are you from?

I’m a Floridian born and raised! I’m from Daytona Beach originally and yes all the stories about that town are true.

How long have you been with CE Broker?

I celebrated my 2 year CE Broker anniversary on December 2nd

What’s your specialty/expertise as a CE Expert?

I’m your go-to expert when it comes to finding creative solutions. I love working with licensees and providers to problem solve together so that by the end of our conversation we have a “WIN!”

If you had the day off of work, what would your ideal day look like? What would you spend your time doing?

On my perfect day off work I would lie on the beach or in a hammock in the park, go for a bike ride around my neighborhood to visit my favorite shops, and finish the day off at a local brewery or community event.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

To teleport! I love traveling but hate sitting in traffic and have no patience for the time it takes to get places.

What’s on your bucket list?

Just a sample of my current bucket list includes: hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail, go on a spontaneous trip, learn to fold a fitted sheet properly, and go on an African safari.

What aspect of your job as Support Center Expert do you enjoy the most?

I really enjoy leaning new ideas and concepts that I would not otherwise be exposed to. Such as watching the programming and development of our website come together.

What’s your favorite movie?:

The Breakfast Club

Meet Our CE Experts: Jennifer Hill

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Where are you from? East St Louis IL/St. Louis, MO

How long have you been with CE Broker? About 11 months

What’s your specialty/expertise as a CE Expert? Not really sure, I have calmed down a lot of crying licenses since I’ve been here, so I think that could be considered a specialty.

If you had the day off of work, what would your ideal day look like? What would you spend your time doing? The beach

If you could have any super power, what would it be? To be able to go back in time

What’s on your bucket list? To visit Bora Bora

What aspect of your job as Support Center Expert do you enjoy the most? My co-workers

What’s your favorite movie? Pretty Woman and Corrina Corrina