Mandatory renewal is in full swing for you! What does this mean? When you renew your license online before your May 30th renewal date, the Florida Department of Health will review your records in CE Broker. It will be required that all of your requirements be met and your hours are posted in order to renew successfully. So don’t wait until the last minute– complete and report your hours as you go so you don’t fall behind!
You can learn more about your renewal process at www.AreYouRenewalReady.com.
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 Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors.
Your Hours– Broken Down:
28 General Hours are required every biennium. Remember that no more than 20 home study hours can be used per biennium and no more than 10 hours in risk management, personal growth, management and educational techniques per biennium.
You are also required to complete 2 hours of Medical Errors every biennium.
If you have a Professional or Concierge Account with CE Broker, you can see whether you have met the requirements listed above in your CE Compliance Transcript. If something is required for completion that biennium, you will see it listed as required. Once you have completed those hours, you will see that is fulfilled. If you have not completed those hours yet, you will see how many hours are still required for that section.
If you have a Basic Account with us, you will be able to see your Course History displaying all the courses you have completed and your compliance progress dial. To ensure you are ready for renewal, you can compare your Board’s requirements with the courses you have completed.
What If This Is My First Renewal?
According to the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition:
“Dietitian and Nutritionist renewing a license for the first time and were licensed in the first year of the biennium are required to complete 25 general hours, 2 medical error and 3 HIV/AIDS”
“Dietitian and Nutritionist renewing a license for the first time and were licensed in the second year of the biennium are required to complete 3 HIV/AIDS and 2 medical error”
Board Rule Approved Providers
- AMA Liason Committee for Medical Education
- Public Health Service, state or territorial health services or a branch of the United Stated Armed Services College courses from an approved graduate or undergraduate program accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the Department of Education
- Courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance which relates to maintaining skills necessary for the safe and competent practice of dietetics and nutrition services
- All other approved courses are listed in the CE Broker Course Search
- Courses offered by or approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium
- Attendance for a minimum of two hours at a public meeting of the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council
- Serve as an expert witness
- A lecture or author presenting or authoring for the initial presentation of a Board approved CE Program
- Pro Bono Services
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 Dietetics and Nutrition-FAQ section just for Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Counselors 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:
January 31st, 2015 is the day that Florida Medical Doctors in Medicine Group II 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 40 total hours required for Florida Medical Doctors.
How Do The Domestic Violence Requirements Work?
You are required to complete 40 CME hours each biennium. 38 hours can be General CME Hours and 2 hours are required to be in Medical Errors. Every third license cycle, 2 of those 40 required hours must fulfill your Domestic Violence requirement.
If you have a Professional or Concierge Account with CE Broker, you can see whether you are in your required Domestic Violence license cycle on your CE Compliance Transcript. If it is required, you will see the Domestic Violence section listed. If you have completed those hours, you will see that is fulfilled. If you have not completed those hours yet, you will see that two hours are still required in that section. If not required this license cycle and you complete 2 hours of Domestic Violence, this will become your selected license cycle for the Domestic Violence requirement.
What If This Is My First Renewal?
If you are renewing your license for the first time you are exempt from the general CME requirement and are only required to complete 2 hours of Preventing Medical Errors and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS. You can find these approved courses in our Course Search Tool.
Is Medical Errors Required Every Biennium?
Medical Errors is required every biennium and MUST include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C. A Professional or Concierge Account will give you access to your CE Compliance Transcript which will show your compliance status of Medical Errors and other courses and how they count towards your license requirements. These 5 mis-diagnosed conditions are: cancer related issues, neurological related issues, cardiac related issues, timely responding to complications during surgery and post-operatively, and urological related issues. These approved Medical Errors courses can also be found in our Course Search Tool.
CE Broker iPhone App
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 Medical Doctor-FAQ section just for Medical Doctors 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.
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The Florida Department of Health will now verify your continuing education records when you renew your professional license. To help you understand this process, the FDOH is inviting all Licensed Practical Nurses, Opticians, Consultant Pharmacists, Registered Pharmacy Technicians, Anesthesiologist Assistants, Medical Physicists, Optometrists, Hearing Aid Specialists, Medical Doctors and Occupational Therapists to join live webinars hosted by the Department so you can better understand this change.
You will learn how the process works and see what happens if you are not fully compliant when you renew. You will also see a demonstration of the continuing education tracking system, including how to create a Free Basic Account, view your course history and report continuing education.
Webinars are approximately 30 minutes and are Eastern Standard Time. To register for one of the webinars please click on one of the following dates:
Once you register you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join the webinar. If you are unable to attend one of the dates above please visit www.FLHealthsource.gov to learn more.
Florida healthcare professionals must now demonstrate proof of continuing education compliance in CE Broker in order to renew their licenses. With the implementation of Florida Department of Health’s Renewal Ready campaign, it is required that you create an account with CE Broker. By claiming your FREE Basic Account, you can help CE Broker help you simplify your renewal process.
Our services offer many tools for licensees to use in order to successfully renew. For example, the Course Search tool on CEBroker.com can be used to find classes offered by Educational Providers that are approved by the Florida Department of Health. These providers listed in our Official Course Search tool are required to report course completions to CE Broker within 90 days. If you waited until the last minute to complete your courses and find that the Educational Provider has not reported your course in enough time for you to renew your license, you can always self-report. However, in order to self-report, you will need to create your account with CE Broker! When you take a class offered on our website, there will be no more guessing whether your credits will count towards your license or not. (This does not mean that CE Broker offers the courses, we are just the tracking system that hosts a place for these courses to be listed).
The Reports to CE Broker Stamp
To make your decision easier on which course to take, we redesigned a digital stamp for Educational Providers to advertise on their website, social media pages, and other marketing collateral. As a licensee, you can have peace of mind about the timeline your completed credits will be reported. There are two different stamps we are handing out to providers, depending on their average reporting time.
The “Automatically Reports to CE Broker Within 7-Days” Stamp will be given out to providers who report within 7 days and will look like this:
The “Automatically Reports CE to CE Broker” stamp is for providers who report to CE Broker within the required 90 day time frame mandated by the FDOH. That stamp looks like this:
Be aware of both stamps and make an informed decision when taking courses, to ensure they are reported within your desired time. We sent emails out to every Florida provider to have them display these stamps in a visible spot so licensees can easily identify them.
Verify An Educational Provider Yourself
You can also verify an Educational Provider right from our Course Search Tool if you find that to be easier! You can click on the link above to be redirected to the Course Search and click “Just need to verify an educational provider?” (the red arrow below shows where you can locate this option).
To create your FREE Basic Account with CE Broker or to see what other account options are available to you, click HERE.
If you want to find approved courses, visit CE Broker’s Course Search by clicking HERE. You can narrow your search to meet your requirement needs by Course Type, Provider, Cost, Popularity and more.
Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. John H. Armstrong, recently announced his new Healthiest Weight Initiative and we at CE Broker are trying to do our part to help out. Dr. Armstrong launched the program in January 2013 and has high hopes of involving the community in helping tackle the state’s number one health threat–weight. Currently, Florida’s obesity rate is at 36% and is rapidly rising with rates increasing to as high as 60% by 2030 unless things change. High obesity rates result in increased number of incidents of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other metabolic disorders. Healthiest Weight Florida is structured for businesses, non-profits, state agencies and other organizations to join together to influence Florida’s adults and children to make the healthiest nutrition and lifestyle choices to reduce the obesity rate by 5% by 2017.
The Healthiest Weight Florida is divided into five different strategies to best address all aspects of health.
Strategy One-increasing the opportunity for physical activity: All CE Broker employees now receive a $30 subsidy to use towards any gym of their choosing.
Strategy Two-making health food available everywhere: CE Broker is partnering in a Community Supported Agricultural share that will be delivered to the Jacksonville office once a week. Employees will have their choice of organic vegetables provided by Palmetto Organics.
Strategy Three—Promote health in the worksite: A “Chief Fun Officer” has been chosen as leader of the office to find fun activities once a month for employee’s to participate in. Past activities have been a corporate 5K run, participating in “First Coast No More Homeless Pets” opportunity, having healthy community potlucks in the office, and many more activities to come.
Strategy Four—Strengthen schools as the heart of health: CE Broker is currently looking for ways to actively participate in this strategy to be rounded in helping out in all five categories. If you have any opportunities or ideas for CE Broker to join, reach out to us in the comments below.
Strategy Five—Market what matters for a healthy life: We are dedicating a page of our new CE Broker website (under construction) to promote sustainable business practices.CE Broker is going to be giving back to make the planet a better place – more details coming soon!
We are proud supporters of the Surgeon General’s Initiative and hope you’ll help the state reach the health goals of a %5 decrease in obesity rates by 2017. We’d love to hear how your company is participating. Share with us in the comments below some great practices of healthy living that either you or your company are practicing.
If you are participating in Florida’s Healthiest Weight Program in any way, or if you have any success stories to share, tweet #HealthiestWeightFL!
December 31st marks the first renewal for Registered Pharmacy Technicians. You may already be very familiar with the license requirements and how renewal will work for you, but if not, we’ll explain the ins and outs of your continuing education process. Keep reading to learn how CE Broker and the Florida Department of Health relationship is relevant to you.
CE Broker– The Official Online Tracking System for the Florida Department of Health
When you go to renew your license on or before December 31st, 2014, the Florida Department of Health, Division of Quality Assurance, will check your records in CE Broker’s system. If you have not fully met your requirements, you will be redirected to CEBroker.com to report missing CE. If you have met your requirements, you will be deemed compliant and your license will renew with no problem. A CE Broker account can come in extremely handy for you as a licensee for many reasons.
There are three different types of accounts so you can choose what best meets your needs:
- The Basic Account is a free account that allows you to search for Board-approved courses from providers, report completed CE and view your Course History to see what courses you have already completed.
- The Professional Account will provide you with the complete CE package to make renewal as simple as possible. You will gain access to a CE Compliance Transcript to show what requirements you have met and what are left, customizable email notifications to alert you of reported CE and deadlines, HeartCard and other certification tracking, and much more.
- The Concierge account is for the busy healthcare professionals who are in the market for a CE Expert personal assistant to report CE for them and personal updates on license information.
Registered Pharmacy Technician Requirements:
Requirements can be confusing so we want to give you a breakdown of your CE requirements so you don’t have any surprises when you are renewing your license. You are required to complete a total of 20 Continuing Education hours (12 Continuing Education hours if it is your first renewal cycle) each biennium in order to remain compliant.
- 2 Hours of Medication Errors
- 18 Hours of General (10 Hours of General if it is your first renewal cycle)
- At least four (4) of the required 20 hours must be obtained as “live” continuing education. If you are in your first license renewal cycle, at least two of the required 12 hours must be obtained as “live” continuing education.
- The two (2) hour Medication Errors requirement must be approved in advance by the Florida Board of Pharmacy and must be fulfilled with a single two (2) hour course.
- ACPE course approval numbers for Registered Pharmacy Technicians will end with a “T”. The L in the ACPE approval number means the course is LIVE and the H in an ACPE approval number means the course is HOME STUDY.
For more information on the renewal process, you can visit the Florida Board of Pharmacy 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.
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 Registered Pharmacy Technician FAQ section just for you in our Support pages. 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 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.
Our free iPhone App (Android coming soon!) will give you the tools you need to manage your CE from anywhere, anytime. The CE Broker App lets you report your continuing education quickly on-the-go! This way, you can ensure you have all of your requirements met before you renew your license. Talk about peace of mind!
How Do I Do It?
Reporting from your mobile phone is the same process as reporting on www.cebroker.com. Of course, if you take a course from an educational provider approved directly by the Board, they are required to report to CE Broker for you within 90 days. That completion will show up in your Course History and you will be notified as soon as it is recorded if you have a Professional or Concierge account.
Sometimes though you’ll have to report your hours yourself though, and it’s easier than ever with the iPhone app.
It takes just a few steps:
1. Open your iPhone App and click on the “Report CE” button at the bottom of your screen and follow the instructions as prompted.
2. Enter in the how many hours you completed and the date of completion for this course.
3. Choose the correct Subject Area.
4. Fill out the name of the course and the name of the Educational Provider.
5. Choose to “Attach Your Documentation” or choose to “Maintain Your Own Documentation.” To Attach your documentation, simply take a photo of your certificate of completion and attach to the posting. If you choose to maintain your own documentation, you will want to hold on to that certification of completion for up to 5 years as you could be audited and need to show proof.
6. Click Submit CE and you will be asked to “Attest” that this information is true. After you attest you will get a green check mark that your CE credit has been successfully submitted!
If you have any questions about how to report CE or questions regarding your license status, you can always reach our CE Experts. Call: 1-877-434-6323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get started reporting today! Download our FREE iPhone App.