Pharmacists Requirements Explained

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 live hours requirement. 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):

That brings your total number of CE required to 30. Of those 30 hours, at least 10 of them must be “live.”

What if this is my first renewal?

If this is your first license renewal AND your initial renewal occurs 12 months or more after initial licensure date you are required to complete 15 general, 2 medical errors and 1 hour in HIV/AIDS. Remember 5 hours must be live. If your initial renewal occurs less than 12 months from your initial licensure date you are required to complete 1 hour in HIV/AIDS. 

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 Pharmacy 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.

Color Therapy for Massage Therapists

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Hey Massage Therapists, how about some fun and useful information amidst all this license renewal info? We have been communicating with you how important it is to renew your license (before midnight on August 31st. Don’t forget!!). Since you do so much to heal others physically & energetically, it could be easy for to forget about yourself and your business environment.

The first thing clients notice when they come for a massage is the space they enter. The colors they are greeted with communicate & evoke different emotions on the subconscious level. What can you do to create a safe, cozy space for your client?

Utilizing specific colors in your massage room is a great place to start. Ancient cultures have used color as a healing method (called chromotherapy). For example, according to the Science of Peoplewe have a repository of information about a color. The color blue is almost always associated with blue skies, which when we are children is a positive thing — it means playing outside and fun. Evolutionarily it also means there are no storms to come. This is why it is reminds us of stability and calm.” Read over the color guides (provided by Massage Therapy Works) below to help you determine which color will set the mood that you desire.

  • Redis the most emotionally intense color. Red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent.
  • Pink – is the most romantic color and is often more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.
  • Blue – is peaceful and relaxing. Blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. People are more productive in blue rooms.
  • Green – symbolizes nature & growth and is a calming, refreshing color. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients.
  • Yellow –  is a cheerful attention getter. Yellow enhances concentration and also speeds up metabolism. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused.
  • Purple – is the color of royalty and it connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.
  • Brown – is a solid, reliable color and is abundant in nature.Brown can also be sad and wistful. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather.

Now that you are more familiar with how you can use color to create your space of healing, see how you can use that knowledge to decorate with these tips from AtPeaceMedia.

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.