Educational Providers Who Automatically Report to CE Broker

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:

"Automatically Reports to CE Broker Within 7 Days" Badge.

“Automatically Reports to CE Broker Within 7 Days” Badge.

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:

"Automatically Reports to CE Broker Within 30 Days" Badge.

“Automatically Reports to CE Broker Within 90 Days” Badge.

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).

Verify Provider

 

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.

 

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CE Broker Participates in Florida’s “Healthiest Weight” Program

CE Broker is happy to be participating in the Surgeon General's Healthiest Weight Initiative. Let's get healthy, Florida.

CE Broker is happy to be participating in the Surgeon General’s Healthiest Weight Initiative. Let’s get healthy, Florida.

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

Palmetto Organics Community Supported Agricultural Share.

Palmetto Organics Community Supported Agricultural Share.

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.

CE Broker participates in the Corporate 5K. Team name-- Not Fast, Just Furious.

CE Broker participates in the Corporate 5K. Team name– Not Fast, Just Furious.

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!

 

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Mobile Reporting

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!

Reporting CE Has Never Been Easier.

Reporting CE Has Never Been Easier.

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.

Choose Report CE Tab at the bottom of the page.

2. Enter in the how many hours you completed and the date of completion for this course.

Enter Number of Hours Completed and Date of Completion.

3. Choose the correct Subject Area.

Select the Type of Credit You Completed

4. Fill out the name of the course and the name of the Educational Provider.

Attach Documentation or Maintain Your Own

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.

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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!

Documentation Successfully Posted!

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 support@cebroker.com.
Get started reporting today! Download our FREE iPhone App.

Download the CE Broker App Today!

Download the CE Broker App Today!

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Clinical Lab Personnel Requirements

Requirement Breakdown for Clinical Lab Personnel.

Requirement Breakdown for Clinical Lab Personnel.

Florida Clinical Lab Personnel, it’s about time to renew your license! Your August 31st renewal date is quickly approaching. We want to be sure that your renewal process is quick and painless so this blog will lay out all of your requirements and answer any questions you might have. You will find different sections dedicated to the different professions within Clinical Laboratory Personnel: Clinical Laboratory Director, Supervisor, Technician, Technologist and Public Health Technologist.  For each profession there is a chart with renewal requirements and some helpful hints. Find your profession below to learn more!

Clinical Laboratory Director:

Is it your First Time Renewal?

Clinical Lab Personnel initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from the continuing education requirements with the exception of two hours of prevention of medical errors and one hour of HIV/AIDS.

Clinical Laboratory Supervisor:

Clinical Laboratory Supervisor CE Requirements

Clinical Laboratory Supervisor CE Requirements

Is it Your First Time Renewal?

Clinical Lab Personnel initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from the continuing education requirements with the exception of two hours of prevention of medical errors and one hour of HIV/AIDS.

Clinical Laboratory Technician:

Clinical Laboratory Technician CE Requirements

Clinical Laboratory Technician CE Requirements

Is it Your First Time Renewal?

Clinical Lab Personnel initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from the continuing education requirements with the exception of two hours of prevention of medical errors and one hour of HIV/AIDS.

Clinical Laboratory Technologist:

Clinical Laboratory Technologist CE Requirements.

Clinical Laboratory Technologist CE Requirements.

Is it Your First Time Renewal?

Clinical Lab Personnel initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from the continuing education requirements with the exception of two hours of prevention of medical errors and one hour of HIV/AIDS.

Public Health Technologist:

Public Health Technologist CE Requirements.

Public Health Technologist CE Requirements.

Is it Your First Time Renewal?

Clinical Lab Personnel initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from the continuing education requirements with the exception of two hours of prevention of medical errors and one hour of HIV/AIDS.

More Information:

For more information on the renewal process, you can visit the Florida Board of Clinical Lab Personnel 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 Clinical Lab Personnel 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.

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

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.

 

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Occupational Therapist Requirements

Occupational Therapist Requirements for Renewal

Occupational Therapist Requirements for Renewal

Florida Occupational Therapists, it’s about time to renew your license! Your February 28th renewal date is quickly approaching. We want to be sure that your renewal process is quick and painless so this blog will lay out all of your requirements and answer any questions you might have. Below is a chart with renewal requirements and some helpful hints. Keep reading to learn all the ins and outs of your license requirements.

Occupational Therapy

 

Is There Anything Particularly Important I Should Know?

  • A licensee may perform no more than twelve (12) hours of continuing education as home study education per biennium.
  • Home study education is independent study and requires a certificate of completion.
  • A maximum of five contact hours may be awarded per biennium for approved alternative media, such as video, audio and/or software programs, prepared or updated not more than five years prior to the date of viewing or presentation.
  • Home study education does not include a web-based, satellite transmitted or online instruction program that allows or requires the licensee to interact or communicate back and forth with the instructor during the presentation of the program.
  • Up to 6 hours per biennium may be awarded for: Level II OT/OTA Field Work Experience Supervision and Volunteer Expert Witness Service
  • Up to 8 hours per biennium may be awarded for: Course Presentations and Attendance at Board meetings
  • Up to 10 hours per biennium may be awarded for: Publications Related to Occupational Therapy Practice

More Information:

For more information on the renewal process, you can visit the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy 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 Occupational Therapy 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.

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

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.

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Psychologist Requirements for License Renewal

Florida Psychologists Renewal Requirements

Florida Psychologists Renewal Requirements

May 31st is quickly approaching which means Florida Psychologist’s and Limited License Psychologist’s license renewal deadline is within reach. 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. The following chart contains all of the 40 total hours required for Florida Psychologists come time for license renewal.

Psychologist Requirement Chart

Psychologist Requirement Chart

If you are a Florida Psychologists renewing your license for the first time:

  • Psychologists and Limited License Psychologists initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from continuing education with the exception of the 2 hour course relating to the prevention of Medical Error

Keep in mind that as a Florida Psychologist, you can get 4 credits each biennium for simply attending a state, regional or national Psychology Convention or Conference. This is in addition to the actual CE hours being offered at the conference. It is reported using the option titled Attendance at a State, Regional or National Psychology Convention or Conference.

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 Psychologists-FAQ section just for Psychologists 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.

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

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

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