As a Florida licensed healthcare professional, you must complete continuing education requirements specific to your profession and specialties. Failure to do so can result in audits, fines, and unneeded stress, but it does not have to be that way.
CE Broker simplifies the continuing education process so you can get on with your life and focus on the things that matter most to you. Follow these steps, and you can avoid the risk of punitive action from the Florida Dept of Health for non-compliance.
1. Subscribe to CE Broker
Go to cebroker.com, click “Healthcare Professional,” and select your location. Enter your license number, click “continue,” and proceed through the sign-up process. Your subscription grants you permanent access to your continuing education records for the current license cycle.
Please note that your subscription pays for access to one license cycle, and it is necessary to renew your subscription when you enter a new cycle if you would like access to your new records. Your account will not automatically be renewed as CE Broker does not save any credit card information.
**Note: If you have never subscribed to CE Broker before, you may sign up for a 7-day free trial before subscribing.
2. View Your Official Transcript
Once you log in, you will want to view your official transcript. Select “My Records” across the top banner and click “Transcript” from the pull-down menu. You may access multiple license cycles and past records from the pull-down menu in the top right of your transcript. Most importantly, however, your expiration date and requirements are listed clearly on this page. Your transcript displays what is required, what is met, and what is still outstanding. Getting an early start to fulfilling your requirements is the optimal way to ensure compliance before your license cycle ends.
3. Report Continuing Education Credits
If you have already completed courses during this licensing cycle, but they do not appear on your transcript, there are a couple of possible explanations. You may be able to self-report your completed courses. For more information, click here.
4. Use Official Course Search
For any unmet requirements, you can search for approved courses through the CE Broker course search. Any course that you find via this course search will automatically be reported to CE Broker upon completion. (The DOH allows up to 90 days for providers to report courses). Either click “Complete Click” at the bottom of your transcript to view courses that will meet your outstanding requirements or click “Search” across the top banner and select “Course Search” from the drop-down menu.
It is important that you pay attention to the specifications provided in your transcript for valid CE courses. Often you will be required to take a certain number of classes to live versus online.
5. Complete Courses
So long as you take courses from approved providers found in the CE Broker course search, the courses will be reported automatically by the provider. You will receive an e-mail and a message in the CE Broker message box every time a new course completion has been reported.
6. Audit Shield
Once you have met your continuing education requirements, “Yes, Compliant” will display on your transcript. If you are then selected at random by the Department of Health for audit, CE Broker will protect you, and you will not receive an audit letter!
Requirements can differ for each person, and every year the DOH levies fines against experienced healthcare professionals for non-compliance. Please, do not let this happen to you. Subscribe early in the cycle, follow these simple steps, and become compliant.