CE Broker Working with National Board – Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition

Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition
Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition

CE Broker is proud to announce partnership with our first National Board- Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (CBCN), who operates under the American Chiropractic Association. This is an exciting venture for CE Broker as the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition has licensees in every state, plus some international licensees. Our partnership will include CE Broker tracking CBCN member’s requirements for certification. This will benefit both the Board and its members by alerting them when any certifications are near expiration and need to be re-certified. All of this happens right from within the CBCN’s account with CE Broker. This means less work for everyone involved since we are now automatically tracking all credits and deadlines and automatically will notify if any certification actions need to take place. Partnering with CE Broker is a collaboration to ensure healthcare professionals are maintaining their compliance with the tools and benefits we can offer them together.

Apply to join the CBCN in their quest to advance the services that Chiropractors offer to the public in the clinical nutrition area.

If you are wanting to apply to be a member of this Board, there are a few guidelines that you must meet. These guidelines are provided on the CBCN website in the Eligibility Requirement tab, or you can click on the “guidelines” link shown above.

  1. First and foremost, you must hold a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from a CCE accredited college.
  2. As an applicant, you must also show evidence that you have completed at least 300 credit hours towards a post doctoral program in nutrition. The evidence must come from an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or from an agency that has a reciprocal agreement with the U.S. Department of Education).
  3. You must submit your application before the deadline. The application will include your Official transcript directly from the institution where your post doctoral nutrition education was completed and 2 written case histories from actual patient files in the format provided by the CBCN along with the required case history attestation.
  4. Lastly, you will submit the fees required to apply for CBCN.

For more information on joining CBCN, contact

Dr. Juanee Surprise at (561) 402-1596

1170 Emerald Sound Blvd
Oak Point, TX 75068
Tel: (561) 402-1596
Fax: (866) 929-0361

CBCN.us@gmail.com

Upcoming Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition events:

Be sure to join the CBCN in their effort to advance the knowledge of nutrition to the public. In honor of the Council’s 40th anniversary, they will be having a symposium in Denver, CO on May 16-18, 2014. The DABCI (Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists) will also participate in the symposium. To find more information, you can visit here.

 

 

 

CE Broker Gets Pinteresting

CE Broker is now on Pinterest
CE Broker is now on Pinterest.

CE Broker just joined Pinterest! For a company that is dedicated to making your life as simple and organized as possible, it just seemed like the logical thing to do since Pinterest is the perfect tool for collecting and organizing ideas for your life. We created many a board to optimize on how you can stay on top of your game to enjoy an organized life. Whether our pins are a motivational quote for a quick pick-me-up or a reminder to renew your license, we’re generating content just for you. Here is a glimpse of the Pinteresting Boards we have been working on:

1. Think Green:

Call it a trend or call it doing our part to better the environment, CE Broker is all about green living. As a company, we work to both uphold “green” standards internally and by offering services to you that reduce printing and provide online ways to track your continuing education.

2. Quotes To Live By:

“Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see.” –Rework

We all have days when we need a quick pick-me-up. Something as easy as an uplifting quote can do just the trick to brighten your day or motivate you to get the job done. This board is a collection of our own quotes and of quotes from others that move us! Be sure to join this board for a little laugh, motivation and all around fun.

3. Growth and Learning:

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Join this Board to be inspired to continue your personal growth and learning.

4. 12 Steps to Organization:

Staying organized includes more than just keeping track of your certificates and continuing education. This Board includes 12 different companies and ideas you can utilize to stay organized in all aspects of your life. This Board features terrific companies like Evernote, Real Simple, fitbit, Basecamp and much more!

5. 3 month Renewal Countdowns:

This Board is dedicated to keep you on your toes when it comes to your renewal period. We’ll include in-house graphics produced just for this Board to make sure that each profession is well-aware of renewal date.

6. CE Requirements:

Requirements can be confusing. You are a superhero if you can keep up with it all. Follow this Board and you can reference it to know exactly what is required for your profession.

7. Live Balanced:

“A wise man [or woman] should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.” -Hippocrates

A board to promote a healthy, happy lifestyle for all.

8. Good Business | Good Design:

CE Broker enjoys promoting business in an aesthetically and functionally pleasing way through design. We like to share what we are working on in office, with our new website and inspiring design from other companies here in this Board.

9. CE Broker Employees:

We really want to enhance the culture of our company by giving CE Broker some character. Our employees work hard to make CE Broker run smoothly every day. When Brian Solano, professional photographer/filmaker became CEO for CE Broker, he truly shared his passion for living life to the fullest with the company. He was inspired by 37signals and other companies that focus on a good work/culture balance. Learn more about our employees here. We have a terrific CE Broker family; meet us!

10. How to Videos:

For those of you who are visual learners, we created videos for you to use while taking advantage of some of our CE Broker features. These will show you step-by-step how to use Digital Storage, CE Transcript, etc.

11. Do It Yourself:

Need some creative outlets during that spare time of yours? Depending on whether your spare time is plentiful or limited, this Board contains some quick and fun DIY projects. Plus, you can always brag to your friends that you “Did it Yourself.”

12. CE Broker Blog:

Hey, you are reading this blog now, aren’t you? Follow this Board on Pinterest so you will always know when our next blog has been released.

Take Away:

The driving reason to why we are putting time and effort into our Pinterest page is not just because it is fun. It’s because we think it is important to engage you in things that matter! From ways to remind you of your requirements and renewal dates to fun Do It Yourself projects you can take advantage of on the weekend, our Pinterest page is here for your benefit.  Be sure to follow us today.

Day in the Life of Our WOW Support Center

Our WOW Support Center
Our WOW Support Center

The Support Center team at CE Broker sees Customer Service as more than just answering phone calls and emails from our customers. It’s about solving problems and going above and beyond for whomever we are helping at that moment. When I am talking on the phone with a customer, my goal is that I want to hear you say “Wow!” Whether it is “Wow, that was easier than I thought!” Or, “Wow! You made my day!” our Support Center team strives to hear that “WOW.”

When the day starts in Support Center we need to be ready to rock. Answering calls from licensees and educational providers is a huge part of our day. It can be a challenging task because we want the hold time for calls to be as minimal as possible – but we also want to give each call the time and attention it deserves. Learning to use a system you are not familiar with can be intimidating, so if I get a call from someone reporting a course for the first time I want to see you through until you get the hang of it and feel confident continuing on your own! Whatever you call us about you can rest assured you will get a smiling, helpful voice greeting you.

Often a call will bring up a question that takes some extra research. Any information we provide we want to make sure it is accurate and thorough. If a question or concern requires input from another department or party you can be sure the Support Center Representative assisting you will do the necessary research and call or email you back with a resolution in a timely manor. If I am the first person you speak to regarding a concern I want to personally see you through until a resolution is reached – not pass you off to another party. Maria, our Support Center Manager, is excellent at making sure everyone is on the same page when resolving an issue.

Our Support Center office is open 8am – 5pm Eastern Time so a popular method of communication is via email. You can be sure your email will be responded to quickly but if it is a complicated issue and you provide your phone number we are more than happy to place a call to you directly. Hannah is a team member that responds to emails incredibly efficiently and thoroughly – when she responds to your email she not only answers your question but she knows what you would ask next and answers that too!

Ever noticed the “Chat Now” tab in the bottom right corner of your CE Broker page? That’s us too! It’s another convenient way to reach a Support Center Representative when you are not available to call. We take turns in the Support Center where one person will accept chats all day instead of answering the phone. Let me tell you, a day in chat feels like running a marathon. Team members Ashley and Patricia are gold medalists! They are over here typing at the speed of light to get your questions answered as efficiently as possible.

That’s right – our Support Center team is right here in sunny Jacksonville, Florida taking chats, emails AND phone calls. As CE Broker grows, so does our Support Center. Our small but mighty team of 14 (no not 20 or 30, just 14 amazing people!) don’t get to interact with customers face-to-face but we love talking to each and every one and love when we hear that “WOW.” That’s how we know we are delivering on our promise of amazing customer service.

-Blog graciously written by one of our rockstar Support Team members, Bonnie. If you want to know more about who is helping out behind the scenes, check out our Pinterest page here for our employee bios.

Optometrist Requirements

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Florida Optometrists, 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. Keep reading to learn all the ins and outs of your license requirements.

What Are My Requirements?

All Optometrists are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) each biennium:

  • Two (2) hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors
  • Two (2) hour course in Florida laws and rules
  • Twenty six (26) hours in general CE​

All Certified Optometrists are required to complete 30 hours of CE each biennium:​

  • Two (2) hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors
  • Two (2) hour course in Florida laws and rules
  • Six (6) hours in transcript quality CE
  • Twenty (20) hours in general CE 

Is There Anything Particularly Important I Should Know?

  • Please note all continuing education must be live continuing education hours. Self study continuing education is not allowed.
  • Licensed practitioners shall be permitted to earn two hours of the 30 clock hours in the area of practice management and two hours of the 30 clock hours in the area of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

More Information:

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

Ringing in the New Year with Your Best Smile

Everyone Smiles in the Same Language.
Everyone Smiles in the Same Language.

The holiday season is one full of merriment, family and feasting. This is generally the time of year where everyone is fretting about weight-gain, due mainly to the excess amounts of food around. With 2013 wrapping up, most of us will try to start 2014 out on a new foot. Resolution one- Eat healthy. Resolution two- exercise more. Resolution three- Drink less. Oh you get the picture, we’ve all been here before. These are some of the most common resolutions made among us this come the new year, according to USA.gov. How about we break the mold this year? I have an easy, relevant New Years resolution that you can make and keep. Resolution- healthy teeth, beautiful smile. It could be just as simple as chewing gum.

High acidic and sugar diets can be detrimental to your oral hygiene by causing acid erosion. Pronamel describes acid erosion as an occurrence when “tooth enamel is worn away by acids found in every day foods such as fruit, vegetables, soda and wine. Acid erosion damages your enamel and gradually changes the shape, texture and appearance of your teeth;” resulting in an unflattering yellow-toothed grin. CE Broker decided to see what tips Dentists had for avoiding acid erosion.

Smile on.

Give yourself every reason to show your pearly whites this season!
Give yourself every reason to show your pearly whites this season!

Dr. Mary Casey Kelly, DDS was kind enough to chat with us and share some helpful hints. “Chewing sugar-free gum or mints with xylitol in it can make an immense difference. If you find yourself eating high-acidic/high-sugary foods this holiday season, chew gum with xylitol in it for up to 15 minutes as this can inhibit bacteria growth for up to 8 hours afterwards. ” Not only will you be protecting your teeth, but you’ll also have good breath so you won’t scare off any holiday party guests.

Science Daily weighs in on acid erosion, offering some other handy tips. If you are eating acidic or sugary foods, “wait at least 20 minutes before brushing the teeth so as not to destroy the weakened enamel.” Chew that xylitol gum that Dr. Kelly referred to earlier instead! Science Daily also states that “frequently consuming and continual snacking of foods with a low pH (potential of hydrogen) value, such as fruit juices, pickles, fresh fruit, yogurt, honey and raisins can lead to irreversible dental erosion.”

Leave us a comment below with any tips you have that might make us smile more!

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