Chiropractor Requirements for License Renewal

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Florida Chiropractic Physicians, March 31 is fast approaching!  We want 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. Keep reading below to learn more about your 2016 biennium requirements. And remember that ALL of your CE must be completed in person.  No home study allowed. Remember that all courses must be approved by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine!

If you are a Chiropractic Physician, then your requirements are:

  • 2 hours Medical Error
  • 27 hours General
  • 2 hours Laws and Rules
  • 1 hour Risk Management
  • 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
  • 2 hours Ethics and Boundaries

If you are one of the Chiropractic Physician who is certified in Acupuncture, then your requirements are a little bit different:

  • 23 hours General
  • 2 hours Medical Errors
  • 2 hours Laws & Rules of the Board
  • 1 hour Risk Management
  • 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
  • 2 hours Ethics and Boundaries
  • 2 hours Acupuncture Safety and Risk Management
  • 2 hours Acupuncture Technique

If you are a Chiropractic Physician and this is your first time renewal, then your requirements are:

  • 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
  •  2 hours Ethics and Boundaries
  • 2 hours Medical Errors
  • 3 hours HIV/AIDS

If you are a Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant, your required hours are listed below:

  • 22 hours General
  • 2 hours Medical Error

If you are a Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant renewing for the first time:

  • 2 hours Medical Error
  • 3 hours HIV/AIDS

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 FAQ section just for Chiropractors in our Support pages. To read over those, click here.

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can receive notifications of license deadlines, report CE to your account, access to your CE Compliance Transcript and more to simplify your renewal process.

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.

CE Broker’s New Service Model

On September 3rd, 2012, we rolled out a new service model for healthcare professionals in Florida. Everything you have loved about CE Broker, now better and easier to understand. The first significant change in 8 years, we are excited to share our simplified subscription model with you.

How It Used to Work:

Standard subscriptions to CE Broker used to cost $35 per license cycle.  Service lasted until the end of each user’s license cycle.  Whether you subscribed at the beginning or end of your cycle, your subscription would end on the same date.  80% of all CEB users subscribe in the last 2 – 3 months directly preceding the license expiration date.  Therefore, the $35 was only buying 2 – 3 months of CE Broker’s online continuing education tools.

The Change:

Subscriptions to CE Broker Professional Accounts will now cost $29 per year. Every FL healthcare professional that subscribes to CE Broker is guaranteed to receive one full year of access.  This new model is both fairer and simpler.

“We believe this change will make our service more user-friendly and easier to understand,” says COO Brian Solano.  “Most of our users will get more value for less.”

We released a new homepage and a new launch page to explain the change.

Three Different Levels of Service:

Basic Account: This account is FREE and allows you to access a basic course history, which lists all courses reported by you and approved educational providers.  You can also report additional CE at no charge.

Professional Account:  We recommend this level of service.  It includes everything from the Basic Account plus some vital tools that will clarify your CE requirements and make tracking a whole lot easier.  If you enjoyed the $35 subscription service to CE Broker before, then this one is for you. $29 per year.

Concierge Account: We designed this service at the request of many physicians across Florida. A number of licensees take CE entirely outside of Florida and must then report all of those hours themselves. Our team of CE experts has been repeatedly asked to manually report continuing education so we created the Concierge Service to help those who want it.  $99 per year.

View the new launch page HERE.

CEB New Pricing Page

New National Service for Nurses – Launched!

CE Broker, the official continuing education (CE) tracking system for the FL Department of Health, has announced the launch of a new CE tracking service for all registered and practical nurses outside the state of Florida.  The web service, called MyCE Portfolio, will help nurses stay organized and build a digital continuing education portfolio of their completed coursework.

“We’re taking what we have learned while tracking continuing education for the last nine years in Florida and making the same tools available to all nurses across the country,” says COO Brian Solano.  “Our software is unique and our current users in Florida have been asking us to help them with their requirements in other states for years.”

MyCE Portfolio displays a CE checklist for each license, applies completed courses, backs up certificates, and sends email notifications.  “There are many organizational tools available for finance, banking, and scheduling, but none for continuing education, “continues Solano, “now our system can fill that gap.”

MyCE Portfolio currently serves Registered & Practical Nurses in CA, TX, MA, PA, MI & IL but will soon be available for nurses in all states with continuing education requirements.  CE Broker will continue adding more certifications, specialties, and professions to MyCE Portfolio, as well as new features like smartphone apps.  “Our goal is to simplify the CE process for all professionals across the United States,” Solano says.  You can check it out at MyCEPortfolio.com.

 

Earth Day Deal: A Tree Planted & A CE Broker Account

Since 2003, we have run the Florida Department of Health’s paperless electronic CE tracking system.  At our core, we are dedicated to reducing costs, risks, and wasteful consumption.  On Sunday, April 22nd, we are donating $1 to The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign for every person who signs up for CE Broker.  And with every dollar, one tree is planted.

In addition, for one day only – Sunday April, 2nd 2012 – you can subscribe to CE Broker for $10 off.

Use Promo Code: Earth. 

If you have never used CE Broker before, Sunday Aprill 22nd is the best time to give it a try.  CLICK HERE. We would like to plant at least 100 trees this Earth Day, so help us make the planet a little greener!

CE Broker Earth Day Discount

If you want more information on the Plant a Billion Trees campaign, visit plantabillion.org.  Former subscribers can log into their account and subscribe with the promo code as well.  Use Promo Code: Earth

Science and math prove that CE Broker Transcripts are the greatest advancement in continuing education of all time.

What is a CE (Broker) Transcript?

Likely, you have seen a transcript before.  You probably requested that your high school send your transcript to a prospective college.  It detailed your academic history, completed courses and grades.  It looked backwards and displayed your achievements.  A CE Broker transcript, however, does much more.  While documenting your successful completion of CE hours, our transcripts detail your renewal requirements, are specific to each individual, and “know” how to factor the CE hours that you earn into your overall requirements.

Renewal Requirements

The legislature passes laws.  The Boards add rules.  Insert fine print.  Insert fine print.  The staff at CE Broker wades through the quagmire of years of compounding regulations.  We hack.  We slash.  We probe and inquire.  Our CE experts deduce the original intent of the continuing education rules and determine the exact renewal requirements of every healthcare professional in Florida.

What determines your CE renewal requirements?  Profession.  License type.  License status.  Specialties.  Cycle number.  Licensed by exam.  Licensed by endorsement.  So on.  And yes, it gets more complicated.

Here is one example of the rules as described by the DOH:

Remember, these are the generic rules that would apply to you if there were no exceptions, conditions, or abnormalities dealing with the acquisition and maintenance of your license.  Compare this to a CE Broker transcript:

A subscription to CE Broker gives you ongoing access to these transcripts, and that is where the real value becomes evident.  These transcripts are not static, they are dynamic.  As providers of CE courses report hours into CE Broker, we automatically update your transcripts and reconfigure your overall requirements.  Here is a snapshot of a transcript with three courses reported:

Think of a GPS navigation system.  If you opt for a different route than the one selected, you can reconfigure the directions based upon your current location and you will find new directions.  CE Broker transcripts are updated every time new course completions are reported and give guidance as you proceed.

Our transcripts are smart.  We program all of the details of the DOH’s rules into our records.  Sometimes you may earn only a limited number of hours in a particular category, other times they can roll over.

There is also a summary of your renewal requirements and reported hours on the top of your transcript for quick reference.  Check the summary.  See from where that 1 missing hour comes.  Take a quick course.  Avoid the audit.

Once you have completed all of your renewal requirements, all that ugly scary red will transform into a cool, reassuring green.  “Complete” displays at the top of your transcript and you will never be audited.  This is an example of what all healthcare professionals should aspire to see before his or her license expires:

Be diligent in your professional development and take advantage of the option to have ongoing access to official CE transcripts.  This is a luxury allotted only to healthcare professionals in FL and nurses in D.C.  Visit CEBroker.com for more information

Should I Get the CE Broker Free Trial?

The Free Trial offer creates a temporary full access account for healthcare professionals in the CE Broker continuing education system.  With the Free Trial account, you can view the same records that the Florida Department of Health uses when it conducts its audits.  If you are not certain which continuing education credits you still have not yet fulfilled and your license expiration deadline is approaching, the Free Trial can give you the information that you need to become compliant.  The transcript displayed in your account is configured specially for you with respect to your profession, your specialties, and the number of license cycles that you have already completed.  The Free Trial is a one-time offer.

To start your own Free Trial, go to CEBroker.com and click “Get Started” on the homepage.  Then you’ll select your region, enter your license number, and complete the setup process.

CE Broker requires that you enter a valid credit card in order to set up your Free Trial but it will NOT be charged until the day after the Free Trial ends.  You have seven days to cancel the trial and you will receive an email reminding you to cancel if you are not satisfied with the service.  You can cancel the Free Trial from within your account or call the Helpdesk at 1-877-434-6323.

CE Broker gives you the tools you need to stay on top of your continuing education.  The DOH audit can be a painful process and is often accompanied with punitive fees and extra CE requirements.  We do not want this to happen to you and the Free Trial is the perfect first step in avoiding disciplinary action.  Visit CEBroker.com for more info