ABC has long recognized the need for effective professional continuing education. Continuing education is the norm in the health care profession and serves to maintain and improve the health care system and delivery of services. ABC credentialed individuals must seek continuing education in order to maintain performance at the basic level of professional competence and advance training and specialized skills beyond the basic level.
ABC awards discipline specific credits, when appropriate and feasible, to Category I approved programs. Although ABC will acknowledge content outside their scope of practice, credentialed individuals are required to earn the majority of their continuing education credits through content specifically related to their ABC credential.
The Board of Directors, as part of its standard operating procedures, reviews the 5-year recertification interval on a regular basis. As part of that review, they survey other NCCA accredited allied health organizations to look at what the norm is for the certification industry as a whole, and to keep with the trends that may be identified as part of the survey review. The Board of Directors concluded that a 5-year interval continues to be consistent with the rate of change happening in the profession, and continues to be consistent with the certification industry.
If you have questions or need more information about Continuing Education, contact
Brooke Douglas Manager, Continuing Education Programsbdouglas@abcop.org(703) 836-7114 x 242
Sheila PasquiniPost Certification Assistant, Continuing Education Programsspasquini@abcop.org (703)836-7114 x228
Heather HarrisDirector, Continuing Education Programshharris@abcop.org(703) 836-7114 x 227