Don’t Wait Till the End of the Year!

If your five-year continuing education cycle ends on December 31, 2022, don’t wait until the last minute to start earning  the credits you need. 

While five years is a long time, sometimes even the most important to-dos can get lost in the shuffle. Be sure to set reminders and make a game plan for earning credits well in advance. In fact, consider completing your credit requirements before December 1 so you can rest assured there won’t be a lapse in your credential. Not meeting your CE requirements before the deadline will result in suspension and require that you earn any deficient credits and penalty credits within the following calendar year. 

Beyond the risk of suspension, many  hospitals, universities and other organizations expect to be able to verify that your credential has been renewed before  the end of the year. If you wait until December to earn or submit credits, we cannot verify that you are recertified until  January due to the time required to process credits. 

Need help earning CEUs? Use our course search tool any time and select your credential type to find preapproved Category I credits. You can also report activities and courses that have not been preapproved by ABC for Category II credits. Some examples include teaching or presenting, taking college courses or allied health and medical seminars, attending hospital teaching clinics, participating in humanitarian work and providing resident supervision. 

Log in to your MY ABC account to see how many credits you have/still need. Be sure to also review our Guide to Maintaining Your Certification and contact us if you have any questions. 

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