ABORM Exam Prerequisite
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CEUs and ABORM certification by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. ABORM was formed by leading professionals in Oriental Reproductive Medicine who came together voluntarily with a resolve to meet the patient and physician demand for a demonstration of knowledge of care in this field.
They recognized the need for a certification to maintain that practitioners who are treating patients with Oriental Medicine in the field of Reproductive Health are doing so with an advanced knowledge and experience, and to allow practitioners to demonstrate their knowledge through the process of voluntary examination.
ABORM Exam Requirements:
2 Year License: Applicants must have been licensed for two years prior to sitting for the ABORM Examination AND include documentation that verifies the date of issue of their license to practice
with their application. Applicants may register for the ABORM Examination prior to the two-year
minimum as long as their license will have been valid for 2 years prior to taking the Examination.
MINIMUM HOURS OF PREREQUISITE CONTINUING EDUCATION:
All applicants must complete 45 hours of ABORM- Approved Continuing Education Units/Hours related to the field of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility prior to sitting for the ABORM Examination.
See Pro D Seminars' list below of ABORM-Approved CEU Courses that meet the Exam Pre-Requisite Requirement.
Course work includes ABORM Approved educational content in Reproductive Medicine, either western or eastern. The courses may be live, webinars, or online recordings.
For more information on CEU requirements, visit the ABORM website
ABORM Member Renewal
Fellows of the ABORM are required to complete 20 hours every two years to renew their ABORM membership
The areas of continuing education include Fertility, Andrology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Menopause
Effective April 2013 ABORM will consider courses in obstertics and menopause for FABORM CEU renewals.
Please see our list below of Pro D Seminars' courses approved by the ABORM for FABORM CEU Renewal.
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CEUs in Alberta by The College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta, which serves the public interest and supports the acupuncture profession by setting high standards of practice, education, competence and ethical conduct. For more information on Alberta's CEU requirements, visit the CAAA website.
AACMA members are expected to complete a minimum of 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPD) Credit Points each year.
CPD is due at the time of re-registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) on 30 November each year
All of Pro D Seminars online courses require you to pass an assessment tool
All registered Chinese medicine practitioners including AACMA members are required to do four (4) hours of Professional Issues (Ethics)as part of their annual CPD requirements.
Professional Issues includes but is not limited to regulations, codes, guidelines, ethics, infection control, record keeping, legislation and professional boundaries.
The following Pro D recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CPDs online in Australia by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association, the leading national professional association of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners.
For more information on acupuncture CPD requirements for acupuncturists in Australia, visit AACMA Website.
British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
Pro D Seminars course are considered category "C"
The CNPBC requires its registrants to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education over each 2-year CE period, plus an additional 2 hours for each certification area. This requirement can be fulfilled by having all the 40 hours drawn from a combination of categories A, B, C, D and the additional 2 certification hours from Category E
Category A – A required minimum of 5 hours
1. CNPBC General Meeting (AGM/SGM)
2. BCNA Annual General Meeting
3. CAND Annual General Meeting.
4. Any other AGM of a provincial naturopathic regulatory body or association 5. AANP Annual General Meeting
Category B – A required minimum of 15 hours from any educational seminar offered by any recognized naturopathic organization such as the BCNA, CAND, NWA, ONA, AANP, and other official provincial or state associations
Balance of required hours: After meeting the minimum hour requirements in the Categories A and B above, registrants may receive CE credits for the remaining 20 required CE hours from any of the three categories (B, C OR D) that they choose as appropriate for their personal professional development needs.
Category C – Additional hours are available through these seminars: seminars sponsored by any other medical and professional organizations such as chiropractic, medical, nursing, psychology, acupuncture, etc. nutriceutical and pharmaceutical company sponsored educational seminars teleconference, web-conference, video and audio recordings of seminars, computer-based learning programs and all other distant-learning programs
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CEUs in Californa by the Acupuncture Board of California, whose mission is to benefit, educate and protect the public through regulation of licensure; development of education standards; provision of consumer information; and enforcement of the Acupuncture Licensure Act. For more information on California acupuncture CEU requirements, visit the Acupuncture Board of California website.
Take California acupuncture CEUs online webinars from ProD Seminars.
All 50 hours can be completed though Live Webinars
Live webinars = Live CEUs
A maximum of 25 hours can be completed through recorded courses (Distant Learning)
The Acupuncture Board maintains a list of approved courses which is updated every other month. This is not a comprehensive list. In order to avoid attending courses that may have been cancelled, the Acupuncture Board strongly recommends that you confirm both dates and location of the course prior to attending.
The following are courses approved by the Acupuncture Board as of July 24, 2015.
Approved Live Continuing Education Courses
You may take all of your CEs from Live courses, be they in person or through a live webinar.
Approved Distance Continuing Education Courses
You may only take up to 50% of the total units required to renew your license through distance learning.
Also, please note that licensees can only receive up to 5 hours of CE credit for Category 2 courses. Category 2 courses are non-patient oriented courses that include Business courses, and exercise courses for the licensee and not to help with their patients. Exercise courses that are designed to teach the licensee exercises to prescribe to their patients are Category 1 courses. There is no limit to the number of Category 1 courses a licensee can take.
The content of all courses of continuing education must be relevant to the practice of acupuncture and Asian medicine and fall within one of the following two categories (C.C.R. Title 16, section 1399.483(b)).
Category 1 - Courses related to clinical matters or the actual provision of health care to patients. Examples of Category 1 courses include, but are not limited to:
- Acupuncture and Asian Medicine
- Western biomedicine and biological sciences
- Scientific or clinical content with a direct bearing on the quality of patient care, community or public health, or preventive medicine
- Courses concerning law and ethics and health facility standards
- Courses designed to develop a licensee's patient education skills, including, but not limited to, patient education in therapeutic exercise techniques, nutritional counseling, and biomechanical education
- Courses designed to enhance a licensee's ability to communicate effectively with other medical practitioners
- Courses in acupuncture's role in individual and public health, such as emergencies and disasters
- Courses in the behavioral sciences, patient counseling, and patient management and motivation when such courses are specifically oriented to the improvement of patient health
- Research and evidence-based medicine as related to acupuncture and Asian medicine
Category 2 - Courses unrelated to clinical matters or the actual provision of health care to patients. Examples of Category 2 courses include, but are not limited to:
- Practice management courses unrelated to clinical matters and direct patient care, including administrative record keeping, laws and regulations unrelated to clinical medicine, insurance billing and coding, and general business organization and management.
- Breathing and other exercises, i.e. qi gong and taiji quan that are for the benefit of the licensee and not the patient.
While Category 2 courses may be approved for any number of hours, licensees may only report 5 hours of CE credit earned in Category 2 courses within a licensing period (every 2 years). Therefore, CE Providers may wish to limit the number of hours offered in this category.
It will be the responsibility of the provider to identify the category for each course, and to state the course description, outline, and statement of objectives that clearly shows how the course pertains to that category.
- Licensees may complete up to 50% of their CE requirements through distance education courses (courses completed on an independent or home study basis). For a standard, 2-year renewal period, a licensee would be eligible to receive up to 25 hours of credit through distance education.
- Courses that require practical or hands on techniques may not be approved for distance education.
- Courses approved for distance education must include a self-assessment by the licensee upon completion of the course that tests the participant's mastery of the course material.
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia is the regulatory body for the profession of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in BC, mandated to regulate in the public interest.
Must complete 50 hours of continuing education every two years (March 31st is anniversary date)
The following is meant to help create some clearity and also provide you with resources to allow you to easily and cost effectively complete your required hours by March 31st for CTCMA renewal.
British Columbia registrants of the CTCMA must complete 50 hours of continuing education every two years (March 31st is anniversary date)
Category A1 - Live in-person (All 50 hours can be fulfilled through category A1)
Category A2 = Live Webinars (max 44 of 50 hours can be fulfilled through category A2)
Category B = Online recorded courses (max 16 hours)
Category C = Study Groups (max 10 hours)
Category D = Ethics (Minimum of 4 hours completed through category A, B or C)
Note: a minimum of 6 hours must be live in-person (bum in seats). These 6 hours can be completed through category A1 or category C
Pro D can help you fulfill 44 of your 50 hours all online through Live Webinars and recorded courses including your 4 hours of Ethics (category D) before the March 3st, 2014 deadline.
Pro D Seminars offers:
Category A2 (max 44 hours) - Live webinars
Category B3 (max 16 hours) - Recorded on demand courses
Category D (4 hours Ethics completed through category A, B or C)
Here is a list of upcoming Live webinarsthat fulfill category A2 (max 44 of 50 hours can be completed through live webinars - category A2)
For more information on its CEU requirements, visit the CTCMA Website.
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CEUs by the Florida Department of Health. For more information on Florida CEU requirements, visit the Florida Department of Health website
Must complete hours on the following categories to renew license
General - 21 hours
Biomedicine - 5 hours
Medical Errors - 2 hours
Rules - 2 hours
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CEUs by The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, which accepts all NCCAOM approved acupuncture continuing education courses. Find out more on the Mass.gov website.
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture PDAs by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a non-profit
organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification. NCCAOM certification is documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 43 states plus the District of Columbia, which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture. The Professional Development Activity or PDA program is NCCAOM®’s department of continuing education that approves educational programs to satisfy recertification requirements. Generally, you require 60 PDAs every 4 years. Currently 4 PDA are required in Ethics or Safety. Starting 2016 the NCCAOM requires 2 PDA in Ethics and 2 PDA in Safety. Find out more on the NCCAOM website. Specifically, see the Requirements page.
New Zealand (NZRA)
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CPDs online by The New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists, the largest professional body representing practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in New Zealand. A member of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) and the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), NZRA also has strong affiliations with acupuncture associations particularly in Australia but also in China, the U.S, Britain and throughout Europe. All members are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (acupuncture CPDs) every year in order to maintain an Annual Practicing Certificate. Find out more on the NZRA website.
| |North Carolina (NCALB)
NCALB requires 40 hours of CEU every two years. The license shall be renewed every two years on July 1.
NCALB accepts NCCAOM approved courses
All of Pro D Seminars is an approved provider of the NCCAOM and all of our courses are NCCAOM approved. You can submit our NCCAOM CEU certificates for your NCALB renewal.
Please note: NCALB allows a maximum of 20 hours of online CEU. A minimum of 20 hours must be face to face
Each member of the CTCMPAO is required to compelte a minum of 15 hours of professional development activities in order to show completion of the College's QA program.
Please visit the CTCMPAO's website to learn more.
The following ProD recorded online courses and live webinars are approved for acupuncture CEUs by the Texas Medical Board. Acupuncturists in Texas need to complete at least 17 hours of continuing acupuncture education every 12 months.
CAE hours should be counted from December 1 - November 30.
The Following categories are required to fulfill 17 hours of CAE over a 12 month period
General - Minimum 8 hours
Ethics - Minimum 1 hour
Herbal - Minimum 2 Hours
Bio-medicine - Minimum 1 hour
Practice Management - Maximum 2 hours
Find out more on the Texas Medical Board Website website.