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CRNA Renewal Information - Category A Courses
CEUfast is an accredited provider of continuing education through the ANCC. Courses provided by CEUfast are considered Category A courses, which CRNAs are required to have in order to renew their certification with the NBCRNA or the AANA. It is important to note that CEUfast is not a pre-approved provider with either the NBCRNA or the AANA. As such, CRNAs are assessed additional fees by the NBCRNA and the AANA for reporting Category A hours from a third party provider. As of March 28, 2023, it is our understanding the AANA charges $50 per application, per course, and the NBCRNA charges $420 flat rate, in addition to the $250 application fee. In order to obtain the most current and accurate fee information, we strongly recommend checking with each entity, as applicable, for current pricing, as we cannot guarantee the current rate beyond this date. Additional information: Per the NBCRNA: Assessed CEs that meet the criteria for Class A requirements must be prior approved by a recognized accredited provider of continuing education, include an assessment, and be relevant to anesthesia care. An approval code is generally printed on the certificate of completion along with the approved CE value as designated by a recognized accredited provider of continuing education. Certificate of completion CE documentation must include: CRNA's name (and ID number if available) CE provider's name and signature Program name Date(s) of the program CE credits or contact hours earned Documentation that the program was approved by a recognized organization such as AANA, ANCC, or other organizations recognized to award CE credit. The credit fee ($420) is for review of credits pertaining to the individual application and is generated through the application as submitted by the CRNA. The current credit review fee is $420, in addition to the renewal fee of $250 per applicant. 
AANP Approval Requirements
The AANP advises that certificants are responsible for determining if the: CE provider is accredited. CE is relevant to the NP’s advanced specialty and role. CE is acceptable for national recertification and meets individual SBON re-licensure requirements. In the AANP Recertification Handbook, page 15, under "CE Accreditation", it is stated as follows: CE certificates must show clear accreditation by an appropriate authorizing entity...: American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) American College of Physicians (ACP) American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) American Medical Association (AMA) in collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) of accredited CME activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) State Medical Associations, State Boards of Nursing, and State Boards of Pharmacy CEUFast, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider number #P0274. For additional information on our accreditation, please visit our accreditation page.
Exams vs Evaluations
Effective March 11, 2019, CEUfast provides two options for obtaining a certificate (*for approved professions and states only). At the end of each course will appear the choice to take an exam or to complete a self-evaluation explaining how the course material will impact or change your current practice.  Exams If you choose to take an exam, you will make that selection and proceed to answer a series of multiple choice questions. Exams must be passed with a minimum of 80% correct in order to receive a certificate of completion. Evaluations If you choose to complete the self-evaluation, you will respond to a few questions in regards to the application of the course material in real-world practice.  Once the evaluation questions have all been answered and submitted, a certificate of completion will be provided. These two methods for obtaining continuing education are those which have been approved through the ANCC. * The following is a list of professions and states that DO NOT allow for the evaluation method (testing must be completed) as of the last publication of this article. Please verify with your Board if you are required to complete an exam prior to using the evaluation method:  CA    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) CA    Home Health Aide (HHA) KS    Occupational Therapist (OT) KS    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) MN    Occupational Therapist (OT) MN    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) NE    Occupational Therapist (OT) NE    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) NE    Physical Therapist (PT) NE    Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) NJ    Physical Therapist (PT) NJ    Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) NV    Occupational Therapist (OT) NV    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) TX    Occupational Therapist (OT) TX    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) VT    Occupational Therapist (OT) VT    Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) WA    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) WA    Home Health Aide (HHA)
Course Acceptance
CEUFast.com courses are accepted:   * by all US state nursing boards for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification renewal * for nursing mandated requirements in FL, TX, NV, CA, OH, PA, KY, PR, and more. * for NY infection control and child abuse state mandates for multiple professions * for subject specific courses for other professions For more detailed information on our accreditation, please visit our Accreditation Page. Contact Hour Acceptance by Non-Nursing Healthcare Boards CEUfast.com contact hours are accredited for nursing continuing professional development by the ANCC, however, other professional boards may accept CEUfast contact hours if they are applicable to the profession's practice. We recommend verifying with your specific board to determine their standards for acceptance of CEUfast contact hours.
Certificate Accreditation Statements
Some states require that specific accreditation information be included on certificates of completion. If your state has this requirement, you can add your license number(s) to your profile to display accreditation information applicable for your license(s). To do this, please follow these steps: 1. Log in to your account at CEUfast.com. 2. From your account home page, click the "Edit Profile" link near your name. 3. Scroll down the page to the "My Licenses" section and click the "Add License" button. 4. Enter your license information and click the "Add License" button to accept the information for your profile. Once you have successfully added license information to your account, accreditation statements and provider numbers applicable for that license will be displayed on your certificate(s) of completion. Please Note: Due to mandated requirements, additional statements not relevant to your specific license may be included.
Nursing Student Certificates
If you are a nursing student and need your state's specific accreditation statement listed on your certificate to meet a school requirement, please take the following steps: 1. Log in to your CEUfast.com account 2. Click "Edit Profile" under your name 3. Click "Add License" under My Licenses 4. Select "NS - Nursing Student" in the profession field 5. Enter in your student ID number in the license number field (the date fields can be left blank) 6. Click the green "Add License" button Please Note: Adding the Nursing Student "license" will only provide specific state board accreditation statements for the following states, as these are the only ones that currently have a board statement requirement in effect:   Alabama California District of Columbia Florida Georgia Kentucky New Mexico South Carolina West Virginia
Broward College Requirements
Broward College has advised that after "admission, students are required to complete certificate courses; CAE0216 (HIV/AIDS), CAE0660 (TB/OSHA/Hepatitis), CAE0062 (CPR Basic Life Support American Heart Association approved), CAE0441 (Domestic Violence), CAE0528 (Prevention of Medical Errors), and CAE0644 (Florida Laws & Rules for Nursing and Respiratory Care). All Certificates are to have Florida Board of Nursing (FBN) approval shown by FBN number." Please Note: To satisfy the CAE0660 requirement, complete the following three (3) courses: Tuberculosis - 2 hour OSHA: Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens - 2 hours Hepatitis C - 2.5 hours The following list of courses are suggested as being those needed to satisfy the remaining certificates needed; however, we always recommend verifying this information with the college: CAE0528 - Medical Errors - 2.5 hour CAE0441 - Domestic Violence - 3 hour CAE0216 - AIDS/HIV - 1 hour OR AIDS/HIV - 4 hour CAE0644 - Florida Law and Rules - 3 hour
Course Expiration Date
The expiration date located on the course description page indicates how long the course will be available for testing on CEUFast.com. Certificates achieved on these courses are still valid beyond the expiration date.
CPR / ACLS Course
The majority of our customers are required to take a CPR and/or ACLS course that meets the American Heart standard. To meet this standard, a demonstration on a return dummy must be performed live in front of an instructor. Since this requirement cannot be fully met in an online environment, we do not offer a CPR or ACLS course.
CEU vs CE vs Contact Hour - What Is The Difference?
Often, the terms CEU, CE, and contact hour are used interchangeably, however, they are not the same and carry different values in measurement. Because of this, it is very important to know the difference when meeting renewal requirements. A CEU is a "Continuing Education Unit". CE stands for "Continuing Education", and is typically associated with a single contact hour. A contact hour is a unit of credit for continuing education, based on a mathematical formula. Our contact hours are calculated with a formula based on 60 minute intervals. CEUs are equal to 10 contact hours/credits. For example: 2 CEUs equal 20 contact hours, 2.5 CEUs equal 25 contact hours, 20 CEUs would be equal to 200 contact hours.
What is CEU?
A CEU stands for "Continuing Education Unit". 
What is CE?
CE stands for "Continuing Education", and is typically associated with contact hours. 
What is a contact hour?
A contact hour is a unit of credit for continuing education, based on a mathematical formula, most often associated with continuing education (CE). 
What is CNE credit?
CNE – This is an abbreviation for Continuing Nursing Education and refers to materials that are specific for nurses. It is a general term and is not referring to a specific number of hours.  As defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on accreditation, continuing nursing education “builds upon the educational and experiential bases of the Registered Nurse for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public.”
What is CME credit?
CME is the abbreviation for Continuing Medical Education and consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. Typically, CME refers to educational events and/or coursework that have been approved for CME credits. CME credits are especially important to physicians because some states require a specified number of credits annually to maintain medical licenses, and because most hospitals require a specified number of credits for their physicians to remain credentialed to see patients. CME credits are authorized by the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award. Related Articles: CEU Versus CE? CME Course Availability Source Reference: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2017, March 20). What is CME credit? National Institutes of Health. Retrieved from https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-cme-credit 
CME Course Availability
At this time, we offer seven (7) Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses as follows: Child Abuse: New York Mandated Reporter Training - 2 hours - Initial Licensure Child Abuse: Pennsylvania Mandated Reporter Training, 2 hours - License Renewal Child Abuse: Pennsylvania Mandated Reporter Training, 3 hours - Initial Licensure Infection Control and Barrier Precautions - 4 hours New York Mandatory Education for Prescribing Controlled Substances - 3 hours Suicide Prevention Training for Washington Healthcare Professionals - 6 hours Suicide Screening and Referral Training for Washington - 3 hours
Ohio Nurse Practice Act Course Difference
CEUFast.com offers two "Ohio Nurse Practice Act" courses; a one contact hour course and a two contact hour course. The one-hour course ("Ohio Nurse Practice Act: 1 Hour Category A") was written for Nurses who are currently licensed in the state of Ohio to meet the Ohio State Board of Nursing renewal requirement. This course is required as part of each two year renewal period.  The two-hour course ("Ohio Nurse Practice Act: 2 Hour Category A") was written for Nurses who are currently licensed in another state but are trying to obtain a nursing license in Ohio.
Ohio Nurse Practice Act Course Acceptance
CEUfast's Ohio Nurse Practice Act courses are accepted by the Ohio Nurses Association. Nurses currently licensed in Ohio need to take the 1-hour course. Nurses seeking licensure in Ohio by endorsement need to take the 2-hour course. Additional information pertaining to these two courses and their accreditation can be reviewed on our Accreditation Page.
Kansas Certificate Acceptance without a License Number
The Kansas Board of Nursing will accept certificates without the license number. It is a requirement for providers approved through the Kansas Board of Nursing to include the license number but does not prohibit Kansas nurses from using certificates from other approved providers which do not list a license number.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Recertification Requirements
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Recertification Requirements Please Note: The following information is provided for those CMAs that obtain credentials from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). If information is needed in regards to renewing through a different organization, CMAs are responsible for contacting the necessary organization that maintains their certification. For certification renewal, CMAs must meet the guidelines provided below based on their current status. Active Certification Status – Required to obtain 60 recertification points for renewal. At least 30 points must come from an approved AAMA provider*. A minimum of 10 points must come from each of the following 3 categories:   Administrative Clinical General The remaining 30 points may come from any combination within these categories. Save any related documentation, such as a course outline, to include when you submit the Recertification by Continuing Education Application. The AAMA will not update your transcript when you attend non-AAMA approved programs and events. Expired Certification Status – May reactivate the credential by recertifying through examination or continuing education. Certification Expired 60+ Months – Forfeits the right to reactivate the credential by continuing education and must sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification Examination. Certification point conversion: 1 point = 1 contact hour For additional information regarding recertification for the CMA, please visit the American Association of Medical Assistants continuing education page here. *CEUFast, Inc is not an approved AAMA provider. CEUFast.com is able to provide 30 of the 60 required points in the aforementioned categories.
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Renewal Requirements
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Renewal Requirements Please Note: The following information is provided for those RMAs that obtain credentials from the American Registry of Medical Assistants (ARMA). If information is needed in regards to renewing through a different organization, RMAs are responsible for contacting the necessary organization that maintains their certification. ARMA membership runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year. Renewal is obtained with completion of CEUs the prior year before membership expiration. For example, if an RMA is seeking renewal in 2020, they will need to complete their CEUs in 2019, and so forth. You may obtain CEUs from wherever you wish. To maintain membership with ARMA, RMAs must meet the guidelines provided below: Active Renewal Status (currently a member of ARMA) – If an RMA is submitting earned CEUs from a facility other than the ARMA - they are to be either 12 in the clinical/medical content OR 6 in the clinical/medical content AND 6 in the clerical, administrative, front office or “other” content. ARMA will accept Domestic Violence, HIPAA, HIV/AIDS, CPR, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens as “6 other”. Once the RMA has obtained the required minimum CEUs, they may then send in the renewal or reinstatement form. Conversion rate: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours. The RMA is required to complete 120 contact hours (or 12 CEUs) per calendar year. Lapsed Renewal Status (2 years or less) – If it has been less than 2 years since the RMA has been inactive, they will need to submit 12 CEUs per calendar year for each year they have not renewed (minimum of 24 CEUs). Lapsed Renewal Status (greater than 2 years but still working as an RMA) – These RMAs will need to submit 12 CEUs per calendar year for each year they have not renewed, for a minimum of 3 years (minimum of 36 CEUs). In addition to the 36 CEUS, this RMA will need to submit an original official letter of recommendation from their physician-employer or from Human Resources; depending on the type of facility the RMA works in. Please see the ARMA page on reinstatement requests. Lapsed Renewal Status (greater than 2 years, less than 5, but not working as an RMA) – In addition to the 36 CEUs, ARMA suggests these RMAs take a refresher course at an area school of medical assisting or volunteer at a physician’s office, clinic, or hospital. An original, official letter of recommendation from the school or place of volunteering must be submitted with the reinstatement form. Lapsed Renewal Status (greater than 5 years) – A minimum of one year documented, recent on-the-job experience as a medical assistant and a minimum of 36 CEUs are required in order to be able to reinstate. Recent employment must be within one year of the year of reinstatement.
"Peer Reviewed" Courses
All CEUfast.com courses are peer reviewed. What this indicates is that all courses have been reviewed and edited by a nurse holding at least a Master's Degree and having familiarity with the subject material.
Category B or Category C Courses
CEUfast does not currently offer Category B or C courses. All courses on CEUfast.com are considered Category A courses.
Certificate of Completion Date Change
As a provider of continuing education, it is required by law that the date and time tests are completed are accurately recorded. All test completion information is logged based on the time zone it was completed in. While the time stamp is not reflected on certificates of completion, the corresponding date is. As this is a matter of legal record, the date of completion cannot be altered. Doing so would be considered fraudulent record keeping.
NCLEX Preparation Course?
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DEA Prescribers Requirement
CEUfast's accreditation team has confirmed with the DEA that the following three courses, when completed separately, will satisfy the DEA one-time, 8 total-hour requirement: Addiction Disorders Prescribing Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion, Best Practices - 3 hr Substance Abuse These course offerings can be quickly found listed under the "DEA Prescribers Requirement" drop-down topic menu on the courses page.

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