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Compass Continuing Education Information

Compass for Case Managers and Physician Advisors

Compass is a comprehensive training program designed to provide standardized training for case management departments and physician advisors. Compass releases new courses each annual subscription period which are eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit. Subscription periods run from February 1 until January 31 the following year.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Trainees must study the educational activities and complete a post-test and evaluation form for each course to earn credit. Post-tests are automatically graded, and scores of 80% or higher are considered passing. Once all modules within a course have been successfully completed, trainees must complete an evaluation form before being provided access to the CE certificate.

Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education (CE) certificates issued by ACMA are generally accepted by most professional nursing and social work organizations and state boards of nursing and social work as many licensing authorities allow for some form of CE reciprocity. ACMA has made substantial efforts to obtain appropriate providerships for enduring CE offerings; however, ACMA does not warrant that all professional organizations and/or licensing authorities will accept its CE offerings. If in doubt, individuals are advised to contact their professional licensing organizations and/or licensing authorities to confirm acceptance of one of more of the following:

ACMA IS AN APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER, OR JOINT PROVIDER, THROUGH THE FOLLOWING:

Nursing Continuing Education:
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP 15413)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (Provider #50-3523)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation through the accredited provider, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. (304 Inverness Way South, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80111, (303) 799-1930, (303) 858-8848 – Fax)
Social Work Continuing Education
  • Florida Board of Social Work (Provider #50-3523)
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor #159-000900)
  • Maryland Board of Social Work Board (Board Authorized Sponsor of Category II credit hours)
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work (Sponsor #CEP-443)
  • Montana Board of Social Work (SWP/MFT/LAC/0134-2018)
  • North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #A-218-5172018)
  • New Jersey Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB NJ Program Provider #138 Course #1794-1805)
  • New York State Education Department State Board (Sponsor #SW-0486)
  • Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (Sponsor #4171)
  • National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886621095-0218)
Physicians
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the accredited provider, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. (304 Inverness Way South, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80111, (303) 799-1930, (303) 858-8848 – Fax)

As required by the approval agencies listed above, ACMA maintains records and CE certificates for all educational activities for a minimum of 7 years after the educational activity concludes.

PLEASE NOTE:
Individuals are responsible for contacting their professional organizations and/or licensing authorities to obtain information on licensure, continuing education requirements and requirements for acceptable continuing education courses, programs and sponsors. Individuals are also responsible for verifying that the approving organizations listed above are accepted by their professional organizations and/or licensing authorities. Unless otherwise noted on the CE certificate, individuals are responsible for submitting their earned continuing education credits/certificates to the appropriate professional organizations and/or licensing authorities to maintain their individual certification(s), recertification(s), licensure(s), etc.

If ACMA’s continuing education providership status changes, this page will be updated accordingly.

Disclaimer

Compass trainees have an implied responsibility to use newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Announcements

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Compass Directional Training

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