Qualifying Activities

Points to satisfy CCP requirements can be earned through: Professional Education, Formal Education, Employment Verification, Authorship of Written Works, Instructional Presentations and Organizational Participation. Members are encouraged to use AMTrax to track their CE and other related activities. If a member reaches their required number of CCP points in AMTrax, they will automatically be considered "compliant" and will not receive notifications and will not need to sign any attestation documents. For more information on AMTrax (Click here).

Professional Education

This category is most closely associated with what one might consider traditional continuing education;. Programs eligible for credit would be only those related to a certificant's certification type. For example, a medical assistant attending a seminar on insurance billing would select this category. OSHA and CPR training are other examples of programs appropriate for this category.

The category would include: STEP Online, CE Modules, in-service training, seminars, self-instructional (home study) units, national, state, or regional conferences, and other structured learning experiences.

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Supporting Documentation for Your Files: Proof of attendance, including a certificate of attendance or transcript of courses with name of course, date taken and contact hours.

Formal Education

This category is most closely associated with university, college, or junior college academic credit. Programs eligible for credit would be only those related to an individual’s certification type. For example, a medical technologist taking a semester or quarter-length course in microbiology would select this category. A passing grade is required to be eligible for credit in a course.
Scoring: Each semester hour earns 5 points; each quarter hour earns 3 points. Maximum of 45 points can be earned per 3-year compliance cycle. Note that one semester hour is equivalent to 5 clock hours/points of credit and one quarter hour is equivalent to 3 hours/points of credit.
Supporting Documentation for your Files: Proof of completing the course, such as a grade or transcript.

Employment Verification

Satisfactory employment in the field of certification is another indicator of ongoing competency. Credit may be awarded to certificants who obtain verification of satisfactory and competent work histories spanning the most recent three-year period.

Scoring for CCP cycles beginning 1/1/2016: Up to six points can be awarded for each year of full-time employment during your 3-year compliance cycle.  Maximum of 18 points can be earned, part-time employment will be prorated.

Scoring for CCP cycles completed before 1/1/2019: Up to ten points can be awarded for each year of full-time employment during your 3-year compliance cycle.  Maximum of 30 points can be earned, part-time employment will be prorated.

Supporting Documentation for your Files: Obtain and file the employer’s validation through the use of the Employment Verification Form. (Download)

Authorship of Written Works

Certificants who author scholarly works are eligible to earn credit for those works. Written work must be related to the individual's certification or employment as an allied health practitioner.
Scoring: Ten points are awarded for each written work meeting the criteria. Individuals can author multiple written works. There is no maximum number of points that can be earned per 3-year compliance cycle.
Supporting Documentation for your Files: Copy of the written works.

Instructional Presentations

Certificants who prepare and present instructional presentations related to the individual's certification or employment as an allied health practitioner are eligible to earn credit for those presentations one time.
Scoring: Seven points are awarded for each instructional presentation related to the individual's certification that is prepared and presented. Individuals can submit points for other presentations they prepare and give - there is no maximum number of points that can be earned per 3-year compliance cycle.
Supporting Documentation for your Files: Copy of the presentation or a program listing your presentation.

Organizational Participation

Certificants who participate in career-related organizational activities may be eligible to earn credit for that participation. While this category may encompass a range of activities it is primarily intended to address participation as a working board member or as a working committee member of a professional organization.
Scoring: Seven points can be awarded for each year of participation in organizational activities. Maximum of 21 points can be earned per 3-year compliance cycle.
Supporting Documentation for your Files: Activities may be verified through some form of formal acknowledgement by the organization. For example, a published list of a Board of Directors or a list of committee members would provide evidence of participation.

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