Continuing Education FAQ
Does the certificate program offer continuing education credits?
The Foundational Competencies in Older Adult Mental Health Certificate ONLINE Program offers up to 16 hours of CE, CNE, or CME for a fee ($175 for the full program, $15 per course – group discounts available). Continuing education credits for the in-person program are free. Please see below for the full accreditation statement from Rush University Medical Center.
What disciplines can receive credit?
- Advance practice nurses
- Occupational therapists
- Physician assistants
- Physical therapists
- Registered nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers
Does the certificate program offer APA credits?
Our joint accreditation allows us to provide APA credit, but the APA is not the accreditor.
Is the certificate program accredited by NASW?
Currently, social work credit falls under the State of Illinois and a reciprocal agreement (state by state). We plan to offer credit through the NASW in the future.
What if I am licensed in the State of New York?
Rush is not accredited by the State of New York, so clinicians who have a license in the State of New York may not be able to utilize CEUs toward their state licensure requirements. Please confirm with your licensing body to confirm before purchasing.
Please consult with your licensing body to confirm these credits apply to your license before purchasing. The certificate program with no continuing education is available for free.
In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statements
Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.00 nursing contact hour(s).
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 16.00 CE credits in psychology.
This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 16.00 CPEUs.
For Social Work:
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 16.00 general continuing education credits.