What is an E-course?
Advantages to taking an E-course:
- Earn CEUs from your home or office
- E-courses are offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Don't have to miss work or cancel patient appointments to "attend" an E-course
- Eliminates travel time and travel costs
- Don't have to pay for a full-day seminar when you only need 1 or 2 more credits
- Instant access to information relevant to your field of practice
- Earn "last-minute" credits toward licensure
- Allows you to learn at your own pace
E-course is short for electronic course. Unlike a seminar that is attended in person with an actual presenter, E-course "lectures" are presented via the internet to your computer. Since E-courses are not live lectures, you can "attend" them at any time and view the material at your own pace. Taking an E-course is very similar to reading a manual or book, except that the charts, graphs and text are viewed on your computer screen. E-courses are divided into several sections much like short chapters in a book. After beginning an E-course, you move from section to section until you have completed the course. Just as with a book, you are free to jump ahead or to go back to a previous section at any time. E-courses allow you to work at your own pace - stopping and starting as many times as you wish. E-courses can be completed all at once, or they can be completed over a period of days or weeks.
After completing all of the "chapters" you move on to take a multiple question test. You will need to obtain a score of 80% to pass and earn credit. If you do not score 80% or better you are allowed to review the material and modify your answers until a score of 80% is reached. Once you have passed the test you will have the option of printing a certificate of completion. The certificate is proof that you have completed the E-course and earned the specified number of credits. You will have unlimited access to the E-course until you print your certificate of completion. Only after the certificate has been printed will your enrollment in the E-course expire.
E-courses are not necessarily meant to replace group-learning seminars. E-courses are simply a great way to supplement knowledge on a topic and supplement CEUs for licensing requirements. Most state licensing boards do accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). However, if you are taking an E-course for credit we suggest that you call your licensing board to verify acceptance policies and home-study credit limits before registering.
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