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Continuing Education Credits and DC License Renewals due 12/31/2020.

 

Do you have a plan of action in place on how you are going to get your 32 16 credits necessary to renew your DC license come 12/31/2020? 

 

On May 15, 2020, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners On Friday, May 15th, the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners made changes to the continuing education requirements for Doctors of Chiropractic for the licensing renewal period ending 12/31/2020. Here is the statement issued:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and in line with SB241, the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners have modified the continuing education requirements for the December 31, 2020, renewal. The required 32 credit hours, for chiropractors that have been licensed for more than two years, is reduced to 16 and all of them can now be done online, except for specific hands-on competency, such as dry needling. For all licensees, specific credit requirements, such as X-ray, ethics/boundaries, coding/documentation, etc., are now reduced to half.

Download the official BOCE statement at:
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/5/pub/CHISB241CEModifcations.pdf

What does this mean for you?

  • You have to earn 16 credits instead of 32
  • You only have to earn 4 credits in radiology minimum
  • You only have to earn 1 credit in documentation or coding minimum
  • You only have to earn 1 credit in ethics minimum
  • You only have to earn 1 credit in CPR minimum
  • AND you can earn ALL your credits ONLINE! (except specific hands-on competency, such as dry needling)



*DCs who have been licensed for one year but < two years still have to earn 16 credits but the same reduced subject matter list above applies.

 

**DCs who have been licensed <one year do not have to earn continuing education credits but must still file and pay for renewal.

 

 All courses must be approved for continuing education by the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners or by the Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE) through the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. 

 

AK License Renewal Forms Available Late Nov/Early Dec - Renewal forms most likely won’t be available until the final week of November or the very beginning of December. There will be an option to renew online for those licensees who have linked their myAlaska accounts with their professional licenses. That option is only available to licensees who will not have a ‘yes’ answer under the professional fitness section of the application. Paper renewals will also be available at the same time.

Here's where to find the 2020 Renewal Form when it's Available!

 

How are you shaping up so far?  Complete this checklist for the credits/courses you've attended so far in 2019 and 2020.   Or, the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners created this CE Activity Log you can use to keep track of your credits. Click HERE to download a copy.

Hours Completed

Subject

 

Ethics and Boundaries

 

Coding and Documentation

 

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training

   Basic Life Support (BLS) or Automated External Defibrillator Training (AED).  Up to four hours of credit maximum from this subject area.   

 

Radiographic safety; radiographic techniques and interpretation; or diagnostic imaging

 

Any subject that contributes directly to the professional competency of a person licensed to practice as a chiropractor and be directly related to the concepts of chiropractic principles, philosophy, and practice, including the following:  treatment and adjustment technique, including physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics; examination and diagnosis or analysis including physical, laboratory, orthopedic, neurological and differential approved by the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners. 

 

 

 

Total Completed


Zero courses completed so far? In a dilemma? Coming up short? Here's a plan for YOU!

We realize that many of you were planning on attending our event for your continuing education needs this year and for that reason, our staff have been working non-stop since the BOCE vote on Friday to put together a virtual CE event for you with quality education on an easy to use platform at a competitive price. We are thrilled to offer you a one-stop online solution for ALL your CE needs! We've put together an on-demand library with top-notch speakers and all the required credits INCLUDING CPR!

 

Turning lemons intolemonade.Making the best of a bad situation.Every challenge is an opportunity.

 

Pick your favorite cliché,but theAlaska Chiropractic Societyis not letting the circumstances of the world keep us from our mission!

 

We will be hosting a 2020 Virtual Alaska State Convention and we hope we can count on your support!

 

Here’s how this will work.Our virtual conference is hosted by SIDECAR, a chiropractic business development and training firm. SIDECAR operates a web-based training system that allows us to offer continuing education and it's PACE APPROVED!!!!

 

We will have 24 hours of CE credits available“on demand” to choose from through our ACS virtual training platform.

  • ACS Member cost $299 for 16 hours of CE
  • Non-Members cost $399 for 16 hours of CE
  • a la carte per CE credit pricing available

 

The credits available include:

  • Dr. Heidi Haavik: 9 hours of Clinical education:The Reality Check: Simplifying Chiropractic for your Patients
  • Dr. Jeff Rich: 4 hours of Radiology education:Impacting Patient Care with Chiropractic Radiology
  • Dr. Robert Silverman: 3 hours of Nutrition education: Nutritional Protocols
  • Dr. Ken Kaufman: 3 hours of Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Evan Gwilliam: 2 hours of Documentation training
  • James Marsh: 1 hour each - Business Ethics or Sexual Boundaries
  • Speaker TBA: 1 hour of CPR training

 

Lemons, hard times, challenges- however you want to frame it – we're in it together. The Alaska Chiropractic Society is proud to offer this virtual convention.

 

We wish we were all getting together.

 

But we know better days are ahead.

 

Registration and Speaker information coming next week!

2020 Virtual Alaska State Convention to open June 1!

 

See you soon.


Have questions about CE? Been licensed less than two years? Just received your license in 2019 or 2020? Contact Sheri Ryan with the Alaska Chiropractic Society at (907) 903-1350 for information on your unique situation.

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