I submitted my CPE Reporting Form 5 days ago, usually I get my Certificate of Completion within 2-3 days, but I haven't gotten it yet. How can I check on when to expect it & what's the best way to submit my reporting form?
Our hard copy CPE programs consist of a book & study guide or a manual. Each study guide or manual has Self Assessment Questions (a test), an Answer Key, Explanations to the Questions, and a Continued Professional Education Reporting Form that you will use to submit to us so that we can email (or mail) you your Certificate of Completion. Each program comes with everything needed for one person to complete the program.
If you already have the book that comes with a CPE program, you will need to purchase a study guide which will include a reporting form so that you can get CPEUs. You will need to call our office to place your order for the study guide. A reporting form is not the study guide.
Our electronic programs consist a manual which has Self Assessment Questions (a test), Answer Key, Explanations to the Questions, and instructions to submit your Continued Professional Education Reporting Form online so that we can email you your Certificate of Completion.
Registered Dietitians (RDs/RDNs) and Dietary Technicians Registered (DTRs/NDTRs)
Certified Dietary Managers (CDMs)
Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs)
Yes, you can use the same program for both CDR & NCBDE as long as it is a course that is from our list of courses accepted by NCBDE, because ALL of our programs are approved by CDR.
IMPORTANT: You will receive 1 certificate only!!! The certificate you will receive will state it's approved by CDR & will have your CDR membership/association number on it only. See the paragraph above re:how the process works for CDE's. NCBDE does NOT approve continuing education directly, therefore, your certificate will NOT state it's approved by NCBDE, this they will NOT accept. NCBDE accepts courses that are approved by CDR & is on a Diabetes related topic, so your certificate you will be receiving stating it's approved by CDR will be the exact same certificate that will be accepted by NCBDE. Therefore for your NCBDE certificate you will just print a copy of the same CDR certificate & write your CDE member # on there as well, so it will show both of your association member numbers.
Yes. We have many ELECTRONIC (ePrograms) available. Click
here to go to the list of ePrograms.
If you didn't download the program immediately, as a back up you have 30 days to download it from your emailed receipt so SAVE that EMAILED receipt.
Once you complete your order download your eProgram from the Order Confirmation or from the receipt that you will receive by email. Click on the title of the course and save the eProgram file to your computer. Pay attention to where this file is being saved so that you can find it. Many computers have a "Downloads" folder so check there if you can't find your eProgram.You have 30 days to download this program and save it to your computer. You will need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open and save this file. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader click on http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html to download it to your computer.
Once you complete your eProgram go to our website http://www.easycpecredits.com to submit your Continuing Professional Education Reporting Form. You must do this before your eProgram expires (one year from the date of your purchase). Click on the link "Submit CPE Reporting Form," In the "Course Registration Number" field enter the Order Number from the confirmation you received via email when you placed your order. You will find that number in the email confirmation you received when you purchased your program. Fill out the rest of the information on this form and click the submit button at the bottom of the form...it's that simple. You will get an immediate confirmation that we received your form and your certificate will be emailed to you within 2-5 days to the email address you provided on the reporting form.
You can download the FREE Ethics eProgram as often as you like. Please follow instructions in the program to submit your reporting form in order to get a Certificate of Completion. This program is electronic only and is not available as Hard Copy.
The Kindle Fire does NOT support pdf files. But you can get a FREE adobe reader app https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/products/mobile-app.html. Then, using your PC, you can upload the eProgram to your acrobat account, and then you will be able to view it on your Kindle Fire.
If your IPad doesn't let you download the eProgram from your receipt, please open and save the emailed receipt to a computer (NOT a mobile device) on which you have Acrobat Reader installed. From that computer go to the receipt, click on the title of the eProgram and download & save it as a pdf file to your computer. (Be sure to remember where you saved it.) Next send yourself an email and attach the pdf/eProgram you downloaded & saved. Now you will be able to read this attachment on your IPad.
It's fast and easy to get your Continuing Professional Education Units (or clock hours) with our method:
I submitted my CPE Reporting Form 5 days ago, usually I get my Certificate of Completion within 2-3 days, but I haven't gotten it yet? How can I check on when to expect it & what's the best way to submit my form?
After you have successfully completed your CPE program go to www.easyCPEcredits.com and click on Submit Reporting Form. Now input the title of the course, your Course Registration #, your answers, and your personal information, it's that easy. NOTE: this is the BEST way to submit your Reporting Form, because faxes can be difficult to read and snail mail tends to be slow. Also, this way you will receive an automated confirmation receipt.
If you prefer you can fax your Reporting Form to us @ (410) 531-9282, or snail mail it to Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., 13621 Gilbride Lane, Clarksville,
MD 21029, or can scan it, and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure that our emails are delivered to your inbox (instead of
your junk/spam folder) please add email@example.com to your Address
Book or Safe List of allowed email senders. Also, be sure to allow attachments
from this email address.
If you faxed your Reporting Form to us and it's been more than five days that you haven't received your certificate, please re-fax it or submit your reporting form on our website. When faxing be sure to use blue or black ink and PRINT VERY CLEARLY. Pencil or red ink typically does NOT transmit over fax, and if we can't read your email address we can't email you a Certificate.
If you mailed the Reporting Form, allow 5-7 business days to receive your Certificate. If it's been more than 7 days, resubmit your Reporting Form online or send us an email with the information so we can follow up. Keep in mind that there is no need to use the mail for submitting your CPE Reporting Form! Online is much faster!
Also if you'd like us to mail you your certificate instead of emailing it then write "Please Mail" in the "email" line on the Reporting Form.
Yes. We used to submit your credit/clock hours for you, however, CBDM has changed this and they now require you to submit your own hours at www.ANFPonline.org or mail or fax them to ANFP/CBDM.
We will keep your records in our computer for 7 years. You can email or call us to check on your credits or to find out which programs you have done in the past.
Yes, except electronic programs cannot be shared! To take advantage of our Share with a Friend and SAVE program, purchase one complete self-study program plus extra reporting forms for each additional person you wish to share with. The cost for sharing is listed under the program description. Each person will get the full number of credits, and there is no limit on the number of people who can share a program, however everyone must complete the program by the date stamped in the program. If you wish to order additional reporting forms after you have purchased the program you must provide us with the program registration number and the "Complete by" date from the original program. This information, which can be found on the first page of the manual or study guide, must be provided when placing the order. The Reporting Form(s), with new course registration number(s), will be mailed.
We will process your order the next business day and ship it by Priority Mail. Your order should reach you in 3-5 business days. Faster service is available for an additional shipping charge.
Our programs are approved for one year from date of purchase.
All programs are stamped with a "Complete by" date.
First of all CDR is in the process of transitioning from the current PDP process with Leaning Need Codes (LNCs) to the PDP with Essential Practice Competencies (EPCs) and Performance Indicators (PIs). If you are on the current PDP with LNCs read on. If you are on the PDP with essential practice competencies (EPCs) and performance indicators (PIs) click here.
PDP process with Leaning Need Codes (LNCs)
CDR's recertification process is called the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) process. For those of us who are still on the PDP process with Leaning Need Codes (LNCs) there are basically five steps:
Step 1. Self-Reflection
Step 2. Assess your learning needs
3. Develop your learning plan
Step 4. Maintain your Learning Activities Log
5. Learning plan evaluation
By the way it is important that you keep your forms in one place. I suggest that you keep it in the nice binder CDR has sent you. That way if you are audited you will have everything together.
If you need an official answer to you questions call CDR at 1-800-877-1600 xt. 5500 or go to http://www.cdrnet.org. and look for most frequently asked questions about the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) Process.
Q: Do I have to complete a certain number of credits per year?
A: No, not for CDR. For CDR you must complete 75 CPEUs/5 years if you are an RD and 50 CPEUs/5 years if you are a DTR. As far is CDR is concerned you can complete all of your requirements in the first or the last year. However you may have additional requirements if you are licensed. Check with your state licensure board.
Q: Who will track my completed CPEUs?
A: You will have to do that. Or you can do your programs with us and we will, as a value added service, track your credits for you. However you still have to submit to CDR the completed Learning Activities Log (Step 4), which you can do on-line at www.cdrnet.org or if you prefer you can mail it to them.
Q: How do I know what learning activity fits with my learning needs?
A: Each one of our programs listed at www.easyCPEcredits.com specifies the LNCs that apply to that specific program. For example our program C256 "Goals: Your Road Map to Success" is appropriate for Codes 1000, 1010, 1110, 1120. You can use programs of any level for every Level (1, 2 or 3) that you specified in your Portfolio.
Q: How can I find a self-study program that is approved for a specific learning need code?
A: You can put the LNC # into the search field at www.easyCPEcredits.com and it will list all programs that are approved for that LNC. For example if you put 1000 into the search field 29 different programs will be listed.
Q: Can I change my learning plan?
A: Yes. However you must notify CDR of the change. To avoid doing that, we suggest that you make your learning goals broad enough to accommodate a wide variety of activities. (Pick learning codes that end in 000.)
Q: Can I meet all of my CPE requirements by doing self-study programs?
A: Yes, as far as CDR is concerned. In fact if you do them all with us, you don't have to track your completed programs. We will, as a value added service, track your credits for you. However you may have different requirements if you are licensed. Check with your state licensure board.
Q: How many learning goals do I need to submit to CDR?
Q: How many learning need codes do I need to specify for each goal?
Q: I'm still confused and have a few more questions?
A: If you have additional questions it may be best to contact CDR directly at 1-800-877-1600 or go to www.cdrnet.org.
For each of our CPE programs we have listed SUGGESTED learning need codes to help you complete your Learning Plan and the Learning Activities Log, plus we list these codes on your certificate. However, you may use other LNCs if you feel that they are relevant to your Learning Plan activity. Per CDR you may use ANY LNC as long as it relates to your Learning Plan.
What about the CPE Levels 1, 2 or
The Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) with Essential Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators (PIs)
To better understand the current changes to the PDP go to https://www.cdrnet.org/pdp/professional-development-portfolio-guide.
There will be a phased implementation of the essential practice competencies. All practitioners are on a 5-year recertification cycle. The only exception to this rule is for newly credentialed RDNs and NDTRs who have slightly more than 5 years until their first recertification cycle after passing their registration exam. The first group to use the essential practice competencies in the PDP will be new RDNs and NDTRs credentialed June 2, 2015- May 31, 2016, and practitioners recertifying June 1, 2016-May 31, 2021. The last group to transition to essential practice competencies will be new RDNs or NDTRs credentialed June 2, 2019-May 31, 2020, and practitioners recertifying June 1, 2020-May 31, 2025. Annually thereafter, all newly credentialed practitioners and those recertifying will begin including essential practice competencies in the PDP. Click here for more information about PDP.
Summary: Those RD's that just completed their 5 yr. cycle 5/31/2016 will then be in the first group that are needing to follow the new process. Here are how the dates work with the 5 year cycles that will be transitioning to needing to follow the new process.
1st Group 6/1/2016-----5/31/2021 (YES-Need to meet EPCs & PIs by end of 5 yr. cycle 5/31/2021)
2nd Group 6/1/2017----5/31/2022 (Yes Need to meet EPCs & PIs by end of 5 yr. cycle 5/31/2022)
4th Group 6/1/2019----5/31/2024 (Yes Need to meet EPCs & PIs by end of 5 yr. cycle 5/31/2024)
5th Group 6/1/2020----5/31/2025 (Yes Need to meet EPCs & PIs by end of 5 yr. cycle 5/31/2025)
CDR is transitioning from a knowledge-based to a competency-based Professional Development Portfolio process. Click here for information and implementation schedule.
Q: I wanted to do one of your CPE programs but the Performance Indicators you have listed for that program do not match the ones I have in my learning plan. Can I use them anyway?
Q:Why are these PI numbers listed on my certificate, I'm pretty sure I don't need them?
Many of our programs are accepted by the National Certfication Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). See the link on the left side of every page to find those programs that are accepted by NCBDE. Continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education directly. Wolf Rinke Associates (easyCPEcredits.com) is accredited/approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) which is on the list of NCBDE Recognized Providers & therefore the certificate you will receive which states its approved by CDR is accepted by NCBDE as long as it's on a diabetes related topic as well.
Yes. If you don't need the CPEUs but would like the information, you can purchase our self-study programs without the CPEU's. Just subtract the amount shown for Share with a Friend and Save. Please call our office to place your order.
Please report any missing items within two weeks. Returns must be made within 90 days of date of purchase. Items must be in resalable condition. You will be refunded the amount you paid less shipping charges. NO REFUNDS for programs that have been completed and a reporting form has been submitted.
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