Acceptable Continuing Education
Required Continuing Education
R. EEG T. - 30 hours
R. EP T. - 30 hours
CLTM - 50 hours
NA-CLTM - 50 hours
CNIM - 50 hours
CMEG - 15 hours
CAP - 15 hours
It is not ABRET's goal to require credentialed technologists to spend excessive resources to attend meetings and programs. ABRET's goal is to make sure technologists maintain their credentials by continuing to learn and participating in their field. Here are some ways technologists may earn continuing education hours.
- Any ASET courses or programs (live, online, conference, or courses)
- ASET Journal article questions. No more than half of the required hours may be earned through article credits.
- Regional meetings and programs that are focused on neurodiagnostics will be accepted.
- Programs sponsored by other professional organizations (such as ACNS, AAET, or ASNM) as long as they are relevant to the credential will be accepted.
- In-house activities such as Grand Rounds, Record Review sessions, other presentations as long as they are relevant to the credential. If logging only in-house activities, there should be a variety of CE formats. No more than half of the required hours may be in any one type of in-house format, i.e. record review.
- Articles that have been published in a scientific magazine or journal may count two (2) credit hours per publication.
If a session is attended and formal continuing education hours are not awarded, the technologist may count the contact hours (exclude breaks and mealtimes). These programs are not pre-approved by ABRET. Technologists are expected to seek appropriate continuing education that supports their credentials. A record of the content and proof of attendance is required. An acceptable record may be a program signed by the presenter or a letter from the presenter or department director. Technologists should keep documentation of their attendance at programs that are being submitted as Continuing Education in case they are selected for an audit.
Education/Continuing Education that Cannot be Used for Recertification
- College courses
- Education obtained while a student in an END program, accredited or non-accredited
- Hours earned before the credential was awarded
- Courses, lectures, and seminars not related to the credential
- Staff, department, or informational meetings that do not have the primary purpose/focus of continuing education
Recertification will require 15 hours of documented continuing education. Educational activities may take the form of relevant lectures, workshops (up to 12 credits), journal reviews, case studies, record review (4 sessions with a physician equal 1 educational activity credit), authorship on journal article(s), writing special interest article(s) for a professional journal, presenting a poster and/or platform presentations at professional society meetings (3 credits), and giving a lecture at departmental/lab meeting.
Candidates for CAP and CAP’s submitting hours for Recertification may claim the following.
1 activity credit
Relevant autonomic lectures
Special interest article for ASET
In-house lecture at department/lab meeting
4 record review sessions with a physician
3 activity credits
Poster with relevant content
Platform Presentation on autonomic testing/related focus
Up to 12 activity credits
Annual meeting/course with autonomic focus
Alternatively, technologists may elect to retake the exam rather than submitting continuing education hours. However, technologists not passing the exam will not be able to fall back on submitting continuing education for recertification. All exams are offered on-demand. For recertification, candidates would take the EEG, EP, CNIM, CLTM, or CAP examinations. Candidate Handbooks should be downloaded from the ABRET website.
Technologists preparing for recertification may submit their recertification through their online account in the ABRET Credential Management system. ASET Continuing Education Credit transcripts may be uploaded to either of these forms. Required hours must be submitted by the end of the year in which the credential expires, and not more than one year prior to expiration. Once processed, the new renewal date will be visible on the online credential verification page on the ABRET website and a new certificate will be issued.
ALL certificates are issued for 5 years and must be renewed with continuing education, or re-testing.