Acceptable Continuing Education
Acceptable Continuing Education
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 credential 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, 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
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 three times a year. For recertification, candidates would take EEG Part 2, EP, CNIM, CLTM, or CAP examinations. Candidate Handbooks should be downloaded from the ABRET or Professional Testing Corporation 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 in the online credential verification page on the ABRET website and a new certificate will be issued.
R. EEG T. certificants who took the oral exam were initially awarded a 10-year certificate.
R. EEG T. certificants who took the online examinations are awarded a 5-year certificate.
R. EP T., CNIM, and CLTM certificants are awarded a 5-year certificate.
ALL certificates are issued for 5 years following the initial recertification.