APHA members who must maintain certain licenses or certifications do so by earning “continuing education credits”, also called “CEs” or “CEUs” (the U means “units.”) Some medical professionals earn “CMEs” (Continuing Medical Education Units).
BCPA: Board Certified Patient Advocate
The BCPA certification is earned by advocates who pass the exam given by the Patient Advocate Certification Board.
To recertify, and to maintain their BCPA certification, APHA members may earn CEs by taking courses at a discount at APHA’s sister site, PracticeUP!Online (online courses) or by completing an evaluation after listening to some of our Expert Call-ins.
When you see this icon , it means that course or Expert Call-in has been pre-approved for a specific number of CEs, which varies according to the offering.
- Take a free course to determine if YOU need certification: Is Advocacy Certification Right for You?
- APHA offers many CEs to its members, many for free or discounted. Find a master list of these CEs here.
- Learn more about which PracticeUP! courses offer CEs.
- Learn more about the PracticeUP! Online discounts for APHA members.
- APHA Academy offers longer term programs which offer CEs, too.
Hundreds of certifications, and therefore the need for CEs and CEUs are available and appropriate for advocates. Included are certifications such as
- and others.
If you need to earn CEs or CEUs to maintain these certifications, the team at PracticeUP! Online will help you with the material you need to get those credits or units approved. Learn more at the PracticeUP! Online site.
*These certifications are also accepted when applying to be listed in the AdvoConnection Directory.
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