|Acceptable Continuing Education|
Several types of continuing education (CE) may be submitted to meet CSA CE requirements. The main thing to consider when submitting is that the CE can be deemed beneficial to seniors and the aging community either directly or indirectly; or it relates to ethics.
To be eligible for CSA CE credit, all course topics must be directly, or indirectly, related to seniors and/or ethical issues.
Acceptable topic areas include ethics; financial, health or social issues related to aging; spirituality and aging; general aging issues; death and dying, etc. Sales and marketing topics are not acceptable.
CE courses completed to maintain insurance, health, and/or financial licenses may be applied to the CSA CE requirement upon review and approval of transcripts or other supporting documentation.
Completion of 3 CE credits specifically relating to ethics is required for all CSAs during each 3-year recertification cycle.
Any courses completed as part of an ethics requirement to maintain other professional licenses may be submitted to meet part or all of the CSA CE requirement.
CSAs may also elect to earn the 3 ethics CE credits using the following options but are not required to do so:
Ethics CE submitted for the 3-year recertification requirement must be clearly labeled and/or documented as such.
1 hour of CSA CE credit may be earned for each 1 hour of volunteering for seniors. There is a maximum allowance of 16 CSA CE credits every 3-year recertification period for volunteering.
Providing direct care for a senior relative or family member can be counted as volunteer experience. There is a maximum allowance of 8 CSA CE credits every three years for this type.
1 hour of CSA CE credit may be earned for each 1 hour of volunteering as a qualified subject matter expert actively participating in CSA examination development activities: job task analysis workshops; item writing training and development workshops, including the submission of usable examination items; and passing score workshops.
The following courses are accepted for CSA CE credit:
CSA CE credits are given for CE courses, seminars or workshops on ethics topics or topics directly related to seniors that are approved or offered by:
CSA CE credits are given for participation in a professional conference that provides CE, covers topics directly related to seniors, and is sponsored by:
One day of participation in a professional conference earns on average 6 CSA CE credits; 2 (or more) days of participation in a professional conference typically earns 12 CSA CE credits.
Other presentations directly related to working with seniors (such as aging, women and aging, or death and dying) may be submitted to the CSA Office of Certification for pre-approval for CSA CE credits.
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