Participation in the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) program is a requirement to maintain each credential awarded by ABC. Credentials are renewed at the end of each 5 year MCE cycle after the minimum number of required credits have been earned. Each credential has a specific number of credits that must be earned. Please select the appropriate credential type below for the specific requirements for the credential you maintain with ABC.
For additional information, please reference the Guide to Maintaining Your Certification.
To ensure that you are maintaining your certification through appropriate learning activities relevant to your ABC credential, ABC will award discipline specific credits, when appropriate and feasible, to Category I approved programs. For those individuals not credentialed by ABC in the approved discipline(s), Category II credits may be awarded. Although ABC will acknowledge content outside of a scope of practice, you are required to earn the majority of your continuing education credits on content specifically related to your ABC credential.
Accrual of Credits
Credits earned in excess of the number required for your current MCE period cannot be carried over to a future five year MCE period.
Only credits earned after most current MCE Effective Date may be credited towards satisfying the continuing education requirement.
You may attend the same course only twice within a five year period, but not within the same year.
Signing In for Courses: Always be sure to use your ABC certification number when signing in for courses that you wish to receive credits for. Failure to do so could result in no credit being earned for your participation.
Reporting Errors: If you believe there is an error on your statement, please mail a copy of the statement with the corrected information noted and any necessary documentation to ABC.
Personal Recordkeeping System: Retain copies of your statements along with other relevant information in your personal continuing education file.
The ABC Board of Directors reserves the right to amend all policies and procedures governing mandatory continuing education.
If you have questions or need more information about Continuing Education, contact
Brooke Douglas Manager, Continuing Education Programsbdouglas@abcop.org(703) 836-7114 x 242
Sheila PasquiniPost Certification Assistant, Continuing Education Programsspasquini@abcop.org (703)836-7114 x 228
Heather HarrisDirector, Continuing Education Programshharris@abcop.org(703) 836-7114 x 227