Continuing education is required for individuals or current professionals to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies required for their fields. Certain professions also require continuing education to comply with laws, remain licensed or certified, or maintain membership in an association or licensing body.
History of CE Credits
The history of CE credits goes all the way back to Cornell University as they were among the institutions that offered higher education, in the 1970’s offering continuing education. Other schools followed such as University of Wisconsin-Madison when they began offering CE credits in 1907. Continuing education slowly became popular and targeted adult learners providing higher education. Continuing education used to just be limited to a classroom but now there are so many different platforms that can be used for learning that is being used right now to grant Continuing education credits to individuals.
Careers that require Continuing Education Credits
- Tax preparers
- Social workers
- Nail Technicians
- Dental Hygienists
How to track CE Credits?
Depending on your profession, you will have to keep track of your CE credits differently form other professions. Every profession that requires Continuing education has different regulations and how many CE credits they need you to attain in a certain amount of time. For dentists in Ontario, their governing council is the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). Denturists must obtain a minimum of 100 hours of CE credits every five years, and it is also the responsibility of the dentist to maintain documentary and evidence of the dental continuing education credit.
We offer both online and offiline courses with CE Credits for Healthcare professionals. Please check our Course section for more informaton.