RE: [Histonet] ceu's

From:"Rosa Fields"

There are several ways to earn CEU's without a fee:
I copied this from the ASCP website:
1. Formal continuing education courses: 1 contact hour 1
CE programs sponsored by other professional societies
(including state, regional and local societies and chapters),
universities and colleges
2. Employer-offered courses (in-service, instrument training, 1 contact hour 1
vendor-sponsored, etc.) (50-60 minutes)
3. College/university coursework 1 quarter hour 10
(science, computer management, education or any other 1 semester hour 15
science related courses)
4. Teleconferences, subscription or online self-instructional 1 contact hour 1
courses for which ACCME, CMLE, ACCENT, PACE or other (50-60 minutes)
professional society credits are awarded (see page 5)
5. Completion of advanced ASCP certification or qualification:
Specialist/Diplomate certification 25
Categorical or higher level certification 12
Qualification 12
6. Competence Assessment by employer 2
(must use ASCP/BOR Employer Assessment Form) (per year/max 4 pts.)
7. Research & preparation for presenting a workshop each contact hour 3
or course (first time only) of presentation
(50-60 minutes)
8. Authoring journal articles for peer-reviewed publications 5
9. Authoring a book (over 300 pages) 21
(under 300 pages) 14
(chapter in a book) 7
10. Editing a book 5
11. Doctoral dissertation 10
12. Master's thesis 4
13. Presenting posters/exhibits 3
14. Serving on examination committees 2 (per year)
15. Serving on committees/boards related to the profession (national, state, regional, local) 2 (per year)
16. Role of on-site inspector for laboratory accreditation (CAP, JCAHO, AABB, COLA, state agency) 1 (per year)
or training program accreditation (NAACLS, CAAHEP)

Rosa Fields, HT (ASCP)
Gastroenterology Specialties
Histology Supervisor
4545 R Street
Lincoln, NE  68503

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From: [] On Behalf Of Demarinis, Carolyn
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:19 PM
Subject: [Histonet] ceu's

Now that we are NYS licensed histotechnologists we are required to
obtain several (12?) CEU credits to maintain licensure.
Other than HQUIP, how are techs getting their CEU's without paying a

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