New Opportunity to Guide CE Selection

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During the 2016-2017 renewal period, the Board of Certification (BOC) conducted the Portfolio Pilot that was completed by over 450 Athletic Trainers (ATs). The analysis of this pilot resulted in recommendations to the BOC Board of Directors to move forward with offering a similar tool to create a culture shift from collecting continuing education units (CEUs) to a mindful, intentional selection of professional development activities purposely designed to maintain competence and promote professional growth. This new tool called the Professional Goals Appraisal (PGA), will provide ATs with the necessary resources and information to assess professional needs and choose activities that will enhance clinical competence and knowledge.

The BOC will be conducting a soft launch of the PGA in March 2020. ATs must pre register and participation will be limited to the first 2,500 ATs. Pre registration opens December 2, 2019 at 9 a.m. CST and will close once we reach capacity. To pre-register, click the button below when pre-registration opens. Be sure to keep this email if you plan to participate. Log into your BOC Central profile to register.

PGA Details:

  • CEUs: 10 Category B CEUs
  • Cost: $65 (pay at the time PGA launches in March 2020)
  • Sequential Components of the PGA
    1. Personal Inventory Questions
    2. Professional Development Needs Assessment
    3. Objective Assessment
    4. Learning Needs Analysis
    5. Goal Development
      1. Components 1-5 must be completed no later than December 31, 2020
    6. Activity Completion and Reflection
      1. Must be completed no later than December 31, 2021
  • Time: Allow 2-4 hours to complete components 1-5 and 4+ hours to complete component 6

The PGA is intended to drive your continuing education selection based on the goals developed. To meet your goals, you must provide yourself enough time in the renewal period to select professional development activities that align with your goals. As a result, Goal Development must be completed by December 31, 2020 and Activity Completion and Reflection must be completed by December 31, 2021 in order to receive the 10 Category B CEUs.

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