33rd ISS Continuing Education Units
The 33rd ISS offers CEUs for courses that comply with University of Pittsburgh standards. All ISS sessions have an abstract, speaker bios, speaker disclosures of real or potential conflicts of interest, measurable learning objectives, and references to comply with most CEU standards.
Amount of CEUs at the 33rd ISS
Up to 1.875 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be earned by individuals for attending 18.75 hours of instruction at the main ISS conference sessions. Additional CEUs are awarded for pre-conference workshops. (0.4 CEUs for half-day workshops, 0.8 CEUs for full-day workshops)
CEU Certificates are issued electronically via email attachment through the www.rstce.org portal. After attending the 33rd ISS, attendees are required to log back into the portal and complete an overall ISS conference evaluation and course evaluations for individual sessions.
A unique course identification code is provided at the end of each session that must be entered. The CEUs certificate is prorated based on sessions actually attended with course evaluations and unique session codes.
Upon completion of the ISS and course evaluations, attendees will be provided with a code for use towards 40 hours of online webinars and additional CEU's. Please note, this code is NOT valid for the RESNA Review Course, or the CERT/VAAT course.
Information for Specific Credentials
The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to stay current in their profession. (One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity.) Each person should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.
Occupational Therapy Practitioners
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) accepts the University’s CEUs as PDUs for OTR and COTA re-certification. Individual State OT Practice Boards may have additional requirements.
Physical Therapy Practitioners
As a CAPTE accredited program, the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a pre-approved provider of CE for Pennsylvania PTs and PTAs. Physical Therapy practitioners outside of Pennsylvania should verify with their local practice boards to determine if there is reciprocity or if other necessary procedures are required to apply University of Pittsburgh CEUs for their jurisdiction.
Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs)
In addition, RSTCE CEUs are accepted by the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) for certification and re-certification of the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) also accepts the University of Pittsburgh CEUs for the Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier (CRTS) credential.