How to Earn CEUs
- Attendees who used the ISS2019 Conference App to complete all evaluations will receive their CEU certificates via email beginning the week of April 1, 2019. The CEU codes provided at the end of each session are not needed for this option. No further action is needed on your behalf. *Pre-conference courses are not able to be evaluated within the app. They must be evaluated using the steps below.*
- Attendees who did not use the Conference App will need to login to their account at http://www.rstce.org to complete their evaluations. You will need to enter the CEU codes provided at the end of each session to complete your evaluations. Once logged in, click the very first button, labeled “ISS 2019 Evaluations.” Detailed instructions for completing your evaluations can be found by clicking here.
35th ISS Continuing Education Units
The 35th 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 35th ISS
Up to 1.70 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be earned by individuals attending 17 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. After attending the 35th ISS, attendees are required to log back into www.seatingsymposium.us, complete an overall ISS conference evaluation and course evaluations for each individual session attended.
A unique course identification code is provided at the end of each session that must be entered. The CEU 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 AT CERT 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 University of Pittsburgh/RSTCE is proud to announce their status as an American Occupational Therapy Associate Approved Provider (Provider #10503). 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 the 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.