Continuing Education and Certification
The Continuing Education and Certification module allows professional associations to track the different ways in which members (and, optionally, non-members) can maintain certifications by earning CE credits/units/points. The module begins by defining one or more certifications and the units necessary to earn and maintain a certification. You can define fees for exams, renewals, study materials, and classes. You can also define the length of time a certification is valid before it needs to be renewed. Then you define the different ways in which members can earn credits/units/points, including attending classes, working in their professional field, writing papers or books, presenting at conferences, volunteering on association committees, etc.
Once the module is configured, members sign up for certifications. They can enter their professional activities in the various categories for review by the association. Supporting documentation can also be uploaded. Once a sufficient number of credits/units/points have been earned, the certificate is awarded or renewed and can even be printed from within the software.
The module provides a full suite of tools to allow administrators to review and approve certifications and print certificates, welcome letters, and mailing packets. It also provides a full suite of tools to allow administrators to review and approve continuing education credits/units/points. These can be earned in different ways, including through the attendance of pre-approved classes.