Accreditation Benefits

Accreditation Statements:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of USF Health and Excellence in Medical Education and the National Parkinson Foundation. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 27.5 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit™
from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Speech Pathologists: No ASHA-specific credit available for the March course. SLPs will instead receive a certificate of attendance noting hours of participation. Per ASHA, SLPs may use activities that are not registered for ASHA CEUs towards meeting the professional development requirement. This course allows for 27 CEU's for Speech Pathologists.

Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors: USF Health is an approved provider (BAP#433 – Exp. 3/31/15) of continuing education credits for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 33 contact hours.

Florida Licensed Occupational Therapists: USF Health is an approved provider (#107, exp. 2/28/15) of continuing education for Occupational Therapy Licensees. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 33, 50-minute contact hours. Licensee numbers are required prior to the issuance of certificates.

Florida Licensed Physical Therapists: USF Health is an approved provider of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists pursuant to the Board of Physical Therapy chapter 64b17-9. The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for up to 33 contact hours.

Music Therapists: Accreditation for Music Therapy is approved by the CBMT for up to 28, 50-minute contact hours and provided by the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (CenterLight Health System).

Required Posted Accreditation Statements for Combined Online and Live Courses

In order to receive full accreditation for courses, you must complete the online courses, pass the online tests with a grade of 80 (or above), and attend all sessions of the on-site courses.

You will receive CME/CEU credits based on a passing grade for each online course and for the hours you attend the courses on-site. If you do not complete the courses, you will receive CME/CEU credit only for the courses you have passed/attended whether online or on-site.

With the exception of Music Therapy attendees, all CME/CEU accreditation will be provided by USF health. Written instructions on how to claim your CME/CEU credit will be provided at the on-site training or you may contact NPF directly by phone or email. (See music therapy accreditation statement for more information about Music Therapy CEU).

A NPF certificate of the ATTP course completion will be provided to all who complete the online courses with a passing grade and attend all sessions of the on-site courses. If you are unable to complete the online course tests with a passing grade and/or are unable to attend all of the on-site sessions, you may still claim CME/CEU credit with USF Health commensurate with the extent of participation however the NPF certificate of completion will not be provided.

    • NPF certification for professionals completing the course
    • Participant's handouts covering the course content
    • CME/CE will be offered to participants completing the training

The ATTP program includes an independent evaluation of its effectiveness. Results demonstrate that ATTP produces not only significant knowledge gain, which is retained over time, but a palpable excitement and renewed interest in working with persons with Parkinson's, previously thought to be untreatable. Trainees leave with a better understanding of the role and use of other professions, and an approach where providing "the right care at the right time" for each family affected by Parkinson's disease is paramount.

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