By Brooke Martin, FDC Meeting Coordinator
What do all the different codes for the Florida Dental Convention (FDC) mean? For FDC2016, we added a few more course codes to help you better understand the continuing education (CE) category of the courses you are registering for. So, here is how it all breaks down:
C: Clinical lecture, CE approved
W: Hands-on Workshop, CE approved
NC: Non-clinical, Non-credit course
EX: Exhibit Hall course, CE approved
EN: Exhibit Hall course, Non-credit course
PM: Practice Management, CE approved
All CE-approved courses taken at FDC2016 will be automatically reported to CE Broker for Florida-licensed attendees by July 16, 2016. EN and NC course topics are not eligible for CE credit for license renewal in Florida. However, these courses are offered to provide tools and knowledge to help with your professional success.
Only the courses that fall under Florida statutes of practice management are coded as PM. The statute specifies that approved practice management courses include “principles of ethical practice management, provides substance abuse, effective communication with patients, time management and burnout prevention instruction.” This criteria is set forth in paragraph (C) of subsection 466.0135 F.S.
CE VERIFICATION AND REPORTING
So, now on to the really important stuff — CE verification and reporting. You must follow the steps below at FDC2016 to receive CE credit for your courses:
- Scan your badge upon entering and exiting the course.
- Be present in a course a minimum of 50 of the 60 minutes of the course to receive 1 hour of CE credit.
The system will calculate the amount of time you are in the course and award the credit appropriately. Then, all eligible credit for Florida-licensed dentists and hygienists will be automatically reported to CE Broker by July 16, 2016. But remember, EN and NC courses will not be reported.
Your CE certificate will be automatically emailed to you on June 20, 2016. If you need to obtain your CE certificate onsite, you are able to print your CE certificate any time after the end of the course at the CE stations. The stations are located in the Exhibit Hall and on the classroom level though Saturday at 2 p.m. You also can print your certificate for FREE only at www.floridadentalconvention.com after the convention.
Questions? Contact Brooke Martin at 800.877.9922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.