1. What are ASET-CEUs?
ASET Continuing Education Units [ASET-CEUs] verify your participation in seminars and meetings. For such meetings, seminars and other educational opportunities, ASET ensures that the content is relevant to the field of neurodiagnostics; the program is presented in an organized learning format; the objectives of the program are stated and adhered to; the sponsoring organization assumes responsibility for the program, including capable direction, qualified instruction, and documented attendance; and the program is evaluated by the participants and organizers.
2. Why are ASET-CEUs important?
As a condition of employment, more hospitals are requiring neurodiagnostic technologists to acquire continuing education throughout the year. Credentialing organizations, such as ABRET and BRPT, accept ASET-CEUs for re-certification purposes. A new or prospective employer may ask for proof of your education and training experiences that may help to document occupational competence. Your continuing education efforts may be of help during a personnel evaluation period or when promotions are being considered.
3. What is the difference between an ASET-CEUs and a CEU?
Organizations simply use different terminology and various criteria for professional development. A “CEU” stands for continuing education unit. For instance, the American Medical Association issues “CME’s” – Continuing Medical Education.
4. Do all programs I attend count for ASET-CEUs?
ASET ONLY tracks programs and meetings from entities that have applied for ASET-CEUs. Such organizations will advertise that the meeting qualifies for ASET-CEUs. Other events will not be recorded and will not be reflected on your transcript. Check with the hospital or sponsoring organization to determine if their program has applied for ASET-CEUs.
5. Can I get ASET-CEUs for education offered at my hospital?
6. I am a member of ASET, so how do I access the amount of ASET-CEUs I have?
ASET members can view their ASET-CEUs Transcript online;
if you are an ASET member, log in to the member login fields with your username and password and click on ASET-CEUs Transcript on the Member Welcome page
to view or print your current ASET-CEUs Transcript. The database is always being updated with new courses; however, if you feel your transcript is incorrect please contact the ASET Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
7. My institution is a member. How do I, as an employee, access my records?
Institutional employees are given their own ASET ID number and member log in information, through the new Institutional Re-Enrollment process. Whenever you sign-in on an ASET-CEUs roster, you will need to reference your ASET ID number and complete address to help us track your credits. Please contact your lab manager or the ASET Executive Office at 816.931.1120 for this information. You can access your ASET-CEUs Transcript the same way as individual members can, click here for directions and a link to your transcript.
8. I am not a member of ASET. Do you track my credits? How can I access my transcript?
ASET does track non-members only if the writing is legible and a valid mailing address has been included on rosters. Non-members are charged $25 per transcript.
Just like members, if your record is incomplete, we can update your record upon submission of information provided by you – as long as the program originally applied for ASET-CEUs.
9. What do I do if I feel I should have more ASET-CEUs than those listed on the ASET website?
If you feel your transcript is in error or incomplete, contact the ASET Executive Office. There may be several reasons for this.
- The sponsoring organization is responsible for submitting attendance rosters to ASET within two weeks of the completed program. It then takes approximately two weeks for ASET to enter the information, so please allow adequate time for the data to be entered into your record.
- You did not sign in on an ASET-CEUs Roster; therefore we had no way of knowing you attended. If you receive a certificate of participation from the sponsoring entity, you can submit a copy of that information to ASET or have the meeting coordinator verify your participation to ASET, but the event must be approved for ASET-CEUs.
10. Can I get ASET-CEUs "after the fact" for an educational event I attended?
If you did not sign in on an ASET-CEUs Roster, we have no way of knowing you attended. If you receive a certificate of participation from the sponsoring entity, you can then submit a copy of that information to ASET or have the meeting coordinator verify your participation to ASET, but the event must be approved for ASET-CEUs.
11. How many ASET-CEUs do I receive for conference call seminars?
For one hour conference calls, ASET awards one ASET-CEUs. If you attend the live conference call seminar, your attendance record will serve as proof of your attendance. Each conference call seminar registration allows for one technologist to receive credit. And additional technologists may sign the roster, pay a $5 fee and receive credit as well. It is possible for several technologists to use a speaker phone and participate simultaneously.
12. How do I get ASET-CEUs credits for listening to a CD of a lecture, conference call, reading the journal, or other distance education material?
There are online quizzes that award credit to those who listen to a lecture on a CD or DVD. There are also ASET Journal quizzes online as well. Journal quizzes are awarded two ASET-CEUs.
13. Will I get credit for ASET online courses if I do not pass the course?
No. You must pass all the tests included in the online course to earn the credits. If you fail you may re-take the course, but you will have to pay the registrations fee to access the course again.
14. Does ASET automatically send my transcript to credentialing organizations?
NO! Proof of continuing education and its accuracy for re-certification is the responsibility of the individual. ASET recommends that you keep a file of meetings you have attended noting the number of credits issued for each event. It is also helpful to keep the meeting brochure as it typically lists the number of continuing education credits.
15. What seminars/courses count for recertification in EEG / EP / IONM / RPSGT?
Typically, seminars, meetings and other forms of continuing education should address the specific discipline of the credential.
ABRET, AAET and BRPT are the credentialing organizations for the certifications noted. [ASET is the professional society representing neurodiagnostic technologists and we collaborate with all credentialing organizations.]
While ABRET and BRPT accept educational programs issuing ASET-CEUs, it is important to understand what does and does not qualify for continuing education under their guidelines. Visit the credentialing organizations’ Websites for further clarification and guidelines.
Credentials: R. EEG T., R. EP T., CLTM, CNIM
AAET Credentials: R.NCS.T.
All R.NCS.T.s before 2009 do not require recertification, all R.NCS.T.s after 2009 require 30 CEs every 5 years.
16. How many credits do I need to recertify?
Currently, if you were credentialed in EEG and/or EP between 1964-1996, you have lifetime credentials.
For those who passed the written EEG and/or EP exam in 1997 or thereafter, you have a 10 year credential and must submit 60 hours of continuing education by the
end of your 10th year. If you are not sure if you have a time limited credential, you can check your certificate or verify your own credentials on the ABRET website, www.abret.org
Technologists who earned a CNIM have always had time limited credentials. For CNIMs credentialed between 1996-2005, credentials were awarded for 10 years. To renew this credential, technologists must submit 60 hours of continuing education by the end of their 10th year.
17. How do I upload a copy of my ASET-CEUs transcript to the ABRET Credential Center?
If you use the ABRET credential center to report your continuing education information for recertification purposes, you do not need to manually enter all of your ASET-CEUs activity into the ABRET credential center. We are pleased to announce that you can now save a copy of your ASET-CEUs transcript as a PDF file and simply upload that file into the ABRET website. To obtain a copy of your ASET-CEUs transcript, follow these simple step by step directions.
18. Here are the changes as of 2006:
- Log into your ASET account.
- Click on the ASET-CEUs transcript link.
- Click on the [click here to download PDF of this report] link. Your Transcript will appear on a new tab.
- Go to File.
- Save Page As.
- Save your transcript as a PDF file to your computer.
- Once you have the PDF file of your ASET-CEUs transcript, you can then upload it to the ABRET credential center.
Technologists earning an R. EEG T. or R. EP T. in 2006 or thereafter are still awarded a ten year certification. However, to recertify technologists must turn in 30 hours of continuing education by the end of their fifth year of certification, and another 30 hours by the end of their tenth year of certification.
Technologists earning a CNIM in 2006 or thereafter are awarded a five year certificate. To recertify technologists must turn in 50 hours of continuing education by the end of the fifth year.
ALL RPSGTs are now required to recertify every 5 years to maintain their credential. A transition period is being provided to accommodate those RPSGTs who were ‘grandfathered’ (recertification previously not required), or were under the 10 year recertification program. For all RPSGTs, recertification may be earned either through the accumulation of 50 hours of continuing education with a minimum requirement of 5 hours annually, or by re-taking – and passing – the RPSGT examination every 5 years.
Additional Information Regarding ASET Online Education
When I try to login for an ASET online course, why doesn’t my official ASET membership username and password allow me to log on?
When you click the “Online education” button on the ASET homepage, you are actually taken to a different website where the ASET courses are housed. Because the courses are actually on another server, it requires another unique username and password when you log onto this site for the FIRST TIME. Since this is all part of the ASET Website and for ease and simplicity, it’s certainly permissible to use the same username and password. If you enter a username and get the response, “Invalid”, this only means that the username is in use and you should continue to try creating a username until you find one that is not in use. Make a note of the username and password for future reference.
When I complete an online course, can I print a certificate?
There is a certificate generator within the online course. When you have completed and passed all the exams and submitted all the necessary course assignments and/or projects, you may click “gradebook.” If your status is “completed”, a pop up window will appear and you can print a certificate of completion. This is not a certificate suitable for framing and it only is a document that states you have accomplished the number of ASET-CEUs hours for the course. This should not be confused with the type of certificate given by some training programs, indicating that a complete course of study has been accomplished.
If you have a pop-up blocker on your computer, you must disable the pop-up blocker to access this certificate. Because of the extensive virus protection programs most large hospital computer networks have in place, it may be impossible to print this certificate from your workplace computer. Your official records will be transferred from the learning portal to the official ASET-CEUs database and an official transcript is available to members on request, and non-members for an administrative fee.