What are ASET-CEUs?
ASET Continuing Education Units [ASET-CEUs] verify your participation in seminars and meetings. For applicable 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
Why are ASET-CEUs important? Credentialing organizations, such as ABRET and BRPT, accept ASET-CEUs to satisfy recertification requirements. Continuing education may be a condition of employment or part of an ongoing performance evaluation or promotion process. Additionally, you may be asked to provide proof of your education and training by a prospective employer to document occupational competence.
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.
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. This does not mean that other events will not count for recertification from credentialing organizations. For more information, refer to Question 15.
Can I get ASET-CEUs for education offered at my hospital? Refer to Question 4.
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
My institution is a member. How do I, as an employee, access my records? Even with institutional memberships, each employee is given their own ASET ID number and individual member log in information. ASET-CEU transcripts are updated each Monday with completions from the previous week. To access your transcript as a member, log into aset.org then after being directed to the members only page select “My ASET-CEU Transcript”. This will open a PDF document that is downloadable.
I am not a member of ASET. Do you track my credits? How can I access my transcript?
ASET also tracks non-members but only if the writing is legible and a valid mailing address has been included on rosters. Non-members are charged $25 per transcript. Click here
to request your transcript.
What do I do if I think 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 of the program may not have applied for ASET-CEUs.
- You may not have signed in on an ASET-CEUs Roster; therefore, we have no way of knowing you attended. If you received 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.
- It may be sooner than the attendance was processed. The sponsoring organization of the program 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.
- For non-members, we can update your record upon submission of information that confirms your attendance – as long as the program originally applied for ASET-CEUs.
Can I get ASET-CEUs "after the fact" for an educational event I attended? Make certain you sign in on the attendance roster at any event. If you did not sign in on an ASET-CEUs Roster, we have no way of knowing you attended. If you received 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.
How many ASET-CEUs do I receive for webinars? Typical webinars are 1 hour in length and are awarded 1 CEU. Extended webinars may be 3-12 CEUs depending on their length.
How do I get ASET-CEUs credits for reading The Neurodiagnostic Journal? The ASET Journal quizzes are also available online. Journal quizzes are awarded two ASET-CEUs.
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.
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 retake the course, but you will have to pay the registrations fee to access the course again.
Does ASET automatically send my transcript to credentialing organizations? NO! Proof of continuing education and its accuracy for recertification 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.
What seminars/courses count for recertification in EEG/EP/LTM/IONM/NCS/PSG? 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, AAET, 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.
ABRET - 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.
How many credits do I need to recertify? Those who passed the written EEG and/or EP exam between 1997 and 2013, initially earned a 10-year credential and must submit 60 hours of continuing education by the end of the 10th year. After your first 10-year recertification, you will be issued a five-year credential with 30 hours of continuing education due by the end of the fifth year.
Technologists who have earned a CNIM and/or CLTM credential are awarded a five-year certification. To renew this credential, technologists must submit 50 hours of continuing education by the end of their fifth year.
Please note- As of 1/1/2019 all R. EEG T., and R. EP T. lifetime certificates reverted to an expiration of 12/31/2023. By this date, you must apply for recertification by submitting 30 continuing education hours and the recertification fee. You will then be issued a new certificate with your original credential number showing an expiration of 12/31/2028. At this point you will have entered the recertification process and going forward will submit the required number of education hours every five years.
All RPSGT & CCSH certification holders must recertify every five years in order to retain the use of their credentials. To recertify, RPSGTs & CCSHs must either earn 50 continuing education credits that follow the BRPT’s recertification guidelines during their 5-year credential window or retake and pass the exam before they are due to expire.
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. 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.
- 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.
Additional Information Regarding ASET Online Education
When I complete an online course, can I print a certificate? Yes, you can print a certificate of completion as long as you satisfy the completion requirement and earn a passing grade.
If you have a pop-up blocker on your computer, you must disable the pop-up blocker to access this certificate.