Covid-19 response

How do I meet my NYSED CE requirement during Covid19?

  • 1.  How do I meet my NYSED CE requirement during Covid19?

    Posted 18 days ago

    Interactive vs Self-study

    Many people think that online CEs cannot be used for 100% of the NYSED CE requirement for license renewal.
    However this is not the case in NY State

    NY State does distinguish between two types of CE, however the distinction is:
    • Interactive - including webinars where you can ask questions
    • Self-Directed - for example watching a recording of a webinar where you cannot ask questions
    Interactive can be used for 100% of the CE requirement, but self-directed can only be used for 50% of the CE requirement.

    Provisions during Covid-19

    During Covid-19
    NY State has announced that"Some regulations restrict licensees to a certain percentage of self-study for continuing education requirements. In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1 - September 1, 2020, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, so long as it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession."
    We recommend you to check this link as these dates may change

    More background

    This is from the SED website
    1. Can I get credit for "self-instructional coursework/self-study?"

      Yes but, no more than 22.5 hours of continuing education credits, in the case of a veterinarian, or 12 hours of continuing education credits, in the case of a veterinary technician, may be completed through self-instructional coursework.

      Self-instructional coursework is defined as structured study, provided by a Department approved sponsor, that is based on audio, audio-visual, written, on-line, and/or other media, and does not include live instruction, transmitted in person or otherwise, during which the student may communicate and interact with the instructor and other students. In addition to the above, as of February 2, 2017, the self-instructional coursework definition will include free spaying and neutering and other veterinary services provided by a veterinarian in conjunction with a municipality, duly incorporated not-for-profit society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly incorporated humane society, or duly incorporated animal protection association or persons who would otherwise be eligible under section 117-a(3)(a) of the Agriculture and Markets Law, provided that such services be administered at practices, facilities and properties that are appropriately equipped and staffed to provide such services.

    Tim Atkinson
    Albany NY