2020 Virtual Express Convention
The MAC Education and Programs Committee has put together a Virtual Express Convention program for doctors who need to obtain live, in-person continuing education prior to November 30th. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the program, as well as the Thanksgiving holiday making the scheduling of speakers a particular challenge, the Committee has chosen to hold the 15 hours available at the Virtual Express Convention across the next two weekends.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors! You continued dedication to the chiropractic profession is truly inspirational! Thank you!
Continuing Education and “Live, In-Person” Hours Explained
Continuing Education Requirements
- All chiropractors whose licenses expire in 2020 are still required to renew (and have their required continuing education) by November 30th.
- All State of Michigan requirements for continuing education are required for license renewal. This includes 30 hours of continuing education (with 15 of those hours “live, in-person”), with: One hour in ethics; One hour in sexual boundaries; One hour in pain and symptom management; Two hours of physical measures (must be achieved “live, in-person”); Two hours in the performance and ordering of tests (must be achieved “live, in-person”)
- For license renewal in 2020, “as long as the CE is earned through technology solutions that allow for synchronously/real-time exchange or interaction with the program instructor and delivery of courses materials such as a live webinar or virtual session that allows for real-time interaction,” that hour will count towards “live” and “in-person” continuing education.
- “Pre-recorded webinars or pre-recorded e-learning opportunities will not be accepted to meet this [live, in-person] requirement.”
- Hours at the upcoming Virtual Express Convention will apply toward your “live” and “in-person” continuing education (see below).
For more information, including information on obtaining a continuing education waiver, available MAC online continuing education for chiropractors who do not need live, in-person hours (including our Fall Convention bundle and other stand-alone webinars), and more, see the November 13, 2020, edition of MAC Matters.
Reminder: CE Credits Cannot Be "Rolled Over" Into Next Licensure Cycle
The MAC has been getting calls from doctors asking if they can "roll over" credits until the next licensure period, i.e., have classes they take now count for the 2021-2022 licensure period. Continuing education credits are only good during the two-year licensure period in which they are taken. For example, if your license expires in 2020, credits taken from December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2020, apply only to your 2019-2020 licensure period, and cannot be used to satisfy the 30 hours required for your 2021-2022 licensure period.