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Continual Education Units - CEUs  

What is a CEU?
Here is the definition of a continuing education unit from Wikipedia:

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a measure used in continuing education programs, particularly those required in a licensed profession in order for the professional to maintain the license. Examples of people who need CEUs include architects, engineers, educators, nurses, mental health professionals, and social workers. Generally, a CEU is defined as ten hours of participation in a recognized continuing education program, with qualified instruction and sponsorship. CEU records are widely used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements mandated by certification bodies, professional societies, or governmental licensing boards. The records also provide employers with information on training pertinent to particular occupations.

The term CEU is in the public domain. Any organization may award a traditional CEU without requiring any accreditation. With a traditional CEU an employer or other organization must decide on an individual basis whether to honor the CEU from a training provider.

Due to certain CEU providers not adhering to high standards, and the lack of standards for specific fields, there is sometimes a distrust of the value of a CEU, and accrediting organizations have been created to standardize what a CEU means. The International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) offers the most industry wide accreditation of CEUs. Specific industries, such as nursing, health, etc have their own accrediting processes for CEUs. Any accredited CEU generally has a preface of the accrediting body. For instance training institutions accredited by the IACET can offer IACET CEUs.

Are there accredited CEUs for animal massage continual education?
Since no State Board anywhere in the US, or in the world for that matter, accredits continuing education in the animal massage field, there are no specific accredited CUEs attributed to existing certified animal massage therapist. However, Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, for Massage Awareness Inc, has been awarded the designation of Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Does Massage Awareness offer continual education units (CEUs)?  
Yes, we do. Since Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt has become an approved provider for continuing education by the NCBTMB, Massage Awareness is offering a whole list of specialty courses ranging from 8 to 50 CEUs.

Does Massage Awareness report to CE Broker?  
No, for the same reason explained in the questions above, since no State Board in the US accredits continuing education in the animal massage field, there are no CE Broker for the Animal Massage Field.

If you have any particular question, you can contact Jean-Pierre directly by email jptopmassage@yahoo.com or by phone (561) 537-0366

 

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