Continuing Education Credits
ABHP works with affiliate partners Wellcoaches, Inc and the Medical Fitness Association to offer continuing education credits for our courses. Below are frequently asked questions regarding the process and how to attain them.
What’s the difference between a CEC and a CEU?
A continuing education credit, or CEC, is a unit that corresponds to actual contact hours, equivalent to time spent in hours devoted to maintaining education and knowledge in a respective field. The content may not have been submitted to an accrediting organization and therefore may not necessarily comply with any guidelines. Units are acceptable if the activity has been granted hours by a credit-granting organization.
A continuing education unit, or CEU, is authorized by an accredited organization. Courses eligible for CEUs have a description, learning outcomes and method of instruction. The content is supported with published references, the presenter is a subject matter expert, and the participants give feedback through the course evaluation.
Can Lifestyle Medicine for the Brain Course graduates receive Continuing Education Credits?
Yes. We offer CECs and CEUs for our course graduates who have membership with our affiliate partners listed below:
3 CECs; no extra charge; can be used by certified Wellcoaches toward Wellcoaches’ 30 hour continuing education requirement. If you would like CECs from a different organization, see information below.
Medical Fitness Association (MFA)
3 CEUs, $75; issued by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). The CEUs are accepted by MFA, American College of Sports Medicine, National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches, and American Kinesiotherapy Association. CEUs may be available from other organizations. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued by MFA that may be used to petition for continuing education credits. For information about petitioning your credentialing organization, please contact their Education Department for details.
When are CEUs issued?
Certificate of Attendance CEUs will be issued by MFA. Once we submit the request on your behalf, you should receive the certificate within 14 business days.
How do I attain CEUs?
If you are interested in being issued a Certificate of Attendance that can be used as confirmation that you have successfully completed an ABHP course and paid the CEU fee, you need to complete a short form and remit payment below.