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VISN 20 | MIRECC Presents CEU's and Accreditation

VISN 20 MIRECC Presents Accreditation and Continuing Education Units (CEU's) 

Learning Opportunities at the VA Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (NW MIRECC)

MIRECC Presents webinars are designed for, but is not limited to, Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other professionals who support Veteran care. These twice monthly virtual conferences are designed to translate current scientific and clinical research into thoughtful and accessible information that can be used by clinicians to enhance their care of Veterans. In this way, MIRECC Presents empowers mental health providers to integrate cutting-edge treatments and timely research into their daily clinical practices, thereby raising the quality of care for Veterans who experience mental health challenges.

Accreditation 

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (JA IPCE)
In support of improving patient care, VHA Employee Education System is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
The VA Employee Education System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
VHA Employee Education System is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Note: ANCC continuing nursing education contact hours are not accepted by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) toward license renewal for CA-licensed registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs), unless the CA-licensed nurse-participants are physically outside of the state of CA when they start and complete activities sponsored by an ANCC accredited provider of continuing education for nurses.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
The Veterans Affairs Employee Education System is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) Provider #5927 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Designation of Continuing Education Units

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (JA IPCE)
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. (JA IPCE might not be recognized by all state boards. Please also print your accredited certificate for your professional practice for re-licensure purpose.)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
The VA Employee Education System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME non-physician certificate option (ACCME-NP)
This course provides Category 1 AMA Physicians Recognition Award™ CME credit (ACCME) for physicians. ACCME – NP (or ACCME-Non-Physician) may be used to provide attendees other than MDs, DOs a certificate that documents their attendance, and indicates that the accredited provider offered Category 1 AMA Physicians Recognition Award™ CME credit for the course or activity. ACCME – Non-Physician refers to healthcare professionals other than physicians.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
VHA Employee Education System designates this educational activity for 1.0 contact hours in continuing nursing education.
Note:  ANCC continuing nursing education contact hours are not accepted by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) toward license renewal for CA-licensed registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs), unless the CA-licensed nurse-participants are physically outside of the state of CA when they start and complete activities sponsored by an ANCC accredited provider of continuing education for nurses.

American Psychological Association (APA)
The Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.0 hour(s) of continuing education credit. 

New York State Education Department (NYSED) State Board for Psychology
Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System (EES) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0144. Psychologists will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, VHA Employee Education System is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. VHA Employee Education System maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) Social Work Board
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Education System SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0065.
Social workers will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
The Veterans Affairs Employee Education System is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and designates this approved activity for 1.0 clock hour(s).

Instructions for Completing Evaluation in TMS to Access Accredited Certificate visit the Tech Support website online at https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn20/Education/tech-support-mirecc-presents.asp#Continuing-Education-Accredited-Certificate.