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Continuing Education (CE) Approval

HealthSciences provides the only nationally-recognized, evidence/outcomes-based certifications in health coaching, population health and chronic care. Most of our courses are certification-track programs, i.e., professionals who enroll intend to pursue the CCP Health Coach or the Registered Health Coach (RHC) credential. However, any of the certification-track programs such as CCP or the RHC Motivational Interviewing Intensive may be completed for continuing education purposes.

Upon completing the program and all program requirements (including the CCP examination and the proficiency assessment for the RHC MI Intensive), a certificate of completion is provided and CE hours awarded. This certificate may be submitted to state licensing boards or employers for CE documentation or reimbursement. We are also happy to assist individuals or organizations with CE documentation requirements. 

However, since our programs are ongoing, certification-track and interdisciplinary (professionals from over 25 fields and specialities have completed CCP or RHC), we no longer pursue CE preappoval, except for more interdisciplinary fields such as case management. Case managers please refer to the information below:

Certified Case Managers (CCMs). This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. The course is approved for 40 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: W0001279 Approval number: 20134641. To claim these CEs, log into your CE center account at www.ccmcertification.org. 

While we would like to pursue preapproval for each of the 25+ professions or disciplines that pursue CC or RHC certification, U.S. certification requirements for health care professionals have grown increasingly complex with few uniform standards. As the Institute of Medicine's Health Professions Education Committee, which included representatives from most of the major professions concluded, these standards and requirements can inadvertantly discourage interdispclinary education. 

Notwithstanding, HealthSciences Institute's programs are recognized by our industry associations including the Population Health Alliance. In addition, we not only avoid commercial influence in our learning programs, we accept no sponsorship monies for advertising on our websites or in conjunction with any learning event, live or virtual.
 
We have chosen to invest resources that would be devoted to CE preapproval to other activities. For example, evaluating the impact of our programs on practitioner proficiency in evidence-based lifestyle management, chronic care and health coaching, or program outcomes such as patient engagement. This has helped us continuously improve our programs. 
 
In addition, a National Health Coach Registry was introduced in 2013 through the not-for-profit PartnersInImprovement Alliance in 2013 to raise the bar on professional standards in the diverse field of evidence-based health coaching in health care settings for engagement, lifestyle managment, adherence, medical decision-making, and disease self-care. Learn more about this registry at www.HealthCoachRegistry.org
 
In addition, we provide over $1.5 Million in educational programs and tuition waivers to practitioners and health care organizations who might not otherwise be able to afford this caliber of training. 
 
 
 
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