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Long-term Care Professionals since 1946

The 2021 Annual Convention
Continuing Education Credits (CE's)


Looking for CEs for the 2021 Convention?  Click here to take the Convention Evaluation and obtain copies of your certificates!


At the Convention:

If you are interested in receiving CEs at the convention, you need to scan in AND out of each session that you attend.  The scanner creates a date and time record of your arrival and departure of each session.  Therefore it is very important you arrive on time and attend the entire session to get your credits.  Any late arrival and early departure will reduce any credit you could receive.  If you are interested in receiving CEs, you need to scan in AND out of each session that you attend.  OHCA is required to verifiy credit eligibility based on the attendance data collected onsite and successful completion of the session and overall convention evaluation. To obtain credit, you must be present for the full duration of a session, including any Q&A. Partial credit cannot be awarded.

Scanners will be located inside the session room.  Your name badge will have a bar code on it that you will scan.  How does it work?  It’s Simple - Scan the bar code, Your Name will Appear, You will hear a Beep, That’s it.  Be sure to scan in and out!

After the Convention:

Certificates will be available after September 20.  You will receive an email to download your certificate after this date.  Please do so immediately as certificates will only be available until November 30, 2021  The email will have a link that will automatically take you to a personalized screen where you can evaluate and print a copy of your certificate or download it as a PDF file.  No paper certificates will be mailed.  If you do not receive the email,  you will be able to download your certificate at www.efohca.org by clicking on print certificate in the last column.  You will need your registration ID # to do so.  This will be found on your confirmation.

What’s Approved:

The Association Convention submits all sessions for consideration approval from each of the following accrediting organizations. In some instances, some organizations accept only certain classes and do not approve all hours as requested.

Visit www.ohca.org/convention under the Attend tab for up to date information.

Credit applications have been submitted for the following groups:

Accountants:
The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Accountancy Board of Ohio. 19.5 hours of credit are available. (Approval #:  CPE.138).

Activity Professionals:
Application has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals for 19.5 clock hours of continuing education credit (Approval #:  NCCAP5021756-22).

Attorneys: 
Attorneys must provide their license # when registering to obtain CLE credit.  This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 15.50 CLE.  The following sessions are available for credit:  M401, T505, T506, T513, T515, T522, T527, T529, T531, T533, W605, W609, W611, W614, W616, W618, W620, W629, W631, W634, W635,  R701, R702, R704, R716, R720, R724.  

 Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL®):  This program has been approved for 19.5 continuing education credit for CEALs.  The following sessions are available for credit:  M402, M403, T502, T504, T505, T506, T507, T508, T509, T511, T512, T515, T518, T519, T520, T521, T522, T525, T526, T531, T532, T533, W601, W604, W605, W607, W608, W610, W611, W612, W615, W616, W617, W619, W620, W622, W625, W626, W628, W630,W631, W632, W633, W634, W635, W639, W643, W650, R701, R706, R707, R709, R710, R711, R715, R717, R718, R719, R71, R723, R724.

Certified Executives for Home Care & Hospice (CEHCH):  This program has been approved 19.5 hours for continuing education credit for CEHCHs.  The following sessions are available for credit:  M402, M403, T502, T503, T504, T505, T506, T508, T509, T512, T516, T518, T524, T526, T527, T531, T533, T534, W601, W603, W604, W605, W606, W616, W620, W625, W626, W629, W631, W640, W641, W643, W644, W650, R702, R706, R708, R710, R715, R718, R721, R722, R723, R724.

Chefs:
This program is approved for 19.5 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for ACF certification.   Note: These programs are not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ACF or the ACF Certification Program

Dietary Managers:
This program has been approved by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers for 19.5 general hours and 4 food show hours. (Approval # 166341)

Dietitians and DTRs: 
This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 19.5 CPEUs (Activity ##164402).

Human Resources:

OHCA  is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.  This program is valid for 19.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. (Activity 21-DUGXW)

Nurses: 
Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19. Nurses may obtain 19.5 hours utilizing this rule.

Occupational Therapist: Application has been approved by the Occupational Therapy Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers for 19.5 contact hours (161993). All sessions at the event are available for credit.

Ohio Administrators: 

The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS) for 19.5 hours.   All sessions at the event are available for Ohio BELTSS credit (Approval #38558-001-P-21) for NHAs with Ohio licenses. Should you have a license in another state (in addition to Ohio), please refer to the Out of State Administrator information below.

Ohio Social Work: 
Social Workers must provide their license # when registering to obtain credit.  The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board has approved this event for 14 contact hours for LISW's, LSW's, and SWA's.   The following session are available for this credit: M402, T503, T509, T524, T526, T533, W604, W610, W615, W616, W619, W625, W632, W634, W639, R709, R710, R718, R719, R721. (Approval #:  RSX071802)

 Out of State Administrators:

This educational offering has been approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) for approval.  Administrators with licenses in states other than Ohio must provide their NAB CE Registry # when registering to obtain NAB/NCERS credit.  BELTSS credit will apply to Ohio administrators see details above. The following session are available for this credit: M401, M402, M403, T504 T505, T507, T515, T518, T520, T521, T522, T526, W601, W604, W605, W609, W611, W620, W621, W623, W633, W638, W640, W643, W650, R701, R704, R709, R710, R714, R716, R718 (Approval #:  20220811-48-A76810-IN)

Physical Therapists:

Application has been approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) (Approval # 21S1739) for 11.5 hours.  Credit is available at the following sessions:  T503, W603, W610, W613, W623, W625, W638, W639, R709, R712, R721..

Speech Therapists: 
SLP: Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology - Meets Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology education standards as stated in ORC 4753-4-01-B-2: Continuing education hours may be earned in the following continuing education experiences. Any activity approved for continuing education hours in related disciplines by any licensure board of the state of Ohio or any other state.