NRRTS Updates - Continuing Education Requirements -NRRTS Professional Profiles NRRTS Registrant On-line Professional Profiles Do you want to expand your referral base? Serve the needs of more clients? Let people know about your background and qualifications? Finally, there is a social networking alternative exclusively for NRRTS Registrants. Your NRRTS on-line Professional Profile allows you to share: Your years of experience Your credentials Your areas of particular expertise by diagnosis and by age-group Your continuing education experience Other information that lets people know who you are Contact information/Company information E-mail contact without listing your e-mail address Your photograph to further personalize your profile You control the information you post. You can change or delete information. You can take down your profile. Your changes go into effect in only two business days. When prospective clients, therapists, case managers and other interested individuals search the NRRTS Registrant Directory for RTSs in your area – YOUR NAME; YOUR PICTURE; and YOUR PROFILE pop-up. Only, that is, if you create a personalized professional profile page on www.nrrts.org. Set-up Your Professional Profile Our website now boasts a Registrants-Only area accessible to you with a unique log-in name and password. You access your Professional Profile through this area. Five Simple Steps to Get Started: 1. Go to www.nrrts.org. 2. Click on Registrant Log-in (top right). 3. Enter the e-mail address you listed on your last renewal application or when you first joined NRRTS and click enter. 4. Enter your temporary password 5. Click on Edit Profile and you're ready to create! Questions? Call 800-976-7787 National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers P.O. Box 863, Trinidad, CO 81082 Tel 719.846.4229 Fax 719.846.4462 WWW.NRRTS.ORG Changes to NRRTS Continuing Education Requirements NRRTS is constantly striving to raise the professional level of NRRTS Registrants to enhance the status of NRRTS Registration in our industry and profession. Our initiative for 2010 includes making a change in the continuing education requirement for NRRTS renewal. The current requirement for renewal: o Fifteen contact hours of continuing education relating to the provision of Complex Rehab seating, wheeled mobility and other assistive technology. Please visit www.nrrts.org and view or download the document under NRRTS Registration/Renewals tab entitled “Continuing Education Standards Quick Reference Guide”. The new requirement for renewal: o Fifteen contact hours of continuing education, as listed above. A minimum of seven contact hours must be eligible for CEUs as awarded by University of Pittsburgh; RESNA or other IACET certified organization. This equates to .7 CEUs. o This change is effective in January 2010, but a grace period will extend to all 2010 renewals. Registrants have a year to plan for applicable continuing education credits for their 2011 renewals. We have also instituted one additional change to make the continuing education requirement for renewal easier on our Registrants. o Should a Registrant acquire more CEUs than necessary for his/her annual renewal, it may be possible to roll the CEUs earned, above the required amount, into the following year’s renewal requirement. The extra CEUs must be for a single event/session. We will not divide an event/session’s CEUs (like those awarded for the ISS or Heartland Conference or CELA) and roll a partial CEU award to the next renewal year. We understand that any changes of this type can cause concern and confusion. If you have questions or desire additional information, please contact Judy Dexter at 800-976-7787 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.