Accreditation

ACCREDITATIONS

This is a list of our current accreditations. We make every effort to keep this list as accurate and detailed as possible as they change or become updated. Please check with your licensing or accrediting organization if you have any questions about specific accreditation in your local area for your profession.


Nurses

 

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.

Relias LLC (known as Nursing Spectrum Continuing Education at the time) has been honored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Premier Status and is the only for-profit entity to ever receive the Accreditation Premier Program Award. The ANCC stated: “The most obvious example of Nursing Spectrum CE’s status as a model of learning excellence comes from the more than 250 healthcare organizations and systems that have contracted for access to Nursing Spectrum CE’s educational activities for their nurses through CE Direct. Some organizations have been in this relationship for seven years or more, and the program has a 95% renewal rate.”

Relias LLC was also cited by ANCC for having quality courses and strong leadership.

Relias LLC is also an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (provider # 50-1489). Relias LLC’s continuing education courses are accepted by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Relias LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP13791.

Relias LLC’s continuing education (CE) contact hours are generally accepted by most professional nursing organizations and state boards of nursing. Relias LLC has made substantial efforts to obtain appropriate providerships for CE offerings. However, Relias LLC does not warrant that all professional organizations or licensing authorities will accept its CE contact hours. If in doubt, nurses are advised to contact their professional organizations or licensing authorities to confirm their acceptance of these contact hours.


Athletic Trainers

The CE courses listed under the Athletic Trainers category are intended for athletic trainers.

Relias LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000).

Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic training (provider #50-1489).


Audiologists

 The CE courses listed under the Audiologists category are intended for audiologists.

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Certified Medical Assistants

The CE courses listed under the Certified Medical Assistants category are intended for Certified Medical Assistants.

Specified Relias LLC (formerly Relias LLC) courses have been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for continuing education unit(s). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

A total of 60 hours/AAMA CEUs is necessary to recertify the CMA (AAMA) credential. Half of those can be from sources other than AAMA CEUs. Please check check courses carefully for accreditation/approval information.

Because each course is approved separately, please see each course for details of the approvals that apply to that course at any given time.


Dietitians

The CE courses listed under the Dietitians category are intended for RDs and DTRs.

Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Relias LLC is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Specified Relias LLC courses are approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).


EMT/Paramedics


The CE courses listed under the EMT/Paramedics category are intended for EMTs and paramedics.

Relias LLC is an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

CAPCE was formerly known as the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489). Because the Florida Bureau of EMS approves each course separately, please see each course for details of the approval.

Medical Director: Larry Isaacs, MD, FAAEM
Lawrence Isaacs, MD, FAAEM, is EMS director for Relias LLC; medical director at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, FL; associate medical director at Virtual Hospital, Voorhies, NJ; and clinical assistant professor (adjunct) of emergency medicine at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Isaacs attended and graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1991 and has more than 26 years of diverse experience, specializing in emergency medicine.


Fitness Professionals

The CE courses listed under the Fitness Professionals category are intended for various fitness professionals.

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Relias LLC is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). Specified Relias LLC courses have been approved by the American Council on Exercise.

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Relias LLC is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). Specified Relias LLC courses have been approved by the NSCA Certification Committee.

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The American College of Sport Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010-2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). Specified courses have been approved by the ACSM Professional Education Committee. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.


 

Health Educators

 

 

The CE courses listed under the Health Educators category are intended for Certified Health Education Specialists.

Relias LLC is a designated multiple event provider of continuing education clock hours (CECH) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc., provider #CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Exams received or completed online by December 31st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th are reported to NCHEC by the 15th of the following month. All CHES approved Relias LLC courses are Category I.

 


 

Imaging and Rad Therapists

 

The CE courses listed under the Radiology Techs category are intended for Radiology Technologists and Radiology Practical Technicians.

These courses are approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Because each course is approved separately, please see each course for details of the approvals that apply to that course at any given time.


 

Laboratory Professionals

 

 The CE courses listed under the Laboratory Professionals category are intended for Clinical Laboratory Scientists/Medical Technologists (CLS/MT) and Clinical Laboratory Technicians/Medical Laboratory Technicians (CLT/MLT).

Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).

Relias LLC (provider #249) is approved through the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program for CA licensed laboratory professionals, California agency no. 0001.

Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Because each course is approved separately, please see each course for details of the approvals that apply to that course at any given time.

 


 

Occupational Therapists

 

The CE courses listed under the Occupational Therapists category are intended for OTs and OTAs.

Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Relias LLC is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Continuing education approved by the AOTA is accepted for relicensure by the state boards for occupational therapists. View the list of states currently approved by the AOTA.

 


Pharmacists

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The CE courses listed under the Pharmacists category are intended for pharmacists.

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is 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.

Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).


Pharmacy Technicians

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The CE courses listed under the Pharmacy Technicians category are intended for pharmacy technicians.

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is 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.

Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).


Physical Therapists

The CE courses listed under the Physical Therapists category are intended for PTs and PTAs.

New York
Relias LLC is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from November 16, 2018 to June 10, 2022. Relias LLC was an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for PTs and PTAs from October 21, 2009 to November 16, 2018.

Texas
PT courses are provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and 2202008TX for 2/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meet continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

California
Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/19.

Illinois
Relias LLC  is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018. Relias LLC is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.

Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and Ohio
Courses provided by Relias LLC (formerly Relias LLC) are generally approved to meet the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the state physical therapy association or board of examiners for Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, and Ohio.

Relias LLC (formerly Relias LLC) will no longer submit courses to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for individual course approval because the continuing education sponsorship from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation covers all of our PT courses.

Guidelines for States That Do Not Pre-approve Physical Therapy Courses
Physical Therapy coursework with Relias LLC (formerly Relias LLC) generally meets the criteria established by those states that do not pre-approve continuing education courses. It is the responsibility of the learner/participant to review the guidelines established by their state to ensure the courses are satisfactory to meet their continuing education requirements or professional development plan.

The following states accept courses that are approved by wither another physical therapy board, association or APTA chapter: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana (except ethics course), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Because each course is approved separately and each group has different rules about the length of the approval and other details, please see each course for details of the approvals that apply to that course at any given time. Other states may accept these courses for meeting their CE requirements.


Physicians

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The CE courses listed under the Physicians category are intended for physicians.

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC (a Relias LLC company) is 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.

Relias LLC (a Relias LLC company) is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider #  50-1489).


Physician Assistants

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The CE courses listed under the Physician Assistants category are intended for physician assistants.

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is 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. The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).


Psychologists

The CE courses listed under the Psychologists category are intended for Psychologists.

Relias LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Respiratory Therapists

The CE courses listed under the Respiratory Therapist category are approved for RTs.

The activities are approved for Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012.

Relias LLC is also accredited by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider # 50-1489).

Because each course is approved separately, please see each course for details of the approvals that apply to that course at any given time.


Social Workers

The CE courses listed under the Social Workers category are intended for social workers.
Relias LLC, provider #1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: February 15, 2017- February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # 50-1489).

Relias LLC was approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider # PCE5807) from October 8, 2014 to December 29, 2014.

Relias LLC, 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 #0009.


Speech Language Pathologists

 The CE courses listed under the Speech Language Pathologists category are intended for SLPs.

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Surgical Techs

The CE courses listed under the Surgical Techs category are intended for certified surgical technologists and certified surgical first assistants.

These continuing education activities have been approved for CE credits by the Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc., for continuing education for the Certified Surgical Technologist and Certified Surgical First Assistant. This recognition does not imply that AST approves or endorses any product or products that are discussed or mentioned in enduring material.

Because each course is approved separately, please see each course for details of the approvals that apply to that course at any given time.


Specific Courses for Multiple Disciplines

“NY Mandated Infection Control for Healthcare Professionals” is approved by the New York State Education Department to satisfy the requirement for professional licensure for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, dental hygienists, physicians, and physician assistants/special assistants (provider # IC 125).

“Identifying & Reporting Child Abuse & Maltreatment in NY” is approved by the New York State Education Department to satisfy the requirement for professional licensure for registered nurses, physicians (including psychiatrists), dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, dental hygienists, chiropractors, psychologists, teachers, pupil personnel services professionals, school administrators and supervisors, and school district administrators, licensed clinical social workers and licensed master social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, and psychoanalysts (provider # 10580).

“Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in PA” is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to individuals working in the medical and behavioral health services fields and includes social workers, athletic trainers, audiologists, certified medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, massage therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists. (PA CE provider # CACE000035).

“Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa” is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) for nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and EMTs and paramedics (IDPH approval # 3698).

“Suicide Prevention: Assessment, Treatment, and Risk Management of At-Risk Populations” has been approved for 6.0 hours by the Washington State Department of Health from April 6, 2017 to April 6, 2019.

“Mandatory Reporting of Dependent Adult and Elder Abuse in Iowa” is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health to satisfy the requirement for professional licensure for social workers, athletic trainers, audiologists, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists, course approval #3900, approval date 5/8/2017 to 5/8/2020.