Why is Category D such a mystery?

Posted November 28, 2017

By Cherie Trimberger, Communications Coordinator

In the eyes of a continuing education (CE) who-done-it mystery, Category D comes across as the “unlikely suspect.” This is because most Athletic Trainers (ATs) often overlook Category D. So why is Category D such a mystery?

Demystify Category D by remembering the following:

  • It’s the category for activities earned from groups other than BOC Approved Providers
  • If you have 50 CEUs due, you can earn up to 28 CEUs in Category D
  • If you have 25 CEUs due, you can earn up to 14 CEUS in Category D
  • Activities are worth 1 CEU per contact hour
  • Educational content must be at or above entry level and fall within the domains of athletic training.
  • Surgery observation can be used in this category as long as it has an educational component with objectives
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is eligible for CEUs, specifically, the content learned beyond basic life support. Typically, this accounts for about half the course
  • It’s a great category for dually credentialed ATs earning CEUs for their other profession from providers not BOC approved

For reporting period ending December 31, 2017 at 11:59 CT, don’t forget to report your Category D programs. Category D programs are the “unlikely suspect” worth remembering.

View the 2016-2017 Certification Maintenance Requirements here

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