Welcome to the NAMSS CE Accreditation Center!
Review the below guidelines and then use the buttons on the bottom of the page to log in and get started. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
**NAMSS Webinar recordings do not qualify for additional certification. Please visit the NAMSS Store for information on purchasing group access to a webinar recording.**
Programs covering "generic" subject matter means that the skills or knowledge gained by the attendees during the course is easily transferable from one product or product line to another. Product-specific training that is useful only for a given piece of equipment or a particular system and or "product-specific" topics and content are NOT eligible for accreditation.
Continuing Education Credits (CECs) will not be granted for programming that directly competes with NAMSS Educational Offerings as determined by the Education Committee.
Courses submitted that appear to be sales pitches or product endorsements will not receive approval. This distinction is important because NAMSS does not endorse a specific manufacturer's products. NAMSS endorses competence in given areas of expertise. Product-specific courses may be approved when they are designed to increase efficiency, workflow, convey application guidelines, or troubleshooting techniques.
One hour of qualified education will qualify for 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credit, with the expectation that no more than 10 minutes of each hour may be utilized for housekeeping activities such as speaker introduction, attendance, etc. Credit is not awarded for breaks, meals, networking activities, or business or administrative meetings.
Organizations interested in receiving NAMSS accreditation must complete the online application form, which includes an approved tag line. Organizations must attach a schedule/agenda indicating the session topics and length, scheduled breaks and meals, whether the course is generic or product-specific, and a brief course description to include intended audience and course objectives. Without this information, applications cannot be processed. These documents may be electronically uploaded during the application process.
Accreditation requests should be submitted at least two months prior to the program date. This will ensure adequate time for NAMSS to process the application and allow the sponsoring organization to insert the appropriate information regarding credits in their marketing materials. Programs submitted less than 30 days prior to the program date will be evaluated on a best-effort basis and subject to a $25 late fee. Please allow at least two weeks for application processing.
*Please note that any application submitted after the program has taken place, will NOT be approved for CE credit.
Each program an organization wishes to have accredited requires a separate online application. The application form may be duplicated. Only one application is necessary for programs with multiple presentation dates, providing the presentation does not vary in length or content. Please include all dates and locations on the application form.
Per the NAMSS Education Policies and Procedures, NAMSS Continuing Education Credits cannot be advertised by the sponsoring organization until approved. This includes marketing materials and other course collateral
Course descriptions must indicate the intended audience and course content must be a reasonable match for that audience. Courses with content inappropriate for the target audience will not receive approval.
Applications for accreditation must be accompanied by a brief course description, including the length of course and key learning objectives. This information allows potential attendees to determine whether the course will meet their educational needs and know what they can expect to get out of the course before they invest their time and money. For example, “At the completion of this course attendees will be able to:
If you can’t tell or can’t decide what knowledge the attendees will gain from the course, we can’t determine if the instruction will be useful for the intended audience, nor is it possible to justify attendance at this educational event.
NAMSS Affiliates are eligible to receive discounts on NAMSS continuing education credits for State Association meetings when the educational program meets approved requirements. NAMSS Affiliates will be eligible for the NAMSS “Affiliate” rate. Non-affiliated State Associations or other non-profit organizations will be eligible for the non-profit rate.
For more information, click the "Enduring / Recorded Content" tab
Programs submitted less than 30 days prior to the program date will be evaluated on a best-effort basis and subject to a $25 late fee.
The following fees will be added to the application based on the number of credits requested.
NAMSS recognizes the opportunity to record and repurpose continuing education opportunities. We give our accredited programs the chance to record the first offering of their program (whether presented as an online webinar or filming a live presentation) and pair it with a quiz for additional offerings during a two year period.
Courses must be accompanied by a true/false or multiple choice, 10 question quiz (you do not need to provide this quiz with your application). There is no limit to the number of times recordings may be offered. Recordings are valid for a two year period following the original date of the program offering.
Programs should apply using the NAMSS CE accreditation center at least 30 days prior to the date of first offering of the program. Select the Enduring materials option when you are starting a new application.
NAMSS will provide a certificate of attendance to the program sponsor, which may be reproduced and distributed to program participants, if desired.
Please note that purchases in the CE Accreditation Center are non-refundable. If you have to cancel your event for any reason, NAMSS will allow you to transfer payment to the make-up event or a future event worth the same number of CE credits.
Continuing Education Credits cannot be advertised by the sponsoring organization until approved. This includes marketing materials and other course collateral. Please note phrasing such as, “This program has been submitted to NAMSS for approval” is not permitted. Once approved, NAMSS will provide exact language that must be used when promoting programs offering NAMSS credits.
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PLEASE BE ADVISED: If an application is submitted within 30 days of the date of your program, there is an additional $25 late fee.
Please allow 30 days for processing your application. If you should have any questions, please email email@example.com.