Frequently Asked Questions
Recognizing our responsibility to our learners, faculty, and staff, and based upon best available information, we have converted our Spring 2021 meetings to virtual events.
What does this mean?
- You can now participate in all our meetings virtually, from the comfort of your home or office.
- The agenda for the meetings will be the same format. You can still earn your CE/CME credits as well as pharmacology credits.
- The learning experience will be "as if you were there." Same great faculty and moderators with whom to interact and ask questions.
- PCE will continue to keep you posted with any updates, however you can continue to check our website for the latest information.
- Our mission remains the same—to improve clinical care and patient health outcomes through the delivery of clinically relevant, evidence-based educational activities that advance interprofessional practice. We wish you all well and thank you for your commitment to healthcare!
All PCE activities are complementary, and there is no cost for participating.
The number of credits is different for each activity. Credit information is provided on the program information page that precedes each activity, as well as in the Accreditation Information section of each activity.
Most programs offer pharmacology credits for NPs, but it is best to check on the program information page preceding the activity to verify the availability and number of pharmacology credits per activity.
Log into your PCE account at practicingclinicians.com/profile/certificates. Your certificates can be viewed and printed from your profile page.
If you DO NOT have an account and have never logged in before, click the CREATE YOUR PCE ACCOUNT button at the bottom of the login page to create an account.
If you can’t remember whether you have an account, or if you are unsure of what password or email address to enter, click the “Forgot Password?” link at the bottom of the login page and follow the instructions that appear. If you receive an error message saying, “The email address you entered is not valid,” double-check the spelling of your email address, or try entering a different email address that you might have used to register.
If you are still unable to log in after following the instructions above, contact us at email@example.com.
You may not be logged into your account. To log in, follow the login prompt when attempting to access the pretest, or click the “LOG IN” button in the top-right corner of the website. Also check your profile page to see if you have already completed and earned credit for the activity.
Symposia Series and Oncology Conferences
There is no cost for attending any PCE symposium or conference. Continuing education credits and meals are provided free of charge. At some venues, there may be a cost for parking; this will be indicated in the meeting registration details.
Preferably yes, as these meetings are meant to provide NPs and PAs with continuing education needed for recertification. Continuing education credits are provided by the ANCC for NPs and by the AAPA for PAs. PCE Oncology Conferences also welcome oncology nurses.
Registrants should receive an email with the agenda, including meeting start time and topics. You can also check the meeting registration page for a link to the meeting agenda.
Yes, but be advised that seating may be limited. Please sign in at the registration desk when you arrive.
If you are registered for a meeting, a link to the presentation slides will be sent to your registration email address 2-3 days before the meeting. Slides will be available in both mobile-friendly and printer-friendly formats, and a list of generic drugs mentioned in the presentations with their brand equivalents will also be available for download. Materials will remain available for 1 week following each meeting.
You may want to bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer so you can refer to the slides and drug list you have downloaded. Also consider bringing a sweater or jacket, as the meeting room tends to be kept at a cool temperature.
PCE is not involved in booking rooms and does not offer discounts if you choose to stay at the hotel where a meeting is being held. Please contact the hotel directly for rates and booking.
Upcoming meetings are advertised on the main page of this website, typically at least 2 months before the first meeting in a series. You may also visit practicingclinicians.com/symposia for Symposia Series information or practicingclinicians.com/oncology for Oncology Conference Series information. If registration is open, you can click on a city name to visit the registration page.
On the registration page, log into your PCE account (if you are not already logged in) and click the “Confirm & Register” button. If you do not have a PCE account, click the SIGN UP link. If you do not have an email address, you can create one for free through such providers as Google, Yahoo, or AOL. If you register with a government email address (ending in .gov), our emails will most likely be blocked.
After registering, you will receive an email indicating whether you (a) have a seat at the meeting or (b) are on the waitlist. Make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list, and check your “Spam/Junk” folders for any misdirected emails.
If your seat is confirmed, you will periodically receive email reminders and updates about the meeting. Please read these carefully, as some emails provide materials for download or require action from you. You will also receive a reminder phone call from PCE a few days before the meeting.
If you are waitlisted, you will receive an email notification if a space for you opens up. Due to last-minute cancellations, it is common for registrants to be taken off the waitlist only a few days before the meeting. If you are still on the waitlist and can no longer make arrangements to attend if your status changes, please consider canceling your registration to remove your name from the waitlist.
Visit practicingclinicians.com/profile/events and log into your profile with the email you used to register for the meeting. Click “Cancel my registration” and follow the prompt to remove your name from the list.
Re-register for the meeting you plan to attend. If you receive an alert that there is a waitlist, please contact us at email@example.com and indicate that you wish to re-register.
CREDITS AND CERTIFICATES
The number of credits, including pharmacology credits for NPs, is different for each meeting. Please refer to the Accreditation Information section of the meeting registration page, which should be updated a few weeks prior to the meeting date. Typically, meetings offer at least 5 CE/CME credits.
No, you may only earn credits for one meeting per series. The same content is presented at each symposium or conference within a series, although the speakers may be different. However, you may earn additional credits for completing any online home studies (enduring materials) based on presentations from a meeting you attended; these typically appear online within a few months of each series.
Yes. The AANP Certification Board accepts credits from numerous continuing education providers, including the ANCC and the AMA. Likewise, the ANCC accepts credits from the AANP and the AMA.
Certificates become available online 6-8 weeks after a meeting. A notification with download instructions will be sent to the email address you used to register for the meeting. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org as a safe sender for your email account and check your “Spam/Junk” folder if you do not see a notification after 6-8 weeks.
Note that in order to receive your certificate, you must sign in at the registration desk onsite, attend one or more presentations, and complete and return the evaluation form you are given. You may only claim credit for the presentations you attend.
To view your profile and available certificates, log in at practicingclinicians.com/profile/certificates with the email address you used to register for the meeting. If you are unsure of your password, click the “Forgot Password?” link and follow the instructions on the page.
First check the “Spam/Junk” folder of the email you used to register for the meeting. If you cannot find the notification email, visit practicingclinicians.com/profile/certificates and log in to access your certificate.
If you have followed the steps above and still do not see your certificate, contact email@example.com and provide your name, the meeting you attended (location and year), and the email address you used to register for the meeting. Note that certificates from meetings held in 2015 and earlier will not appear on your profile and must be requested by email.