Frequently Asked Questions about Live and Recorded Programs
Live CME Courses
Does University Learning Systems receive commercial support?
It is the policy of University Learning Systems (ULS) to provide an unbiased, fair and balanced approach to continuing education. Grants from pharmaceutical companies are not solicited and are not accepted. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to contact us.
What are CE/CME credit requirements?
CE/CME credit is dependent on verification of conference attendance by daily on-time check-in and ULS receipt of completed evaluations. Credit is determined based on actual attendance on a per-session basis.
When will I receive my Statement of Credit?
For Pharmacists, please ensure that we have your NABP# and date of birth on file. ACPE does not allow us to provide you with paper statements of credit. Should you need a paper statement of credit, you can access that information via CPE Monitor. All other healthcare professionals, an applicable paper statement of credit will be issued at the end of each live session or following receipt of evaluation and test answer sheets (for Self Study Courses).
Does ULS participate in the NABP/ACPE program, "My CPE Monitor"?
Yes! For Registered Pharmacists, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) have collaborated to create the CPE Monitor, an electronic system for tracking and recording continuing pharmacy education credits for pharmacy CE .
As a provider of pharmacy continuing education, University Learning Systems is required to electronically report credit to ACPE and NABP through the CPE Monitor system, as of January 1, 2013. In order for your CE credits to be filed with CPE Monitor, ULS will need both your NABP eProfile ID and your date of birth. To obtain an NABP ePID, please visit www.MyCPEmonitor.net.
Once you have your NABP ePID, please email it, along with your date of birth, to firstname.lastname@example.org.Please note, NABP has a new 60 day rule in place that gives CE Providers only 60 days from course date to report and correct credit. It is your responsibility to check your CPE Monitor account regularly.
Does ULS participate with CE Broker?
Yes! CE Broker Tracking #50-11357: Approved by Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Pharmacy, Florida Physician Assistants, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing. Please note that CE Broker no longer accepts reporting of AMA Category 2 continuing education credits.
Online CME Courses
Are Recordings Available of Live CME Courses?
We record our live programs and select which programs will translate well to continuing medical education online and pharmacy CE home study continuing education. Our recordings are made available on our Learning Management System (LMS) to provide convenient CME training courses with CME credits online. The Learning Management System allows you to view the slides with the faculty commentary, download or print the handout (slides), take the assessment test and complete the evaluation all online. Our recorded programs give you the same quality content that you have come to expect from University Learning Systems live destination programs, just minus the fabulous locations and delicious breakfasts!
Why should I do a Online CME Course?
Convenience, convenience convenience! Earn CE/CME anywhere, anytime! Stop and start the video and work at your own speed. Do as much or as little as your schedule allows. You have a year to complete your course.
How can I earn Online CME Course Credit?
Review the list of courses and click on “Learn More” which will take you to our Learning Management System (LMS). Some components allow you to preview course content and credit available. To purchase the course click on the “Buy” button.
What are the online CME course requirements for credit?
Certain components are required. You must view the videos and you much complete the Assessment Test and Evaluation, all online for your convenience.
What if I have questions before I purchase a Online CME Course?
Information regarding content, requirements and credit can be previewed on each course before you buy.
How much does a Online CME Course cost?
Courses range in price from $99 to $109. Newer courses from 2021 on are $109. Prices may change without notice.
How many hours of credit does a Online CME Course provide?
Most University Learning Systems online courses provide five (5) CME hours online. A few courses provide three (3) hours of credit. Check the credit page (available as a preview) on each course.
What kind of CE/CME credit do University Learning Systems Online CME Courses provide?
All University Learning Systems courses provide ACPE credit for pharmacists. Recorded courses provide ACPE home study credit, nursing credit, pharmacology credit and AMA Category 2 credit. See the Credit page that can be previewed before you purchase for more information.
How do I get credit for Online CME Courses?
The University Learning Systems Learning Management System (LMS) notifies our staff when a course is completed. Generally, pharmacist credit is reported to CPE Monitor within 24 hours. Non-pharmacists are emailed Statements of Credit (certificates) generally within 48 hours. Recorded programs provide Category 2 credit only for physicians. Please check the Credit page on each course for specific information. We will also report credit to CE Broker and other entities upon request.
Are Online CME Courses considered ACPE live credit for pharmacists?
No. Recorded courses do not provide ACPE live credit since ACPE’s definition of a live course is access to the instructor. Our online pharmacy CE recorded courses provide ACPE home study credit for pharmacists. Zoom live streamed courses are considered pharmacist CE live online credit since the student can ask questions of the speaker. However, a recorded Zoom program, like any other recorded course, is then considered home study credit.
Can I earn pharmacology CEU or CME hours online?
Yes. Since University Learning Systems focuses on pharmacology, almost all of our courses provide 3-5 hours of pharmacology online Nurse Practitioner CME
Are tax benefits available for continuing education?
For information about continuing education tax deductions, please contact your tax adviser or Internal Revenue Service directly by calling Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040.