Continuing Education Approvals

Many professionals caring for the older adult population are required by state and federal laws to have a certain number of continuing education credit hours per year.  These professionals can acquire needed continuing education credit hours by taking professional level online modules through the Topics in Gerontology program. 

Learners who participate in the Aging Smart online curriculum do not receive continuing education or a Certificate of Completion through the Topics in Gerontology program.  Learners who want a Certificate of Completion, or a professional who takes the Aging Smart modules, may contact our Office for a Certificate of Completion.   

The following applications for continuing education approvals have been approved or submitted for the Topics in Gerontology modules.  When approvals are received, they will be noted here as well as on the Documentation of Successful Completion (certificates) for each module.  Participants may print the Documentation of Successful Completion for each module completed.

The following modules are also approved for continuing education credit by the State of Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Services and Supports  (BELTSS).  BELTSS accepts 10 hours of online, self-study, and webinar CEUs annually. The BELTSS approval number is 005-SS-17.

  • Cancer and the Older Adult
  • Caring for the Older LGBT Population 
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the Older Adult
  • Eyes Wide Open: Preventing Vision Loss
  • Falls and the Older Adult
  • Frailty and the Older Adult
  • Health and Aging
  • Is There An App For That? Nutrition, Fitness And Aging
  • Issues of Abuse and Neglect in the Aging Population
  • Myths and Realities of Aging
  • Optimizing Medication Management for Older Adults
  • Sexuality in Later Life
  • A Sight for Sore Eyes: Age-Related Diseases
  • The First 24 Hours: An Unfolding Case Study in Person-Directed Care
  • Understanding Younger-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

 

The following modules are approved for continuing education credit each from The Counselor, Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapist Board of Ohio. The approval number is MCST111626. The CSWMFT approval is through 11/30/17.

  • A Sight for Sore Eyes: Age-Related Eye Disease
  • Cancer and the Older Adult
  • Caring for the Aging LGBT Population
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the Older Adult
  • Eyes Wide Open: Preventing Vision Loss
  • Falls and the Older Adult
  • Frailty and the Older Adult
  • Health and Aging
  • Issues of Abuse and Neglect in the Aging Population
  • Myths and Realities of Aging
  • Optimizing Medication Management for Older Adults
  • Sexuality in Later Life
  • The First 24 Hours: An Unfolding Case Study in Person-Directed Care
  • Understanding Younger-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

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Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Dialysis Technicians
may complete Topics in Gerontology modules to meet their continuing education requirements in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code 4723-14-05 (6)

Occupational Therapists may complete Topics in Gerontology modules and present module certificates to their accrediting body for continuing education approval under the guidelines of Ohio Administrative Code 4755-9, Section 4755-9-01(B)(7) as it relates to the clinical practice, management or education of occupational therapy.