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Continuing Education for CA Providers

 

If you or your organization is interested in applying to have your continuing acupuncture education course approved by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, please download and submit the current application. 

If you have at least three continuous years experience providing CAE courses in Texas that were approved by the board, you may be eligible for Approved Provider status. The TSBAE defines three continuous years experience as submission and approval of courses for three consecutive years.

 

Note: CAE Course and Approved Provider applications must be processed by staff and found to be in order at least 30 days prior to the next board meeting to be considered at that meeting.

 

 

 

 

  • Continuing Acupuncture Education Approved Provider Application Instructions

     

    The Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (TSBAE) requires a license holder to complete continuing acupuncture education (CAE) approved by the board each year in order to maintain licensure. 

     

    Courses offered by approved providers may be used by a licensee to satisfy the CAE requirement.  Approved providers do not have to submit each individual course for approval by the TSBAE.   

     

    Board rules regarding CAE and approved providers can be found at http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/, under Laws, Rules & Guidelines, Chapter 183.20.  Here are highlights of some of the requirements:

    • Providers must obtain approval of different course submissions on an annual basis for three consecutive years
    • Providers must have no history of complaints or reprimands.
    • Provider approval expires three years after it is issued by the board and may be renewed.
    • Approved providers must offer CAE programs that are presented or instructed by persons who meet the minimum criteria for instructors, as defined in board rule.
    • Approved providers must maintain certain records for a period of four years.
    • Approved providers must submit certain records within ten days of the board's request.
    • Approved providers must issue certificates of completion to participants containing certain information within a specified time.
    • Approved providers must notify the board within 30 days of any changes in organizational structure and other key information.
    • Provider approval is non transferable.

     

    To apply for approved provider status:

    1. Complete and submit the CAE Provider Approval Application.
    2. Submit the required fee of $50.
    3. Submit a list of CAE courses previously approved by the board, with the date of approval for each course, to demonstrate three years previous experience providing approved CAE courses in Texas. The TSBAE defines three continuous years experience as submission and approval of courses for three consecutive years

     

    CAE Approved Provider Application  

     

    Applications must be processed by staff and found to be in order at least 30 days prior to the next board meeting to be assured consideration at that meeting. The form in this packet must be used.

    Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners

     

    Continuing Acupuncture Education:

    Guidelines for Approval/Recognition of Courses for Credit

    May 4, 2007

     

    The following guidelines are used by staff to determine course approval/recognition.

     

    Course Approval

     

    CAE courses are recognized for credit without approval of staff or the board if the provider is a preferred provider.

    o   Preferred providers must submit application, fee, documentation, and be approved by the TSBAE. 

    o   Once approved, the preferred providers are trusted to offer appropriate courses within the guidelines and the board’s rules (Board Rule 183.20).

     

    CAE courses are approved for credit by staff if:

    • The provider is a not a preferred provider;
    • Instructor qualifications in rule are met (Board Rule 183.20(s));
    • Procedural, documentation and all other requirements are met; and
    • The course content meets requirements for staff approval.

     

    CAE courses are referred to the TSBAE’s Education Committee for determination if a non-preferred provider requests approval of a course and the course content does not meet requirements for staff approval or there is some other issue related to compliance with board rules.

     

     

    Preferred Providers

     

    Providers are approved by the Continuing Education Committee of the TSBAE upon submission of appropriate documentation and demonstration of compliance with the board’s rules (Board Rules 183.20(r), 183.20(s)).

     

    Qualifications include three years previous experience providing CAE courses in Texas that were approved by the board and no history of complaints or reprimands with the board.  Approval expires three years after it is issued by the board and may be renewed upon the filing of the required application and fee.

     

    Preferred providers must comply with board rule regarding course content: that it must be related to the practice of acupuncture or oriental medicine, and be related to the knowledge and/or technical skills required to practice acupuncture or related to direct and/or indirect patient care (Board Rule 183.20(n)(1)). In addition, preferred providers must ensure that CAE programs that presented are instructed by persons who meet the minimum criteria in board rule.   Preferred providers must agree to maintain records and comply with other requirements as specified in board rule (Board Rules 183.20(r), 183.20(s)).

     

    Preferred providers will be required to report to the board, on a periodic basis, information about courses they offered as preferred providers.  This information will be reviewed by the Education Committee of the TSBAE and is subject to audit by board staff.

     

     

    Course Content Requirements for Staff Approval

     

    Non-preferred providers may be eligible for staff approval of CAE courses if the following course content requirements are met:

     

    1. Course content must be related to the practice of acupuncture or oriental medicine, and be related to the knowledge and/or technical skills required to practice acupuncture or related to direct and/or indirect patient care (Board Rule 183.20(n)(1)).

     

    1. Content requested is equivalent to content of courses currently approved by the TSBAE.   All courses with current approval by the TSBAE have been assigned keyword indices, which are available for search by staff.  Staff may also search currently approved courses for key words in course titles.

     

    Hours granted by staff will be consistent with, and not exceed, hours currently approved by the board for courses with equivalent content.

     

    All procedural and documentation requirements must also be met.

     

     

    Procedural Requirements

     

    1. Application to Become a Preferred Provider
      • Provider submits application and fee
      • Staff reviews application for completeness
      • Application is presented to the Education Committee of the TSBAE for approval.

     

    1. Application for CAE Course Approval by a Non-Preferred Provider
      • Provider submits application and fee

    o   Staff reviews the applications to determine if:

    • Course clearly meets content requirements for staff approval;
    • Method of instruction is adequate;
    • Instructor qualifications in ruleare met, and,
    • The provider complies with all other procedural and documentation requirements.

     

    o   If all requirements for staff approval are met, staff approves the CAE course(s).

    o   If course content has not previously been approved by the TSBAE or there is some other issue related to compliance with board rules, staff refers application to Education Committee of TSBAE for review.

     

     

     

    Keyword List for CAE Courses Currently Approved by the TSBAE

    (to be used to research courses for similar content)

     

     

    Accident

    Adrenal

    AIDS

    Allergies

    Alternative

    Ankle

    Anxiety

    Arthritis

    Artifical Insemination

    Assessment

    Asthma

    Auricular

    Autoimmune

    Back

    Balance

    Ban Xia Xie Tang

    Biomedicine

    Birth Trauma

    Blood

    Blood stasis

    Bloodletting

    Bone

    Breast

    Business

    Cancer

    Cardiovascular

    Carpal Tunnel

    Channels

    Chinese Medicine

    Chronic

    Chronic fatigue

    Clinical

    Cold

    Colitis

    Color

    Colorpuncture

    Complementary

    Constipation

    Constitutional

    Cosmetic

    Cough

    Crohn's

    Cupping

    Dampness

    Dan Shen

    Depression

    Dermatology

    Diabetes

    Diagnosis

    Diarrhea

    Dietary

    Differential diagnosis

    Digestive

    Disease

    Dr. Tan

    Ear

    Ear and Nose

    Eczema

    Emotional

    Endometriosis

    Esoteric

    Facial

    Fever

    Fibromyalgia

    Five elements

    Forbidden points

    Formulas

    Gall bladder

    Gall stone

    Gastroenterological

    Geriatrics

    Golden Elixir Alchemy

    Golden Needle

    Gynecology

    Hakomi

    Hand Therapy

    Hari

    Headache

    Hepatitis

    Herbal Drug Interactions

    Herbal tea

    Herpes

    High cholesterol

    HIV

    Holistic

    Hua Tuo Wu

    Hyperlipoproteinemia

    Hyperplasia

    Hypertension

    Hyperthyroid

    Hypothyroid

    I Ching

    Imagery

    Imaging

    Immune

    Infectious Disease

    Infertility

    Injury

    Insomnia

    Insurance

    Integration

    Integrative

    Integrative Medicine

    Interstitial Cystitis

    Irritable bowel syndrome

    Japanese

    Japanese Acupuncture

    Joint

    Kidney

    Kiiko Matsumoto

    Korean

    Lab reports

    Laser

    Legal

    Light

    Liver

    Male

    Master Tong

    Master Tung

    Medical Errors

    Medical records

    MeiZen Cosmetic

    Menopause

    Menstrual

    Mental

    Meridian

    Migraines

    Mindfulness

    Miriam Lee

    Modalities

    Morning Sickness

    Moxibustion

    Multiple sclerosis

    Musculoskeletal

    Neck

    Needling Techniques

    Nerve

    Neurology

    Neurotransmitter

    Ni San Zhen

    Nomenclature

    Nutrition

    Ocular

    Organs

    Oscellation

    Osteoporosis

    Pain

    Pathogenic

    Pathophysiological

    Patients

    Pearls

    Pediatrics

    Pharmacology

    Phlegm

    Physical

    Physiology

    Plegm

    PMS

    Points

    Postpartum

    Potency

    Practice Management

    Pre and Post Op Care

    Pregnancy

    Professional Responsibility

    Prostate

    Prostatic Hypertrophy

    Pulse

    Pulse Diagnosis

    Purity

    Qi

    Qigong

    Qin Xi

    Quantum

    Referral

    Reflexology

    Reflux

    Reproductive

    Research

    Resistant Patient

    Respiratory

    Rheumatoid

    Risk management

    San Hu Tang

    SARS

    Scalp

    Sensitivity

    Sexual

    Shang Han Lun

    Shen

    Shiatsu

    Shu

    Si Wu Tang

    Sinusitis

    Sleep Apnea

    Soft Tissue

    Sports

    Stages

    Stress

    Stroke

    Sun Bing-Yan

    Symptoms

    Tai Chi

    Tai Ji Quan

    Ten Needles

    Thumb Technique

    Tongue Diagnosis

    Tonification

    Toyohari

    Traumatology

    Trigeminal

    Twelve Magical Points

    Ulcer

    Ulcerative

    Vessels

    Vitamins

    Wang Le-Ting

    Warps

    Weight

    Wen Bing

    Western

    Western Medicine

    Worker

    Wrist

    Wu Ling San

    Yang

    Yeum-Yang

    Yin

    Yin Qiao San

    Zang-fu

    Zong Lun