Get a first look at CCHI’s Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP) in our June 21st webinar, “CCHI’s Continuing Education Accreditation Program: Nuts and Bolts for Trainers”. Sign up for this webinar by clicking here to learn about this new program and be in the initial batch of training providers to participate.
The Continuing Education Accreditation Program (CEAP), developed and managed by CCHI, will launch at the end of August and be open to all training providers who offer courses or instruction which aligns with any or all of the knowledge domains which define the job of a healthcare interpreter. Most training providers attracted to the CEAP process actively seek healthcare interpreters as students for their courses. The training providers as well as creators and owners of courses for healthcare interpreters will go through the CEAP to achieve continuing education units or credits which they can provide to healthcare interpreters and others who complete their courses. It is that “pre-approved for CE units” status that attracts more certified and credentialed healthcare interpreters to take courses from certain training providers. The CEAP will also review and accredit courses which may appeal to other healthcare professions and other certification program requirements which include knowledge, skills and abilities normally associated with healthcare interpreters.
Once the program is launched, training providers and courseware owners complete an online application process through CEAP, which assesses, analyzes and accredits continuing education programs for healthcare interpreters. The CEAP, aimed at improving the availability and quality of continuing education for healthcare interpreters, helps healthcare interpreters maintain their interpreting competence and prevent professional obsolescence and provides healthcare providers the assurance that training dollars are targeted and well spent. Funding support to develop and launch the Continuing Education Accreditation Program in 2013 came from a grant from the Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.
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