Beginning Spring 2021, you will claim credits through your CE Portal account. Specific instructions and requirements will be provided to the attendees for every course, along with deadlines by when certain tasks need to be completed.
Generally, the process consists of two steps:
Verify your attendance
Complete the course evaluation and claim credit
Upon completion of all required steps, you may access your Certificate of Participation through My CE in your CE Portal account and receive a copy by email - see also Transcript and Certificate. NOTE: If you are a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, your official record is available through the NABP site.
For more information, please review the sections below.
Claiming Credit for Live Courses and Webinars
1. Verify your attendance: This may include texting with your mobile phone, scanning a QR code with the CloudCME® mobile app, checking in via a webinar platform, or similar. Specific instructions and requirements will be provided to all attendees for every course, along with deadlines by when certain tasks need to be completed.
a. Texting attendance will require that you add your mobile phone number to your CE Portal account, as well as pairing your mobile phone to your account - see How do I text My Attendance under Help/FAQs for detailed instructions.
b. Scanning a QR code will require that you download and login to the free CloudCME® mobile app - see How do I download and login to the CloudCME® Mobile App under Help/FAQs for detailed instructions.
2. Complete the course evaluation and claim credit: If you received instructions to complete a course evaluation through the CE Portal, login at the top left of that page, go to My CE, select Evaluations and Certificates, and click on the button Complete Evaluation.
You will have two weeks from the last day of the course to complete the evaluation.
Once you have completed the evaluation, you will receive your Certificate of Participation by email. A copy will also be available under My CE of your CE Portal account. See also Transcript and Certificate.
NOTE: Some boards require OCPD to submit participant data. These reports are time-sensitive and submission deadlines are determined by the board(s). In these instances, OCPD is unable to submit participant data after the board’s deadline; therefore, it is important that you review the instructions you receive and complete your tasks by the dates noted. Late submissions cannot be accepted in these cases.
Claiming Credit for Self-Paced Online Courses
Requirements vary by course; view the individual course page for specific instructions. All self-paced online courses require that you complete an assessment and meet the established passing threshold, complete a course evaluation (survey), and then you will be able to login to your CE Portal account and access your Certificate of Participation under My CE. See also Transcript and Certificate.
Claiming Credit for Grand Rounds (RSS)
Through June 30, 2021, Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) will utilize the existing process for signing in and claiming credit. Continue to follow the instructions provided to you by the department staff.
Beginning July 1, 2021, all RSS attendance will be collected using either the mobile texting feature or the online claim credit tool of our new CloudCME® CE Portal to verify attendance and claim credit.
If you attend RSS activities, please Create your CE Portal Account now. Be sure to include your cell phone number in your profile to allow you to text in your attendance beginning in July 2021. Review this document for a step-by-step guide on how to create your CE Portal account, how to claim credit, and how to access your RSS credit records.
Late CE Credit Tracker
If you were instructed and missed the deadline to complete an online "CE Credit Tracker," please request a late credit tracker and pay the $10 service fee. OCPD will contact you with next steps to issue your Certificate of Participation.
Attendees will need to verify their participation in a CE course and complete a course evaluation in order to obtain a Certificate of Participation. Attendees will receive specific instructions outlining these requirements with deadlines to complete these tasks.
Attendance and CE credits will NOT be recorded, and Certificates of Participation will NOT be issued, past ONE year after the last day of the activity.