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2. Earn and submit the required CEUs

Candidates must earn and submit 20 CCB approved continuing education units in order to apply to sit for a CCB examination. CEUs must:

     Include 10 earned from “live” training events, which include face-to-face training events or real-time web conferences.

     Be earned within the 12-month period preceding the date of the exam.

How to accumulate CCB CEUs
CCB accepts relevant CEUs from any organization or event sponsor. Candidates are not required to attend HCCA training or events to accrue CCB CEUs.

Qualifying CCB CEU Activities

Method

 No. of CEUs earned

 "Live" training

Attend HCCA events

 1 per 50-minute hour

 Yes

HCCA hosts more than 40 events annually. See the event's brochure for specific CEUs awarded at each event.
www.hcca-info.org/events
Attend outside events

 1 per 50-minute hour

 Yes

Submit CEUs for any outside event that, at least in part, relates to compliance
Guest commentate 

 2 per day or 10 total

Yes

On HCCA's social network, HCCAnet, for one week 

Mentor and network at HCCA events

 1.5 max

Yes

Attend SpeedMentoring and/or SpeedNetworking events at HCCA's Compliance Institute 
Participate in a live HCCA web conference 

 1.2 per 90-minutes

Yes

HCCA hosts numerous web conferences annually 
Participate in a live web conference hosted by another organization 

 1.2 per 90-minutes

Yes 

Attend any organization's web conference that, at least in part, relates to compliance 
Participate in a recorded HCCA web conference 

 1.2 per 90-minutes

No 

Listen to an HCCA recorded web conference 
Pass quizzes     
Healthcare Compliance Professional's Manual, an HCCA product 

 12

No 

Compliance 101 book, an HCCA product 

 2

No 

Monitoring & Auditing Practices for Effective Compliance book, an HCCA product 

 2

No 

Monthly Compliance Today magazine (Quizzes expire 12 months after issue date) 

 1 per issue

No 

Present on a compliance-related topic 

 2 per presentation

Yes

At an HCCA event or one hosted by another organization 
Publish an article 

 2 per article

No 

In HCCA's Compliance Today magazine or in any organization's educational publication 
Read approved articles    
The Report on Medicare Compliance (Quizzes expire 12 months after issue date) 

 1 per issue

No

The Report on Research Compliance (Quizzes expire 12 months after issue date) 

 1 per issue

No

Self-Study 

 2 per submission

No 

Complete any self-study activity such as online training modules or reading that, at least in part, relates to compliance 

This list is a guidelines, and may change at any time. CEU values may be adjusted once a CCB certification specialist has carefully reviewed submissions.

 

Content submitted for CCB CEUs must meet at least one of the 10 subject areas identified by CCB as relevant to compliance certification. Those subject areas include: Application of management practices for the compliance professional, application of personal and business ethics in compliance, written compliance policies and procedures, designation of compliance officers and committees, compliance training and education, communication and reporting mechanisms in compliance, enforcement of compliance standards and discipline, auditing and monitoring for compliance, response to compliance violations and corrective actions, and HIPAA privacy.

How to request your CCB CEUs
Whether you participate in an HCCA activity or one sponsored by another organization, you will need to claim your CEUs and submit them to CCB so they are available to be used toward certification or renewal.


 This step is especially important if you plan on taking the exam as part of an HCCA event and intend to use CEUs earned at the event to be eligible to sit for the exam. The completed event CEU form is proof that you attended the events and should be awarded CEUs. Be sure to give the completed form to HCCA or CCB staff prior to taking the exam.


 

If you are attending an HCCA event, request and complete the proper application for continuing education credits from HCCA or CCB staff. Send the completed CEU form to CCB within 30 days of the event. Generally, CCB sends certificates of credit or attendance via email
within four weeks after the event.

If you attended an event hosted by another organization, the event sponsor should have distributed a certificate of credit or attendance
to all attendees. The certificate, if the event was pre-approved by the CCB, will list the total amount of CCB CEUs awarded for the event. Certificates distributed by event hosts other than HCCA are done so by that organization’s timeline. Use the information on the certificate to complete the “Continuing Education” section of the
Examination Application.

If you attended an event that was not CCB pre-approved, you still may submit those CEUs to CCB for review using an Individual Accreditation Application form. CCB certification specialists will review the application and program information, and determine whether the content meets CCB requirements for continuing education credit. For more information on this topic, see the "Candidates' frequently asked question" section.

How to submit CEUs to CCB
You have attended compliance training or events and now want to have those CEUs added to your CCB CEU account so that you can apply to sit for the CHC exam. Here’s how to submit CEUs to CCB.

If you participated in an HCCA activity, or an event that was CCB pre-approved for CEU credits, you can easily log your credits online through the CEU online account portal. Select the CHC certification and then login. Then select “Add CEUs.”

Once on the “Add CEUs” screen, you can select the category of CEUs you would like to add and then complete the easy online form for the category. To submit CEUs earned at an event that was not CCB pre-approved, you can complete an Individual Accreditation Application either online or by using the paper form.

If you are submitting CEUs for the “Pre‑approved events (Non-HCCA Events)” section, you will need the program code at the bottom of the official certificate of credit that was previously given by that organization.