PDA/ CEU Points Required for Active Certification Renewal

Sixty (60) PDA points or CEU credits are required in a four-year NCCAOM recertification cycle. PDA points may not be submitted twice during a recertification cycle nor may they be carried over from one cycle to another.

Mandatory: Core Competency PDA points are awarded for active learning that is earned in a classroom or e-learning environment in specific areas. One PDA point is equal to one hour of instructor-led learning. Visit the NCCAOM website to find courses approved by the PDA program.

Diplomates are required to complete a CPR course plus a minimum of 30 PDA points/ CEU credits in Core Competency coursework in the following areas. All 60 points may be earned in the Core Competency section.

Coursework Type Mandatory Points required
Core Competency:
30 – 60
AOM – ABT – BIO
Safety (SA)
Ethics (ET)
CPR Certificate
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
26
2
2
No points
Professional Enhancements
0 – 30
Total Points Required:
60

 

Optional: Professional Enhancement (PE) consists of coursework (CW) and activities (AT) that can be mixed to complete the 60 PDA points required for NCCAOM recertification. Remaining PDAs from the Core Competency section may be applied to the PE-CW category.

PE-CW Coursework: Live presentations or distance learning courses accepted.

PE-AT Approved Professional Activities are listed below

Professional Enhancement Categories