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Featured PDA Provider

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Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, Dipl. O.M.(NCCAOM)®, L.Ac., FABORM

NCCAOM PDA Provider #9192

The PDA Department would like to congratulate NCCAOM Board-Certified Acupuncturist™ and PDA Provider, Lee Hullender Rubin, as the featured Provider for the July 2021 issue of the PDA Newsletter. Lee’s background is in reproductive medicine where she has been involved with her clinical practice as well as research. Lee has over 20 years of experience in fertility and acupuncture research and has authored over 50 publications. Lee joined the PDA program in September 2016 and offers courses in acupuncture for fertility through her continuing education website Rosefinch Academy.

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Are You Using Your PDA Provider Digital Badge?

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The PDA Digital Badge is now available to all Providers who have active course(s). The badge showcases your membership with NCCAOM as well as a listing of all your active courses. Use your badge in your email, on your website, resume and any social media platform. You can now enjoy maximum exposure highlighting you and featuring your courses.

John Doe, MSOM, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac.
2223 PDA Lane
Nccaomville, U.S.

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How to Get Your Badge and Setup Linking

  1. Log into your PDA account. Click on the ‘Certificate’ button at the top right.
  2. On your PDA Dashboard, click on ‘PDA Provider Digital Badge’.
  3. Download the Badge icon and save it to your computer.
  4. Copy Badge Details URL and link it to the Badge icon

Download your PDA Badge Today!!

Need help? Email the PDA staff at [email protected]

Tips for Emailing the PDA Certificates Successfully

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The Diplomate’s ID number is unique and remains as their NCCAOM identification number throughout their career and through retirement. The correct spelling of the Diplomate’s name and their ID # as registered within their Certification account is paramount in successfully awarding PDA points to their NCCAOM® Recertification Transcript.

Helpful Hints When Registering Participants

  • Use a separate field for their First and Last Name.
  • Their name must be written as it is recorded in their NCCAOM Certification account – No nicknames!
  • No letters before or after their name or their ID #.
  • The ID # is not mandatory, however it is highly recommended. It always starts with a number – no zeros or letters in the front or back.
  • Add a link to the “NCCAOM Registry” on your registration page and instruct Diplomates to look up their name and number when registering.
  • Other sources to find their name and ID # are their NCCAOM Wall certificate or their wallet size ID card.

Remember to check your ‘Master Certificate List’! For those certificates that did not send successfully, you will need to correct the information and then email a new PDA Certificate.

Correct/Incorrcet Diplomate Name NCCAOM ID #
Correct John Doe 12569
Incorrect Dr. John Doe NCC12569
Incorrect John Doe, L.Ac. 12569FL
Incorrect John Doe, MSOM 12569

Helpful Hints for Reporting CE Banking Successfully

CE Banking is the automated reporting of PDA points to the Diplomate’s NCCAOM® Recertification Transcript. The correct spelling of the Diplomate’s name and their ID# as registered within their Certification account is paramount in successfully uploading PDA points to their NCCAOM® Recertification Transcript.

CE Banking works through the NCCAOM’s association management system in the following order:

    1. The system first tries to match the Diplomate’s first and last name to their NCCAOM ID#. If matched, CE Banking works.
    2. If unsuccessful, the system then tries to match the Diplomate’s email address to their NCCAOM ID#. If matched, CE Banking works.

If Steps 1 & 2 are unsuccessful, CE Banking will not work. Diplomates will receive the PDA Certificate emailed by the PDA Provider, however they must manually upload it into their transcript. Increase your customer satisfaction! Diplomates are asking for PDA points and looking to make sure the points are loading to their recertification transcript.

Reminder! PDA Certificates are required for NCCAOM recertification and by state acupuncture boards. The NCCAOM only accepts the branded NCCAOM® Certificate of Completion for PDA approved courses for recertification credit. Certificates created by Providers for PDA approved courses that are a non-branded certificate are not accepted for recertification. The certificate will be returned to the Diplomate with instructions to contact the Provider.

PDA Course Types: What’s Different? What’s the Same?

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Below is a pictorial representation of the different and shared characteristics of face-to-face presentations, live streaming webinars, and distance learning/home study course types. Remember, face-to-face presentations and live streaming webinars are both located in the Live Presentation Application.


Call for Courses – We Need Your Help!

The events in 2020 have brought focus to current issues and attitudes within the subjects of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The NCCAOM is currently reviewing the potential of a new recertification category addressing these subjects. The PDA Program is calling Providers to begin developing coursework for Diplomates and practitioners to learn how to professionally integrate DEI within their practice.

Are you interested? Email the PDA Department for more information at [email protected].

Upcoming PDA Survey

It is that time again! The PDA staff will be conducting an NCCAOM PDA Survey this summer. With the new online Provider system and increased benefits, we would love to hear your feedback.

Look for the PDA Survey coming out in August.

PDA Question of the Quarter

April Winner: Cynthia Neipris , Provider #46 of Pacific Center for Lifelong Learning

Question: In the PDA Tool Kit, what document helps a Provider find the name and ID number of a Diplomate? The answer: “Find a Diplomate Name and ID#”.

Congratulations, Cynthia!

July Question:  

Where is the PDA Handbook found on the NCCAOM website? 

Enter a raffle drawing for a chance to win a free spot in the new NCCAOM® PDA Course Highlights by answering the “PDA Question of the Quarter”:

Submit Your Entry Here

Hint: All answers to the PDA Question of the Quarter can be found on the NCCAOM website.

Did You Know?

The PDA program has approved 18,082 courses
in the past 7 years.

Find an approved course in the NCCAOM PDA Search Engine!

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