To support the Providers during the pandemic, the NCCAOM Recertification and PDA Panel decided to allow courses containing psychomotor skills/techniques to be accepted for all course application types. The NCCAOM PDA Recertification Panel reviewed the requests from our NCCAOM approved PDA Providers and after careful review, the NCCAOM built a pathway that allows all courses to permanently include psychomotor skills and/or techniques. To make this possible, NCCAOM created the NCCAOM® PDA Provider’s Attestation and the NCCAOM® Course Participant’s Attestation. Both the Provider and the participant must acknowledge the responsibilities within each of their roles to prevent danger to the public.
All Providers must sign the NCCAOM® PDA Provider’s Attestation within the PDA course applications.
As for the NCCAOM® Course Participant’s Attestation (below), it is the Provider’s responsibility to include it on all course registration pages within the Provider’s website for participants to sign and agree to the following:
I understand that the information in this course presented by the Provider and/or Instructor(s) is for educational purposes only and should only be applied with appropriate clinical judgment and used by a trained and licensed practitioner. Governmental laws and regulations vary from region to region and the contents of this course vary in permissible usage. The participant is required to check their local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding the practice requirements and scope of practice issues and the use of the information of this course including, but not limited to, theory, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. I acknowledge that NCCAOM does not endorse any specific treatment regimens of any kind. Furthermore, if I use any modalities or treatments taught in this course, I agree to waive, release, indemnify, discharge, and covenant not to sue NCCAOM from and against any liability, claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever, arising out of any injury, loss, or damage that a person may sustain related to the use of the information in this course. I understand that this Release is governed by the laws of District of Columbia, U.S.A. and shall survive the termination or expiration of this course.
The PDA staff will conduct random audits to ensure proper placement of the Course Participant’s Attestation within the Provider’s websites.