Fall CElebration – Frequently Asked Questions

I arrived 15 minutes late to a 1-hour course. Do I have to make up the 15 minutes?

Yes. The state boards do not care why you were late to a class. They will only give you credit for attending a class for at least 50 minutes. If you came in late, you will need to make up that time in another class. Please do not wait until after the event is over to take care of this. Please be aware of the exact time you were in a class to avoid any discrepancies with your certificate.

How will I know the scanning arch “got me” when I entered the room?

Please be assured it is our goal as Hosts for you receive all the free CE credit you can earn. The RFID scanning arches are the latest in attendance technology and have been used effectively and accurately in similar venues for a few years now.

I left the room and came back after the arch was already reset for the next class. What can I do?

If you want to be sure you get credit, it’s best to scan in when the class starts, have a seat and scan out when it ends. Otherwise, in such an event, you must obtain a letter from the speaker or another DC with verified attendance in that same class to write a letter* verifying that you were in the class at that time. Once you’ve obtained this letter, please hand it to a member in the Postgrad Department under the tent in the Registration Area.

*Please note: The Postgrad Department cannot give you credit for a class based on your word; the state boards require some form of documentation as proof of attendance.

The scanner didn’t beep when scanning me out; I don’t think it worked. How do I know my attendance was verified?

Please be assured it is our goal as Hosts for you to receive all the free CE credit you can earn. If you have any doubt that the scanner did not read your name badge, simply ask the Host to scan again (we can interpret a little “blip” of a second or two). Otherwise, if you wait until later, you will need to verify your attendance by having the Host at the door sign a note verifying your attendance in that class. Obviously, if it is much later, the Host for that session may not be immediately available to verify your attendance – and then, they might not remember later. If you want to be sure you get credit, it’s best to scan in when the class starts and scan out when it ends.

The Host was not at the door to scan me out. What do I do?

In the unlikely event the host was absent at the door and you were unable to locate them, you must obtain a letter from the speaker or another DC with verified attendance in that same class to write a letter* verifying that you were in the class at that time. Once you’ve obtained this letter, please hand it to a member in the Postgraduate Department under the tent in the Registration Area.
*Please note: The Postgraduate Department cannot give you credit for a class based on your word; the state boards require some form of documentation as proof of attendance.

Do I have to scan out to go to the restroom or during a 10 min. break?

No, but be cautious of the amount of time that has elapsed when you take this break.

The speaker let the class out 20-40 min. early. Do I still get credit, or am I going to lose the time?

Speakers are contracted to teach 50 minutes of the hour. If they fail to do so and let the class out early, please let the Postgraduate Department know, and we will give you the credit. Credit will not be awarded to anyone who leaves class early at their own discretion and not the instructor’s.

Do I have to fill out an attendance form when I’m done?

No. Fortunately, your classes are registered to your name badge when you scan in and out of the class. The scans are quite reliable.  You can even discard the name badge when you are done with the event. A certificate will be mailed to you based on your attendance scans.

Is there any way to check how many hours I have so far?

Unfortunately, there is no way to check the hours you have accumulated until after the event when the scans are downloaded.

I lost my name badge. What do I do?

Go to the Postgrad table beside the Registration Area under the tent to receive a replacement. Be aware that you will receive a certificate for each name badge; they will be mailed separately, possibly weeks apart.

What do I need to take for my FL/GA license?

GEORGIA requirements:

  • 4 Risk Management
  • 1 GA Law, 15 Clinical (every year)

 

FLORIDA requirements:

  • 1 Risk Management
  • 2 Ethics
  • 2 Medical Errors
  • 2 FL Law
  • 6 Documentation
  • 27 General (every two years)

 

For questions about and assistance with specific courses or state approvals, please go to the Postgrad table beside the Registration Area under the tent.

Where can I find out if a class is approved by my state?

Please refer to the State Approvals section on the LIFE Events app and online at http://past.life.edu/fall_ce/state-approvals//.

How long do I have to sit in class to receive credit?

The state boards require you to attend class for 50 minutes to receive one credit hour.

When can I expect my certificate to be sent to me?

You should receive your certificate before November 1. If you have not received your certificate by December 1, please contact the Postgrad Department at 770-426-2753 to receive a copy.

So, what’s the big deal if I scan into a class and then don’t attend?

Potentially you missed learning something that could help a patient, and a state chiropractic licensing board could remove LIFE’s ability to offer CE in that state if reported.

Scanning FAQs

What’s this I hear about new scanners for attendance?

We’re moving from the handheld scanners to the latest RFID scanning technology. That means, this year, attendees will receive a badge with a magnetic strip that is read when walking over a scanning device/carpet. It’s as simple as that.

What will it look like in action?

We will have one scanning device per classroom. Hosts will be asking guests to go in and out of that door. Failure to do so may compromise your scans, and therefore, your achieved credit hours.

Why do you guys make such a big deal out of attendance? Other places don’t.

As an institution of higher learning, Life University is required to provide an accurate record of attendance to our continuing education accrediting agency (PACE). As an institution accredited by the CCE and SACS, we are also required by state licensing boards to accurately report your attendance in the classes that meet the required content and number of hours for re-licensure in your state. If we fail to do so, we could jeopardize our accreditation, and you will no doubt agree that it’s just too important to fool around with. As our Guests, we trust you’ll respect that (and the CE rules, in both letter and spirit).

“No Saving Seats” FAQs

My friend is running late, so I’m saving a seat. What’s wrong with that?

It means that another attendee who was on time may not receive a seat, which in effect may penalize a Guest who was able to arrive on time in favor of one who was late. It’s just not fair.

I’ll be in the same room after lunch, so I’m leaving my computer and things at my seat to save it. What’s wrong with that?

Attendance is by session, not by room. Occupying a seat in a session held in a particular room does not guarantee a seat in the next session to be held in that room. Additionally, many Guests seem to be under the impression that because they leave their items in a room, they will be guaranteed a seat even if they are late to the next session.

How will you prevent Guests from saving seats?

We’ll ask nicely and expect your support for integrity and fairness in attendance. In addition, we will require Guests to take all personal items with them when scanning out of a session, particularly for the session prior to the lunch break. Since Guests are on campus as CE students, we suggest backpacks as the time-honored method of choice for managing personal belongings on a college campus.