FAQs About Earning CE Credits

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

Yes. The state boards 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.

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 please 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 instructors’.

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?

Please go to the Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate table beside the Registration Area under the tent.

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 Postgraduate 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.