By Ramiro Solórzano
Having a Provider Checklist is a way to ensure that everyone involved in your organization has a good basis for instruction. This checklist of 10 things will guide you as a Provider.
- Provider delegates a Primary Point of Contact and a Secondary Point of Contact. The POCs are current. The POCs signed a Quality Assurance statement. POC submits Provider’s annual invoice.
- Primary or Secondary Point of Contact register courses online at least 5 days prior to offering and advertising.
- Primary or Secondary Point of Contact is responsible for collecting and submitting AIA member credits via the CES Discovery System within 10 business days of course completion.
- Provider maintains active files and records including participant attendance for a minimum of six years.
- Provider’s Primary or Secondary Point of Contact ensures that Presenters sign the Speaker Agreement and that the agreement is kept as part of the records.
- Providers ensure that courses meet a minimum of at least one hour with four learning objectives.
- Providers observe the rules of their provider subscription and the conditions under which they became providers.
- Providers use the AIA CES logo on their website and in advertising their courses.
- Providers ensure that Presenters within their organization distribute course evaluations either in print or online CES Feedback for all attendees.
- Providers ensure that Presenters provide Certificates of Completion once requested.
Take these ten basic guidelines and implement them into your organization. Following these strategies will help you in your success in maintaining the quality of Continuing Education. For further questions please check out our link for a Constructive Review of your courses. Here you can ask me anything about your course and I would be more than happy to review your courses and materials and work together with any questions you may have. Please be advised that if your best practices are worth sharing I would also like Providers to be Recognized of those best practices so that the AIA CES can embody your good work.