Continuing Education Credits

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2018 Application for Continuing Education Credit or Letter of Attendance

Kripalu’s Continuing Education programs are led by some of the world’s most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health. Our programs are designed to help individuals integrate and access their greatest powers, skills, and leadership while providing the relevant, proven tools and knowledge applicable in their professional lives. Kripalu’s programs are unique because they are taught in an experiential, immersion environment that supports whole-person learning.

Kripalu currently offers Continuing Education for nurses (NURS), social workers (SW), massage therapists (NCBTMB), registered dietitians (RD), psychologists (PSY), physicians (MD/DO), coaches (ICF), Ayurvedic Professionals (NAMA), Yoga Therapists (IAYT) - IAYT Certified Yoga Therapists and yoga teachers (Yoga Alliance). You are advised to check with your state board of licensure or professional association to determine if a particular program meets their continuing education requirements. Kripalu is not recognized by the state of New York to offer continuing education to massage therapists or social workers. If you only require verification of program attendance, a Letter of Attendance (LOA) will meet your needs. With the exception of R&R Retreat, all programs offer LOAs.

The hours awarded for CE credits may be less than the total hours the program is in session; hours awarded may vary by profession.

Conflict of Interest and/or Commercial Support The presenter is responsible to identify, declare, and resolve any potential conflict of interest they or their organization may have in offering any specific program of continuing education. In the event of a potential conflict of interest, The presenter will assume responsibility to resolve the potential conflict on a case-by-case basis.

Kripalu requires that professionals participating in the planning of continuing education identify any potential conflict of interest they may have in the review, selection, development, delivery, or evaluation of that program and disclose the conflict or recuse themselves from any decision-making concerning that program. In the event of a potential conflict of interest, the presenter will ensure that the individual recuses him or herself from the planning process.

Grievance Policy Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is committed to conducting all activities in conformance with its variety of CE Board. Kripalu will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.

While Kripalu goes to great lengths to ensure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate programs, occasionally, there will be issues which come to our attention that require intervention and/or action on the part of our staff.

To request a copy of Kripalu’s CE grievance procedure, please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at cec@kripalu.org or 413.448.3127.

Disability Access If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our registrations office 30 days or more before registration. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Note Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Should you require a copy of the program’s learning objectives and/or instructors credentials to determine your decision for registering for CEC’s, please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at cec@kripalu.org or 413.448.3127.

CE Fees
There is a $50 charge for all CECs except nursing which is $75; CMEs are $100.

CEC Cancellation Policy
Continuing Education payments will be refunded in full if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel less than 14 days before your arrival date, or you do not show up, you will not be eligible for a refund or credit.

Accreditation Boards

ICF: Programs have been approved for Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) units by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

MD/DO: Berkshire Health Systems designates live educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Berkshire Health Systems is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Education through the Joint Providership of Berkshire Health Systems and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

Disclosure  In accordance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support™ disclosure will be made before the program regarding the existence of any relationships that exist between the faculty and the manufacturers of any commercial products.

NCBTMB: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider # 450645-08. Kripalu is not recognized by the state of New York to offer continuing education credits through the NCBTMB.

NURSING (CS, NP, RN, LPN): Nursing Continuing Education Credits provided through Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC). This course is designed for Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses, CNA's, and other health care and human service professionals and meets the requirements nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.

PSY: R. Cassidy Seminars, in co-sponsorship with Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for approving continuing education credits.
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RD: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Provider # KC200

SW: Programs have been approved for Category 1 Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR through the collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work. Kripalu is not recognized by the state of New York to offer continuing education credits to social workers through the Collaborative of NASW-MA Chapter and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work.

NAMA: Programs have been approved for Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education (PACE) credits, in accordance with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

YA: Continuing Education credits are granted in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. See Yogaalliance.org for more information. All hours are contact hours.

IAYT: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is an Approved Professional Development (ADP) provider of continuing education by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

CEC Process

Follow these two easy steps if you are looking for continuing education credits (CECs) for social workers, coaches, Ayurvedic Professionals, massage therapists, registered dietitians, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapists, or yoga teachers:

  1. Pay fees when you register for your program, or upon arrival by contacting the CE Coordinator at 413.448.3127 or cec@kripalu.org.
  2. Fill out a general evaluation form before you leave. Social workers and coaches will need to fill out a second, program-specific evaluation form. Both of these forms can be found at the Front Desk.
    (Ayurvedic Professionals must complete a second evaluation for NAMA available on NAMA's website.)

Follow these three easy steps if you are looking for credits for nurses or psychologists:

  1. Pay fees when you register for your program, or upon arrival by contacting the CE Coordinator at 413.448.3127 or cec@kripalu.org.
  2. Fill out a general evaluation form, as well as a program-specific evaluation before you leave. Both of these forms can be found at the Front Desk. (Note: psychologists will receive this program-specific evaluation via email by R. Cassidy Seminars)
  3. Sign in to each session. Please note You must attend and sign in to all sessions in order to be eligible for CE credits.

Follow these three easy steps if you are looking for CME credits for physicians:

  1. Pay fees when you register for your program, or upon arrival by contacting the CE Coordinator at 413.448.3127 or cec@kripalu.org.
  2. Fill out a general evaluation form, as well as a CME evaluation before you leave. Both of these forms can be found at the Front Desk.
  3. Sign out at the end of the program. Please note You must attend the entire program and sign out of all sessions in order to be eligible for CME credits.

Note If you forgot to fill out an evaluation(s) during your stay, you may do so online:
2018 Application for Continuing Education Credit or Letter of Attendance

To acquire a program-specific evaluation, please email cec@kripalu.org.

FAQ

How can I ensure that I will be able to receive the CECs I need before I make my reservation?
Our catalog is published well before some of our programs have been approved. You can find the latest and most up-to-date information on our website. When you find the CECs you need, you can pay for them when you make your reservation. You are advised to check with your state board of licensure or professional association to determine if a particular program meets their continuing education requirements prior to registering.

How do I know if my board will accept the CECs from Kripalu?
You are advised to check with your state board of licensure or professional association to determine if a particular program meets their continuing education requirements prior to registering. The boards that Kripalu is approved through are listed above.

How long will it take for me to receive my certificate?
You should receive your certificate within 6–8 weeks of your program’s end date.

I just need a document that says that I attended the program, but I am not associated with any licensing board—what should I do?
A Letter of Attendance (LOA) will meet your needs. A LOA will display your name, program title, presenter, dates, and the number of program hours. LOAs cost $10 and require the completion of a general evaluation form at the Front Desk. The difference between a Letter of Attendance and a CEC Certificate is that a Letter of Attendance is not associated with a professional licensing board.

I left Kripalu without completing one of the steps required to receive my certificate. What should I do?
Contact the CE Coordinator at 413.448.3127 to arrange payment. If you prefer to pay by check, mail the check to:

Kripalu Center
Continuing Education
PO Box 309
Stockbridge, MA 01262

If you forgot to fill out an evaluation form while you were here, you can do that online here.

If you forgot to fill out a program-specific evaluation for nurses, psychologists, social workers, or doctors, please email cec@kripalu.org.

Please note that Kripalu is unable to grant CE credits to nurses, psychologists, or doctors who did not sign the attendance sheet in its entirety.

I completed each step that is required to receive my certificate. It has been more than eight weeks since my program ended, and I still have not received it. What should I do?
We send certificates via email; it is possible that your email address is in our system incorrectly. You may call the CE Coordinator at 413.448.3127, or email cec@kripalu.org. We are happy to send an additional certificate at no additional cost via email or USPS; please contact the CE Coordinator to make arrangements.

I took a program several years ago and now I need the CECs. Can I still get them?
It is best to request certificates while you are here or as soon as possible after your program ends. If we are able to verify your attendance and the credits you are requesting in our records, we can grant your CECs after a program has ended. Contact the CE Coordinator to arrange payment and complete the evaluation process at 413.448.3127, or cec@kripalu.org. Please Note We are unable to issue certificates after your program ends for nursing, psychology, or doctors due to the board's requirements.

I am unable to attend the entire program, will I be able to earn CECs?
This depends on the licensing board and the program. In general, participants should plan to be present for an entire program that they are earning CECs for. If you have an unusual circumstance, please contact the CE Coordinator in advance at 413.448.3127, or cec@kripalu.org.

If I complete all necessary steps, am I guaranteed my CECs?
Only on very rare occasions are we to unable grant certificates. Credit hours may need to be adjusted as the result of circumstances beyond our control (i.e., weather issues, airplane delays). In general, we do not anticipate problems and do our best, along with the presenter(s) and overseeing boards, to accommodate participants.