2013 National Registry Summit - Pre-Conference Workshops

National Registry 101

The intended audience for this workshop is new sponsors, individuals who are new to their role in responsibility for Registry sponsorship and those interested in a deeper dive into the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards).

The workshop will provide an overview of the Registry and the Standards.  It will provide details on the more significant processes of the Registry: initial or additional delivery method applications; renewal process and the desk audit process.  The workshop will describe the instructional delivery methods addressed by the Standards and focus on significant aspects of development, presentation, measurement and reporting of each method. The workshop will also highlight obstacles to compliance with the Registry and the Standards, so you can put preventative procedures in place.

QAS Transition Process and Self-Study Best Practices

The Standards, revised January 2012, raised the standards for all self study providers and eliminated the differences that previously existed between the QAS and Registry self study requirements. Accordingly, NASBA initiated changes to the administration of these programs to offer one designation for self study programs -- QAS Self Study.

Self study programs already in existence as of December 31, 2011, have until March 1, 2014, to be in compliance with the revised Standards. As such, in order to demonstrate compliance by March 1, 2014, sponsors must apply for the QAS Self Study Designation Transition no later than January 1, 2014.  After March 1, 2014, the ONLY self study designation offered through NASBA and the National Registry of CPE Sponsors is the QAS Self Study designation. 

This workshop will assist those who are charged with preparing and completing the QAS transition process.  The workshop will describe the top 10 most common deficiencies in the QAS transition application reviews.  The workshop will also offer best practices in developing self study programs particularly in the development of learning objectives and ensuring those objectives have been assessed at the end of the course.