Continuing Education Committee Organization
The Continuing Education Committee is responsible for the HPS Strategic Plan Objective 3.3. Specifically, the Continuing Education Committee is responsible for:
- Conducting or facilitating continuing education activities for Society members,
- Working with the Secretariat to make continuing education materials available to the membership, and
- Keeping abreast of continuing education opportunities offered by institutions and other organizations.
The Continuing Education Committee meets its strategic objectives by providing educational opportunities for those attending the annual and midyear meetings through the Professional Enrichment Program (PEP), and the Continuing Education Lecture (CEL) Series.
The PEP courses include review topics or topics of current interest, are two hours in length, and are offered at a nominal cost to the participant. The course listing changes each meeting, but the listings and abstracts are available in the meeting registration material. The courses provide four continuing education credits toward recertification of certified health physicists.
The CEL Series lectures include review topics or topics of current interest. These one-hour lectures are offered at no cost to the participant. The course listing changes each meeting, but the listings and abstracts are available in the meeting registration material. The courses provide two continuing education credits toward recertification of certified health physicists.
Starting with the 56th Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, both PEP and CEL presentations can be accessed via the internet after the HPS meetings. We extend our thanks to Tom Johnson and his Colorado State University (CSU) students for taping the presentations and making them available.
The process to view a session is simple and straightforward. The courses and lectures are now being hosted on the Mountains and Plans Educational Research Center website at http://maperc.mycrowdwisdom.com/diweb/catalog/t/1631/c/61. Register online and provide the fee via a credit card. Each presentation includes the video of the presenter and the slide being discussed. The participant receives an electronic handout for later review.
For participants who are certified by the American Board of Health Physics, each class is eligible for the same credit as if the individual was present at the original presentation. However, credit for these activities is only available for a period of 4 years from original presentation. Consequently, a participant can attend any of the recorded PEP or CEL sessions at any time of the year.
The Professional Development School (formerly called Summer School) is the responsibility of the PDS Committee. The purpose of the school is to provide a professional development opportunity to members of the Society. It is a topical school sponsored by a host chapter, consortium of chapters, or section. The PDS runs in length from a day or two up to one week and provides up to 32 continuing education credits toward recertification of certified health physicists depending on the length of the course.
Director: Elaine Marshall, '18
Chair: Jeff Kotsch, '17
Phil Campbell, '18
Audrey Evelan, '17
Tom Johnson, '17
Sam Keith, '19
Burt Miller, '18
Ed Waller, '18