Learning Management System
by Betsy Ertel
AAERT has labored in the past to offer robust opportunities to our members for required CEUs to retain certification privileges. Suggestions have been approved and recommendations have been suggested as viable options. To those contributors who have participated in this initiative in the past, we say thank you! Realistically, we live in a digital world where the work force has migrated to onsite and cloud platforms. Thus, a more strategic need presents itself for the convenience of our members.
The Education Committee for AAERT has been diligently working on behalf of the membership. Last year in June during our face-to-face Board meeting in Phoenix, we unanimously voted to merge our current AAERT website software platform. This unique platform accommodates the administrative needs of the Association through Your Membership (YM) with our new Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS contributes toward the long-awaited access to CEU education resources for our members and nonmembers. After extensive due diligence on the part of our administrative staff, the features and functionality of the LMS have been mastered with multiple creditworthy videos currently uploaded for viewing.
These videos contain presentations of previous AAERT conferences. Each video is approximately one-hour long accompanied by questions at the end to review the material presented. Once you have completed each video and answered the questions satisfactorily, your credit will be applied to the Your Membership portion of the platform and assigned to your Personal Profile. The YM (Your Membership) section will contain an automatic running tab of all acquired CEUs. No more wondering which video you completed or watched! The system will document it all for you. At the end of your 3 years or 30 units, i.e. 10 units per year, a final tally will be visible to you and to AAERT. Additionally, this will help Administration keep all your achievements in one place that is instantly accessible to you.
The LMS will also house online courses to encourage professional growth. The courses will be accessible in like manner as the videos using the same link found on the LMS site. Each course will follow standard creditworthy guidelines with questions at the end. The verification of completion will go into your My Profile portion as the appropriate CEU amount acquired.
This information and further explanation is available on the AAERT website. Read the AAERT LMS box description, and click on the "Learn More" button to access the page as a member or nonmember. We encourage you to check out our new continuing educational fulfillment each time you are searching for new CEUs.
Click this link for the LMS site, and you will see the same instructions posted as below.
AAERT LMS for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
In order to access our online courses in our AAERT LMS, you will need to be registered and logged into your AAERT account.
- If you are not already a member of this site, it will only take you a few minutes to complete your free registration (Learner Only) and start taking control of your CEUs. Once completed, return to this page and click on the member link below.
- If you are already a member, please log in to access your courses.
Our LMS provides you with an online, centralized learning platform enabling you to easily manage all of our training programs.
Additionally, using our LMS will also assist you in:
- tracking your CEUs
- finding approved courses for your recertification needs
- ability to package courses at a discounted rate
For the purposes of this site, Continuing Education credits are measured in minutes. Sixty (60) minutes is equal to one (1) hour of training or .1 CEUs. Some learners will complete a course in more or less time than that estimated for the course.
Upon successful completion of your online course, please be sure to print the certificate that applies to your specific needs. Active AAERT members will also have their completed courses and CEUs automatically transferred to their Professional Development area of their profiles where they can have access at any time.
Our online courses for CEUs will be updated each month with new topics and sources.
We trust you will find this new opportunity to be a convenience as well as an educational tool for future achievement of your professional goals. Be sure to sign into the AAERT website as a member to receive our member pricing. The AAERT Education Committee continues its efforts to serve the membership. We will always strive to raise the bar of our profession through education, training, and professional guidance in a forum that is easy for members to access. Stay tuned for future additions to online education, including informative webinars and training classes for your continuing education with AAERT. We trust you will appreciate what you experience.