The International Seating Symposium offers Continuing Education Units, or CEUs, for courses that comply with University of Pittsburgh standards. All ISS sessions have abstracts, speaker bios, speaker disclosures of real or potential conflicts of interest, measurable learning objectives, and references to comply with most CEU standards.
Information for Specific Credentials
The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to stay current in their profession. One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity. Each person should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.
Occupational Therapy Practitioners
The University of Pittsburgh – RSTCE is proud to be an American Occupational Therapy Associate (AOTA) Approved Provider (Provider #10503). Completion certificates from ISS activities will include an official AOTA logo (above)/imprimatur and statement. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) accepts the University’s CEUs as PDUs for OTR and COTA re-certification. Individual State OT Practice Boards may have additional requirements.
Physical Therapy Practitioners
As a CAPTE accredited program, the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a pre-approved provider of CE for Pennsylvania PTs and PTAs. Physical Therapy practitioners outside of Pennsylvania should verify with their local practice boards to determine if there is reciprocity or if other necessary procedures are required to apply the University of Pittsburgh CEUs for their jurisdiction.
Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs)
In addition, RSTCE CEUs are accepted by the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) for certification and re-certification of the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) also accepts the University of Pittsburgh CEUs for the Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier (CRTS) credential.