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2019 EDPNA CEU Requirements Announced; New Deadline is 9/30

Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (1 Comments)
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2019 EDPNA CEU Announcement

EDPNAs must complete continuing education each year as directed by SSA. CPS has just announced the 2019 criteria (below) and they have made a significant change! Now all courses must be completed AND submitted to CPS by 9/30. In previous years, the deadline was 9/30 to take the course, but 10/31 to submit the attestation. Hopefully this will help simplify the process. As always, attending the NADR conference in San Antonio will take care of all of these requirements and this year, we will have a favorite presenting the Ethics Course; Professor Robert Rains! For more about the conference, click HERE.

Read more from the CPS website below: 

Deadline Change:

When & How to Report Confirmation of Completing the Continuing Education Requirement

In the first quarter of each calendar year, we will announce on our website the courses you must take. You may use courses completed during the fourth quarter of the previous calendar year (October - December) to satisfy the 2019 CE requirements, however we cannot guarantee the acceptability of these courses until after the continuing education requirements have been announced as stated above. You will have until September 30 of each year to complete and submit the completed course(s) for review and approval. Send confirmation to us through our email address or mailing address or secure online portal no later than September 30 of each year. You must wait until you take all the courses before you send confirmation to us. You must provide the following information:

  • Title of course
  • Description of the course(s)
  • Date the course(s) was completed
  • The organization that provided the course

2019 Course Requirements

In order to meet the continuing education requirement, EDPNAs must complete the four (4) course requirements below. You will have until September 30 of each year to complete and submit the completed course(s) for review and approval. Send confirmation to us through our email address or mailing address or secure online portal no later than September 30 of each year.

Course 1: Ethics and Professional Conduct
Complete an ethics and professional conduct course that covers topics pertinent to your representation of claimants (such as confidentiality, HIPPA, or receiving fees for representing claimants). 

For a course to qualify as an ethics course, the course syllabus should indicate that the course focuses on at least one of the following criteria:
  1. The course selected focuses on our rules of conduct and standards of responsibility for representatives in 20 CFR 404.1740 and 416.1540 and related sub-regulatory guidance.
  2. The course selected focuses on maintaining a professional representative-claimant relationship and relates to the personal ethics of a representative, such as maintaining appropriate boundaries with clients.
  3. The course selected relates to disability, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), or receiving fees for representing claimants.

An accredited college or university, a state bar association, an organization accredited by a state bar, a government agency, or a professional organization (such as the American Bar Association, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Association of Disability Representatives) must provide the course(s). We will not accept course(s) or training:

  • provided by your employer.
  • completed during a previous fiscal year.
  • produced before January 1, 2018.
We reserve the right to reject a course(s) or instructor if we determine that the course or instructor is unacceptable.
NOTE: If you are unsure whether your course meets these requirements, we recommend providing a copy of the course syllabus for us to review prior to enrolling for the course.

Please take a few minutes to complete the optional end of course survey.

Course 2: Relevant Dates (Course Summary)
  • View the video: Relevant Dates
  • Read: 20 CFR 404.630 - Use of date of written statement as filing date.
  • Read: 20 CFR 404-1582 - A period of disability based on blindness.
  • Read: SSR 18-01p - Titles II and XVI: Determining the Established Onset Date (EOD) in Disability Claims.
  • Read: SSR-18-02p - Titles II and XVI: Determining the Established Onset Date (EOD) in Blindness Claims .
  • Read: POMS DI 10105.070 - Waiting Period for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB).
  • Read: POMS DI 25501.400 - Established Onset Date (EOD) and Unsuccessful Work Attempts (UWA).
  • Read: POMS GN 00204.030 - Retroactivity for Title II Benefits.

Please take a few minutes to complete the optional end of course survey.

Course 3: Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels (Course Summary)

Please take a few minutes to complete the optional end of course survey.

Course 4: Submission of Evidence (Course Summary)

Please take a few minutes to complete the optional end of course survey.

 

Comments...

Charles Branson says...
Posted Monday, July 22, 2019
Is NADR offering an Ethics Course?


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