Frequently Asked Questions
ANSWERS TO FAQ
How do I become an Approved Provider with CBMT?
The first step in pursing CBMT Approved Provider (AP) status is submission of the CBMT Approved Provider Two-Year Provisional Application. Upon approval of the application by CBMT, the AP enters two years of provisional Approved Provider Status.
What fees are involved with applying to become an Approved Provider?
There is a $250 electronic application fee that is required with your Provisional Application. That fee is renewed at the time you apply for 5-year status and again every 5-years afterward.
How long after I submit my Provisional application do I become an Approved Provider?
Please allow 6-8 weeks for your application to be processed and reviewed by our Continuing Education Committee. If you would like your review to be completed within 2 weeks there is an additional $100 fee to expedite.
How much will I have to pay for each course?
There is a $75 annual course fee. Your course may be offered as many times during that one-year period.
How do I calculate the credits for my course?
The formula for calculating credits is available on page 12 of our Recertification Manual. One credit is equal to 50 minutes of educational contact, excluding breaks.
Can participants receive credit if they only attend part of the course?
No, participants must attend the full course to receive a certificate for credits at the end.
What documents should I have for participants to complete at the end of the course?
When offering a course you will need the Participant Reporting Form and the Course Evaluation Form. You may use the Course Evaluation Form provided to both measure the learning outcomes and course evaluation, or you can provide your own. The information on the Course Evaluation Form must be included in some fashion to complete the Course Evaluation Summary Form.
How many objectives do I need? Do I have to have 4?
The form allows for up to 4 course objectives but this is not a requirement. 2-3 objectives is sufficient.
What information needs to be saved for an audit and for how long?
Please save all original documents relating to the course for at least 5-years.
Will I be audited automatically as an Approved Provider?
The audit process occurs at the end of your Provisional Cycle and prior to 5-year status approval. During your 5-year cycles audits will occur at random.
Do I have to submit the credits to CBMT for my participants or is it their responsibility?
It is the participants’ responsibility to report their Recertification Credits to CBMT during their cycle.
I am not an Approved Provider but would like to have my course approved for a one-time event. How can I get it approved?
One-time CMTE’s can be co-sponsored by an Approved Provider listed in our Approved Provider section. MT-BC’s can also claim these credits as non-approved with the required documentation as listed in the Recertification Manual.
If I am co-sponsoring a course outside of my business, what are the requirements?
You may co-sponsor a course using your provider number at any time. As the Approved Provider you are responsible for making sure all required documentation be submitted to the CBMT office as listed in the Approved Provider Manual.
Which forms must be submitted prior to a course being offered?
Please submit the Course Description Form CMTE, any promotional materials, along with the $75 course fee 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.
Which forms must be submitted after a course is completed?
How should participants evaluate a course with Multiple Presenters?
The Course Evaluation Form is available for use with Multiple Presenters. Page 3 allows for each presenter to be evaluated separately. This page can be printed or copy and pasted as many times as necessary to cover all presenters. You can then use the Course Evaluation Summary Form to compile those results for each presenter.
If I video record my live course and offer it online, what is required by CBMT to have it approved?
Courses that are recorded and offered as a Standardized Self-Study online require the same documentation as a live course but will be considered a new course and will require a separate $75 course fee. Please refer to the Approved Provider Manual for those requirements.
I read the Approved Provider Manual and reviewed the website but still have questions, who do I contact?
If you have any further question, please contact Hindi Burkett, Continuing Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-765-2268, x23.