Frequently Asked Questions
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Online continuing medical education offers you a lot of flexibility in completing your education requirements. You can enroll in courses of your choice and complete them whenever you want, wherever you want. If you have a computer or a web-enabled mobile device and access to the Internet, you can take a course. Online education saves you time and money because you don’t have to travel to live meetings. Once you are enrolled in a course, you can return to that course as often as you wish. Just make sure to complete the course requirements to claim your credit certificate before the expiration date.
In order to make sure we are providing the right courses for the healthcare professionals and staff who visit our site, we require some basic information about the individuals who enroll in our courses. Also, in order to provide a viable method for presenting accredited courses, we need to be able to document to accrediting providers and course sponsors that our site reaches the intended audience. Finally, personal information is required to issue credit certificates or document participation in educational activities.
Nothing! Registration on AltusCampus.com is completely free.
Click on the register link on the top of the home page. Fill in your preferred user name (note: your user name cannot be changed) and provide a valid email address. You will receive an automated email response with a password. Using your selected user name and the password provided in the email, log in to the site from the home page. You will be prompted to complete your User Profile. To do so, click on the link at the top of the page and fill in the required forms. Make sure to fill out the entire user profile. At that point you can change your password.
The User Profile collects the personal information required to document your participation in a course and to issue any credit you earn. Once your User Profile is completed, you can be sure that all courses you enroll in and credits you earn will be recorded for you. Also, AltusMedical and/or each course accrediting sponsor is required to document learner participation in accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for CME courses and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for CE courses.
My Courses is your personal tracking page of courses you have enrolled in on AltusCampus.com. When you click on My Courses on the top of the home page, you will see a list of the courses you are enrolled in that also includes links to return to the courses, notations of whether or not you have completed the course, and a button to access any credit certificates you have earned. You can return to My Courses to check on your progress and print credit certificates as needed.
As soon as you log in and complete your User Profile, your My Courses page is created automatically to track your courses and credits.
The cost of each program is listed on the course information page. The cost of each program is determined by the costs to create, produce, and accredit the specific course, as well as the cost of hosting it online. Some courses are less expensive or even free to learners if an educational grant(s) from commercial supporters were available to subsidize the costs of providing the course. All commercial support for every program is disclosed in the course information and is reported to the accrediting institution, ensuring compliance with all ACCME and ARRT guidelines.
When you select a course that has an enrollment cost, you will have the option to enter a coupon code (if you have a valid code) or to pay with a credit card. At this time, we can only accept payment with a Visa or MasterCard. We do not accept American Express, Discover, or Diners cards.
All credit card payment made through this site are securely processed by PayTrace. PayTrace is Certified with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
AltusCampus.com website is best viewed using an Internet browser such as FireFox, Apple Safari or Google Chrome as well as the Apple iPad and iPhone. Older versions of Internet Explorer, below version 9 are not supported. If you are using Internet Explorer IE 9, please ensure that you have the (WebM for IE9 or above) plugin installed in order to view the instructional videos. If you have any questions or have any issues please contact support
When you are logged in and enroll in a course for the first time, you will be connected to the course access page. If this is a video course, a menu bar will allow you to select each chapter. At the end of each chapter of the video, you can select the next chapter from the same menu bar at the top. When you return to this course again, you can either select the link from your My Courses page or select the course from the course listings. As long as you log in with your same user name, you will not have to re-enroll in a course.
No. Each course is divided into chapters so it is easier to watch in manageable increments. If you stop within a chapter, you can use the player controls to go back to where you left off. You can return to a course whenever you have time. However, take note of the expiration date of each program. Although you can return to view the video, you cannot claim any CME or CE credit after the expiration date of the accreditation. Also, you cannot claim credit for taking a course more than once.
Some courses are presented in pdf (portable document format) files. This provides the equivalent of a printed document that is visible on all computers. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (click here to download) if you do not already have it installed on your computer. When you access course content in a pdf file, it will download to your computer. You may select where that file is saved. Then you may read the material on your screen through Acrobat Reader or you may print it to read in hard copy.
After you have taken the course, you may return to complete the posttest at another time. But, if you leave the site while taking a posttest, your answers will not be saved and you will have to begin the test again to claim credit. You can take the test at any time during the accreditation period. Through your My Courses link, you will quickly see a list of the courses you are enrolled in as well as the whether or not you have passed the test.
Once you have successfully completed the posttest for a course, your credit certificate will be available immediately at your My Courses page.
The specific score required for credit is indicated for each course. For most courses, a score of 70% or 75% is required to pass the test.
If you do not complete the posttest with the required passing score, you may retake the test. You may wish to re-review portions of the course content to ensure that you have learned the required material. Many courses have a limit on the number of times you may attempt to pass the posttest, most often the limit is 3 attempts. For CE courses, this test attempt limit is required.
The ACCME requires that all CME providers evaluate the effectiveness of CME activities. Therefore, all CME courses include a required course evaluation form. Different accredited providers may have different formats or questions, but all of these forms are designed to gather feedback on the effectiveness of the course in providing educational material that meets the learning objectives. Since this evaluation is required, you will not receive the CME certificate until the evaluation is completed.