Advanced Practitioner Certificate Programs FAQ
ASCO University, APSHO, APAO, HOPA, and Meniscus Educational Institute partnered together to form a working group designed to meet the needs of advanced practitioners. Select existing ASCO University courses were updated to include in these Certificate Programs, while a large number were developed specifically to help address the needs of this program. Oversight of ASCO University is provided by the ASCO University Editorial Board.
The courses consist of interactive slide-based presentations, broken down into 15 minute segments, with audio commentary from experts in the field. Additional resources include: a comprehensive and hyperlinked bibliography for further study, select Virtual Meeting presentations from ASCO meetings, patient resources, and self-assessment questions.
No, courses are self-paced. You may close out of a course at any time and your place will be saved for the next time you log in.
Yes, you may retake the self-assessments as many times as needed to pass the exam. Once a passing score of 70% is achieved, your score will be locked, however, you can retake the exam at any point for your review.
−CME Credits provided by ASCO (accredited by the ACCME)
−CNE Contact Hours provided by Meniscus Educational Institute (accredited by the ANCC)
−CPE Credits provided by the Hematology/Pharmacy Oncology Association (accredited by the ACPE)
All other participants are welcome to submit a request for a Certificate of Participation for any course. Please note, however, that all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
The amount of credit is awarded on a case-by-case basis for each course in each Program, depending on the length of time estimated for completion of the course. Since some courses are still in the process of being created, the exact number of credits will be finalized by the end of 2016. Existing courses currently range from 1-10 credits each.
Registrations are processed on a rolling basis. If you register for a single Certificate Program and later find that you would like to register for an additional one, you may do so at any time by completing another registration form and submitting payment.
Each course has an expiration date for credit that is 3 years out from its release date which varies. Most of the courses within these Certificate Programs were released in 2015 or 2016 and will be reviewed prior to their expiration to determine if credit should be extended.
Once you enter a course you will see the expiration date displayed at the top of the page. You will still have access to the course after this date, but credit cannot be obtained.
No, you have the freedom to complete your available courses in any order you choose.
No, you can take the Certificate Programs in any order you choose. You can start at whichever level best fits your learning needs.
Yes, if you would like to register for multiple Certificate Programs simply indicate this on your registration form.
Yes, members of ASCO, APSHO, APAO, and HOPA receive a 20% discount on all Certificate Programs. Bulk orders of 8 or more individuals receive an additional 15% discount. For the bulk orders, all 8 individuals do not need to register for the same Certificate Programs.