We’re well aware that there have been “esports certifications” tried before, and that most of them carry about as much weight as the pixels they’re (digitally) printed on. That’s why, when we created EHPI, we wanted to make sure our certifications carried a little more weight. We’ve done that in a few ways for different professionals.
The Foundations course is approved for 6 contact hours by the California Physical Therapy Board. Currently, the following states recognize approval by another state’s physical therapy licensing board without restrictions: AL, AK, AZ, CO, DE, DC, HI, IL, KS, KY, MI, MS, NC, ND, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY. The following states recognize approval by another state’s physical therapy licensing board, but courses in these states are subject to final approval by the individual state licensing board: CT, GA, IA, MO, MT, NE, NH, OH, OR, WA.
So what does that mean for physical therapists? It means that Foundations will count towards your regular license renewals. And as of the date of this being published (5/29/23), we’ve also applied for continuing education credits for the Telehealth course; approvals usually take 45-60 days to come through, and we’ll post an update on our Discord server as soon as there’s any news.
Foundations meets the requirements for Category D Non-Approved Provider credentialing. CEUs in this category can comprise up to 28/50 credits during each renewal period. Down the line, we’ll look at becoming a Category A approved provider as well!
Before a course can be approved for continuing education credits, the organization offering it must first be approved by the AOTA and Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board, respectively. The approved provider application is very comprehensive in both cases, so the approval process is understandably a slower one, but we’re working on it! We’re currently working on approved provider licensing for both professions. As with our Telehealth course application, we’ll post an update on our Discord server as soon as there’s any news.
We hope this gives you a bit of insight into what’s cooking at EHPI–not to mention our upcoming Medical course which will dive into an in-depth breakdown of injury types, diagnostic techniques, and and unique considerations for working as a medical professional in esports.
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