Continuing Education & Professional Training
Thousands of people come to Omega each year to further their professional development by taking programs that offer continuing education credits. Many companies offer their employees assistance in advanced training; check with your employer. Continuing education credits are awarded in the following categories to the programs listed on the accreditation chart found online (see eOmega.org/ce). Programs are certified for continuing education credits by the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB), and not by Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Inc.
Certificate of Attendance
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Inc., is responsible for issuing Certificates of Attendance. There is a $25 fee for a Certificate of Attendance for a workshop that you have attended. In three to six weeks, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance. There will be an additional $25 fee for certificates that need to be reissued. This is not a Continuing Education Certificate. You may request a Certificate of Attendance when you register, or call 877.944.2002.
Continuing Education Guidelines
Participation. To qualify for CE/CME credit, you must be registered in the workshop, have paid all fees in full, attended all sessions, and fully and actively participated in the program. You must pre-register for CE/CME credit; please be sure to include all related fees when you register.
Fees. There is a $50 fee for CE credit, unless stated otherwise in the course description. There will be an additional $50 fee for certificates that need to be reissued.
Procedures. To receive accreditation, you must attend the course in full and sign in and out each day at your workshop. At the end of your workshop, you must drop off your signed disclaimer form, CE request form, workshop evaluation form, needs assessment form, and/or disclosure form (if applicable) at the main office. Failure to submit all fees and paperwork at the conclusion of the workshop will disqualify you from receiving CE/CME credit. If all of these steps are completed, your CE/CME Certificate will be mailed to you after the conclusion of the course.
The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) works with Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Inc., to provide quality educational activities that are available for professional continuing education credit.
IAHB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization located in Portola Valley, California. Its mission is to provide innovative, top quality continuing education and continuing medical education activities for professionals. The Institute’s programs encompass a comprehensive and multidisciplinary array of educational activities in the form of workshops, conferences, multi-media home-study materials, and customized training programs. Except as otherwise noted, IAHB has been approved as a provider of continuing education and continuing medical education by the following organizations. Please refer to the accreditation chart for designated activities and hours for your profession.
B Bodyworkers and Massage Therapists
IAHB is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider #450111-06. All courses designated for bodyworkers and massage therapists have been approved to the NCBTMB for course approval.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IAHB designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ per hour attended. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior has been approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (WESPSB), a member of NASDTEC, as a Clock Hour Provider for Educators. Learners may claim one Clock Hour for each activity hour attended. Please contact your individual state boards for information regarding reciprocity and any additional requirements.
G Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
IAHB is approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Approved Provider Program (NAADAC). Indicated activities are offered for 1 CEH per contact hour. (NAADAC Approved Education Provider #92713). IAHB is a provider of Continuing Education for Certification and Recertification for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors in the State of Texas. Provider #1847-12
The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP#2672) for 1 credit hour per each contact hour.
IAHB is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IAHB maintains responsibility for indicated programs and their content.
S Social Workers
Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior, #1426, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 3/16/2017 – 3/16/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. IAHB is an approved continuing education provider for the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. IAHB offers continuing education for Texas licensed social workers in compliance with the rules of the board. License No. 3876; MC 1982, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714, 512.719.3521.
NY Counselors and Social Workers: New York State
Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0063. Courses that meet the guidelines for the New York State Education Department are approved for 1 contact hour per hour attended. Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0091. Courses that meet the guidelines for the New York State Education Department are approved for 1 contact hour per hour attended. Please see course webpage for specific course approvals.
YA Yoga Alliance
Continuing Education credits are granted in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. See YogaAlliance.org for more information. All hours are contact hours.
Please see individual program descriptions or call 877.944.2002 for specific course accreditation approvals, complete course details, and course objectives for workshops designated for CE/CME credit. Speaker conflict-of-interest information may be found at www.iahb.org/disclosure-info.html or call IAHB at 650.851.8411. Please review this information prior to registering.
For professionals not covered by the accrediting agencies listed above
Many state boards accept offerings approved by national or other state organizations. Please check with your own professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted. We are happy to assist when possible; please contact our continuing education coordinator by email at CEU@eOmega.org or by phone at 877.944.2002.
Teachers may be able to independently provide CE credits not listed here. Please check teacher websites for specific information. CE credits offered by teachers are not processed or administered by Omega or IAHB.
Refund Policy, Complaint Process, and Grievance Procedures
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
If any program does not meet your needs, please contact Customer Service Supervisor at 877.944.2002 who will direct you on how to address this issue.
Students may file a grievance in writing to the Customer Service Supervisor within ten (10) days of the end of the workshop. There will be an investigation into the situation within 10 days of the receipt of the complaint.
ADA Accommodations and Special Requests
Please contact Omega's Special Needs Coordinator at 877.944.2002 for any special accommodation requests.
Contact our Special Needs Coordinator before registering if you have a physical disability that affects your mobility or other issues so that we may better accommodate you.