Continuing Education Credits

Southwest Symposium (SWS): The Spirit and the Science of Integrative Medicine

September 21-23, 2018

The SWS features integrative medicine continuing education in Austin, TX.

Get your approved ND, LAc, and RN credits in one amazing weekend!

Continuing Education Credits Offered

We are offering Continuing Education Units available through:* 

  • NCCAOM and Texas Acupuncture Board**
  • California Acupuncture Board**
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association
  • Oregon ND - 22 credits approved
  • Florida Acupuncture Board**
  • American Holistic Nurses Association**

*Credits range - LAc can earn up to 25.5 including ethics and safety.

** Applications submitted and credits pending

Continuing Acupuncture Education

25.5 CEU's available including Ethics and Safety credits

Texas acupuncturists need to complete at least 17 hours of continuing acupuncture education every 12 months. CAE hours should be counted from December 1 - November 30. The Approved Courses List gives four types of courses: General, Herbal, Ethics, Practice Management/General, and Biomedicine. To ensure compliance with Board Rules, at least 8 hours annually must be General, 1 hour must be Ethics, and at least 2 hours must be Herbal. No more than two of the remaining hours may be Practice Management/General. Effective for acupuncturists registering on or after November 30, 2010, one hour of Biomedicine CAE will be required.  Please visit the TMB website for more details on Continuing Acupuncture Education. Hours approved by NCCAOM are accepted by the Texas Board.

Nurse Continuing Education

Credits Pending Approval

Naturopath Continuing Education

22 CEU's available including Ethics, Safety and Pharmacy credits

The Southwest Symposium (SWS) team is partnering with the Texas Association of Naturopathic Doctors (TXAND) to bring excellent Naturopath continuing education to the SWS. This hallmark relationship affirms AOMA's commitment to naturopathic continuing education and also to the institution’s intent to provide an authentic, in-practice integrative medicine conference.

Naturopaths can, however, attend any course they choose (see list of approved courses if you plan to receive credit). If this is your first time to our conference, and you have little to no prior experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we recommend that you read The National Institute of Health (NIH) & The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine's (NCCAM) overview.

Registration and Pricing

Pricing information is available on the Symposium pricing page.

Earning Contact Hours

In order to earn contact hours, the ND must be present for the entire session, sign-in and out of the class, and complete & return their tracking form.  This form must be returned to the Symposium registration desk at the end of the conference.

Certificates

To obtain CAE’s for any given class, you need to arrive on time, sign in, stay until the end of the session, and turn in a Statement of Attendance and Evaluation Form for each session you attend. Partial credit will not be given for late arrivals or early departures.  The CAE attendance forms will be processed at the end of the Symposium. Certificates will be mailed to the address you provided on your registration form within 30 days of the program date.

Duplicate certificates will be provided for a fee of $10.00 per reprint, paid in advance. You may pay online by visiting: Certificate Reprints

All requests must be made in writing and include: name, address, phone number, email address, and year of attendance.  Please submit requests via email to ce@aoma.edu, or fax 512-454-7001, or by mail to:  

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
Attn: CE
4701 West Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745

Please note that we cannot accept verbal requests or voice messages.  For more information about your certificate contact ce@aoma.edu call 512-492-3009 or 800-824-9987, ext. 209.

Contact us at symposium@aoma.edu or 800-824-9987 x209.