Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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I am all for continuing education and how ever many hours you set are fine if:
The requirements for hours are clearly defined.
The education is readily available and accessible.
The available education is VERY affordable.
I get tired of having companies like the mold guys call me and solicit my participation in their class in Orlando for $299 because it counts as NACHI education credits.
My suggestions are, use the library to its fullest extent for continuing education courses, even if there is a charge for them. Small fees for the rental of the courses may help either buy more material or keep the items coming back to the library so they are available when ordered. Provide a complete list on the web of tapes, books and courses that count toward continuing ed. Continuing ed could also take place at the chapter meetings. How about a 1 or two hour monthly course and test on the members only part of the web site? That could be easily monitored by NACHI, and provide the type of continuing ed which NACHI feels important which would kill two birds with one stone.
I'm sure we all want more education, whether it is required or not. The more we know, the better advantage over our competition, and hopefully the less likely we will ever need our overpriced E&O.