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The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

South Piedmont AHEC is an approved provider of Qualified Education credit with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for our Leadership Education workshops. Participants who want the continuing education hours applied toward Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to ACHE for advancement or recertification.

Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC)

NC Area Health Education Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) / Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

The North Carolina AHEC Program is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Statement

The South Piedmont AHEC has approved program activities on this site for CEUs. No partial credit will be awarded.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Statements

Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Policy On Faculty And Sponsor Disclosure: Atrium Health AHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.

Mental Health Continuing Education Credit – (No partial credit awarded unless otherwise stated)

National Board for Certified Counselors Credit (NBCC): South Piedmont AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. South Piedmont AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Category A-NC Psychology Credit: South Piedmont AHEC is an approved provider by the North Carolina Psychology Board and designates Contact Hours (Category A) for NC Psychologists.

Substance Abuse Credit: Application may be made to the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board for either General Skill Building (GSB) Credit or Substance Abuse Specific (SS) Credit.

North Carolina Academy of Dental Hygiene

These courses have met the criteria of the Dental Hygiene Academy for Advanced Studies continuing education credits.

North Carolina License Renewal for Dentists & Dental Hygienists

Clinical patient care courses offered at South Piedmont AHEC are acceptable for North Carolina License Renewal.

Nursing Continuing Education Credit

South Piedmont Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. A statement of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor by all registrants upon completion and evaluation of these programs. To receive CE credit, attendance must be acknowledged upon arrival at the program. No partial credit will be awarded.

Physical Therapist / Physical Therapy Assistant Continuing Education Credit

South Piedmont AHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.