RW360 is pleased to work with state agencies, professional organizations and individuals to secure continuing education accreditation for our training courses for a variety of professions, including nurses, teachers, attorneys, counselors and social workers. Accreditation is typically granted for 6, 8 or 10 contact hours, depending on how much optional reading and writing is completed during a particular course.
Faith-Based and Secular Versions
Christian organizations typically accredit the faith-based version of our training (Discovering Relational Wisdom) and secular organizations typically accredit the values-based version of our training (Exploring Relational Wisdom). 100% of the content of the values-based course is included within the faith-based course, so students may receive a certificate of completion for Exploring Relational Wisdom by completing either course.
Continuing Education for Teachers
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) has approved RW360 as a “Ministry Partner” and accredited our Discovering Relational Wisdom 3.0 training in relational wisdom for 6 contact hours of continuing education credit (1 CEU) (see ACSI CEU details). To see how teachers and administrators can apply RW with students, parents and peers, see Enhancing Relational Skills and Reducing Conflict in a Christian School.
The Montana Office of Public Education has approved our Exploring Relational Wisdom course for 10 contact hours of “renewal credits.” RW360 is pursing similar approval in other states. Until that approval is secured, teachers in other states may request that their state licensing bodies accept the accreditation granted by the Montana Office of Public Instruction (see helpful resources below). To see how teachers and administrators can apply RW with students, parents and peers, see Enhancing Relational Skills and Reducing Conflict in a Public School.
Continuing Education for Nurses: Exploring Relational Wisdom
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (see disclosures and supporting studies). This course has been approved for 10 contact hours.
Continuing Education for Attorneys
Working in cooperation with the Christian Legal Society, RW360 has developed a custom three-hour seminar for attorneys (Enhancing Mediation (and Life!) With Emotional Intelligence) that has been approved for continuing legal education credit in Arizona and Ohio. We are currently working with other Christian Legal Society Chapters and Bar Associations to accredit and present this training in other states.
Continuing Education for Counselors and Social Workers
The Montana Board of Behavioral Health, which licenses social workers, counselors and therapists, has approved our online training on a case-by-case basis for 10 hours of continuing education. Counselors and Social Workers in other states may request that their state accrediting bodies grant similar approval (see below).
Our online training has also been accepted for continuing education credit for individuals who have been certified through the International Board of Christian Care (IBCC), which includes the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counseling (BCPPC), the Board of Christian Life Coaching (BCLC) and Christian Crisis and Trauma Response (BCCTR). This approval has been granted on a case-by-case basis, so we recommend that you confirm continued acceptance by the relevant board before registering for the course.
Individual, State-By-State Applications
Requirements for CE approval vary from state to state and from one profession to another. If your profession or state has not formally accredited RW360 training for CE credit, you may make an individual application for credit to your licensing agency. Many accrediting agencies will grant CE credit based upon the following documentation:
- “Features and Benefits Statement,” which provides an overview of RW360 training
- A summary sheet of the key RW principles (download here)
- A copy of the study guide for the values-based course (download here)
- A certificate of completion for 6, 8 or 10 hours of online training (provided at the end of the course, depending on how much optional reading and writing you during the course).
- It can also be helpful to provide a link to articles on the benefits of emotional intelligence in your particular profession.
If you would like our assistance in applying for continuing education accreditation with a particular professional organization or accrediting body, please contact Jeff Sande, our Director of Training and Marketing, at Jeff@rw360.org or 406-294-6806.