SEP – Reminders
Communication Between Chapter Officers is Critical
We urge chapter officers to meet regularly to discuss the activity of the chapter. Below are several important points to discuss as chapter leadership.
Submitting Requests for CEUs
Assign a chapter officer to submit requests for CEUs. This will prevent duplicate submissions and streamline the process. We realize CEU approval for meetings is taking longer than usual. Officers are often anxious to ensure the request has been received. If you have submitted a CEU request and have not received a confirmation, verify the submission with AAPC. Verification should be attempted before resubmitting a request. Often times a well-meaning officer assumes another officer has not submitted a request or thinks the request did not go through. Submitting duplicate requests creates additional work for the CEU Vendor team reviewing the information.
Preparation to Host Exams
Chapter officers should discuss upcoming exam dates, scheduling of proctors, and review the proctor instructions. Officers serving as first proctors should be aware that when the exam package arrives, they should immediately review the package contents, ensuring the information is correct. This will allow adequate time to resolve any issues with AAPC should any arise. Officers occasionally wait until they arrive at the exam to open the packages where they may be unable to resolve the issues.
Elections are Around the Bend
Now is the time to think about October elections. Be sure to remind your chapter members that nominations for 2016 officers are being taken. Additionally, notify all members of elections 30 days in advance. As officers, discuss the list of chapter members you’ve noticed who actively participate or those you’ve groomed to lead your local chapter. Now is the time to confirm their desire to be nominated. Hosting of elections is under the direction of the vice president, but when officers join hands and work together, events are more successful.
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