Reminders – Seeking CEU Approval for Chapter Events
The AAPC Local Chapter Handbook states that requests for CEUs for chapter meetings should be made 30 days in advance. AAPC’s CEU vendor team requires that you submit requests 14 days in advance but encourages you to submit 45 days prior to the event. We have found that queuing all the possible email reminders 1, 3, 7 and 30 days out, increases membership attendance.
Scheduling and getting speakers to commit a month in advance can be difficult sometimes, so we have a solution. If the speaker has loosely committed for a date but not confirmed, you can submit the application and receive approval for it. Then (as details firm up) you can make changes to the approved application. Normally, applications are approved much more quickly than the 14 days allowed. (Exceptions are at the beginning of the year and in September). Keeping this in mind can remove the anxiety of watching your ‘Pending’ event turn to ‘Approved’!