Q: How do I earn PACE credits?

A: You may earn PACE credits by taking recommended PACE courses offered by PACE Providers.

You may also earn up to 30 percent of your credits (6 for AHCs, 12 for APs) from non-approved courses in Other Topics in Wellness. Click here to learn how to receive credit for non-approved courses. One PACE credit is equal to one clock hour of continuing education.

Click here to see the list of recommended PACE programs.

Q: May I receive credit for courses not taught by PACE Providers or courses not listed on the NAMA website?

A: Yes. We encourage professional members to earn their PACE credits from PACE Programs taught by PACE Providers, but credits may be earned from non-PACE (i.e., non-listed) workshops, seminars, conferences and courses. To receive credits for non-PACE programs, submit your credits here.

Q: How do I keep track of my PACE credits?

A: You may view your PACE Credits through your NAMA account by doing the following:

(1) Login to your NAMA account.
(2) Under the heading "Content & Features", select "Professional Development".
(3) To view the total number of credits you have earned, click on "Print Transcript". A pop-up will display and the total number of credits you have earned will be at the bottom right corner of the pop-up.

Q: Can I earn credit for coursework that was completed during a previous cycle, but not included in the credits upon which my certification is based?

A: Only credits earned for listening to the NAMA Seminars in Ayurveda can be applied to a future cycle, only because no certificate of completion is currently being issued for them. All other credits can only be applied to the cycle in which they were earned.

Q: If I purchased a pre-recorded/self-paced course before the current PACE Cycle, but did not complete it until the current PACE Cycle, then can I still earn credit for it?

A: Yes, you can earn credit for pre-recorded/self-paced coursework that is completed during the current PACE cycle, regardless of when the course was purchased. Credit can only be applied to the cycle in which the pre-recorded/self-paced course was completed, and proof of completion must be provided.

Q: What should I do if a form/survey/page is not working?

A: If you are experiencing technical difficulty with the NAMA website, then please try following to correct the issue:

  • Clear your web cache

  • Use a different web browser

  • Use a different computer

If you have tried all of the aforementioned actions and you are still experiencing technical difficulty with the NAMA website, then please submit a Contact Us form and include a link to the form/page/survey that you are experiencing difficulty with.

Q: When do PACE Credits Expire?

A: PACE credits run in 2-year cycles. All Professional Members are on the same PACE 2-year cycle, regardless of when they joined and/or re-newed their membership. For example, the 2018-2019 PACE cycle starts January 1, 2018 and ends December 31, 2019 and only credits earned within that period will be counted for that cycle. Credits earned in excess of the PACE requirement do not roll-over to the next PACE 2-year cycle, except for the AP Beta Test. So, all credits earned during the 2018-2019 PACE cycle will expire on January 1, 2020, at which point the required number of credits must be earned again, starting from zero.

Q: Can I earn credit for developing a course that will be offered in the future?

A: Credit for Teaching can be earned only for Topic in Ayurveda (TIA) type of courses/articles/conferences/etc. offered/presented/published during the current PACE cycle. Credit for Teaching can not be earned for

  • developing courses/articles/conferences/etc. offered/presented/published in the future.

  • Topic in Wellness (TIW) type of courses/articles/conferences/etc.

Q: Can I earn credit for being enrolled in a program that will qualify me for a higher level of Professional Membership?

A: Yes, you may earn credit for being enrolled in a program that will qualify you for a higher level of Professional Membership. For example, if you are an AHC who is enrolled in a program that will qualify you for AP, or you are an AP who is enrolled in a program that will qualify you for AD. To earn credit for this type of coursework, please submit a Non-Listed Topics in Ayurveda (TIA) Course Credits Form and be sure to attach a Grade/Report Card and/or an Official Acceptance/Enrollment/Registration Confirmation/Letter.

Q: Once all my PACE credits are completed and submitted, will I automatically receive a notification confirming that I am done?

A: No. When you submit a PACE credit form, NAMA staff manually reviews the status of your PACE requirement and then, if your PACE requirement is complete, e-mails you a confirmation that your PACE requirement is complete. Also, near the end of each PACE cycle, NAMA staff creates a list of all members who have not completed their PACE requirement and e-mails them a notification that their PACE requirement has not been completed. You can also check the status of your PACE requirement by following the instructions here: How do I keep track of my PACE credits?

Q: When does a 2-year PACE period start?

A: Each PACE cycle begins on January 1st of an even year and ends on December 31 of the following odd year. Credits earned during one PACE cycle cannot be applied to another cycle. For example, the 2018-2019 PACE cycle began on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2019. The next cycle begins on January 1, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2021. Any credits earned during the 2018-2019 PACE cycle cannot roll-over to the 2020-2021 PACE cycle.

Q: What counts as "Topics in Wellness"?

A: Topics in Wellness (TIW) is simply the category name of credits that may be earned from non-Ayurveda focused courses. Only 30 percent of a certified professionals' required PACE credits may come from this category. TIW examples include CPR, Chinese/Western herbal studies, complementary or alternative medicine such as nutrition, mind-body medicine, bodywork, psychology, and midwifery. Click here to learn how to receive credit for non-listed TIW courses.