We know that NAMA has been sending you quite a few emails regarding your PACE standing. Given that maintaining your certification level is a new task for many of you, we want to support you by sharing information on all of the ways that you can earn credits. We often find that members have earned continuing education credits without even realizing it! Here are a few ways you can earn PACE credits:
Topics in Ayurveda (TIA) *Remember one credit is earned per one hour of education.
Any of the many aspects of Ayurvedic medicine can be considered a “Topic in Ayurveda. You can earn credit for any course or workshop on topics in Ayurveda or her sister sciences, such as:
Ayurvedic yoga therapy
If your course is on the PACE Listing page, you need to submit a PDF of your certificate of completion for the course through the PACE Listings page to get credit for it. If your course is not on the PACE Listing page, you need to submit a PDF of your certificate of completion for the course along with the form for a “Non-Listed Topic in Ayurveda” course to receive credit for it.
Note: For the 2016–2017 cycle, counselors must submit 12–18 TIA credits, practitioners and doctors need 26–38 TIA credits. For the 2081–2019 cycle, all professional members must earn 19–28 TIA credits.
Topics in Wellness (TIW):
Did you do a YTT this year? Have you tackled massage therapy or dived deeper into Traditional Chinese Medicine? Maybe you are studying biochemistry or social psychology. Those are all considered “Topics in Wellness.” Any topic in the sphere of general healing and wellness counts. Log those in!
Note: For the 2016–2017 cycle, counselors can submit 0–6 TIW credits; practitioners and doctors can submit 0–12 TIW credits. For the 2018–2019 cycle, all professional members can earn 0–9 TIW credits.
If your course is on the PACE Listing page, you need to submit a PDF of your certificate of completion for the course through the PACE Listings page to get credit for it.
If your course is not on the PACE Listing page, you need to submit a PDF of your certificate of completion for the course along with the form for a “Non-Listed Topic in Wellness” course to get credit for it.
You may earn up to 15 credits for teaching Topics in Ayurveda courses during the PACE cycle. General “Introduction to Ayurveda” courses do not qualify for PACE teaching credits (as important as those courses are!). Teaching Ayurveda PACE credits apply only if you have taught advanced Ayurveda courses to Ayurvedic health counselors, practitioners, or doctors or if you have presented workshops at conferences or professional gatherings.
Note: You may earn up to 15 credits for teaching per PACE cycle. Once again, this means one hour per one credit.
Have you published any scholarly articles on research in Ayurveda? If so, informing us of the peer-reviewed journal it was published in will earn you 15 PACE credits!
Seminars in Ayurveda:
Did you know that as a NAMA member, you have access to the nine years’ worth of FREE Seminars in Ayurveda in our library. These are unique, monthly recordings offered by Ayurvedic professionals that cover an expansive spectrum of topics in Ayurvedic medicine. You may earn one PACE credit per Seminar in Ayurveda, and there are over 75 available on the website! To earn credits for a seminar after you listened to it, find the seminar on the PACE Listing page, and complete the survey.
You may submit PACE credits through our PACE submission form. Both the 2016–2017 and the 2018–2019 PACE cycles end on December 31, 2019.
Keep an eye out for our emails to know exactly how many credits you still need to complete before the end of the cycle. Once you’ve documented that you’ve earned enough credits to meet your PACE requirements, the emails will end!
In addition, make sure to pass your ethics quizzes! There is one for each cycle (2016–2017 and 2018–2019). Make sure you pass them both!
Hopefully, this e-blast has sparked a few ideas on how you may have been inadvertently earning PACE credits for the last couple of years without even knowing it.
We appreciate all of your efforts to elevate the stature of Ayurveda in the West and to move its enduring principles to the forefront of medicine in the United States!
“I Need to Take More Courses”
If you need to take more courses to meet your PACE requirements, you can find hundreds of courses offered by NAMA members around the world. Go to the PACE Listings page. There are many ways to filter the search results to find the course you want.
More courses are coming. Did you miss out on the chance to earn PACE credits at the April 2019 Conference? NAMA will soon be extending that opportunity by posting videos of this year’s conference sessions that you can purchase online so you can gain credits by tuning into them at your convenience. There will also be a few extra live Seminars in Ayurveda later in the fall. PACE Providers are offering new courses almost every day.