NAMA Continuing Education

In 2015, NAMA introduced the Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education (PACE) initiative as a part of our association’s ongoing work to ensure the professional growth and success of Ayurveda in the United States. NAMA professional members agree to obtain continuing education credits in order to deepen their knowledge and keep their skills current. Below are the required credits for each professional membership category.

All Professional Members are on the same PACE 2-year cycle, regardless of when they joined and/or renewed their membership. The current 2018-2019 PACE cycle runs from January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

 

Ayurvedic Health Counselor (30 credits)

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  • Ethics Quiz (Required) 2 credits

  • Topics in Ayurveda 28 credits max 19 min

  • Optional Topics in Wellness 9 credits max

 

Ayurvedic Practitioner (30 Credits)

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  • Ethics Quiz (Required) 2 credits

  • Topics in Ayurveda 28 credits max 19 min

  • Optional Topics in Wellness 9 credits max 0 min

 

Ayurvedic Doctor (30 Credits)

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  • Ethics Quiz (Required) 2 credits

  • Topics in Ayurveda 28 credits max 19 min

  • Optional Topics in Wellness 9 credits max 0 min

 


How Do Members Obtain PACE Credits?

NAMA has come up with 8 easy ways for our members to obtain PACE Credits.

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NAMA Ethics Quiz: NAMA requires each practitioner to take the NAMA ethics quiz every 2 years. This quiz counts for 2 Pace Credits. Passing score of 80% is required. 

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Free Seminars in Ayurveda: NAMA offers its members free seminars in Ayurveda each month. These classes are archived and available to members at any point.

NAMA PACE Listings: Earn credit for completing recommended PACE listings offered directly by NAMA PACE Providers. Find PACE Listings Here →

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Non-Listed Topics in Ayurveda Courses: Earn credits for completing any non-listed course in Ayurveda, such as practice management, client support, therapies, cooking, research, etc.

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Non-Listed Topics in Wellness Courses: Earn up to 30% of required credits for completing non-listed course in topics outside Ayurveda, such as yoga, Western Herbalism, Chinese Medicine, CPR, etc.

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Ayurvedic Teacher: You may earn up to 15 PACE credits for teaching professional programs. Basic "Introduction to Ayurveda" type of courses for the general public do NOT count for teaching credit.

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Attend NAMA Annual Conference: Professional Members can earn 15 credits for attending the full conference, plus 5 credits for each Friday practicum. See conference overview →

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Ayurvedic Publisher: You may earn up to 15 PACE credits for publishing a TIA type of article in a peer-reviewed journal.

 

How to Track Your Credits

Want to see how many credits you have so far? Log into your member profile → and click the "professional development" icon.


Note: Don't worry if you see credits for other professional member levels. Credits for your level (e.g. Ayurvedic Health Counselor) are the only ones relevant to you.


Becoming a PACE Provider

All NAMA Professional Members and vetted Organizational Members are eligible to offer PACE workshops, seminars, and courses that NAMA Professional Members can take to earn PACE credits. (All Organizational Members of NAMA-recognized schools are already vetted PACE Providers.) Take advantage of the opportunity to publicize your course to NAMA Professional Members.

All NAMA PACE Providers must

  1. Be either a current/active NAMA Professional or Organizational Member.

  2. Submit their continuing education program courses for review and PACE listing.

  3. Pay a $50 PACE listing application fee for each listing submission. If an application is not approved, $25 will be refunded.

  4. Comply with the following requirement: To ensure that NAMA members can earn credit for any/all courses in the PACE Program listings, NAMA will approve only those programs/courses for which the PACE Provider agrees to immediately provide each attendee with a letter/certificate of completion/attendance once the course is completed. If a NAMA PACE Provider does not provide a letter/certificate of completion/attendance to their attendees, then the program/course will not be approved for PACE.


For Currently Approved PACE Providers

To access the latest resources for currently approved PACE Providers, please use the following link to login to your PACE Provider group page


Have Other Questions About PACE?

Read the Frequently Asked Questions →


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