Telepractice certification that meets requirements for federal funding such as CARES stimulus funding and helps you serve your patients better.

Therapists whose services are in demand more than ever must ensure they are trained and ready to deliver telepractice services effectively. 

To ensure telepractice is easy to implement, meets requirements, and is administered professionally and effectively, standardized learning for practitioners is a must.

IBCCES offers several certification programs that give telepractitioners the tools they need to be highly successful when delivering virtual services. Communicating online has its own rules and protocols and requires therapists and other service providers to learn new skill sets to be successful when delivering services online.

Key benefits to our training and certification are that it is based on industry best practices and is platform agnostic, meaning you can use the skills and techniques across multiple teletherapy or conferencing platforms.

Additional Benefits of Certification

  • Developed by an expert team of therapists and telepractice
    industry leaders

  • Build therapist and service provider confidence in performing virtual services

  • Provide parents and students more confidence in received teletherapy

Certification Competencies

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Board Certified Telepractice Specialist (8 CEU)

Introduction to Telepractice

  • History of teletherapy
  • Benefits and usage of teletherapy
  • Research and support

Environment

  • Home office setup
  • Walking the patient through appropriate setup
  • Privacy considerations
  • Productivity

Technology

  • Platform options (proprietary vs. public)
  • Internet speed
  • Headsets and webcams
  • Other gadgets (document scanners, etc.)

Licensing and Compliance

  • Licensing laws, school-specific laws and insurance regulations
  • ASHA, AOTA, Mental Health stance and adhering to state policies

Facilitation

  • Facilitator requirements
  • Setting up for facilitator success
  • Communicating expectations
  • Active vs. passive
  • Facilitator troubleshooting

Scheduling

  • Online scheduling tools
  • Grouping considerations
  • Scheduling examples
  • Problem-solving scheduling barriers

Materials

  • Digital resources
  • Digital vs. manipulative
  • Using manipulatives
  • Platforms conducive to material sharing (integrated, screen sharing)

Assessment

  • Assessments available via teletherapy and considerations for assessment
  • Ethical considerations
  • How to administer
  • Writing evaluations
  • Facilitator involvement
  • Assessment resources specific to teletherapy

Special Education

  • This module will speak to school-specific teletherapy implementation
  • Considerations when communicating with parents
  •  Learning new software
  • Serving as a part of a multidisciplinary special education team

Introducing This Model and Overcoming Obstacles

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Stakeholder buy-In: Our value proposition
  • Working with difficult populations
Telepractice Facilitator Certificate (5 CEU)

Introduction to Telepractice

  • History of teletherapy
  • Benefits and usage of teletherapy
  • Research and support

Facilitation

  • Facilitator requirements
  • Setting up for facilitator success
  • Communicating expectations
  • Active vs. passive
  • Facilitator troubleshooting

Technology

  • Platform options (proprietary vs. public)
  • Internet speed
  • Headsets and webcams
  • Other gadgets (document scanners, etc.)

Scheduling

  • Online scheduling tools
  • Grouping considerations
  • Scheduling examples
  • Problem-solving scheduling barriers

 Maximizing Materials

  • Digital resources
  • Digital vs manipulative
  • Facilitating manipulatives

Facilitating Assessment

  • Making the therapist part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Facilitating IEP/ISFP and evaluation meetings
  • Obtaining signatures

Special Education

  • Learning a new software
  • Being a part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Joining an IEP/ISFP virtually

Certification Benefits

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Meet Demand For Remote Services


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Maintain Outcomes and Patient Progress


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Access Funding and Meet Federal Requirements


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Ensure Compliance with Regulatory Requirements & Help Patients in Crisis


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Ease Transition to New Technology 


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Scheduling Flexibility & Efficiency


Certification Requirements

BCTP badge

Mastery level certification program for therapists and providers who deliver services. A BCTS has demonstrated that they are uniquely qualified, prepared, and confident in their ability to provide a comprehensive range of services. $295 for Certification + Exam

Requirements:

  • Has successfully completed formal training from an accredited college or university to deliver therapy services
  • 8 topical CEU Hours (included in the program)
  • Registration fee : $295
  • Renewal fee (every 2 years): $149 + 8 topical CEU (included if needed)

Common roles for BCTS include:

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Early Intervention Specialists
  • Behavior Therapists

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Certificate level program for facilitators, educators, para-professionals, parents or others who may be assisting the therapist in the delivery of services online.  A TFC is exposed to best practices and expectations for their role in an online setting. $199 for Certification + Exam

Requirements:

  • Currently working in the field as a therapy facilitator or other support
  • 5 topical CEU Hours (included in the program)
  • Registration fee: $199
  • Renewal fee (every 2 years): $99 + 5 topical CEU (included if needed)

Common roles for TFC include:·

  • Facilitators
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Childcare Teachers/Supervisors/Asst.
    Directors
  • Autism organization volunteers
  • Parents

Many therapists and professionals have had success incorporating teletherapy into their regular practice.

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    Perpetua Omondi, OT, BCTS

    The training enabled me to make my teletherapy services very professional, allowing me to reach out to many more clients.

  • Tamika LeRay - BCTS

    Tamika LeRay, Speech Language Pathologist

    The certification has heightened my credibility as a professional within the Distance Learning/Telehealth wave of today’s profession. It sets me and my business apart from others who are providing Speech Therapy online.

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