Purpose and Intent
CAAM’s Continuing Education Units (CEU) serves to advance the standards of on-going education and practice for the Ayurveda Profession in California. CAAM Professional Members are required to meet education standards and work within defined scopes of practice so that they increase their skill sets and competencies regularly to serve their patients with the utmost attention care.
Continuing Education Credits Requirements
CAAM Professional Members are required to complete Continuing Education credits every two years to maintain their professional membership status. The following are the requirements based on the professional’s credentials.
- Ayurveda Health Counselors | *20 credit hour every 2 years
- Ayurveda Practitioners | *30 credit hours every 2 years
TYPES OF CREDIT
70% of required credits | Topics in Ayurveda
- practice management
- patient/client support
- approach to specific disease conditions
- body therapies
- cooking, etc.
30% or less of required credits are eligible from the following categories
- Sister Sciences: yoga philosophy, vedic philosophy, yoga therapeutics, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Vastu (Vedic Architecture), Mantras (Chants), Mudras
- Complimentary Wellness Practices: Other Topics in Wellness – CPR, Chinese medicine, herbalism nutrition, mind-body medicine, psychology, midwifery, other topics in alternative therapies/medicines
- Professional Ethics : CAAM or NAMA Ethics Exam is required in the 30% (2 credits)
*1 credit hour is an hour of education on the topics approved for CEU
*10 hours of the required hours may include the free CEU programs provided by CAAM or NAMA
COURSES NOT APPROVED BY CAAM
Professional Members taking courses not approved by CAAM must first contact the Professional Committee to ensure the course will be accepted by CAAM. Following the course, the Professional Member is responsible for submitting proof of completion to the Professional Committee to ensure their records are updated.
INCOMPLETION OF UNITS
Any CAAM Professional Member not completing the required continuing education units during the 2-year period will receive a 90-day grace period from their membership expiration date, within which to complete the units. If required units are not earned during that period, the Professional Member will no longer have CAAM membership status.
To reinstate the Professional Membership, the grace period will last for one-year from membership expiration date to renew the Professional Membership. If not completed within one year, the professional applicant will have to re-apply for membership and re-qualify under the CAAM standards in place at the time of re-application.
HOW TO EARN CAAM CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Currently, CAAM is in the process of building a pool of approved continuing education programs , both online and in-person for Professional Members to earn credits. Sign-up for our email list for course announcements date