FAQs

FAQ's

  1. What is my responsibility as a CMD?
  2. Who do I contact if I have questions about my learning plan?
  3. How can I find out if a course has been approved for credit? If so, how many credits is it worth?
  4. How can a course, not currently approved for MDCB CE credit, be approved?
  5. How many credits do I have?
  6. How can I update my Learning Plan?
  7. Can I get credit for academic courses I have completed?
  8. Where can I find instructions for updating my learning plan?
  9. I am searching for an MDCB activity but cannot find it. What can I do?
  10. What do I do if I have been audited?
  11. I have updated my learning plan, but the activity indicates it is still in "staff review." Is this a problem?
  12. How do I know the reason an activity has been rejected?
  13. Are my MDCB CMD credits applicable for ARRT CE credits?
  14. How do I find my Login and/or Password?
  15. My contact information has changed, how do I update my information?
  16. How can I provide proof of my CMD credential to my current or prospective employer?
  17. How can my institution submit a request for evaluation (RFE) for MDCB credits?
  18. What should I do if I have questions about the status of a "Request for Evaluation (RFE)?"
  19. How can I determine my CMD number?
  20. How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation at ASTRO annual meetings?
  21. How can I retrieve documentation to confirm my participation in AAMD activities?
  22. How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation for Varian activities?
  23. How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation in Philips activities?
  24. How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation for ASRT activities?
  25. I have more than 50 credits for my current cycle. Can I apply the additional credits to my next cycle?
  26. An activity on my learning plan submitted has not been approved. The orange button indicates “Confirm Attendance” or “Select Journal Article.” What should I do to resubmit it? 

 


 

1.  What is my responsibility as a CMD?
As a recognized member of the health-care field providing critical care to individuals facing life-threatening illnesses, it is the sole responsibility of each Certified Medical Dosimetrist to adhere to the MDCB Ethical Standards, renew his/her credential annually by December 31 of each calendar year, earn and document 50 continuing education credits in each five year cycle and make necessary updates to personal contact information in the CE Center. Renewal fees submitted after December 31 will be subject to a $50 late fee. Failure to submit the renewal and penalty fees by February 1 of any calendar year will result in loss of the CMD credential. A CMD whose credential has lapsed can apply for reinstatement in writing to the president of the MDCB.

2.  Who do I contact if I have questions about my learning plan or questions about requests for evaluation?
If you require technical support, please contact learningbuilder@heuristics.net. If you have administrative questions, please contact the MDCB at info@mdcb.org.

3.  How can I find out if a course has been approved for credit? If so, how many credits is it worth?
The CE Center at https://mdcb.learningbuilder.com provides listings of currently approved courses and how many credits each course is worth. If a course you are looking for is not on the list then the activity did not meet the MDCB requirements for approval or approval was not requested by the provider and is not available for CE credits.

4.  How can a course, not currently approved for MDCB CE credit, be approved?
For course approval, enter the CE Center at httpc://mdcb.learningbuilder.com and submit an online request for course evaluation at least 30 days in advance of the course administration. You will need to register as a Provider, and provide a course outline and the CV of the presenter.

5.  How many credits do I have?
You can determine how many credits you have and need to complete your five (5) year cycle by viewing your Learning Plan. A current Learning Plan for each active CMD is maintained in the CE Center and includes information regarding how many credits you have, how many you need to complete and by what date the credits must be completed. The “Units Accepted” for each type of activity and the “Units Added” for each type of activity are indicated at the top of each section of your Learning Plan. Please keep in mind you need to accrue 50 CE credits in five (5) years to maintain your Medical Dosimetry Certification.

6.  How can I update my Learning Plan?
You can update your Learning Plan, by logging into to your personal record at https://mdcb.learningbuilder.com and clicking on "My Learning Plan." To add activities click on the blue “Add Activity” button for each type of activity. If you have multiple documents for one activity, please merge your documents into one comprehensive document for upload. If you have questions about how to upload an activity to your learning plan, while you are in the process, click on the "?" icon for instruction.

7.  Can I get credit for academic courses I have completed?
You can submit a request for assessment of your college level courses on your learning plan by clicking on the blue “Add Activity” button and selecting under the “Personal Activity Credit Request” and selecting “Academic Coursework” from the drop down menu for “Activity Type.” Illustrated instructions can be found on the "Continuing Education" area of the MDCB website. Requests for credit for speaker presentations, published journal articles or journal editing can be requested in the same way. Once you have uploaded your documentation, please send an email to MDCB headquarters with the subject line “Personal Credit Assessment Requested.” In your e-mail, indicate that you wish to have your credits assessed.

8.  Where can I find instructions for updating my learning plan?
Complete and illustrated instructions for updating your learning plan can be found on the "Continuing Education" area of the MDCB website.

9.  I am searching for an MDCB activity but cannot find it. What can I do?
The best way to search for an activity is to use only one search field. If you are sure of the MDCB approved course number you can enter it into the "Course Number" field and click on the "Search" button. If you are not certain of the course number, to conduct your search use the "Keyword" field and type in a partial activity title.

10.  What do I do if I have been audited?
The MDCB audits CMD learning plans on the announced schedule regardless of whether you have or have not recently submitted activities for approval. Once your learning plan has been audited you will receive an email that advises you of your status. Once you receive the audit message, check your learning plan to determine what activities may need further documentation.

11. I have updated my learning plan, but the activity indicates it is still in "staff review." Is this a problem?
CMDs learning plans are under continuous review based on the posted audit schedule. Once your learning plan has been reviewed, you will receive an audit notification.

12.  How do I know the reason an activity has been rejected?
To determine the reason an activity has been rejected or received 0 credit, click on the "list" icon next to the activity and read the "Activity Rejection Reason."

13.  Are my MDCB CMD credits applicable for ARRT CE credits?
Yes, beginning in 2008, MDCB was approved as an ARRT RCEEM (Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism) and all MDCB approved credits can be submitted for ARRT Category A credits. Not all ARRT credits will be applicable to your MDCB transcript.

14. How do I find my Login and/or Password?
Your login is the e-mail address the MDCB has on file for you or your MDCB number.  To retrieve your password, enter the CE Center at https://mdcb.learningbuilder.com/ and click on the link “Forgot Your Password?” and follow the instructions. You will be prompted to provide your e-mail address for password reset instructions to be forwarded to you. If you do not have a current e-mail address with us please send us an e-mail at info@mdcb.org.

15.  My contact information has changed, how do I update my information?
In the "My Account" section of the CE Center you can update the contact information on your personal profile. To ensure approval of activities on your learning plan, if your name has changed, you must submit documentation to the MDCB office at info@mdcb.org,

16.  How can I provide proof of my CMD credential to my current or prospective employer?
Any institution can download a letter of verification from https://mdcb.learningbuilder.com by clicking on the link for "CMD Verification" and searching for the CMD's name. The system will generate a letter of good standing for all CMDs who are current on their credits and renewal fees. The CMD verification letter will indicate your valid date through the latest year for which you have submitted your renewal fee. The letter will not indicate your cycle end date.

17.  How can my institution submit a request for evaluation (RFE) for MDCB credits?
You must register as a provider to submit an RFE. This will allow you to enter your contact information once and have it associated with all of the activities you submit.

18.  What should I do if I have questions about the status of a "Request for Evaluation (RFE)?"
To check the status of your RFE, log in to your queue, to determine if your activity has been approved or if additional action is required on your part.

19.  How can I determine my CMD number?
To determine your CMD number, log into the CE Center, https://mdcb.learningbuilder.com. Your CMD number will be identified on your profile.

20.  How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation at ASTRO annual meetings?
Most providers are now uploading your participation of an event to learning plans but if you need to retrieve confirmation of participation at previous ASTRO annual meetings, login at https://www.astro.org/Meetings-and-Events/Index.aspx. Users will need a badge number and password for the meeting. To determine badge number and password, attendees can contact the ASTRO Education Coordinator.

21.  How can I retrieve documentation to confirm my participation in AAMD activities?
Since October 1, 2011, the AAMD has been uploading activities in which CMDs participate. The updates will take place on a weekly basis. To secure documentation for activities completed before October 1, 2011, complete the online form at the AAMD website http://medicaldosimetry.org/contactus.cfm indicating the specific event for which you are requesting certificates. Documentation for directed journal readings can be downloaded in pdf format from the AAMD website “Online CE Center” http://medicaldosimetry.org/quiz/viewtranscript.cfm. To ensure activities are uploaded to your learning plan, your MDCB number must be provided to the AAMD.

22.  How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation for Varian activities?
To retrieve confirmation of participation in Varian events:

  • For  Varian training completed at your local facility, the CE credits are posted in the participant’s Certificate Manager account. For inquiries, go to: www.variancertificatemanager.com and then click on the "Contact Us" button.
  • For inquiries about CE credits earned at Varian Users Meetings (i.e., ASTRO, AAPM, AAMD) and Varian regional meetings, go to: www.variancertificatemanager.com and click on the “Contact Us” button. Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate individual who can assist you.
  • For inquiries about CE credits earned at Varian’s Corporate Education Facility in Las Vegas or Milpitas and for completed elearning offerings, go to www.variantraining.com.

23.  How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation in Philips activities?
To retrieve confirmation of participation in Philips events:      

  • Open your internet browser and navigate to the Philips Learning Center using the following link http://www.theonlinelearningcenter.com
  •  Login to your account “using the email you provided the trainer” and the password that was created upon registering.
  •  Highlight My Account in the left hand margin and click on My Certificates
  • The CEU certificate will always be accessible on the PLC web site.  For user training questions or issues with accessing your test or certificate call the  PLC Help Line at 1.800.692.4295 or by using the following link http://www.helpdesk.theonlinelearningcenter.com/Main/Default.aspx

 24.  How can I retrieve documentation for my learning plan to confirm my participation for ASRT activities?
Beginning in November 2013, if your Date of Birth, last 4 digits of your Social Security number and your ASRT number are on file with the MDCB, completed ASRT activities will be upload to your learning plan with no further action required by you. The MDCB will not recognize for credit any activity that is duplicated across bienniums or ASRT activities that are approved for ¼ credit.

For activities completed before November 2013, ASRT Members and non-members can access their ASRT certificate(s) of completion by creating an ASRT username and password. To create an ASRT Member username and password:

  1. Go to www.asrt.org
  2. Click “Create Account” in the login box located in the upper right corner.
  3. Fill in the required fields including your ASRT member number, last four digits of your Social Security number, and your desired user name and password. Please note your password is case sensitive.
  4. Click the “Submit” button.

To create a Non-Member username and password:

  1. Go to www.asrt.org
  2. Click on Create Account near the upper right-hand side of the page
  3. Click Create a Guest Web Account at the bottom

After you create a username and password, you can access your certificates of completion by the following 2 options:

Option#1
To access your certificates of completion for MDCB-approved activities, completed before February 1, 2012:

  1. Go to www.asrt.org and login to the website by entering your username and password.
  2. Click on “Continuing Education.”
  3. Click the link that says “Reprint ASRT Certificates of Completion” and follow the instructions on the page.

Option #2
To access certificates of completion for activities completed after February 1, 2012:

  1. Go to www.asrt.org and login to the website by entering your username and password.
  2. Click on “View My ASRT.”
  3. Click the link that says “My Learning.”
  4. Locate the completed course on the “Enrolled” tab and click the link that says “Certificate.”

25.  I have more than 50 credits for my current cycle. Can I apply the additional credits to my next cycle?
Credits can only be applied in the cycle in which they are earned.

26.  An activity on my learning plan submitted has not been approved. The orange button indicates “Confirm Attendance” or “Select Journal Article.” What should I do to resubmit it?
Click on the icon to the right of the orange button to see the "Activity Rejection Reason" field to determine why the activity has not been approved. Delete the current documentation by clicking on the trash can icon to the right of the documentation you have uploaded. Upload documentation that fulfills the additional information request.