Keeping PACE with Continuing Education
Written by Editor   
Monday, April 11, 2016 01:00 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners accepts PACE recognition as satisfying the requirements of the Board for purposes of the licensure renewal process. PACE is an acronym for Providers of Approved Continuing Education and is a program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB).  PACE frees the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) from slogging through stacks of course applications because PACE providers have already been reviewed for compliance with PACE standards. However, courses must still be individually registered with the TBCE. 

In lieu of the Texas Continuing Education Course Approval Application, PACE Providers may submit a much simplified form along with the appropriate registration fees. To receive full CE credit, attendance data must be uploaded to the PACE database within 30 days of course completion. 

The PACE system delivers immediate verification through the FCLB CIN-BAD (The Chiropractic Information Network/Board Action Databank) system.  Licensing boards still approve non-PACE courses directly.  While the PACE system will not be the only approval process available, because licensing boards are legally required to maintain their authority, PACE is a means of delegating some of the workload associated with that authority.  CE providers may apply to PACE for approval. Attendance verification is automatically sent to regulatory boards for each license.  PACE offers CE providers a single, simplified application process, uniform criteria for approval automatic course approval and professional credibility.