The purpose of the ACR-Course is to provide a learning format for healthcare providers to voluntarily review current evidence-based concussion management information and to demonstrate competency regarding the evaluations and management of concussion in sport. The healthcare provider will review the course materials and complete an outcome evaluation. The ACR is a list of healthcare professionals who have successfully completed specific training in the evaluation, treatment, and management of concussion in the online, self-paced ACR-Course provided by DConline.
ACBSP™ and DConline collaborate to offer the ACR-Course and the concussion registry. The ACBSP™ administers the registration for the ACR-Course and the listing of healthcare providers on the ACR on ACBSP™ website and DConline provides the content and delivery platform for the ACR-Course. Once the ACBSP™ receives a completed ACR-Course registration form or online order, the healthcare provider’s certification status with the ACBSP™ is verified (if applicable). The ACBSP™ provides DConline the registration information for all qualified and verified healthcare providers upon receiving payment for the course; DConline then initiates the registrant’s access to the course.
The course is updated as new information becomes available regarding sports related concussion. A major update was completed in July of 2019.
Once a healthcare provider successfully completes the course their name, degree, ACBSP™ certification (if applicable) and date of expiration of their registration in the ACR are listed on the ACR on the ACBSP™ website. In addition, DACBSP® candidates who successfully pass the head trauma station of the DACBSP® practical exam are also listed in the ACR for two years from the date of their practical exam. Each provider’s registration expires two years from the month in which they successfully complete the concussion course.
ACBSP™ certificants may earn CEUs to meet their annual continuing education requirement by completing the ACR-Course. CEUs are awarded 1 CEU/hour actively spent in the online training course up to a maximum of 15 CEUs.
ACR-Course specific information:
- Time on task: The average learner spends 12.45 hours in the course with an additional 1 hour in the mandatory CDC course; so, the total time commitment is around 13.5 hours. This may change depending upon many factors including prior knowledge, reading rate and technical comfort with distance-based learning.
- Course delivery: The course uses PowerPoint, videos, narrative lecture, PDFs and outside resources, etc.
- There are two learning outcome requirements that are comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions.
- The minimum passing score is 80%.
- The questions for the outcome will be extracted from the course materials.
- The registry is not a certification.
- Healthcare providers who successfully complete the course will be listed on the roster of ACBSP™ Concussion Registry for a two year period.
- State CEUs are not awarded for this course.
All registrations are completed online using the form below. If you have questions concerning registration, please call or email Cindy Hayter, Executive Director, at (844) 327-2255 or [email protected].