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Merit Achievement Program (MAP)
Continuing Education

MAP Facts

  • Merit Achievement Program (MAP) changes effective July 1, 2014
  • MAP is accumulated in hours, no longer in points
  • MAP hours never expire
  • MAP level scale
    • 1A = 100 hours
    • 2A = 200 hours
    • 3A = 300 hours
    • 4A = 400 hours
    • 5A = 600 hours
  • For members who currently hold a MAP level of 1A, 2A, 3A or 5A, existing points will be converted to hours
    • Example: 75 MAP points (which is a 2A) will automatically be changed to 200 hours
  • Members who currently hold a MAP level of 4A will maintain their current points and not be changed to hours until August 31, 2015.  This grace period will allow anyone who is within reach of 5A to reach the level. Members who remain at the 4A level on September 1, 2015, will be changed to the new system (400 hours).  
  • MAP certificates will indicate the number of accumulated hours
  • The new online submission form has the ability to attach documents
  • A member’s MAP level will appear on their Find a Coach/Pro listing
  • A member’s MAP level and hours will appear on their online profile

Continuing Education Requirement Facts
(USA Certified Members)

  • Continuing Education Requirement effective January 1, 2014
  • Members must accumulate a minimum of 12 MAP Continuing Education hours every three years
  • MAP hours used for the Continuing Education requirement expire at the end of each three year period
  • Members will receive a notice one year prior to requirement deadline if they have not reached the required hours
  • Members will receive a notice when they reach each 12 hour requirement
  • Current Continuing Education hours and current requirement deadlines will appear on member’s online profile
  • For all members were certified prior to January 1, 2014, the initial three year period requirement deadline is January 1, 2017
  • For all members who were certified on or after January 1, 2014, the initial three year period requirement deadline is three years from initial date of PTR Certification.

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