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Live CE Webinars vs Home Study and Seminars: What's the Difference?

By Ken Ralph, 08/26/2019 - 14:04

Live CE Webinars vs Home Study and Seminars: What's the Difference?

Considering a Live CE Webinar?

Have you considered registering for a live continuing education webinar compared to completing a CEU home study program or attending the seminar presentation in Lancaster? Here are some things to keep in mind:

You view our Webinars live, in real-time, as they are being presented.  
Virtual viewers can ask questions of the speakers and receive responses while you are watching. 

We track your viewing of the Webinar, so there is no posttest to receive CE credit.  
Most states and professions treat the CE you receive from our Webinars as in-person.

When viewing our live webinar on your computer or mobile device, you will see the speaker and PowerPoint broadcast on a split-screen.  
Our camera crew will switch to audience members when they ask questions.  We provide the seminar/webinar speaker’s handouts as a pdf file for you to print or refer to.

Our live CE webinars work on any computer or device with high-speed internet.
Prior to the event, we will email all webinar registrees a unique link to give you access to the webinar-host website. Technical support is available for anyone having problems with the live broadcast.

CE Home Study Programs

With our home study Streaming Video and DVD programs, you see and hear everything that was presented.
All our home study CEU programs are developed from the webinar recordings of our live CE seminars. 

The biggest advantage of our home study programs is the ability to view it whenever you want. 
For example, you could break up your viewing of the program over several days.  If there was something you did not understand, you could back up the Streaming Video or DVD to review that section. You can view the program as many times as you like!

To verify that you completed the home study program, you must pass a post-test to receive CE credit.  
You can take the CE post test online and receive your certificate immediately.  
A hard copy of this posttest comes with mailed DVD or CD purchases and are available as download from our website. If you prefer, you can email, fax, or snail mail us your posttest.

A hard copy of the handouts comes with the DVD or CD home study programs.  
You can also download the handouts as a pdf file from our our website.

Live Seminars

The third option to webinars and home study programs is to attend the presentation live at the newly renovated Wyndham Resort in Lancaster, PA.  Attending live has a whole different feel than either the live webinar or home study CE. 

Attending the event in Lancaster will get you away from your work setting—we often hear that many find it easier to focus on the presentation when attending live.
When you are in the live presentation room, you get to engage with other participants.  Many seminar attendees reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  You also have the opportunity to talk to the speaker one-on-one during breaks.

On top of that, our live CE seminars have the speaker’s books available for purchase at a discount.  They are always happy to sign them.

We provide a substantial continental breakfast, breaks, trail mix, beverages, and candy.  

Similar to the Webinar option, there is no posttest.

Of course, attending in Lancaster entails travel expenses.  We negotiate reduced rates at the Wyndham if you need to stay over.  
The 4-star Wyndham has an indoor pool (and an outdoor pool by next summer), fitness room, an 18-hole golf course, walking paths, etc.  The Wyndham is located between two large outlet malls and near numerous places to eat.

So, you have many formats for fulfilling your CE requirements and learning.  I hope this blog helps you decide which best fits your needs and situation.