Physical Agent Modality Credentialing Course for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

The Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner Credentialing Agency, Inc., LLC (PAMPCA), has designed a continuing education course in PAMs for the busy therapist. PAMPCA, LLC, is the ONLY credentialing agency in Physical Agent Modalities for OT practitioners.

You do not have to set aside multiple weekends to complete your credentialing training in physical agent modalities. Instead, you learn via the Internet in the comfort of your home or in small study groups and attend only one 16-hour workshop and complete supervised clinical work. Our successful graduates are awarded 45 contact hours of continuing education credits. PAMPCA is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (#4859). Visit PAMPCA's official page at www.pampca.org for FAQs and copies of the forms.

PAMPCA helps you to obtain the training and continuing education you may need to comply with state certification requirements. Please check with your state licensing and regulatory board to determine what your specific state requirements may be.

Course includes:

  • Aggressive didactic lessons on both thermal (heat, cold, ultrasound, phonophoresis) and electrical modalities (TENS, NMES, Iontophoresis)
  • A two-day hands-on workshop to demonstrate familiarity and safety issues related to PAMs
  • Tracking supervised clinical hours to complete the credentialing process
  • Comprehensive examination included during the second day of the workshop

 

The course is comprised of 12 learning modules plus a two-day workshop and supervised clinical hours. Upon successful completion of the course, our graduates are awarded 45 contact hours of continuing education credit awarded by Saginaw Valley State University. Graduates of this course are awarded a credential by the Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner Credentialing Agency, LLC, and are allowed to use CPAM after their name. This course complies with regulatory and licensing requirement for PAM use in most states requiring additional credentialing of OT practitioners.

Note: You must have a computer and access to the Internet to participate in this course.


Our physical agent modalities practitioner-credentialing course is comprised of twelve modules. Upon completion of this course, practitioners receive 45 contact hours of continuing education credit (awarded in conjunction with Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan). The entire course is comprised of three parts. The breakdown of the course and continuing education contact hours awarded is as follows (module objectives can be found as a separate attachment):

  • Part I: Didactic Coursework (20 hours to complete including taking module tests)
    • National and State Rules, Regulations, Position Papers (1 hour)
    • Superficial Surface Anatomy (2 hours)
    • Wound Healing (2 hours)
    • Pain Theory
      1. Understanding Pain (1 hour)
      2. Intervention Strategies (1 hour)
    • Superficial Thermal Agents (hot packs, paraffin, fluidotherapy, light) (2 hours)
    • Deep Thermal Agents (Ultrasound, Phonophoresis) (2 hours)
    • Cryotherapy (cold pack, ice massage, contrasting baths) (2 hours)
    • Electrotherapy
      1. Understanding the basis for Electrotherapy (2 hours)
      2. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (1 hour)
      3. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (2 hours)
    • Clinical Pharmacology (1 hour)
    • Iontophoresis (1 hour)
  • Part 2: Two Day Weekend Workshop (16 contact hours)
    • 14 hour hands on lab experience
    • 2 hour comprehensive test over the didactic and workshop materials
  • Part 3: Supervised Clinical Application of PAMs (supervision by either an OT or a PT currently certified to use physical agent modalities in their state)
    • 10 Thermal applications (4.5 hours)
    • 10 Electrical applications (4.5 hours)

Tuition: $630.00

All Required Books for the course are included in the price of Tuition. You will receive a book in the mail for your online courses and a workbook at the 2-day workshop.

*We are not responsible if your registration address is incorrect. Unless you contact us and confirm a different mailing address, you will be responsible for any additional postage for resending the book.

*There will be no reserved spots without an initial payment of $60 to reserve your spot. Please contact 989-964-4048 if you need to reserve a spot. Reserved spots are only for individuals that have an employer paying for the course and require an invoice. 

Please note:  LATE REGISTRATION (Late Registration will begin 12 Business Days prior to the workshop at 12 noon EST) is an additional $30 fee. Late Registrations may register by phone at 989-964-4048 or online. 


Qualify for a Discount! All discounts must call 989-964-4048 or email continuing-ed@svsu.edu to receive the discount. Discounts must be applied at time of registration, there are no refunds if these discounts are not applied at time of registration. 

Groups of three or more receive $50 off each regular fee.  

Email us at continuing-ed@svsu.edu with a copy of your current class schedule to receive the coupon code for Student Registration (participants must be currently taking classes to receive the discount).   

NOTE 1: For any Discount, we can not go back and apply credit for registrations already completed 

NOTE 2: For any Group Discount, we need all registrations to call at the same time, if all registrations for the discount are not received within 48 hours, the registration(s) will not be processed.


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CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

Notices received within 14 business days or more from the workshop start date are eligible for a refund less a $120 cancellation fee and $60 textbook fee. Less than 14 business days prior to the start of the workshop all fees & registration are not refundable.

Transferring a registrant to an alternative workshop site is permissible on a one-time basis for a $55 processing fee and is contingent upon space available. Transfers must be completed no later than 14 business days prior to the workshop date.

Note1: All transfers Workshops must be rescheduled prior to 12 months from the date of original registration payment or credit and transfer fees will be lost.

Note 2: We reserve the right to cancel any workshop for which there is insufficient registration. All workshops will be looked at approximately 30 days prior to the workshop to determine if there is sufficient registration. In the event that a workshop is canceled, registrants will be encouraged to attend the workshop at a different location with no processing fee charged, or will be refunded the amount of the tuition minus a $60 fee for the textbook. 

Please note:

The Address you register with is the address we will send your book to. Please contact us immediately, at 989-964-4048, if want your books sent to another address.

*We do send the book out 24 hours after the registration process is complete. We are not liable if the address provided is incorrect, unless you contact us and confirm a different address, you will be responsible for any additional postage. This additional cost will have to be paid by credit card prior to re-sending.


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Current Workshops:

 

Atlanta, GA

Aug 22 & 23, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Courtyard Atlanta Airport West
3400 Creek Pointe Drive
East Point, GA 30344

Tampa, FL

**NEW DATE**

August 29 & 30, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Tampa General Hospital
TGH Rehab Center, R200
6 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

San Francisco, CA

September 19 & 20, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame,  California 94010

Boise, ID

Oct 10 & 11, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm 

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise Spectrum
7499 West Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709

Nashville, TN

Oct 17 & 18, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
2201 Children’s Way
Nashville, TN 37212

Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 24 & 25, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

*NEW location

UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 S Water St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

Omaha, NE

November 7 & 8, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm 

Nebraska Medicine
4350 Dewey Ave
Omaha NE 68105

Dulles, VA

TBD, 2021
Sunday & Monday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Airport Herndon/Reston
533 Herndon PKWY
Herndon, VA 20170

Dallas, TX

TBD for 2021
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Hyatt Place Dallas Grapevine Hotel
2220 Grapevine Mills Circle W
Grapevine, Texas 76051

Detroit, MI

TBD, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack
Detroit, MI 48201

Being Rescheduled for a later date

Downey, CA

TBD , 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 E Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242

 

This workshop is being rescheduled for a later date. 

Williamsport, PA

RESCHEDULED: TBD, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

Workshop Closed Until New Dates are Determined
Date TBD

CONTACT US.






SVSU's Professional Development
Curtiss Hall C149, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710
opd@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4048