This course is a comprehensive curriculum of the Clinical, Operational, Regulatory, and Ethics side of telehealth, enabling the learner to develop knowledge of telehealth concepts for successful implementation and delivery across a broad spectrum of services.

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Certificate Overview

Telehealth has expanded exponentially across the health care continuum. Telehealth has a profound adaptability to diverse technology modalities, business models, specialties, disciplines, and locations. When the patient is at the center of implementation and ongoing workflow, benefits of telehealth create connectedness and optimization of health care resources. The American Board of Telehealth’s CORE – Clinical, Operational, Regulatory and Ethics – Concepts in Telehealth Certificate Program provides a comprehensive curriculum enabling the learner to develop knowledge of telehealth concepts for successful implementation and delivery across a broad spectrum of service areas.

Why get certification?

  • Validate you have the knowledge needed to succeed in the field
  • Demonstrate commitment to your profession
  • Show dedication to maintaining quality and competency in your work
  • Encourage life-long learning and professional development

Who should attend:

  • Training for individuals: Health care students and professionals interested in or currently practicing telehealth including physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, health care administration and information technology.
  • Training for groups: Health care organizations and educational institutions can train as a team and save.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.

Instructional Approach:

  • Online, self-paced program offering flexibility to the learner
  • Interactive, engaging content including video and case scenarios
  • Examples and useful resources


The CORE Concepts in Telehealth Certificate Program is launched in sequence with the publication of validated telehealth competency development with Harvard Medical Faculty Physician Group. Modules included within the program include:

  • Licensing, Credentialing and Privileging
  • Legal, Regulatory, and Quality
  • Reimbursement
  • Ethical Considerations

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    Estimated completion time: 8 hours


    Continuing Education Credits

    Disclosure of faculty financial affiliations

    The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing as a Joint Accreditation Provider adhere to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, released in December 2020, as well as Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines. As the accredited provider for this CE/IPCE activity, we are responsible for ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to professional development activities that are based on best practices and scientific integrity that ultimately supports the care of patients and the public.

    All individuals involved in the development and delivery of content for an accredited CE/IPCE activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies occurring within the past 24 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.).  The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest and ensure the educational design reflects content validity, scientific rigor and balance for participants.  Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

    The faculty, staff and planning committee engaged in the development of this CE/IPCE activity in the Joint Accreditation CE Office of the School of Medicine and School of Nursing have no financial affiliations to disclose.

    Disclosure of discussion of non-FDA approved uses for pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices

    As a Joint Accreditation provider, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label or experimental uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. It is recommended that each clinician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.


    Amanda Allison, RN; Roxanne Baker, MD; Mandy Bell; Kathleen Bunch Meneses, MS; Katie DeJong, DO; Melissa Determan; Tom Durfee; Brian Erikson; Trisha Ferwerda; Whitney Flanagan BAN, MBA, RN-BYC; Cari Filley, MBA; Patt Herr, BSN; Nathaniel Lackman, JD; Tom Likely;  Darcy Litzen, MS; Lisa Leuning, MBA; Angel Luttmann; Luke Mack, MA; Ted McCann, BS; Lindsey Meyers; Seth Parsons, MD; Dan Rafferty; Kelly Rhone, MD; Delores Schlotterback, RN; Janell Simpkins, MD; Kristi Sidel; Michele Snyders, MSW; Rebecca Vande Keift, BSN; Megan Wexler, SW as members of the planning and content committees have not disclosed any relevant financial relationships.

    Accreditation and Designation Statement

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians
    The American Heart Association designates this activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
    AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 5.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

    AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

    ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses
    The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 5.25 contact hours.

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