The American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) Deploys Certemy As Their Online Software Platform For Professional Certification Management

ABRET is using Certemy to automate the certification and recertification of 6 credentials across 15,000 healthcare professionals nationwide.

LOS ANGELES, CA—January 15, 2021—Certemy, a leading provider of certification management software for professional certification boards, is pleased to announce that ABRET has deployed Certemy as their online software platform for initial certification and recertification. Certemy helps ABRET process applications and renewals for 15,000 healthcare professionals faster with higher completion rates, fewer errors, and lower administrative costs.

“We needed an affordable replacement for our old system fast,” said Daniel Walbert, Director of Operations for ABRET. “When we saw Certemy, we fell in love with the modern, user-friendly interface and the ability for us to change existing credentials in minutes without custom programming or change orders. The digital wallet that allows our candidates to download and print their certification immediately upon completion is a game-changer.”

ABRET Problems Solved By Certemy

ABRET wished to replace an older system that no longer met their needs. While happy with the functionality of the software platform they had been using since 2012, the board was looking for a replacement that would provide a more modern, mobile-friendly user interface.

ABRET also wanted the option to make simple changes to existing credentials — such as adding a new document requirement or adding a new field to a data capture form — without programming, IT assistance, or change orders. They similarly wanted the freedom to add new credentials any time they wanted — again without requiring custom programming or change orders.

ABRET also wanted a solution that would allow candidates to upload Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as they completed them rather than all at once.

ABRET also needed a solution that could accommodate document files of any size and provide unlimited storage at no additional cost.

Finally, ABRET wanted a platform that would proactively guide candidates through their certification or recertification requirements to reduce the volume of emails and phone calls from candidates wondering what to do next.

Certemy’s Certification Management for ABRET

Certemy solved all these problems and more for ABRET. Specifically, Certemy provides the following features and benefits:

  • ABRET candidates can now submit applications and supporting documentation online instead of physically mailing them or delivering them by hand. This translates to faster processing and a guaranteed 100% record retention. It also makes it easy for both parties to check submission status and review submitted data and documents in minutes rather than hunting through emails and filing cabinets.

  • Certemy provides ABRET staff and their professionals with a standard system to track every new application, so both parties are always on the same page. The shared database eliminates the need for staff to review email threads and paper records to understand the status of a particular application.

  • ABRET candidates can complete forms and sign documents electronically, with instant updates to the system database, saving everyone significant time and effort.

  • ABRET staff can review applications and other documents as soon as they are submitted online rather than waiting for a snail mail packet.

  • ABRET staff can instantly request additional or corrected information via email alerts as they review submissions, rather than make notes and send emails or letters later.

  • ABRET candidates can upload some or all of their CE certificates of completion at any time and in any sequence.

  • Certemy provides dashboards and reports that help ABRET track application and certificant status at a glance and lets them proactively identify and resolve issues as they arise.

  • Certemy automatically generates and saves a digital certificate for each successful candidate online in a digital wallet, so ABRET does not have to print and mail physical cards. Candidates can download and print their certificates the moment their application is approved.

  • ABRET staff now can work from home if circumstances make it difficult or impossible for them to work in the office.

Why did ABRET choose Certemy?

ABRET came to Certemy after reviewing other solutions that offered similar functionality but with less configurability and higher costs.

  • Reasonable Annual Cost with No Upfront Fees — Like most state boards operating on a tight budget, ABRET needed affordable and predictable pricing. They also wanted to avoid substantial up-front fees for setup and training. Certemy offers annual all-in-one pricing that includes implementation, training, support, and monthly software updates. Also, because Certemy’s instant configuration features allow staff to add or change credentials without programming, ABRET knows they won’t have to worry about unexpected change fees down the line.

  • Modern, User-Friendly Interface — ABRET wanted to provide candidates and board staff with a modern, mobile-friendly user interface that was simple to use and easy on the eye. They especially liked Certemy’s checklist paradigm for presenting requirements to candidates. This checklist approach makes it easy for candidates to see what they have done, where they are in the process, and what they still need to do. Each checklist requirement has a candidate-specific deadline, and Certemy uses those deadlines to send automatic email reminders to candidates and board staff to ensure everyone stays on track.

  • Comprehensive Solution — ABRET wanted a solution that provided everything they needed to automate their online certification and recertification programs from beginning to end. Certemy’s certification management software includes centralized data and document management, online forms, document uploads, automated task reminders, CE tracking and auditing, integrated payment processing, electronic signatures, website integration, and more.

  • Ability to Change Credentials in Minutes Without Programming — ABRET loved Certemy’s visual configuration approach that allows non-technical board staff to make changes to existing credentials in minutes and build entirely new credentials in hours — without programming.

  • Unlimited Document Storage — Certemy allows board staff and candidates to upload large files without compressing them and provides unlimited storage at no additional cost.

About ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation

ABRET was organized in 1964 and is the credentialing board for EEG, Evoked Potential, Long Term Monitoring, Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Technologists, and Autonomic Testing Professionals. The first Laboratory Accreditation Board, LAB-EEG, in 2004. LAB-LTM was founded in 2012 to recognize through an objective peer review process, Long Term Monitoring Programs that comply with established standards and guidelines; have policies and procedures in place that meet its standard of care; and support professionalism and quality patient care. Learn more at abret.org.

About Certemy

Certemy is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use certification management software for professional certification boards. Our platform streamlines and automates certification application and renewal workflows to help boards become more efficient, transparent, and agile while reducing IT costs and administrative burdens.

Certemy delivers the lowest ownership cost for any comparable solution with predictable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pricing with no implementation, training, or change fees. We also provide the only certification management solution that allows credentialing organizations to change their application and renewal processes without IT help or programming. Our platform scales to support boards of every size — from those with a few hundred professionals to those managing 100,000 or more.

An active member of the credentialing community, Certemy is a proud member of The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

Certemy is one of the very few cloud software vendors to offer SOC 2 peace of mind to large or security-conscious state credentialing organizations seeking a secure credential management software partner.

Learn more about Certemy at certemy.com.

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