APEA Live Course Webinars: Frequently Asked Questions

Has my upcoming Live Review Course & Clinical Update been switched to live webinar delivery?

To adhere to CDC recommendations about group events during the COVID-19 pandemic, APEA live events scheduled between March 15, 2020, and June 2, 2020, are being provided in a live webinar format. This article answers frequently asked questions about APEA education provided via live webinar. 

What exactly is a live webinar? 

A webinar is a live, virtual event that is delivered online. Webinars are a way for participants in many different locations to see and hear a live presentation remotely. Webinar software enables interactive participation through chat boxes and Q&A features. Participants view the presenter and PowerPoint slides via a computer. The participants are not on camera or on speaker; only the presenters are. 

APEA uses the Zoom platform to deliver webinars. Learn more, and test your computer connection to Zoom, at this link: https://zoom.us/test

How will the webinar format of the Live Review Course & Clinical Update differ from a traditional in-person course? 

The only difference is that you won’t be in the same room with the presenters. APEA courses delivered via webinar provide live — not prerecorded — lectures for 100% of the material otherwise delivered at a live course. APEA courses via webinar also provide live access to the presenters: Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, and Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN. Attendees have ample opportunity to ask questions about the material and about exam preparation, just as they would at an on-site course.

Will the live webinar occur on the same dates and times as the live course I signed up for? 

Yes. All live APEA events scheduled between March 15, 2020, and May 10, 2020, will take place on the same dates using the live webinar platform. The live webinars follow the same agenda as that posted in the course details for each event.  

Each webinar course delivers the lectures at the same time as the originally scheduled on-site event. Each webinar will begin and end at the originally scheduled times and in the event’s originally scheduled time zone. This may be different from the time zone you will be viewing the course from, so be sure to check the time zone associated with the course location. 

Will the webinar course provide the APEA Live Course Guarantee?

Yes. Participants who attend the live webinar are eligible for the APEA Live Course Guarantee. You must enter the name you used to register for the event when you sign into the webinar. This is how APEA will track who attended the webinar.

I can’t attend the webinar at the scheduled time. Can I view the webinar at a later date?

The webinar is live; it cannot be viewed at a later date. If you are unable to participate in the live webinar for the course you registered for, you have the following options:
  • Transfer to another 2020 Live Review Course & Clinical Update in live webinar format at a later date. Email questions@apea.com to arrange this transfer.
  • Transfer to an upcoming Live Review Course & Clinical Update scheduled later in the year, after public health recommendations permit group events. Email questions@apea.com to arrange a transfer.
  • Switch to the On-Demand version of the 2020 Live Review Course & Clinical Update (video, audio or MP3). Read about on demand options here: https://www.apea.com/np_review_course

Does the webinar provide access to the same course materials as the traditional review course? 

Yes. All lectures and supplemental materials provided in association with a live on-site event are provided with the webinar event. 

What kind of equipment do I need to access the webinar?

A desktop or laptop computer with standard capabilities. Test your connection to Zoom here: https://zoom.us/test. Please test your speakers before the webinar start time, and make sure your speakers are not muted. (No attendees are visible or audible during the webinar.)

Note: Telephone calls to access the event are not permitted.

I already registered for this course. Do I need to register with Zoom? 

Yes, you must register with Zoom to receive access to the event. You will receive an email invitation from APEA to register for access to the Zoom platform. Registration does NOT require you to create an account. Registration is free.

How can I learn about accessing Zoom before the webinar? 

Visit this link for a tutorial and for answers to commonly asked questions:

What if my internet or computer crashes during the webinar course? 

Plan to attend your course in an environment with a reliable internet connection, such as your home or office. If you lose your internet connection, log back into the webinar as soon as you can. Send a message to our moderator using the chat feature and the moderator will assist you in obtaining access to any material missed. 

How do I ask a question during the live webinar? Will my question be answered during the presentation?

The Zoom platform includes an easy-to-use question feature. Simply type in the questions you would like to ask, and the moderator will summarize and deliver questions to the presenters. The presenters will answer all questions during the live event.

How will I access my course manual for the presentation? When can I expect to receive this?

The course manual is provided in PDF format prior to the start of your webinar course. You will receive an email from APEA explaining how to download the manual approximately 24 hours before the start of the course. 

I originally chose this review course because it fits my learning style. How will the webinar format meet my learning needs?

The content and delivery of the course material in a webinar is the same as that provided at a live on-site event. To ensure equivalent education and certification preparation, Dr. Hollier and Dr. Secor deliver identical lectures and slides, and are available for detailed questions. 

Do we get a recording of the webinar?

The webinar is a live event and is not recorded. If you would like to view particular course lectures again, these are available for purchase in the CE Library (search for the “Fundamentals” series).

How will I access my supplemental materials provided to me after the course? 

Approximately 48 hours after the webinar has ended, APEA will email you detailed instructions for retrieving the supplemental materials. The instructions and materials are the same as that provided after an on-site event.

How will I access my CE certificate after the course? 

Approximately 48 hours after the webinar has ended, APEA will email you detailed instructions for completing the contact hours and downloading your CE certificate. The instructions and materials are the same as that provided after an on-site event.

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