‘Test Only’ CE courses are just that. The CE test. Only. No course materials are included. Nothing is shipped.
They were originally designed so that colleagues could share a course book, or online PDF, and all earn credit without having to pay the full course price.
They provide a means for earning CE credit after reading a published course book (which may be purchased through Amazon, or another source).
Here’s how it works:
- Purchase the ‘test only’ @ www.pdresources.org and print it out
- Purchase the book (or e-book) @ Amazon.com (or another source)
- Read the book and mark your answers on the printed test
- Login to your account @ www.pdresources.org to submit your test
- Receive a certificate of completion
The biggest benefit of purchasing books through Amazon is the cost savings. Amazon is able to offer course books at greater discounts than almost anyone else. They also provide free shipping on orders over $25 (in most cases). AND they are offering more and more books as kindle edition, meaning you can have instant access to the book to read on your computer or other reader (iPad, Kindle, Android, etc.).
Here’s an example:
We are offering the ‘test only’ for a book titled Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers on closeout for $40. Completion of the book and test will earn you 7 hours of continuing education credit.
So you can purchase the ‘test only’ from us for $40. Then head over to Amazon to download the e-book for $14.30. You’ll have instant access to both the CE ‘test only’ and the book.
Best of all, your total cost for 7-hours of CE credit is only $54.30!
(This is a savings $54.70 from when we used to provide the book and test together.)