How do I begin the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training? 

To begin the training, please visit this website: training.acesaware.org/content/take-training. Follow the instructions to navigate to the correct module, then select the “Enroll” button.

The training includes four sections:

  • Section 1 – Introductory Video
  • Section 2 – Introductory Cases
  • Section 3 – Specialty Cases
  • Section 4 – Training Evaluation

To complete the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training and receive education credit, you will need to:

  1. View the 11-minute video with California Surgeon General, Nadine Burke Harris in Section 1; 
  2. Complete either case 1 (featuring a child patient) or case 2 (featuring an adult patient) in Section 2; 
  3. Complete four of the nine cases, based on clinical interests and patient population, from among cases 3-11 in Section 3; and
  4. Submit the training evaluation in Section 4.

You will complete a total of five cases.

Once you have completed the required sections, you will have the option to complete up to five additional cases. For each additional case completed, you may claim 0.5 Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) and/or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.

 

Do I have to take the training in one sitting, or can I save my progress and come back later?

No, you do not have to complete the training in one sitting. You may save your progress and return to where you left off in the course at any time. Your course progress is saved under the “My Activities” page of your account.

 

Why am I taken to this page when I click “Start Training”?

On May 5, 2021, an updated version of the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training was launched.

If this is your first time registering for the training, please enroll here: [link].

If you enrolled in the training prior to May 5, you can continue to access the training through this page: https://training.acesaware.org/becoming_aces_aware#group-tabs-node-course-default4. If you started the training, but did not complete it prior to May 5, your progress is saved and you can pick up where you left off.

To view your progress on the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training, please navigate to the “My Activities” page at: https://training.acesaware.org/my/activities/pending.


I tried resetting my password but it didn’t work. How do I reset my password? 

First, please check your spam or junk folder for emails from info@ACEsAware.org. If you still have not received a password reset, please email info@ACEsAware.org with your name and/or email address associated with the account and we will assist with manually resetting your password.


How do I receive credit for completing the training? 

Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education (CME/CE) and/or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit is provided upon completion of the training. To complete the training:

  1. View the 11-minute video with California Surgeon General, Nadine Burke Harris in Section 1; 
  2. Complete either case 1 (featuring a child patient) or case 2 (featuring an adult patient) in Section 2; 
  3. Complete four of nine cases, based on clinical interests and patient population, from among cases 3-11 in Section 3; and
  4. Submit the training evaluation in Section 4.

The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine has accredited the Becoming ACEs Aware in California Training for:

  • 2.00 American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) contact hours
  • 2.00 American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Category I CME credits
  • 2.00 American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education (CE) credits
  • 2.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) CE credits
  • 2.00 American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) points in the MOC II program
  • 2.00 American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) points in the MOC program

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. You may also take the training and apply for attendance credit only. Non-physicians and other clinical team members may apply for a certificate of attendance.

You have the option to complete additional cases for 0.5 CME/CE and/or MOC credit. After you complete the required training elements, you will receive an email with a link to the additional cases module from info@ACEsAware.org.

 
I finished the training. How do I print my certificate(s)? 

First, please check to make sure that you have claimed credit for completing the training. After completing the training evaluation, you will be asked to select the credit types you wish to claim. You will then be automatically taken to a page to print the certificate(s).

Alternatively, you may also navigate to the "My Activities" tab on your account page. Once you have claimed credit, you will be able to print the certificate(s) from this page. If you would like to add/modify the certificate types you have claimed, please email info@ACEsAware.org.


How do clinicians attest that they have completed the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training?

Medi-Cal clinicians must attest to completing a certified ACEs Aware Core Training on the to receive Medi-Cal payment for conducting ACE screenings. The Becoming ACEs Aware in California training is a Core Training.

Clinicians can attest to completing the training on the Medi-Cal Trauma Screening Training Attestation page. DHCS maintains a list of clinicians who have attested to completing the training - that list can be accessed by managed care plans so they know who is certified to receive Medi-Cal payment for conducting ACE screenings.

 

Who is eligible to complete additional cases for credit?

Anyone who has completed the required elements of the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training has the option to complete additional cases. Clinicians earn 0.5 CME/CE and/or MOC credit for each additional case they complete.

If you completed the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training prior to May 5, you still have the option to complete additional cases for additional credit. Please check your email for instructions to access cases for additional credits – be sure to check your spam or junk folder for emails from info@ACEsAware.org. If you did not receive an email, please email info@ACEsAware.org with your name and/or email address.

Completing additional cases for credit does not affect Medi-Cal payment for conducting ACE screenings.

 

How do I access additional cases for credit?

Upon completing the training, you should receive an email with a link for the additional credits module within the Becoming ACEs Aware in California training. Please check your spam or junk folder for emails from info@ACEsAware.org. If you did not receive an email, please email info@ACEsAware.org with your name and/or email address.