Frequently Asked Questions - Distance Learning CEU Courses (Video, Audio, Articles)

Distant learning courses are online, on-demand courses you take at your own time and pace. We have 3 different types of Distance Learning CEU online courses:

Videos are online courses that are on-demand and previously recorded webinars.
Audios are audios of our past webinars that you can listen to online or download them as mp3 audio tracks.
Articles are PDFs that you can either read online or download.

Most distance learning online courses are approved for CE credit. The number of units approved for these courses vary depending on the length of the course. For the number of units approved for a specific distance learning course, please check the course purchase page.

Follow these steps to complete your Distance Learning CEU course:

  1. Log in to your eLotus account
  2. Click "My Active Courses" >>> Course Title
  3. Complete your video, audio, or article course.
  4. Pass Quiz upon course completion.
  5. Receive CE certificate instantly in your account.

To receive CEUs/PDAs for distance learning courses, you will need to pass a short course quiz with 70% or higher, and complete a required course evaluation. Once you have passed the course quiz and completed the required course evaluation, your Certificate of Completion is immediately available for you to print. You will have 4 months from the day of your purchase to pass the quiz, complete the course evaluation, and print/save a copy of your certificate of completion.

Your certificate of completion is available for you to print or download once you pass the course quiz and complete the required course evaluation survey. Make sure to print/save a copy of the certificate for your records. Access to the certificate expires when your course expires. (There will be a $25 retrieval fee for certificates after your course expiration.)

Yes, lecture notes are included with the video and audio recordings. The link to download the lecture notes can be found on the blue course access page for that course.

To access and download the lecture notes, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your eLotus account
  2. Click on "My Active Courses"
  3. Click on the course title of the webinar to open the blue course access page
  4. Click on the "Lecture Notes" logo to start downloading the lecture notes

You will have 4 months from the date of purchase to access a distance learning course. For distance learning courses with CEUs/PDAs, this includes passing the course quiz, completing the course evaluation, and printing/saving your certificate of completion.

Distance learning video courses are web-based. You only need to have internet access (see note below regarding connection speed) and a web browser such as Windows Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox (recommended). No special software download is required to watch these video recordings. It is 100% browser-based.

Click here to run a diagnostic test to ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured and to test your internet speed.

To just listen to the audio recordings, you do not need any program or software, just speakers or a headset.

To download the audio recordings, you will need an unzip program to unzip the file and an mp3 player to play the audio tracks.
If you do not have an unzip program, click here for a free download of WinZip.
If you do not have an mp3 player, click here for a free download of Windows Media Player.

In order to read the CEU articles, all you need is Adobe Reader.

If you do not have one, click here for a free download of the Adobe Reader.

As of 7/1/20, the problem is in Adobe Connect and the Apple software. When adobe connect is used on an iPad, iPad pulls up a desktop version of adobe connect, hence it does not work. You have to disable desktop websites in iPad settings in order for everything to work. It should be fixed in the next version of adobe and iOS.