About the PBI Virtual Live Classroom®

PBI Virtual Live Classroom®: Live, Interactive Remedial Education

The Virtual Live Classroom utilizes Zoom to provide impactful education in a safer, more accessible environment. After more than two years of delivering remedial education through a virtual platform, we have found that virtual courses accomplish the same objectives as traditional in-person courses, and provide many unexpected advantages.

Virtual Live Classroom Features:

  • Face-to-face: Live video conference allows for a real-time presentation of content in an interactive learning environment
  • Limited course size: 12-16 participant limit allows for 1:1 interaction with Course Faculty
  • Participant identity verification: Course Proctors verify identity of participation throughout course
  • Strict participation requirements: Video and audio participation required, attendance monitored by Course Proctors and Faculty
  • Eliminated travel: More immediate intervention, allows for change in practice sooner, resulting in safer clinicians and patient care
  • Equivalent to “in-person”: Consistent standards for participation, attendance, and professionalism 
taking a virtual live course

Virtual Live Classroom Demo

Frequent Questions About Virtual

How do you verify active participation?
What about participants who are not familiar with Zoom?
Can a participant walk-away or turn off their camera?
Do you have measures to verify identity?
How is confidentiality maintained?
What is the pass/fail criteria?
What are the technological requirements to complete a virtual course?

PBI Course Formats Compared


Participants travel to attend their course on the scheduled date. Course content and group discussion is facilitated by faculty, face-to-face, in a conference room environment.

*Due to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this format in currently unavailable.

Virtual Live Classroom

Participants join a live, video Zoom meeting on their scheduled course date. Course content and group discussion is facilitated by faculty, face-to-face, in real-time. Course proctors verify participant’s identity, attendance, and participation throughout the course.


Participant uses a web-enabled device (computer, tablet, or cell phone) to review course content on-demand, independently, at their own pace. These courses are prevention focused, typically offering 2-3 CME/CE credits.

Course Format Comparison Chart

Course FeaturesIn-PersonVirtualOnline
Accredited for CME/CE creditX X X
Content developed by subject matter expertsX X X
Required pre-course assignmentsX X
In-class activities and assignmentsX X
Real-time presentation of curricular contentX X
1:1 interaction between participant and Course FacultyX X
Interactive group discussions and activitiesX X
Intensive process of self-assessment and introspectionX X
Oral presentation of Personalized Protection PlanX X
Participant identity verificationX X
Course Proctors confirm participant expectations are metX
1:1 pre-course technology trainingX

Explore our Blogs to Learn More

  • The Case for Rapidly Deployed Remedial Education
    A synopsis of PBI’s poster presented at the 2021 AIM/FSMB Spotlight Poster Session.
  • Virtual Courses Should Be Here to Stay
    Their effectiveness and immediacy improve public safety. Editorial by Stephen Schenthal, MD, MSW, Founder of PBI Education Remedial education is on the cusp of a new era. When pandemic-related restrictions made in-person courses impossible, remedial education providers launched virtual programs. We have been delighted by the success of our effort, PBI Education’s Virtual Live Classroom®. […]
  • The Virtues of the Virtual Classroom
    Necessity is often the mother of invention. In PBI Education’s case, it was more like a midwife. The company had already spent months developing its virtual education format, the PBI Virtual Live Classroom®, when the first COVID-19 cases started showing up in the U.S. “We were all ready to go, but we were taking it […]
  • PBI Education is Now Offering Courses in a PBI Virtual Live Classroom® Format
    We are excited to announce our new PBI Virtual Live Classroom® course format. Continue reading for more information and to watch our demonstration video. Takeaway points: Courses are live, not pre-recorded Webcam, microphone, and a quiet, private space are eligibility requirements for participation Attendees can see and hear each other and their faculty, just as […]