Ala. Admin. Code r. 740-X-3-.16 - Continuing Education

Effective October 1, 1993, every licensed polygraph examiner seeking annual renewal of a license shall, as a prerequisite for renewal of such license, report with the license renewal form satisfactory evidence of having completed at least twelve (12) credit hours of qualified continuing education in the subject areas of polygraph examinations, and/or related field. No polygraph examiner shall be required to complete any credit hours of continuing education during the calendar year in which he or she first becomes licensed.

(a) Seminars, conferences, courses and classes sponsored by national, regional, state and local polygraph associations and those sponsored by individuals nationally recognized as experts in the profession may be accepted as meeting the requirements of this rule.
(b) University or college courses, provided that:
1. For credit courses, each semester hour credit shall equal fifteen (15) continuing education credit hours, and each quarter hour credit equal ten (10) continuing education credit hours.
2. For noncredit short courses, continuing education credit shall equal actual time in class.
(c) Serving in capacity as an intern sponsor during the year licensing period. (5 hours per intern)
(d) Presentation of a related industry paper for a seminar or publication. (5 hours per paper)
(e) Continuing education credit shall be allowed for service as an instructor, discussion leader, or speaker at any program for which participants are eligible to receive continuing education credit. Credit for such service will be awarded on the first presentation only, unless a program has been substantially revised. The amount of credit awarded shall not exceed three (3) times the number of class hours; provided, however, that credit hours awarded under this paragraph shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total number of credit hours required by this chapter within any reporting period.
(f) At the time each examiner submits a request to renew his license for the following year, a copy of the diploma, certificate, or other documentation confirming instruction and attendance shall be submitted.
(g) No license shall be renewed without proof of continuing education as required herein.
(h) Any false or incorrect information submitted hereunder shall be grounds for revocation of any license granted.
(i) If any continuing education credit hours claimed in a statement submitted by a licensee pursuant to paragraph (f) of this rule are disapproved, the Board shall notify such licensee of the reason for the disapproval. The Board may allow a specified period of time for correction of the deficiencies noted.
(j) The Board may, upon written request, extend the time within which licensees must comply with the requirements of this chapter for reasons of poor health, military service or other reasonable and just causes.
(k) Any licensee who requests or is granted an extension of time under this rule shall remain subject to paragraphs (f), (g), (h) and (i), and shall note such extension on any report required thereunder.

Author: Polygraph Examiners Board


Ala. Admin. Code r. 740-X-3-.16
Filed November 6, 1991.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-25-5(a), 41-22-4.

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