§11-218-12.5 - Continuing education program.

§11-218-12.5 Continuing education program. (a) The board shall operate a continuing education program to allow holders of a Hawaii State Sign Language Interpreter Credential to maintain the credential instead of retaking the HQAS test.

         (b) Enrollment in the continuing education program shall be automatic with the issuance of a Hawaii State Sign Language Interpreter Credential.

         (c) The requirements for the continuing education program shall be 3.0 continuing education units per two-year cycle for credential level Tier 4 or Tier 5 and 3.5 continuing education units per two-year cycle for credential level Tier 3.

         (d) A continuing education unit is the equivalent of ten hours of participation in a state screening agency pre-approved workshop, seminar, lecture, conference, class or other educational activity to increase knowledge, skills and competency relevant to the practice of sign language and interpreting.

         (e) Continuing education unit requirements shall be pro-rated for the initial credential cycle.

         (f) Continuing education units earned that exceed the required number for renewal of the credential cannot be transferred to the new cycle.

         (g) The board shall prepare a continuing education program manual for each credential holder with policies and procedures for accruing continuing education units.

        [Eff and comp AUG 14 2020] (Auth: HRS §348F-6) (Imp: HRS §348F-3)

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