Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022
A continuing education course or workshop shall be qualified for approval if the board determines that the course or workshop meets the following conditions:
(1) Constitutes an organized program of learning, including a symposium, that contributes directly to the professional competency of the licensee;
(2) is related to the profession of mortuary science, funeral directing, cremation, or embalming with content intended to enhance the licensee's knowledge, skill, values, ethics, or ability to practice as an embalmer, crematory operator, or funeral director;
(3) is conducted by individuals considered experts in the subject matter of the program by reason of education, training, or experience; and
(4) is accompanied by a paper, a manual, or written outline that substantially describes the subject matter and the length of the program.
Continuing education credit not exceeding three credit hours of the annual total required hours for em-balmers and funeral directors and one credit hour for crematory operators may be approved by the board for any of the following:
(1) Correspondence work;
(2) video, sound-recorded, or television programs;
(3) information transmitted by other similar means as authorized by the board; or
(4) community service programs that are related to the profession of mortuary science, funeral directing, or embalming.
(c) Continuing education credit for service as a lecturer, presenter, or discussion leader may be approved by the board if this activity contributes to the professional competence of the applicant. Repetitions of an initial presentation shall not be counted. Not more than 50 percent of the total required hours for embalmers and funeral directors may be satisfied in this manner.
(d) The maximum number of credit hours that shall be granted for any single continuing education course or workshop single topic is six.
(e) Lists of approved continuing education programs shall be available on the board's web site.
(f) A person, licensed embalmer, licensed funeral director, crematory operator, or organization requesting approval for a continuing education course or a workshop shall make application at least 30 days before the date of each proposed course or workshop. Applications filed but not meeting this deadline shall be reviewed by the board or the continuing education committee at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
Kan. Admin. Regs. § 63-6-2
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-1702, K.S.A. 65-1716, and K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 65-1772; effective May 1, 1988; amended April 3, 1995; amended Jan. 12, 2001; amended Sept. 16, 2011.