02-465 C.M.R. ch. 9, § 3 - Continuing Education
Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022
The continuing education requirement of this chapter does not apply to a licensee's first renewal.
A licensee shall satisfy the continuing education requirement set forth in Section 3(4) of this chapter in full at the time of each biennial license renewal after the first renewal. Licensees' compliance with the continuing education requirement is subject to audit in accordance with Chapter 13 of the rules of the Office of Licensing and Registration.
A licensee who is unable to satisfy the continuing education requirement due to extenuating and unavoidable circumstances of genuine hardship may request a deferment from the board. The licensee must request the deferment no later than the time of license renewal immediately following the licensing biennium for which the continuing education was required. The board shall grant or deny the request. Any deferment granted by the board shall contain a provision for the licensee to make up the uncompleted continuing education.
An applicant may satisfy the continuing education requirement by:
Continuing education activities consist of the following:
Directed readings, home study courses, or internet activities recognized pursuant to Section 3(5)(B) of this chapter may not be repeated for continuing education credit in the same 2-year period during which they were completed or any subsequent biennium. These activities are not considered to be complete until the post-test has been submitted and the sponsor has issued the certificate of participation. The date on the certificate is the date of completion.
[NOTE: FAILURE TO COMPLETE CONTINUING EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY THIS CHAPTER MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION PURSUANT TO 10 MRSA §8003(5-A)(D)(3).]
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