02-465 C.M.R. ch. 9, § 3 - Continuing Education

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

1. First Renewal

The continuing education requirement of this chapter does not apply to a licensee's first renewal.

2. Subsequent Renewals

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.

3. Hardship Deferment

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.

4. Continuing Education Requirement

An applicant may satisfy the continuing education requirement by:

A. Possessing an ARRT registration that is valid and in CEU compliance as of the date of the licensee's renewal application;
B. Passing an entry level examination in a discipline for which the licensee has not previously been qualified and for which the licensee is eligible;
C. Passing an advanced level ARRT examination in a discipline for which the licensee has not previously been qualified and for which the licensee is eligible; or
D. Completing 24 hours of continuing education activities during the licensing biennium immediately preceding the renewal date in accordance with Section 3(5) of this chapter.
5. Continuing Education Activities

Continuing education activities consist of the following:

A. Academic course work. Academic course work shall be awarded continuing education credit at the rate of 12 hours for each academic quarter credit and 16 hours for each academic semester credit,. The licensee must achieve a minimum grade of "C", or its equivalent, to earn continuing education credit for an academic course;
B. Activities approved by a recognized continuing education evaluation mechanism. Continuing education activities reviewed and approved by a recognized continuing education evaluation mechanism approved by ARRT are eligible for continuing education credit;
C. Presentation. An educational activity approved by a recognized continuing education evaluation mechanism approved by ARRT which the licensee develops and orally presents is eligible for continuing education credit, subject to the following limitations:
(1) Two hours of continuing education credit are recognized for each contact hour of lecture; and
(2) Each presentation can be used only once for continuing education credit.
D. Basic Life Support. Basic life support training is eligible for a maximum of 3 hours of continuing education credit.
6. Self-study Limitation

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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02-465 C.M.R. ch. 9, § 3

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