N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44F-10.2 - Approval of continuing education programs, courses, seminars and articles; determination of credits

(a) The following are acceptable sources of continuing education, provided the subject matter falls within the content areas set forth at N.J.A.C. 13:44F-10.1(c):
1. Successful completion of programs, courses, or seminars offered or approved by the New Jersey Society for Respiratory Care, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Medical Association, the American Nursing Association, the American Thoracic Society, or the American Academy of Sleep Medicine: one continuing education credit for each course credit awarded;
2. Successful completion of an advanced credentialing examination listed below; 10 continuing education credits for each examination completed:
i. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care;
ii. Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care;
iii. Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care;
iv. Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist (RRT/CRT--NPS) offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care;
v. Sleep Disorder Specialist (RRT/CRT--SDS) offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care;
vi. Acute Critical Care Specialist (RRT-ACCS) offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care;
vii. Asthma Educator--Certified (AE-C) offered by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board;
viii. Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists; and
ix. Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) offered by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology;
3. Successful completion of courses related to any health care related field at colleges and universities accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Commission on Higher Education or any other regional accrediting agency with standards that are substantially similar to the standards utilized by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education: one continuing education credit for each course credit awarded;
4. Successful completion of any certification or recertification course approved by the American Heart Association in Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP): one continuing education credit for each instructional hour awarded, with a maximum of 12 credits per biennial licensure period;
5. Authorship of published peer-reviewed textbooks, articles, or manuals directly related to respiratory care: three credits for each textbook, article, or manual;
6. Successful completion of videotaped, Internet, and other distance learning courses, approved by one of the organizations listed in (a)1 above, with verification by the course provider that the course was monitored and successfully completed by the licensee: one continuing education credit for each course credit awarded;
7. Participation in instructional activities, such as developing curriculum for and/or teaching a new program, course, lecture, or presentation, provided the program, course, lecture, or presentation is directly related to the practice of respiratory care in the State.
i. As used in this paragraph, "new program, course, lecture, or presentation" means that the licensee has never taught or developed curriculum for that course or program in any educational setting: one credit per hour of program or course instruction with a maximum of six credits per biennial licensure period; and
8. Successful completion of an advanced credentialing examination, which does not meet the requirements of (a)2 above, and that is approved by the Board.
i. The Board shall award licensees 10 credits per examination.
ii. A list of Board-approved advanced credentialing examinations shall be posted on the Board's website at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/resp/Pages/default.aspx.
iii. The Board shall approve for credit an advanced credentialing examination provided that it is nationally recognized and the subject matter falls within the content area set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:44F-10.1(c).
(b) A licensee shall receive one continuing education credit for each hour of attendance at programs, courses, and seminars approved by one of the organizations listed in (a)1 above. For purposes of this section, an "instructional hour" represents a 60-minute clock hour with no less than 50 minutes of content within the hour. Programs may include one 10-minute break for each instructional hour. The Board will accept partial credit after the first credit hour increment has been earned for the same program, course, and seminar offered by one of the organizations listed in (a)1 above. Credit shall not be granted for programs, courses, and seminars that are less than one instructional hour long.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44F-10.2
Amended by 51 N.J.R. 1277(a), effective 8/5/2019 Amended by 54 N.J.R. 1917(a), effective 10/3/2022

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