N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-12.5 - Waiver of continuing education requirements

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) An applicant for license renewal who was unable to fulfill the continuing education requirements imposed by 45:15-16.2a and this subchapter may request and be granted a waiver, in whole or part, of the continuing education requirement by the Commission.
(b) An applicant requesting a waiver of the continuing education requirement shall certify that the applicant was unable to fulfill the continuing education due to:
1. An incapacitating illness;
2. Active duty service in the armed forces of the United States for one year or more of the two-year licensure period;
3. Emergency; or
4. Other substantial and unavoidable hardship. Financial hardship, unreasonable delay, and conflicts with business or personal obligations shall not constitute a basis on which the continuing education requirement may be waived pursuant to this section.
(c) An applicant for a waiver of the continuing education requirements shall request the waiver in writing on a form prescribed by the Commission and provide documentation that corroborates the applicant's certification as to the basis upon which the waiver is sought.
(d) With the exception of requests based on an emergency, requests for a waiver shall be filed with the Commission on or before March 15 of the second year of a two-year license term. Requests for a waiver based on an emergency shall be filed within a reasonable time given the circumstances.
(e) The Commission may seek additional information regarding the basis of an applicant's request for a waiver of the continuing education requirement under this section, including, but not limited to, the provision of sworn statements or testimony under oath by the waiver applicant.
(f) With the exception of waivers granted to active duty military personnel, licensees who receive a waiver of any portion of the core course continuing education requirement shall make up the waived core course(s), in addition to all continuing education credits required for the current license term, as a condition of renewing their license for the license term immediately following the license term for which the waiver was issued. (For example, if a licensee receives a waiver of six core credits in the first licensing term, then the licensee must complete those six previously waived core credits and the full 12 continuing education credits, for a total of 18 credits, in the immediately following licensing term in order to be eligible for renewal upon the conclusion of that license term.)
(g) Licensees who receive a waiver of the elective course requirement shall not be required to make up the waived elective course(s).

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N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-12.5

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