Okla. Admin. Code § 490:1-9-2 - Criteria for continuing education programs

Current through Register Vol. 39, No. 2, October 1, 2021

(a) In order for the Board to approve a program for continuing education hours, an application shall be completed by the sponsor and reviewed and approved by the Board.
(b) Sponsors shall submit their application to the Board at least 30 days in advance of the program, provided however, should the Board fail to meet through lack of a quorum or other circumstance, the application will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Board and if approved, hours will be awarded retroactively.
(c) The application shall contain documentation that certifies the following criteria are being met:
(1) The program shall relate to Long Term Care Administration and be designed to promote continued knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with current standards in long term care administration.
(2) The program shall be designed to assist administrators to improve their professional competencies.
(3) The program shall be open and available to all long term care administrators in Oklahoma.
(4) The facility where the program will be conducted shall provide adequate space to accommodate potential attendees and have the ability to supply the needed equipment.
(5) The faculty/instructors must have experience in long term care supervision and administration, or have expertise in teaching and instructional methods suitable to the subject presented, or have suitable academic qualifications and experience for the subject presented.
(6) The learning objectives in the program must be reasonable and clearly stated in behavioral terms which define the expected outcomes for participants.
(7) The learning objectives must be consistent with the program content and the mechanism by which learning objectives are shared with participants must be identified.
(8) The teaching methods in the program must be clearly stated, must be appropriate to the subject matter, and must allow suitable time.
(9) Instructional aids and resource materials that will be utilized in the program must be described.
(10) Sponsors should be qualified in the subject matter presented. The Board, in its sole discretion, may approve programs from an accredited educational institution, a professional association and/or trade association, a private educational group, or a state agency, or from another source if the program content is deemed to be of sufficient value to Oklahoma long term care administrators.
(11) The registration fee for a program must be published clearly on promotional material.
(12) Registration fees may be reviewed by the Board.
(13) The sponsor must allow the Board to evaluate the program.
(14) The sponsor must provide an evaluation form, approved by the Board, for each program participant's responses.
(15) Within 15 days after the conclusion of the program, the sponsor of Board approved programs (not NAB/NCERS approved programs) must provide to the Board a list of participants and a summary of the evaluations for each program. NAB/NCERS approved sponsors will use the NAB CE Registry to report attendees for those programs.
(16) The application presented to the Board must state the method to be used in certifying attendance or on-line completion.
(17) To receive full credit, attendees must attend the full program and/or log-in for on-line attendance for the full program. See also 490:1-9-1(j).
(18) Partial credit of a minimum of two clock hours may be earned in a divisible program.
(19) Instructional hours must be based upon clock hours (60 minutes= 1clock hour).
(20) The agenda must show registration, meal times (not included in credit hours), and a breakdown of the daily educational activities.
(21) The maximum number of hours that can be approved or earned shall be seven clock hours per day.
(22) The target group for programs shall be long term care administrators and other disciplines related to long term care.
(23) Licensed administrators who are "presenters" of approved CE programs may receive credit one time annually for the clock hour value of the class(es) they present. If the material is presented multiple times, credit is only awarded once per licensure year for the same educational material.
(24) Licensed administrators who present in Administrators University (AU) or other Board approved entry level training such as RC, RCAL or Adult Day Care initial licensure training, will receive CE credit one time annually for the clock hour value of the material they present.

Notes

Okla. Admin. Code § 490:1-9-2
Added at 24 Ok Reg 1599, eff 7-1-07; Amended at 29 Ok Reg 1326, eff 7-1-12
Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 34, Issue 24, September 1, 2017, eff. 9/11/2017 Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 35, Issue 24, September 4, 2018, eff. 10/1/2018

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