204 Pa. Code § 306 - Credit for Courses or Activities

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022

(a) Credit will be given only for completion of courses or activities which are accredited or approved by the Board.
(b) Judges must be physically present at a course or activity to earn credit, unless participating by distance education. Distance education, including, but not limited to, simulcast, computer-based, and teleconference may be approved for credit provided they meet the interactive and technical requirements of the Board.
(c) One (1) hour of credit will be awarded for each sixty (60) minutes of substantive programming.
(d) No provider shall schedule a class for less than sixty (60) minutes, but one-half hour credit shall be awarded for attendance of at least thirty (30) minutes but less than sixty (60) minutes beyond the initial sixty (60) minutes. Increments of less than thirty (30) minutes will not be awarded credit. However, single course offerings that span over a number of hours may have credit time aggregated for the purpose of credit calculations, excluding time for breaks.
(e) Carry Forward Credits. A judge may carry forward for one (1) year a balance of credit hours in excess of the current annual requirements, and they shall retain their character as such for that succeeding reporting year.
(f) Excess Credits for Ethics. Credits for judicial ethics in excess of the annual requirement may be either carried forward to the following year, or applied toward remaining annual CJE requirements, except they may not be substituted for Department-required courses.
(g) If a course or activity is approved for both substantive and ethics credit, a judge must be present for the entire course to be eligible for the ethics credit.
(h) Credit will only be given for the first time a course or activity is attended or taught in any compliance year.


204 Pa. Code § 306
Adopted by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 50, No. 10. March 7, 2020, effective 3/7/2020

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