Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1175-02-.03 - QUALIFYING PROGRAMS

(1) In order to qualify for credit toward satisfaction of the continuing professional education requirements of Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-26-225, the continuing education program must be a formal program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competence of the licensee.
(2) Formal programs requiring attendance may only be considered if:
(a) an outline is prepared and preserved,
(b) the unit program is at least one (1) hour (1 credit hour = 50 minutes) in length,
(c) the program is conducted by a qualified instructor, discussion leader or lecturer, and
(d) a record of registration and attendance is maintained and certified by the signatures of an authorized representative of the organization sponsoring the program.
(3) Subject to compliance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of this rule, the following are deemed to be qualifying programs:
(a) University or college courses, provided that:
1. successful completion of a semester or quarter length course will satisfy the continuing professional education requirement for the year in which it is taken, and
2. the courses are relevant to the investigative industry;
(b) Programs of investigative associations and organizations recognized by the Commission; and
(c) Programs of other organizations and associations recognized by the Commission (i.e., legal, certified fraud examiners, polygraph license holders and other professional organizations, etc.).
(4) Formal correspondence and other individual study programs which require registration and provide evidence of satisfactory completion may qualify for continuing education credit in an amount to be determined by the Commission.
(5) Continuing education credit will be allowed for service as an instructor, discussion leader or speaker at any program for which participants are eligible to receive continuing education credit. Credit for such service shall be allowed on the first presentation only, unless the program has been substantially revised. One (1) hour of instruction will equal one (1) hour of CPE.
(6) Any program of continuing education not specifically mentioned by this rule may be submitted to the Commission for evaluation and approval.
(7) The Commission specifically reserves the right to approve or disapprove credit for continuing education claimed under this rule.
(8) No carryover of hours from renewal period to the next renewal period is permitted.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1175-02-.03
Original rule filed August 12, 1994; effective October 26, 1994. Amendment filed September 19, 2003; effective December 3, 2003. Amendment filed September 12, 2006; effective November 26, 2006.

Authority: T.C.A. § 62-26-225(c) and 62-26-303.

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