(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.
Formal programs requiring attendance may
only be considered if:
(a) an outline is
prepared and preserved,
unit program is at least one (1) hour (1 credit hour = 50 minutes) in
(c) the program is
conducted by a qualified instructor, discussion leader or lecturer,
(d) a record of registration
and attendance is maintained and certified by the signatures of an authorized
representative of the organization sponsoring the program.
Subject to compliance with paragraphs 1
and 2 of this rule, the following are deemed to be qualifying programs:
University or college courses, provided
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
(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,
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.
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.
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. §