Wis. Admin. Code Funeral Directors Examining Board § FD 4.04 - Approval of continuing education programs

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) Except as provided in sub. (8), to obtain approval of a continuing education program, the program provider shall submit an application to the board on a form provided by the board. To be approved by the board, a continuing education program shall meet all of the following criteria:
(a) The program relates to one or more of the following subject content areas:
1. Grief counseling or communication.
2. Professional conduct, business ethics or legal aspects specifically related to practice in the profession.
3. Business management concepts relating specifically to delivery of services to a consumer.
4. Technical or practical aspects of the profession.
(b) The program is available to all funeral directors regardless of membership in or affiliation with any organization.
(c) The program provider does one of the following:
1. The program provider of the continuing education program agrees to monitor the continuous attendance of participants and to furnish to each participant evidence of having attended and completed the program at the location of the program.
2. The program provider of a board-approved online continuing education program includes in the program a method satisfactory to the board of determining a participant's successful completion of the approved online program.
(2) An application for a continuing education program shall include all of the following:
(a) Date and location of the program.
(b) Time segments scheduled in the program for presentation of subject areas specified in sub. (2).
(c) Name and title of the instructor.
(d) Name and title of the person requesting program approval on behalf of the provider.

Note: Forms are available upon request to the board office, PO Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708.

(3) A separate application shall be submitted for each continuing education program. Approval of a continuing education program expires on December 31 of each odd-numbered year.
(4) A program provider shall apply for approval of a continuing education program at least 30 days prior to its presentation.
(5) A continuing education program may include subject content other than that specified in sub. (1); however, the board shall limit its approval only to that part and time segments of the program which relate to subject areas specified in sub. (1) .
(6) A board-approved online program or course taken for academic credit shall be eligible for credit if the program or course relates to subject areas specified in sub. (1) and meets all other requirements in this section.
(7) In-service continuing education programs sponsored by a funeral establishment are not eligible for credit unless the programs are available to all licensed funeral directors and meet all other requirements in this section.
(8) A continuing education course sponsored by a national, international or state funeral director's association, or an educational institution accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education or approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice or otherwise deemed to be equivalent by the board, which satisfies the criteria established in sub. (1) (a) to (c) and s. FD 4.045, shall be approved by the board without receipt of a course approval application from the program provider.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Funeral Directors Examining Board § FD 4.04
Cr. Register, July, 1986, No. 367, eff. 8-1-86; correction in (6) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 12., Stats., Register, September, 1993, No. 453; am. (2) (intro.), Register, November, 1998, No. 515, eff. 12-1-98; CR 07-049: am. (1) (intro.), cr. (8) Register March 2008 No. 627, eff. 4-1-08; correction in (8) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7, Stats., Register March 2008 No. 627. Amended by, CR 16-011: am. (8) Register September 2016 No. 729, eff. 10/1/2016. Amended by, CR 17-048: renum. (1) (c) to (1) (c) 1. and am., cr. (1) (c) (intro.), renum. (1) (d) to (1) (c) 2. and am., am. (6) Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; correction in (8) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7., Stats., Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8/1/2018

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