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RULE §111.132Continuing Professional Education--Records and Audits

(a) The licensee shall be responsible for maintaining a record of the licensee's continuing education experiences for at least three years.

(b) Proof of completion of a valid continuing education experience shall include the name of the licensee, the provider of the event, the title and date of the event, and the number of continuing education hours earned. Acceptable verification shall be:

  (1) a letter, Continuing Education (CE) registry, or form bearing a valid signature or verification as designated by the department approved provider;

  (2) in the event verification referenced in paragraph (1) of this subsection cannot be obtained, the department may accept verification from the presenter of an approved event if the presenter can also provide proof that the event was acceptable to an approved provider; or

  (3) an original or certified copy of the university or college transcript if earned under §111.131(c).

(c) The documentation, certificates, diplomas, or other documentation verifying earning of continuing education hours shall not be forwarded to the department at the time of renewal unless the department selected the licensee for audit.

(d) The audit process shall be as follows.

  (1) The department shall select for audit a random sample of licensees for each renewal month. Licensees will be notified of the continuing education audit when they receive their renewal documentation.

  (2) If selected for an audit, the licensee shall submit copies of certificates, transcripts or other documentation satisfactory to the department, verifying the licensee's attendance, participation and completion of the continuing education. All documentation must be provided at the time of renewal.

  (3) Failure to timely furnish this information or providing false information during the audit process or the renewal process are grounds for disciplinary action against the licensee.

  (4) A licensee who is selected for continuing education audit may renew through the online renewal process. However, the license will not be considered renewed until required continuing education documents are received, accepted and approved by the department.

  (5) Licenses will not be renewed until the continuing education requirements have been met.

Source Note: The provisions of this §111.132 adopted to be effective October 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 4441; amended to be effective August 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 5172

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