|(a) "Live format" means any education course that is
not pre-recorded and is presented in real time through an interactive
medium such as a live webinar, an in-person training event, or telephone
(b) "Online course" means any pre-recorded or live
format education course that is delivered through the internet.
(c) A licensee may only take up to 10 hours of online
courses that are not live format each year.
(d) A licensee shall complete 16 hours of continuing
education each year unless a licensee is exempt under subsection (q)
of this section.
(e) A licensee's reporting year shall begin on the
first day of the month in which the licensee's birthday occurs.
(f) A licensee shall complete the 16 hours of continuing
education through any Board-approved course or seminar elected by
(g) A licensee shall attend any course designated as
a "Board Required Course" in a live format.
(h) As part of the 16 annual required hours of continuing
education, a licensee shall complete a minimum of 4 hours of Board-required
courses, which include 3 hours relating to the Board's rules, code
of ethics, and documenting.
(i) A licensee shall complete a minimum of 1 hour of
the 16 annual required hours on chiropractic practice risk management.
(j) A licensee who was first licensed on or after September
1, 2012, shall complete at least 8 hours of continuing education in
coding and documentation for Medicare claims no later than the licensee's
second renewal period.
(k) A licensee may count the 8 hours in coding and
documentation for Medicare claims as part of the 16 continuing education
hours required during the year in which the 8 hours were completed.
(l) If a licensee is unable to take an online course,
the licensee shall submit a request to the Board for special accommodations.
(m) At the Board's request, a licensee shall submit
written verification from each continuing education course sponsor
of the licensee's completion of each course used to fulfill the required
hours for all years requested.
(n) The Board shall consider the failure to submit
verification under subsection (n) of this section as failing to meet
continuing education requirements.
(o) The following are exempt from the requirements
of this section:
(1) a licensee who holds an inactive license;
(2) a licensee who is a military member, veteran, or
military spouse during part of the 12 months immediately preceding
the annual license renewal date;
(3) a licensee who submits satisfactory proof that
the licensee suffered an illness or disability which prevented the
licensee from complying with this section during the 12 months immediately
preceding the annual license renewal date; or
(4) a licensee who is in their first renewal period.
(p) A licensee who is a member of the military is entitled
to two years of additional time to complete any continuing education
requirements and any other requirement related to license renewal.
(q) A licensee who also holds a Board-issued permit
to perform specialized techniques or procedures shall complete any
continuing education required by the Board to obtain and maintain
(r) The Board shall make available a list of approved
courses on the Board's website.