|(a) Approved sponsors. The board will approve courses
sponsored only by a chiropractic college fully credited through the
Council on Chiropractic Education or a statewide, national or international
professional association, upon application to the board on a form
prescribed by the board. Application forms are available from the
(b) Application. A separate application must be submitted
for each course.
(1) The application shall be on a form provided by
the board. The application form must include the course title, subject
and description, the number of requested credit hours, the date, time
and location of the course, the method of instruction, the name, address
and telephone number of the course coordinator, and the signature
of an authorized representative of the sponsor.
(2) In addition to the application form, a detailed
hour-by-hour syllabus of the course shall be submitted to the board.
The syllabus must provide detailed information sufficient to inform
the board of the course material being taught in each hour block.
If the course is taught by more than one instructor, the syllabus
must also list the name of the instructor of each hour block.
(3) Finally, the curriculum vitae of each instructor
shall be submitted to the board.
(4) The course application must include proposed advertising
defining course content.
(c) Application deadline and fee. A sponsor may submit
an application no later than 60 days prior to the date of the course,
along with a nonrefundable application fee as set by the board for
each course. For the purpose of this subsection, where the same course
is held in multiple cities or towns, with different speakers, each
location is considered a separate course. If a continuing education
program consists of separate sessions or modules, on different topics
and on different dates, each session or module is considered a separate
(d) A sponsor shall certify on the application that:
(1) all courses offered by the sponsor for which board
approval is requested will comply with the criteria in this section;
(2) the sponsor will be responsible for verifying
attendance at each course and will provide a certificate of attendance
as set forth in subsection (j) of this section; and
(3) advertising is consistent with the approved course
(e) Approval. The board will notify a sponsor in writing
of its decision regarding approval of a continuing education course.
Approval of each continuing education course is valid for one calendar
(f) Rejection. The board will notify sponsor in writing
of its decision regarding rejection of a continuing education course
and shall report the basis for the rejection.
(g) Approved list of courses. The board will maintain
a list of approved courses on their website at www.tbce.state.tx.us
for compliance with §75.5 of this title (relating to Continuing
(h) Criteria for continuing education courses. In order
for the board to approve a course, the course must:
(1) be presented by one or more speakers or instructors
who demonstrate, through a curriculum vitae or resume, knowledge,
training and expertise in the topic to be covered;
(2) have significant educational or practical content
to maintain appropriate levels of competency;
(3) relate to the chiropractic scope of practice, as
defined by the Texas Occupations Code §201.002, and §78.13
of this title (relating to Scope of Practice), or to knowledge necessary
for a licensee to comply with §78.2(a)(1)(F) of this title (relating
to Diligence and Efficient Practice of Chiropractic); and
(4) be on a topic from one or more of the following
(A) general or spinal anatomy;
(B) neuro-muscular-skeletal diagnosis;
(C) radiology or radiographic interpretation;
(E) public health;
(F) chiropractic adjusting techniques;
(G) chiropractic philosophy;
(H) risk management;
(K) hygiene and sanitation;
(Q) adjunctive or supportive therapy;
(R) boundary (sexual) issues;
(S) insurance reporting procedures;
(T) chiropractic research;
(U) HIV prevention and education;
(X) recordkeeping, documentation, and coding; or
(Y) other public health issues identified by the board
as provided under §75.5(b)(2)(A)(iv) of this title.
(i) The board will not approve any course on practice
management or accept credit for such course in satisfaction of the
board's continuing education requirement for licensees.
(j) Sponsor responsibilities. A sponsor of an approved
(1) notify the board in writing prior to any change
in course location, date, or cancellation;
(2) provide a roster of participants who attend the
course which contains, at a minimum, each participant's name and current
license number if a chiropractor, course number, and number of hours
earned by each participant. This roster shall be submitted to the
Board no later than 30 days after course completion;
(3) provide each participant in a course with a certificate
of attendance. The certificate shall contain the name of the sponsor,
the name of the participant, the title of the course, the date and
place of the course, the amount and type of credit earned, the course
number and the signature of the sponsor's authorized representative;
(4) assure that no licensee receives continuing education
credit for time not actually spent attending the course. If any participant's
absence exceeds ten minutes during any one hour period, credit for
that hour shall be forfeited and noted in the sponsor's attendance
roster that is submitted to the Board. Furthermore, the sponsor is
responsible for seeing that each person in attendance is in place
at the start of each course period;
(5) provide the activity rosters and any other additional
information about a course to the board upon request;
(6) shall use the course title listed on the sponsor's
application, and approved by the board, to advertise the course;
(7) ensure any advertising of the course adheres to
course content approved by the board; and
(8) retain for a period of three years, for each approved
course, documentation of compliance with this section, including:
(A) the curriculum presented;
(B) the names and vitae for each speaker;
(C) the attendance roles; and
(D) credit hours earned.
(k) The board may evaluate an approved sponsor or course
at any time to ensure compliance with the requirement of this section.
Upon the failure of a sponsor or course to comply with the requirements
of this section, the board, at its discretion, may revoke the sponsor
or the course's approved status.