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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 30TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
CHAPTER 681PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
SUBCHAPTER JCONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
RULE §681.146Reporting of Continuing Education

(a) The board will monitor a licensee's compliance with continuing education requirements by random audit. Licensees will be notified in writing if they have been selected for a continuing education audit. Individual supporting documents of participation in continuing education activities are not to be submitted to the board unless a written Notice of Audit is received informing the licensee that he or she has been randomly selected for a document audit. Upon receipt of a Notice of Audit, the licensee will be required to submit all appropriate documentation to substantiate compliance with the board's continuing education requirements within 15 working days of receipt of notice.

(b) The licensee is responsible for maintaining continuing education records for a period of two years.

(c) An audit will be automatic for a licensee who was determined to be non-compliant during the immediately preceding audit.

(d) Appropriate continuing education supporting documentation include:

  (1) program attended, certificate of attendance;

  (2) teaching or consultation in approved programs, a letter on the sponsoring agency's letterhead giving name of program, location, dates, and subjects taught and giving total clock-hours of teaching or consultation;

  (3) completion of academic work from accredited schools, evidence of course credit;

  (4) official auditing of a graduate level course at an accredited school, a letter from the accredited school or professor which includes the actual number of clock-hours attended.

(e) Failure to meet the continuing education requirement, provide documentation as requested by the board, or providing fraudulent documentation is a violation of board rules in this chapter and grounds for disciplinary action.


Source Note: The provisions of this §681.146 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 4134; amended to be effective April 27, 2008, 33 TexReg 3268; amended to be effective December 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 8889; amended to be effective February 28, 2019, 44 TexReg 844

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