|(a) Except for exempt providers as defined in the Act, providers shall submit an application for approval of continuing education training. In approving continuing education training, the Commission shall consider the factors set out in §132.0551 of the Act. (b) If a continuing education training provider submits an application for approval prior to September 1, 2006, and the application and courses are approved, all training conducted on or after January 1, 2006, will be considered as approved continuing education if the training is determined by the Commission to be substantially similar to the application. (c) The school shall implement, maintain, and update annually a written plan for staff development, which includes at a minimum, continuing education, staff meetings, attendance at trade and professional conferences, and observation of, or participation in, on-the-job activities. (d) Each school director, full-time instructor, and director of admissions shall complete a minimum of six hours of course time of continuing education applicable to the position within 12 months of employment in the position and each calendar year thereafter. (e) The school shall provide and document in-service training that provides updates on skills, knowledge, and technology required by business and industry for those instructors who have taught for two years, but have not gained relevant work experience during the two-year period.