|(a) Except as otherwise provided by this subchapter,
all continuing education credits must be earned through department
approved continuing education schools.
(b) All department approved continuing education schools
shall comply with:
(1) Each school must identify to the department a school
director as its agent responsible for ensuring the school's compliance
with this subchapter, including the maintenance of attendance records,
the provision of such records to department personnel upon request,
and the verification of curricula and instructors' qualifications.
The failure of this individual to perform these duties or to otherwise
comply with this subchapter may result in the cancellation of the
school's certificate of approval and the rejection of claims for continuing
education credit obtained from that school.
(2) School attendance records shall include:
(A) Subjects taught in each course of instruction;
(B) Total hours of each course of instruction and the
hours instructed on each subject;
(C) Date of instruction;
(D) Name, license number, and date(s) of attendance
for each individual that attended a course of instruction; and
(E) Name and qualifications of instructor.
(3) Schools shall issue certificates of attendance
to registrants or licensees attending a course of instruction. The
certificates of attendance shall contain the name and license number
of the attendee, the date of attendance, the number of hours of attendance,
and the course(s) of instruction attended. Each certificate shall
be signed and dated by the school director.
(4) Schools shall maintain all records required by
this section for a period of two (2) years.
(5) The school shall provide copies of all records
required under this subchapter to the department upon request.
(6) The school director shall verify that the curriculum
of each continuing education course offered is in compliance with
(7) The school director shall verify the qualifications
of each instructor.
(c) Attendees of courses of continuing education shall
maintain certificates of completion furnished by the school director
in their files for a period of two (2) years. Attendees shall furnish
the department with copies of all certificates of completion upon
(d) Licensed companies with ten (10) or more registered
employees may make a written request for a letter of exemption allowing
them to provide continuing education to those employees registered
under the requesting company's license. Such requests shall be addressed
to the department. A letter of exemption granted under this section
shall be valid for two (2) years. To qualify for a letter of exemption,
the company must appoint a training director, assure that all training
is in compliance with all related administrative rules, maintain proof
of all training, and provide each employee with a certificate of training
as required by this section. There is no annual fee associated with
a letter of exemption issued under this subsection.