|(a) The department shall employ an audit system for
continuing education reporting. The license holder shall be responsible
for maintaining a record of the license holder's continuing education
experiences. The certificates, diplomas, or other documentation verifying
earning of continuing education hours are not to be forwarded to the
department at the time of renewal unless the license holder has been
selected for audit.
(b) The audit process shall be as follows.
(1) The department shall select for audit a random
sample of license holders for each renewal month. License holders
will be notified of the continuing education audit when they receive
their renewal documentation.
(2) If selected for an audit, the license holder shall
submit copies of certificates, transcripts or other documentation
satisfactory to the department, verifying the license holder's attendance,
participation and completion of the continuing education. All documentation
must be provided at the time of renewal.
(3) Failure to timely furnish this information or providing
false information during the audit process or the renewal process
are grounds for disciplinary action against the license holder.
(4) A license holder who is selected for continuing
education audit may renew through the online renewal process. However,
the license will not be considered renewed until required continuing
education documents are received, accepted and approved by the department.
(5) Licenses will not be renewed until the continuing
education requirements have been met.
(c) The license holder shall be responsible for maintaining
a record of the license holder's continuing education experiences
until the next renewal is completed.