|(a) The department shall employ an audit system for
continuing education reporting. The instructor shall be responsible
for maintaining a record of his or her 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 instructor has been selected for
(b) The audit process shall be as follows.
(1) The department shall select for audit a random
sample of instructors for each renewal month. Instructors will be
notified of the continuing education audit when they receive their
(2) If selected for an audit, the instructor shall
submit copies of certificates, transcripts or other documentation
satisfactory to the department, verifying the instructor'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 instructor.
(4) An instructor who is selected for a continuing
education audit may renew through the online renewal process, if available.
However, the instructor will not be considered renewed until the required
continuing education documents are received, accepted and approved
by the department.
(5) Instructors will not be renewed until the continuing
education requirements have been met.