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The renewal period begins January 1st of every even number year to December 31st of the following odd number year, <B>except</B> that an initially licensed dispenser licensee shall be exempt from meeting the requirements of this Rule if, at the time of renewal, said dispensing licensee has been licensed for a period of time less than two (2) years. Continuing education hours completed by an initially licensed dispenser licensee, who at the time of renewal has been initially licensed for less than a two (2) year period, will not be available or "carried over" for credit to meet the requirement for the next biennial license renewal.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/276-10-.02" name="276-10-.02" title="276-10-.02">Rule 276-10-.02 Continuing Education</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Courses offered by the following are preapproved by the Board as means of acquiring the required continuing education hours for license renewal subject to the specific categories as outlined in paragraph 3 of this rule. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Institute for Hearing Instrument Studies.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Hearing Society.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Society of Hearing Professionals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Academy of Audiology.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> College courses taken for credit or through official audit or seminars sponsored by such colleges.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Audiology Online (<a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.audiologyonline.com" target="_blank">www.audiologyonline.com</a>)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> American Academy of Audiology</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All educational opportunities other than those offered by various state approved/sanctioned academies, societies and associations require prior approval from the Board within thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled date of such program. Applications for approval must include sponsor, date, location, subjects, scope, instructors, qualifications of instructors, and classroom hours for each subject.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Of the required hours, two (2) must be in the medical area (face-to-face only, NOT online), two (2) must be in jurisprudence (Georgia laws and rules) and/or ethics, two (2) must be in patient management. The remainder of hours may be obtained as product specific or on the topic of practice building. Effective January 1, 2016, a hearing aid dispenser must obtain a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education per biennium. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Online Hours: Of the required total continuing education hours, a total of six (6) hours must be obtained face-to-face, in person (of these 6 hours, the 2 required hours in the medical area MUST be obtained face-to-face, in person). Prior to December 31, 2015, the remaining eight (8) hours may be obtained via online means, however, NO more than four (4) hours may be obtained online in any given twenty-four (24) hour period. Effective January 1, 2016, a hearing aid dispenser must obtain a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education per biennium. No more than fourteen (14) hours of the required twenty (20) may be obtained via online means with NO more than four (4) hours obtained online in any given twenty-four (24) hour period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Approved areas of study to satisfy the two (2) hours in the medical area are <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Anatomy and physiology;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diseases of the ear;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disease control;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Otoscopy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Approved areas of study to satisfy the two (2) hours in patient management are <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Testing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rehabilitation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Counseling;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(3)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Impressions of the ear.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The method of reporting continuing education hours to the Board, IF selected for a Continuing Education Hours audit, shall be as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each licensed hearing aid dispenser shall be responsible for maintaining certificates of attendance and any course descriptions, schedules, syllabuses, synopses or abstracts of course content for continuing education courses taken to satisfy the requirements for continuing education for a period of four (4) years from the date of attendance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Continuing Education Hours must be obtained within the two year licensure cycle, i.e. between January 1st of every Even Numbered year and December 31st of the subsequent Odd Numbered year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall audit the required continuing education hours of a percentage of dispenser licensees for compliance with all rules and regulations. This percentage shall not be less than fifteen percent (15%) of the licensed Hearing Aid dispensers, randomly selected, each biennium renewal period;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the time of license renewal, each dispenser shall certify to the Georgia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispensers that he/she has completed the continuing education credits required for license renewal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event a licensee, who is audited, fails to submit certificates of continuing education attendance, or other documentation referred to in paragraph (4)(a) above, of having satisfied the continuing education requirements for license renewal, the application will not be processed until the continuing education audit is completed. A licensee who fails to meet the continuing education requirements is not eligible to renew his/her license and the license will be revoked by operation of law. An application for reinstatement must be filed, in accordance with Board rule <a title="276-7-.01" href="276-7-.01">276-7-.01</a>, for any lapsed licenses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="276-10-.02(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Current (licensed) members of the Board shall also be audited for each renewal cycle that they serve on the Board.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/276-10-.03" name="276-10-.03" title="276-10-.03">Rule 276-10-.03 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/276-10-.04" name="276-10-.04" title="276-10-.04">Rule 276-10-.04 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/276-10-.05" name="276-10-.05" title="276-10-.05">Rule 276-10-.05 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/276-10-.06" name="276-10-.06" title="276-10-.06">Rule 276-10-.06 Repealed</a></h2> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/276-10-.01" name="276-10-.01" title="276-10-.01">Rule 276-10-.01 Continuing Education - Dispensers</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/276-10-.02" name="276-10-.02" title="276-10-.02">Rule 276-10-.02 Continuing Education</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/276-10-.03" name="276-10-.03" title="276-10-.03">Rule 276-10-.03 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/276-10-.04" name="276-10-.04" title="276-10-.04">Rule 276-10-.04 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/276-10-.05" name="276-10-.05" title="276-10-.05">Rule 276-10-.05 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/276-10-.06" name="276-10-.06" title="276-10-.06">Rule 276-10-.06 Repealed</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>