Chapter 750-6 RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
All certificates expire June 30 of odd-numbered years.
Application for renewal of a certificate must be accompanied by a renewal fee
(See Fee Schedule) and attestation of continuing education points accumulated
since the last renewal period. The following chart lists the required number of
points for each renewal certification.
CERTIFICATION HELD CONTINUING EDUCATION POINTS
|(2)||The biennial renewal fee is due and payable by June 30 of odd numbered years. A surcharge will be added for payments, which are received within a three-month penalty period, between July 1 and September 30 of odd-numbered years. (See Fee Schedule) Any continuing education points acquired to renew that certificate during the penalty period may not be used again during the next renewal cycle.|
|(3)||An individual who passes an examination required by the Board for certification is exempt from all continuing education requirements for that certificate for the first renewal period after initial issuance of the certificate.|
|(4)||If more than one continuing education course is needed to equal the required continuing education points to be eligible for a renewal, then the same course cannot be attended more than once to equal the required continuing education points in the same renewal period. However, the same continuing education course can be attended during a different renewal period.|
|(1)||An operator may maintain current certification in only one class of a category. When a person receives a higher class certificate, their lower class certificate shall be rendered void.|
|(2)|| An operator or analyst
who holds more than one certificate must submit the following:
|(1)||The Board shall maintain a list of currently approved course providers in accordance with eligibility criteria published by the Board. Course providers must be approved by the Board or its designee in order for applicants to receive credit. The Board may also elect to approve individual courses. A request by a course provider for approval must be submitted on a form that may be obtained from the Board and must be accompanied by the appropriate fee and supporting documents as required by the Board (See Fee Schedule). Effective July 1, 2013, course providers shall agree to provide rosters in electronic format of all attendees for all courses approved by the Board. The Professional Licensing Boards Division shall provide the electronic format for use in submitting rosters. All course approvals shall expire on or before January 31 of even-numbered years.|
|(2)|| Determination of Continuing Education
Points. (Beginning on July 1, 2013 and effective for renewal period June 30,
2015 and all renewal periods thereafter)
|(3)|| Basic and
for Approval of Continuing Education Courses.
|(1)||Each operator or laboratory analyst shall maintain for three years their own record of the continuing education activities which they have completed. The Board will not maintain continuing education files.|
|(2)||Applicants shall attest on their biennial renewal application that they have satisfied the continuing education requirements set out in these Rules. Documentation of these activities should be retained by the applicant and not sent to the Board (unless required to do so under section 750-6-.05(3) below). False attestation of satisfaction of the continuing education requirements on a renewal application shall subject the applicant to disciplinary action, including revocation.|
|(3)||The Board may conduct an audit of the renewal applications to insure compliance with requirements. Applicants who are audited will be required to document their continuing education activities. Documentation must be in the form of a certificate of attendance, a statement signed by the provider verifying participation in the activity, or official transcript. Failure to provide the Board with documentation of the hours attested to on the renewal application shall be grounds for disapproving the application for renewal or, if the certificate has been renewed, revoking the certificate.|