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18VAC15-40-72. Continuing professional education (CPE) required.

A. Each certificate holder shall have completed 16 contact hours of continuing professional education (CPE) during each certificate renewal cycle, beginning with the certificate renewal cycle that ends April 30, 2013.

B. The subject matter addressed during CPE contact hours shall be limited to the content areas covered by the board's examination.

C. The following shall be maintained by the certificate holder to document completion of the hours of CPE specified in subsection A of this section:

1. Evidence of completion that shall contain the name, address, and telephone number of the training sponsor;

2. The dates the applicant participated in the training;

3. Descriptive material of the subject matter presented documenting that it covers the content areas covered by the board's examination; and

4. A statement from the sponsor verifying the number of CPE contact hours completed.

D. Each certificate holder shall maintain evidence of the satisfactory completion of CPE for at least three years following the end of the certificate renewal cycle for which the CPE was taken. Such documentation shall be in the form required by subsection C of this section and shall be provided to the board or its duly authorized agents upon request.

E. The certificate holder shall not receive CPE credit for the same training course more than once during a single certificate renewal cycle.

F. Distance learning courses that comply with subsection B of this section and provide the documentation required by subsection C of this section shall comply with the CPE requirement.

G. The certificate holder may request additional time to meet the CPE requirement; however, CPE hours earned during a certificate renewal cycle to satisfy the CPE requirement of the preceding certificate renewal cycle shall be valid only for that preceding certificate renewal cycle.

Statutory Authority

54.1-201 and 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 2011.

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