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2105.0186 CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) PROVIDERS.

Subpart 1.

Providers of core CE courses for practitioners.

A.

A core CE course required by Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.271, subdivision 1, consists of a four-hour course, including one hour on state cosmetology laws and rules, and three hours on health, safety, and infection control.

B.

A core CE course requires board approval, and must be offered only by a board-licensed cosmetology school, postsecondary school licensed by the Office of Higher Education under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.103, paragraph (a), or a professional association recognized by the board under item C.

C.

A professional association must apply for board recognition to offer core CE courses in writing on forms supplied by the board. Board recognition is valid for a maximum of one calendar year and expires on December 31 of the year authorization was granted.

D.

A cosmetology school, a postsecondary school, or a board-authorized professional association must apply for approval of the core CE curriculum on a form supplied by the board, and submit the lesson plan and learning objectives, qualifications of the presenters and course developers, and payment of the fees required by Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.25, if the provider approval fee has not been paid in the current calendar year.

E.

Board approval of a core CE course under this subpart is valid for a maximum of one calendar year and expires on December 31 of the year approval was granted.

F.

The board shall maintain a list of approved core CE courses on the board's website.

Subp. 2.

Providers of professional practice CE courses for practitioners.

A.

A professional practice CE course as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.271, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), must consist of a four-hour course based on any or all of the following within the licensee's scope of practice:

(1)

product chemistry and chemical interaction;

(2)

proper use of machines and instruments;

(3)

business management, professional ethics, and human relations; or

(4)

techniques relevant to the type of license held.

B.

A professional practice CE course requires board approval and may be offered only by licensed salons, licensed cosmetology schools, and board-recognized professional associations.

(1)

A salon must offer the professional practice CEs as approved in-person classes. A salon must apply for approval of the professional practice curriculum in writing on forms supplied by the board, and must submit the lesson plan and course objectives; qualifications of the presenters and course developers; and payment of the fees required by Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.25, if the salon has not paid the provider approval fee in the current calendar year.

(2)

A cosmetology school and a board-recognized professional association may offer the professional practice CEs in person or online and must apply for approval of the professional practice curriculum in writing on forms supplied by the board and submit the lesson plan and course objectives, qualifications of the presenters and course developers, and payment of the fees required by Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.25, if the provider approval fee has not been paid in the current calendar year.

(3)

A professional association must apply for board recognition in writing on forms supplied by the board. Board recognition is valid for one calendar year and expires on December 31 of the year recognition was granted.

C.

Board approval of a professional practice CE course is valid for a maximum of one calendar year and expires on December 31 of the year approval was granted.

D.

The board shall maintain a list of approved professional practice CE courses on the board's website.

Subp. 3.

Providers of instructor CE courses.

Instructor license renewal requires 30 CE hours of board-approved courses on teaching methodology and 15 CE hours on clinical practice in the instructor's licensed field.

A.

Cosmetology schools, postsecondary schools, professional associations, subject matter experts, or salons may offer instructor CEs in person or as online classes.

B.

A course provider under item A must apply for course approval for each CE course on a form supplied by the board, and submit the lesson plan or syllabus, course objectives, qualifications of the presenters and course developers, and payment of the fees required by Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.25, if the provider has not paid the provider approval fee in the current calendar year.

C.

Board approval of an instructor CE course is valid for one calendar year and expires on December 31 of the year approval was granted.

D.

The board shall maintain a list of approved instructor CE courses on the board's website.

E.

Courses on teaching methodology or clinical practice provided by a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) community college, state university, or technical college, or any postsecondary school licensed by the Office of Higher Education, are not subject to preapproval by the board. This provision does not apply to board-licensed cosmetology schools. All board-licensed cosmetology schools are subject to the provisions of items A to C.

Subp. 4.

Providers of school manager CE courses.

A school manager license renewal requires four hours of CE courses or seminars on business practices or school management. Providers of school manager CE courses are not subject to board approval or the requirements of subpart 6. No approval fee is required.

Subp. 5.

CE course hours.

For the purposes of this part, a CE credit hour must consist of 55 minutes of continuous instructional activity, excluding breaks, registration, meals, and other noneducational activity. The number of credit hours assigned to an online course must be computed by the course developer based on the average time to complete the course. The board must accept or approve CE courses in full-hour increments.

Subp. 6.

Records requirements for CE course providers.

A course provider must retain records of each attendee, including the attendee's full name and license number, the date of the course, the course title or course number, and the instructor's name for five years. Course providers must respond within 15 business days of the board's request for verification of whether an individual attended and completed a CE course. This subpart does not apply to CE courses offered by MnSCU, the University of Minnesota, or any postsecondary school licensed by the Office of Higher Education and not licensed by the board.

Subp. 7.

Audit provisions for CE courses and providers.

The board is authorized to audit a CE course at any time. A course provider must allow board staff to attend a CE course at any time and without cost for the purposes of auditing the course. Board approval of a CE course and board authorization of a provider is subject to revocation if a provider is not in compliance with this part or Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.271, or if the board determines a CE class offered by the provider does not reflect current professional standards or practices, or if the board finds just cause. The disciplinary provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.33, apply. This subpart does not apply to CE courses offered by MnSCU, the University of Minnesota, or any postsecondary school licensed by the Office of Higher Education and not licensed by the board.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30

History:

41 SR 305

Published Electronically:

September 6, 2018