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Persons seeking renewal of certificates with an active status pursuant to the act shall file with their applications a signed statement indicating they have met the requirements for participation in a program of continuous learning as set forth in this chapter and indicate the number of hours claimed for each of the three preceding years ending on June 30. The licensee shall report the hours claimed, separately identifying those programs meeting the registry requirements under part 1105.3100, subpart 1, and those programs not meeting the registry requirement under part 1105.3100, subpart 2.


The licensee shall be responsible for documenting the acceptability of the program and the validity of the credits. Documentation must be retained for five years following completion of each program.

Documentation of participation in a program of learning for programs meeting the registry requirements of this chapter must include a certificate of attendance that contains the registry number of the program. For programs that do not meet the registry requirements of this chapter, documentation of participation must include:


a certificate of attendance from the program sponsor containing the name and contact information of the sponsor, the title and description of the content of the program, the date of the program, the location of the program, and the number of CPE hours for which the licensee attended;


a copy of the detailed timed agenda for the program; and


a statement by the licensee describing how the program contributes to the licensee's professional knowledge and competence.


The board shall conduct audits to verify information regarding hours of CPE attendance in order to determine compliance with the continuing professional education requirements of this chapter through inspection of documentation supplied by the licensee. In cases where the board determines that the documentation supplied by the licensee is not sufficient or the programs do not meet the requirements of this chapter, the board may grant an additional period of time in which the deficiencies can be cured or the board may take disciplinary action. Licensees determined not in compliance shall be assessed the late processing fee required in part 1105.3000, item E. Fraudulent reporting is a basis for disciplinary action.


Beginning in calendar year 2014, licensees holding an active certificate on June 30 shall report to the board by December 31 of each year the continuing professional education hours earned during the one- and three-year CPE period ended on June 30.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 326.18; 326A.02

Published Electronically:

April 28, 2014

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