(a) A licensed genetic counselor must complete a minimum of 25 hours of NSGC- or ABMG-approved continuing education units every two years. If a licensee's renewal term is prorated to be more or less than one year, the required number of continuing education units is prorated proportionately.
(b) The board may grant a variance to the continuing education requirements specified in this section if a licensee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board that the licensee is unable to complete the required number of educational units during the renewal term. The board may allow the licensee to complete the required number of continuing education units within a time frame specified by the board. In no case shall the board allow the licensee to complete less than the required number of continuing education units.