61G19-9.001. Continuing Education for Biennial Renewal  


Effective on Tuesday, July 1, 2008
  • 1(1) Except as noted below, prior to the end of each biennial certification period, all certificate holders shall complete a minimum of fourteen (14) classroom or interactive distance learning hours of continuing education courses, which shall include a minimum of two (2) hours in the area of accessibility, and 50a minimum of two (2) classroom 56or interactive distance learning 60hours in the area of Florida laws and rules (other than accessibility 72and ethics) and, effective in the licensure renewal biennium that begins December 1, 2007, one (1) classroom or interactive distance learning hour in the area of ethics 99as a condition of the biennial renewal of all certifications held by the certificate holder.

    114(2) “Interactive Distance Learning” means the delivery of educational offerings or courses via the internet and/or other interactive electronic media. Such offerings or courses shall be interactive, providing for the interchange of information between the student and the teacher, and shall provide for the registration, evaluation, monitoring, and verification of continuing education. The courses shall be accessible at locations and times determined by the student.

    179(3) “Interactive Distance Learning Hour” means sixty minutes of instruction presented in an alternative nonclassroom interactive distance learning setting, exclusive of any breaks, recesses, or other time not spent in instruction.

    210(4) “Laws and Rules” as used in subsection (1) above means the study and examination of the related subject matter as is ex233e234mplified and contained within Chapter239s 240320, 468, 553, 471, 481, 489 (as it relates to licensure and scope of practice), and 713 (as it relates to permitting), F.S., and their associated rules in the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) as listed in the Board’s Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) online. 283“Ethics” as used in subsection (1) above means the study and examination of the subject matter contained within Chapter 112, Part III, F.S., and other ethical principles enumerated in Chapter 468, Part XII, F.S.

    317(3185319) Applicants who are first certified when there is more than one-half of their initial biennial certification period remaining, shall only be required to complete a minimum of seven (7) hours of continuing education courses, which shall include a minimum of one (1) hour in the area of accessibility, prior to the end of their initial biennial certification period as a condition of the initial renewal of all certifications held by the certificate holder.

    393(3946395) Applicants who are first certified when there is one-half or less of their initial biennial certification period remaining, shall not be required to complete any hours of continuing education courses as a condition of the initial renewal of all certifications held by the certificate holder.

    441(4427443) For those certificate holders who are certified in more than one certification category, completion of the minimum number of hours of continuing education course requirements as set forth above shall be sufficient for the biennial renewal of all certifications held by the certificate holder. All license numbers held by the certificate holder should be submitted by the certificate holder to the provider at the time of course registration.

    512(8) A certificate holder shall maintain continuing education course completion certificates for a period of three (3) years.

    530Specific Authority 532455.2124, 533455.213(6), 534468.606, 535468.627 FS. 537Law Implemented 539455.2124, 540455.213(6), 541468.627 FS. 543History–New 55455462354754894, Amended 55515522155355495, 115565572855855995, 6561562956356497, 1-4-00, 4-56723-01, 3-19-02, 6-10-02, 6-1-03, 1-10-07, 5727-1-08573.

     

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