64B8-52.003. Procedure for Approval of Attendance at Continuing Education Courses  


Effective on Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • 1(1) During the license renewal period of each biennium, a postcard renewal reminder will be mailed by the Department to each licensee at the last address provided. Failure to receive any notification during this period does not relieve the licensee of responsibility of meeting the continuing education requirements. Renewal of the license will occur according to the procedures described in Rule 6264B8-54.001, 63F.A.C. The licensee must retain such receipts, vouchers, certificates, or other papers as may be necessary to document completion of the appropriate continuing education offerings for a period of not less than 4 years from the date the offering was taken. The Department will verify completion of all required continuing education hours through the licensee118119s continuing education tracking account at www.cebroker.com upon the licensee’s application for renewal of licensure. Failure to document compliance with the continuing education requirements or the furnishing of false or misleading information regarding compliance shall be grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to Section 162478.52(1)(a), F.S.

    164(2) All licensees shall be awarded contact hours for attendance at:

    175(a) All offerings that are approved by the Electrolysis Society of Florida (ESF), or the Electrolysis Association of Florida (EAF), or the American Electrology Association, or the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal; or

    210(b) All offerings from other states which are approved by the states’ licensing agency or professional electrology organization, which offerings have been approved by the American Electrology Association, or the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, or any college, university, or post-secondary institution course taken and successfully completed for the first time by the licensee in a subject area relevant to electrolysis. The licensee shall provide verification upon request of the Department.

    283(3) Each licensee must comply with continuing education requirements consisting of:

    294(a) An approved course on HIV/AIDS education to be completed no later than upon the licensee’s first renewal. Approved offerings in HIV/AIDS are those that meet the requirements of Section 324456.033, F.S. 326Courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department of Health pursuant to Section 346456.033, F.S., 348are approved by this council.

    353(b) One hour of each biennium in a course approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department on blood-borne diseases.

    379(c) Two (2) hours each biennium in a course approved by the Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Department on prevention of medical errors, including a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.

    420(4) Continuing education per biennium may also include:

    428(a) Up to ten hours of approved home study courses required for license renewal.

    442(b) Up to 2 hours in the area of risk management by attending a Board meeting in which another licensee is being disciplined, or by serving as volunteer expert witness in a disciplinary case.

    476(c) A maximum of 6 contact hours for the presentation of an electrology related course or program as either the lecturer of the course or program or as the author of the course materials. Each licensee who is participating as either a lecturer or author of an electrology related course or program shall receive credit for the portion of the offering he/she presented or authored up to the total hours awarded for the offering.

    5501. Continuing education credit shall be awarded to a lecturer or author for the initial presentation of each electrology related course or program only; repeat presentations of the same course or program shall not be granted credit.

    5872. In order for a continuing education credit to be awarded to each licensee participating as either lecturer or author, the format of the electrology related course or program must conform with all applicable sections of this rule chapter.

    6263. The number of contact hours to be awarded to each licensee who participates in an electrology related course or program as either a lecturer or author is based on the 50 minute contact hour employed within this rule chapter.

    666Rulemaking Authority 668478.43(1), 669(4), 670478.50(2), 671(4)(a), (b) FS. Law Implemented 676456.013, 677456.033, 678478.43(4), 679478.50(2), 680(4)(a), (b) FS. History–New 6-1-93, Formerly 21M-77.003, 61F6-77.003, Amended 5-11-95, Formerly 59R-52.003, Amended 2-9-98, 2-16-99, 2-17-00, 9-21-00, 8-13-02, 4-26-09, 2-28-17, 1-5-20.