SECTION .0700 ‑ CONTINUING EDUCATION
21 NCAC 30 .0701 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
(a) Pursuant to G.S. 90-632, a licensee, when renewing a license, shall document that they have completed at least 24 contact hours of approved continuing education during the immediately preceding licensure period, provided the licensure period is two years or more. If the licensure period is less than two years, but more than one year, the licensee shall document that they have completed at least 12 contact hours of approved continuing education.
(b) For the purposes of this Section, "approved continuing education" means a course offered as follows:
(1) by an approved provider as defined in Rule .0702;
(2) a course approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM); or
(3) a course in anatomy, physiology, pathology or business management taken at a post secondary institution of higher learning.
(c) Distance learning, as defined in Rule .0702 of this Section, shall not comprise more than 12 hours of the required continuing education hours per licensure period.
(d) Licensees shall document that they have completed at least three contact hours of continuing education in professional ethics as defined in Rule .0702 of this Section, out of the minimum of 24 hours of approved continuing education required for license renewal. This may be obtained through supervised classroom instruction or distance learning.
(e) Business management, as defined in Rule .0702 of this Section, shall not comprise more than three hours of the minimum 24 hours of approved continuing education required for license renewal.
(f) Licensees shall ensure that each continuing education course for which they claim credit on their application for renewal of licensure is consistent with the definitions and requirements set forth in this Section.
(g) The Board may audit licensees at random to assure compliance with these requirements.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90-26(9); 90-632(a)(1);
Temporary Adoption Eff. February 15, 2000;
Eff. April 1, 2001;
Amended Eff. November 1, 2008; September 2, 2005.