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CE Requirements

At least 8 hours of coursework must be either technical or scientific as related to clinical care. The terms "technical" and "scientific" as applied to continuing education shall mean that courses have significant intellectual or practical content and are designed to directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill in providing clinical care to the individual patient.

Up to 4 hours of coursework may be in risk-management courses.  Acceptable "risk management" courses include courses in risk management, record-keeping, and ethics.

Up to 6 hours of coursework may be self-study. These self-study hours must be provided by those entities cited in SBDE Rule 104.2 of this title (relating to Providers). Examples of self-study courses include interactive courses, correspondence courses, video courses, audio courses, and reading courses.

Hours of coursework in the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may not be considered in the 12-hour requirement.

PALS and ACLS training may be used towards continuing education hours.

Hours of coursework in practice finance may not be considered in the 12-hour requirement.

Completion of the SBDE Jurisprudence Assessment may not be considered in the 12-hour requirement. 

CE Carried Forward or Banked CE.  Extra hours, not to exceed 24 hours, earned in a classroom or lecture format may be carried forward, or banked, for use in subsequent years.

A licensee may carry forward continuing education hours earned prior to a renewal period which are in excess of the 12-hour requirement and such excess hours may be applied to subsequent years' requirements. Excess hours to be carried forward must have been earned in a classroom setting and within the three years immediately preceding the renewal period. A maximum of 24 total excess credit hours may be carried forward.