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Continuing Education and Audit Information

CONTINUING EDUCATION – Please review Rule 351

Licensees will maintain documentation verifying CE attendance and curriculum for a period of four (4) years. This documentation will be subject to audit by the board.

NOTE to CE providers: The Board does not pre-approve courses for credit.

Q: Do I need continuing education for my first license renewal?

A: No, you are not required to comply with the CE requirement during the first year in which you become licensed. The second time and every year after you renew your license you will need the 20 hours of continuing education that includes 1 hour of ethics.

Q: How many hours of continuing education do I need to maintain my license? Can I use excess hours for the next renewal?

A: Licensees must annually complete twenty(20) contact hours of continuing education that includes 1 hour of ethics prior to license renewal. Hours in excess may be carried forward and may be used only during the next renewal period and may not be carried forward more than one (1) time. For additional information regarding the CE requirement please refer to Rule 351.

Q: When do I provide the CE documentation to the Board?

A: There are two instances when you are required to submit certificates of completion: 1) if you do not renew your license prior to the expiration date (your birth date) or 2) if you are randomly audited.

Q: Do continuing education courses/seminars require pre-approval by the Board?

A: No, it needs to meet the requirement as stated in Rule 351.

Q: Can I do online continuing education courses?

A: Yes, Rule 351.02.astates that internet-based courses and correspondence courses may be substituted for face-to-face contact if the course is interactive or requires an examination.


The Board conducts annual audits to ensure compliance with the continuing education requirements.  Audits may be initiated any time after you renew your license.  By signing your renewal application and answering “Yes” to the question that you have met the continuing education requirements, you are certifying to the Board that you have already obtained proof of having completed the required continuing education.

If you have questions about the CE requirements, you may e-mail the Division office at

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