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Late renewals shall be processed after filing the renewal form, payment of the renewal fee and late renewal penalty fee, and, providing proof of the required twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education. Individuals <B>must not practice</B> as a massage therapist during this late renewal period until the board grants the renewal. Practice without a current, active license in Georgia is prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any service member as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-1-31&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-31</a> whose license to practice Massage Therapy expired while serving on active duty outside the state shall be permitted to practice massage therapy, shall not be charged with a violation relating to such practice on an expired license for a period of six (6) months from the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. Any such service member shall be entitled to renew such expired license without penalty within six (6) months after the date of his/her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. The service member must present to the board a copy of the official military orders or a written verification signed by the service member's commanding officer to waive any charges.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Following the late renewal time period, all non-renewed licenses will be revoked by operation of law for non-renewal, and will require reinstatement at the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/345-4-.02" name="345-4-.02" title="345-4-.02">Rule 345-4-.02 Continuing Education Hours</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As a condition for renewing his or her license for each biennium, every massage therapist licensed pursuant to this chapter shall be required to complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) continuing education (CE) hours related to the practice of massage therapy through an approved provider; except as otherwise provided for in this chapter. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Twelve (12) of the total twenty-four (24) CE Hours must include direct hands-on supervised instruction; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The remaining twelve (12) CE Hours may include direct hands-on supervised instruction or other massage therapy related CE hours.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> CE Hours for renewal must be obtained during the two year renewal cycle beginning November 1st through October 31st of the two year licensure period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of this rule the course must include seventy percent (70 %) of hands-on experience/demonstration in order to qualify as direct hands-on supervised instruction.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Approved providers for Continuing Education must have a current NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider Number and shall provide information on course attendance to CE Broker. Licensees may locate an approved provider on the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.ncbtmb.org" target="_blank">www.ncbtmb.org</a>. Licensees do not have to be board certified by NCBTMB to access the NCBTMB continuing education providers. The Board only accepts those Continuing Education Providers assigned a provider code number by NCBTMB.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Beginning the November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2016 biennium and thereafter, persons licensed to practice as a massage therapist or who shall file an application to practice as such in this state are to maintain a record of completed continuing education courses and experiences by registering with an online recording and reporting system approved by the Board. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(3)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of this requirement, the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy adopts the utilization of CE Broker, Inc.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(3)(B)">(B)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees and applicants shall incur no additional costs from CE Broker, Inc. for this service.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(3)(C)">(C)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every licensee or applicant subject to the rules of the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy shall be deemed to have given such person's consent to the Board and its representatives to access their continuing competence record retained within the online database for the purposes of auditing and verifying completion of the Board's continuing competency requirements. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may consider a waiver or variance of the requirement of CE hours for licensees who can provide acceptable proof of a verifiable illness, disability or hardship that substantially affected their ability to obtain the required CE hours during the prior biennium renewal period through submission to the board of a completed, signed waiver/variance request form <B><I>prior </I></B>to the biennium renewal expiration date of October 31st of every even numbered year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant who is licensed <B>during the second year </B>of the biennium renewal period shall only be required to provide 12 hours of continuing education (CE) hours through an approved provider for that renewal period. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 6 of the total 12 CE Hours must include direct hands-on supervised instruction; and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The remaining 6 CE Hours may include direct hands on supervised instruction or other massage therapy related CE hours.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant having graduated from a Board recognized approved massage therapy education program within one year of their application date shall be exempt from continuing education requirements for their initial biennium renewal period only.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for reinstatement of a lapsed or revoked license must show along with their completed application and fee payment that they have taken the required twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education, in accordance with this rule, within one (1) year of the date of their reinstatement application to the board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The continuing education hours used for the reinstatement of a license cannot be used to meet the continuing education hours required for the biennium during which the license was reinstated.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/345-4-.03" name="345-4-.03" title="345-4-.03">Rule 345-4-.03 Continuing Education Providers</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Board of Massage Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education courses or programs at this time. The Board will accept continuing education hours from any entity who is recognized/approved as a "Continuing Education Provider" by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) provided that the hours are related to the scope of practice of massage therapy as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-24A. Continuing Education Providers recognized by the NCBTMB may be located by contacting the NCBTMB directly or by searching their website, <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.ncbtmb.org" target="_blank">www.ncbtmb.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order for the Board to accept documentation of continuing education from a NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider, the following requirements must be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provider must have had a current, unencumbered, NCBTMB approved provider number at the time the continuing education course was administered;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name/title of the course listed on the certificate of completion must be present on the list of courses that NCBTMB has authorized that CE Provider to teach under the associated approved provider number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> On the date of completion for each course, the provider must provide a certificate of completion to each student/attendee who successfully completed all of the course requirements; and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provider must record course credit information of CE Broker within seven (7) days of completion of the course for all class attendees which hold a license and have provided consent to release such information to CE Broker.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provider must have entered information relevant to the program or course to include but not limited to a description, program objective/learning outcomes, content description, and agenda or schedule into CE Broker.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the above requirements, all CE certificates of completion must include the following information: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name of the attendee and their license number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The complete name/title of the course;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The date(s) the attendee took and completed the course;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The number of continuing education hours awarded for the course;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The printed name and signature of the instructor for the course;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The NCBTMB Approved Provider Name, Provider Number and expiration date;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The location or site of the course, i.e. Home Study, Self-Study, Internet, Webinar, WebEx, or physical address where the course was taught; and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the course is being submitted to meet the direct hands-on supervised instruction requirement, the certificate must denote that it is a hands-on course. In order for the course to receive hands-on credit, 70% of the course must include direct application of touch, pressure, movement, and holding to the soft tissue of the body.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providers who fail to report the CEs in accordance with this policy will be removed from the list of approved NCBTMB providers for this state and reported to NCBTMB for noncompliance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A licensee may not claim any CE hours which do not match corresponding course credit information recorded in CE Broker.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/345-4-.04" name="345-4-.04" title="345-4-.04">Rule 345-4-.04 Inactive Status</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees may request by application only to the Board that their active license to practice as a massage therapist in Georgia be placed on inactive status prior to the license expiration date. Applications for Inactive Status request will not be considered if postmarked on or after November 1st of every even numbered year. There is no fee to apply for inactive status.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An individual whose license status is inactive shall not practice as a massage therapist within the state of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An individual whose license is under any investigation, is the subject of active disciplinary proceedings or has a sanction in effect may not transfer the license to an inactive status.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees shall request in writing to the Board for the reactivation of their massage therapy license. Reactivation of an inactive status license is within the discretion of the Board. The following requirements must be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.04(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a licensee has been on inactive status for two (2) years or less, the applicant must meet the requirements for renewal of licensure pursuant to Rule <a title="345-4-.01" href="345-4-.01">345-4-.01</a>, excluding late renewal penalty fee, and all required CE hours must be obtained within one year prior to the date of receipt of the Reactivation Application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.04(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a licensee has been on inactive status for a period greater than two (2) years, the applicant must meet the requirements for reinstatement pursuant to Rule <a title="345-4-.05" href="345-4-.05">345-4-.05</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/345-4-.05" name="345-4-.05" title="345-4-.05">Rule 345-4-.05 Reinstatement of a License</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reinstatement of a revoked or lapsed license is within the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for reinstatement of a revoked or lapsed license must submit a completed application provided by the board, payment of the required fee and evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> is a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States; and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> has a satisfactory result from a fingerprint record check report conducted by the Georgia Crime Information Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as determined by the Board. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with the performance of such background check (see the Fingerprint COGENT-GAPS Instructions on the Board website under the Application Downloads link).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> if the license has been revoked or lapsed for: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(2)(c)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> two (2) years or less, the applicant must submit evidence of completion of twenty-four (24) hours of Board approved continuing education, in accordance with Board Rule <a title="345-4-.02" href="345-4-.02">345-4-.02</a>, obtained within one (1) year of the date of the reinstatement application; <P>or,</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(2)(c)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> more than two (2) years, the applicant must submit evidence of completion of twenty-four (24) hours of Board approved continuing education, in accordance with Board Rule <a title="345-4-.02" href="345-4-.02">345-4-.02</a>, which was obtained within one (1) year of the date of the reinstatement application, AND, verification of having passed the MBLEx, within six (6) months of the date of the reinstatement application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The continuing education hours used for the reinstatement of a license cannot be used to meet the continuing education hours required for the biennium during which the license was reinstated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may impose any limits, sanctions, restrictions or other disciplinary actions as a condition of reinstatement it deems necessary.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="345-4-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may require additional verification of any requirements or credentialsas the Board may deem necessary.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/345-4-.01" name="345-4-.01" title="345-4-.01">Rule 345-4-.01 License Renewal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/345-4-.02" name="345-4-.02" title="345-4-.02">Rule 345-4-.02 Continuing Education Hours</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/345-4-.03" name="345-4-.03" title="345-4-.03">Rule 345-4-.03 Continuing Education Providers</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/345-4-.04" name="345-4-.04" title="345-4-.04">Rule 345-4-.04 Inactive Status</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/345-4-.05" name="345-4-.05" title="345-4-.05">Rule 345-4-.05 Reinstatement of a License</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>