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CEU hours may not be carried over from one licensure biennium to the next.</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="609-7-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to renew a license, the licensee must obtain a minimum of 2.0 CEUs (20 clock hours) during each biennium period of licensure.</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="609-7-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Not more than 1.0 CEUs (10 clock hours) can be acquired in any one 24 hour 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="609-7-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who hold licenses in both Speech-Language Pathology and in Audiology shall be required to complete a minimum of 2.0 CEUs in Speech-Language Pathology and 2.0 CEUs in Audiology.</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="609-7-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> CEU requirements for newly approved license holders will be pro-rated during the first biennium licensure period as follows: <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="609-7-.01(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees whose applications are approved during the first six (6) months of the biennium will be required to accrue two (2) CEUs.</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="609-7-.01(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees approved during the second six (6) months of the biennium will be required to accrue one and one half (1 ½) CEUs.</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="609-7-.01(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees approved during the third six months of the biennium will be required to accrue one (1) CEU.</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="609-7-.01(6)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees approved during the final six (6) months are not required to accrue CEUs until the following licensure biennium.</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="609-7-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> CEU hours must be in educational experiences directly related to the scope of practice of the licensee, and must be designed to increase the competence of the licensee in the area of licensure. Examples of activities that may provide CEU hours include: <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="609-7-.01(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Scientific and educational lectures, workshops, or seminars;</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="609-7-.01(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> College courses taken for credit or through official audit: <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="609-7-.01(7)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> College course credit shall be deemed to be equivalent to CEUs as follows: One Semester Hour = 1.5 CEUs; One Trimester Hour = 1.3 CEUs; One Quarter Hour = 1.0 CEU.</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="609-7-.01(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Presentations by licensees: 0.5 CEUs (5 clock hours) will be awarded for the presentation of any lecture, workshop or seminar. A licensee may only receive credit for one presentation per biennium.</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="609-7-.01(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Audio and video conferences, online courses, and teleconferences; and self-study courses accompanied by an examination by the CEU provider.</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="609-7-.01(7)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Praxis Examination in the area of licensure. <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="609-7-.01(7)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Two (2.0) CEUs will be awarded for successful completion of the Praxis with a score of 650. Successful completion of this examination during the biennium will satisfy all CEU requirements for the license during that biennium.</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="609-7-.01(7)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board approved national examination results that are used in order to receive a license may not be used again for the renewal of that license.</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="609-7-.01(7)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person who is licensed in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology must pass tests in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to meet all continuing education requirements. If the licensee passes the examination in only one area, s/he must obtain 2.0 additional CEUs in the area for which the examination was not passed.</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="609-7-.01(7)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Not more than two (.2) CEUs of the required twenty (2.0) per biennium will be awarded for courses in the area(s) of ethics, record-keeping, documentation, Georgia laws and rules, Medicaid regulations and/or Medicare regulations.</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="609-7-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation of CEUs: <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="609-7-.01(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each licensee shall maintain for three (3) years their own record of the CEU activities that they completed. The Board will not maintain CEU files for licensees.</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="609-7-.01(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees shall retain documentation of their continuing education activities and shall not send them to the Board Office unless the Board requests the licensee to do so.</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="609-7-.01(8)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees shall attest on their biennial licensure renewal application that they have satisfied the CEU requirements as set out above.</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="609-7-.01(8)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> False attestation of satisfaction of CEU requirements on a renewal application shall subject the licensee to disciplinary actions, including revocation.</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="609-7-.01(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Method of Auditing CEU's: <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="609-7-.01(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board will audit a random fixed percentage of applications. Licensees who are audited will be required to document the CEU activities. Required documentation is a certificate or proof of attendance which includes the sponsoring agency, the licensee's name, the date of the activity, the length of the session, and either the signature of a representative from the sponsoring agency or official certification by the sponsoring agency. A description of the CEU activity may be required if the title of the activity does not clearly state the content of the CEU activity. If the licensee attends a multi-session <P>CEU activity, as in a state or national convention or meeting, additional required information includes a specific listing of each session, the length of each session, and a description of each session if the title does not clearly state the content of the session.</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="609-7-.01(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Current members of the Board, who are licensees of the Board, shall be audited for each biennium that they serve on 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="609-7-.01(9)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Delinquent renewals shall be subject to the CEU audit for that biennium.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/609-7-.01" name="609-7-.01" title="609-7-.01">Rule 609-7-.01 Continuing Professional Education Requirements</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>