OAR 331-385-0020

(1) Obtaining and maintaining proof of participation in required continuing education is the responsibility of the authorization holder.
(2) Documentation supporting compliance with continuing education requirements must be maintained for four years following renewal and must be available to the Office upon request.
(3) The Office will audit a percentage of authorization holders to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
(4) Authorization holders selected for audit of continuing education will be notified in writing. Those selected for audit will have 45 calendar days from the date of issuance of the notification to submit to the Office satisfactory documentation and evidence of participation and completion of required hours as describe in rule.
(5) Satisfactory evidence of participation and completion includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Proof of attendance (sign-in sheets, documentation from instructor).
(b) Certificate of completion showing number of CE hours.
(c) Name of sponsor, provider, organization, or instructor.
(d) Course agenda or syllabus.
(e) Course content description.
(f) Official transcript from an accredited college or university.
(g) Sponsor, provider, organization, or instructor statement (affidavit attesting to attendance, completion, certificate, diploma).
(6) An authorization holder who fails to meet the required CE hours, within the previous renewal year, will receive a notice of intent (notice) to suspend their authorization to practice, a $500 civil penalty will be assessed, and they must obtain the missing CE hours within three months from the date of issuance of the notification. Completion of the missing CE hours will be in addition to the annual requirement for that authorization renewal year.
(7) Satisfactory evidence of participation and completion of missing CE hours will need to be submitted to the Office to remove the suspension of the authorization to practice. Example: an authorization holder is required to take 12 hours of CE in the previous renewal year but only completed eight hours. The Office will issue notice and the authorization holder will have three months from the date the notice becomes a final order to obtain the four additional hours and submit satisfactory evidence of participation and completion to the Office. The four additional hours will be in addition to the 12 hours required for the current authorization renewal year, for a total of 16 hours.
(8) Fraud, misrepresentation, concealment of material facts, or deception in any written or oral communication to the Office regarding continuing education requirements shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action. This may include, but is not limited to, assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the authorization.

Source: Rule 331-385-0020 — CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDIT, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=331-385-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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