Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Regulation
A provider registered under OAR 836-071-0235 (Provider Registration) shall apply to the Director for registration of each course to be offered by the provider for continuing education credit. Application for registration shall be made electronically in the method required by the Director and shall include the name of the provider, the provider’s registration number assigned by the Department, the course title and credit hours suggested by the provider for the course, and if known, the date, time and location of meetings of each course for which application is made. The provider shall include the course outline with the registration application and shall submit any other information requested by the Director. The course outline must show instruction in 50-minute periods.
In order to ensure that a course is eligible to be registered prior to the date of the first meeting of the course, a registered provider must apply for registration of the course not later than the 60th day preceding the first date.
The registration of a course expires on the last day of the 24th month after the date the course is registered unless the course is renewed prior to the date on which registration expires. The provider must apply for renewal of a course not later than the 21st day prior to the date on which registration expires. If the Director determines that the course materials submitted with the renewal application are sufficiently changed or otherwise so different that the course as a whole should be treated as a new course rather than renewed, the course and its materials shall be reviewed according to the review period established in section (2) of this rule.
Each course registration application is subject to review by the Director for the purpose of evaluating and assigning credit hours and determining compliance with requirements of course content under OAR 836-071-0230 (Continuing Education; Course Qualification Guidelines). The Director may reject a course for registration or terminate a course’s registration if the Director determines that the course does not so comply.
A registered provider shall resubmit a registered course for review and approval whenever the provider substantially changes the content of the course as registered.
A provider shall notify the Director immediately of a cancellation or a change of date, time or location of a scheduled class.
A course registration application that is submitted after the 60th day before the date of the first meeting of the course is subject to approval or disapproval after the date of the first meeting. If the Director approves an application for registration of a course that is submitted after the 60th day before the date of the first meeting of the course and before the tenth day prior to the date of that meeting, and if the provider gives notice of the course meeting as required by OAR 836-071-0247 (Requirements for Granting Credit; Attendance Records), the provider may grant credit for the course retroactively.
A provider domiciled in another state that is a member of the Midwest Zone Continuing Education Reciprocity Agreement may offer in this state a course that is registered in its domiciliary state if the provider registers the course as provided in this rule. Such a course qualifies for registration if the Director determines that the subject matter of the course is not disqualified for credit under OAR 836-071-0230 (Continuing Education; Course Qualification Guidelines)(2). A course to which this section applies is subject to renewal of its registration and the provider and the course are subject to the other provisions of this rule.
All materials required under this rule shall be submitted electronically in accordance with directions of the director set forth on the Insurance Division website of the Department of Consumer and Business Services at www.insurance.oregon.gov.