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OREGON HEALTH LICENSING AGENCY, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH REGISTRATION BOARD

 

DIVISION 20

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS,
WASTE WATER SPECIALISTS, AND TRAINEES

 

338-020-0030

Continuing Education Requirements

(1) To maintain registration, environmental health specialists and waste water specialists must complete 2.0 credits or 20 hours every two years. Hours in excess of those required for the two-year reporting period shall not be carried forward and applied toward the succeeding two-year CEU renewal requirements.

(2) Each registrant shall report compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the registration renewal document. Registrants are subject to provisions of OAR 338-020-0050 pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.

(3) Continuing education must be approved for participation or attendance at an approved instructional program presented, recognized, or under the auspices of any institution, agency, professional organization or association, which conducts educational meetings, workshops, symposiums, seminars and other such activities where CEU credit is offered.

(4) Continuing education must address subject matter related to Environmental Sanitation in accordance with ORS 700.010(5) and OAR 338-005-0020(3), or Waste Water Sanitation in accordance with ORS 700.056 and OAR 338-005-0020(11).

(5) CEU credit will be awarded based on the following criteria:

(a) Completion of established courses taken from a recognized college or university at the same rate of credit established by that institution;

(b) Professional courses which meet academic requirements in content, instruction and evaluation will be assigned CEU credit at the same rate as academic courses.

(c) Courses that do not meet standards as set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work may receive credit at the rate of 1.0 CEU for each ten hours of attendance.

(6) To ensure adequate proof of continuing education course completion is available for audit or investigation by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency, practitioners shall maintain a record of attendance for two years following renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 700.105 & 700.240
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 700.105 & 700.240
Hist.: SRB 1-1987, f. 6-10-87, ef. 6-15-87; SRB 2-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 6-1-96; SRB 2-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; EHRB 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-11

338-020-0050

Continuing Education: Audit, Required Documentation and Sanctions

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency will audit a select percentage of registrations determined by the Board to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.

(2) Registrants notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation shall submit to the agency within 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of the notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR 338-020-0030.

(3) If selected for audit, the registrant must provide documentation of the required continuing education, which must include:

(a) For continuing education courses pre-approved by the agency, a certificate of completion or official transcript that includes the agency approval number; or

(b) For continuing education courses not pre-approved by the agency:

(A) Certificate of completion, official transcript, statement or affidavit from the sponsor attesting to attendance or other documentation of attendance approved by the agency;

(B) Name of sponsoring institution/association or organization;

(C) Title of presentation and description of content;

(D) Name of instructor or presenter;

(E) Date of attendance and duration in hours; and

(F) Course agenda provided by the course presenter.

(4) If documentation of continuing education is incomplete, the registrant has 30 calendar days from the date of notice to submit further documentation to substantiate having completed the required continuing education.

(5) Failure to meet continuing education requirements shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 700.105 & 700.240
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605, 700.105 & 700.240
Hist.: SRB 1-1987, f. 6-10-87, ef. 6-15-87; SRB 2-1996, f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 6-1-96, Renumbered from 338-020-0110; SRB 1-1998, f. 4-29-98, cert. ef. 5-1-98; SRB 2-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; EHRB 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-11

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