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34 Pa. Code § 401.9. Continuing education.

§ 401.9. Continuing education.

 (a)  Prior to certification renewal, an applicant shall complete 15 credit hours of continuing education in courses relating to the professional competency of code administrators. An applicant with multiple certification areas shall complete 15 credit hours of continuing education for each category after the issuance of the certification or most recent renewal of certification. The applicant is not required to complete more than 45 credit hours for renewal. At least 1/3 of the applicant’s continuing education requirement shall be in approved courses relating to the applicant’s certification categories.

 (b)  The Department will approve credit as follows:

   (1)  One credit hour for each 60 minutes actually spent at one course except as otherwise listed in this subsection.

   (2)  One credit hour for each 60-minutes of completion time for a self-study course calculated by the sponsor. The Department may modify credit hours for a self-study course to comply with this section.

   (3)  Five credit hours for successful completion of an examination for an additional certification category under subsection (c)(5).

   (4)  One credit hour for each 60 minutes actually spent in attendance at a model code organization code change hearing under subsection (c)(6).

 (c)  The Department approves the following as acceptable courses of study for continuing education credits:

   (1)  Attendance at a seminar or technical presentation by an approved provider.

   (2)  Completion of a self-study course offered by an approved provider.

   (3)  Completion of a classroom course offered by an accredited academic institution.

   (4)  Instruction at a continuing education seminar or technical presentation for an approved provider.

   (5)  Successful completion of an examination for an additional certification category listed in §  401.6 (relating to certification categories and testing).

   (6)  Attendance at a model code organization code change hearing.

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  401.10 (relating to Department-approved providers).



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