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49 Pa. Code § 21.132. Continuing education hours.

§ 21.132. Continuing education hours.

 (a)  The Board will accept hours of continuing education as designated by an approved provider, so long as each hour is at least 50 minutes of activity and each 1/2 hour is at least 30 minutes of activity.

 (b)  For purposes of determining acceptable hours of continuing education for academic coursework, the following apply:

   (1)  One academic trimester course is equivalent to 12 continuing education hours.

   (2)  One academic quarter course is equivalent to 10 continuing education hours.

   (3)  One academic semester course is equivalent to 15 continuing education hours.


   The provisions of this §  21.132 issued under sections 2.1(k) and 12.1 of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  212.1(k) and 222); amended under sections 2.1(k) and 12.1(a) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  212.1(k) and 222(a)).


   The provisions of this §  21.132 adopted July 11, 2008, effective July 12, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3796; amended October 16, 2015, effective October 17, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 6196. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (351278).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.29 (relating to expiration and renewal of license); and 49 Pa. Code §  21.825 (relating to sources of continuing education).

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