§ 29.61. Requirements for biennial renewal and eligibility to conduct educational conferences.
(a) A licensee applying for biennial renewal of a license shall have completed 50 clock hours of continuing education in approved courses and programs during the preceding biennium, in accordance with the following:
(1) At least 30 clock hours must be in courses and programs in podiatry approved by the Board under § 29.64 (relating to applications for approval of educational conferences) or approved by the CPME.
(2) The remaining clock hours must be in courses and programs in medical subjects pertinent to the practice of podiatry approved by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the Board or the CPME, or offered by an accredited school or college of podiatric medicine.
(3) A maximum of 10 clock hours may be in approved courses and programs that involve the use of reading professional journals.
(4) Clock hours may be obtained by completing approved synchronous distance education or asynchronous distance education courses and programs. Approved asynchronous distance education courses or programs must include a skill or knowledge assessment component in addition to all other requirements.
(5) Continuing education credit will not be awarded for courses or programs in office management or marketing the practice.
(6) Excess clock hours may not be carried over to the next biennium.
(7) Continuing education courses completed in accordance with a disciplinary order of the Board may not be used to meet the biennial continuing education requirement.
(8) A licensee who wishes to use a course or program for continuing education credit toward licensure renewal is responsible for ensuring that a particular course or program is approved for continuing education credit prior to participating in the course or program.
(b) Providers approved by the Board are eligible to conduct educational conferences.
(c) Applicants for license renewal shall provide, on the renewal application, a certification and shall electronically submit the certificates of attendance provided by the course provider, as applicable. The certificates of attendance must include the following:
(1) The date attended.
(2) The clock hours claimed.
(3) The title of the course or program and description of content.
(4) The provider which sponsored the course or program.
(5) The location of the course or program.
(d) The licensee shall retain attendance certificates to document completion of the prescribed number of clock hours for 5 years following the completion of each course, which shall be produced upon demand by the Board or its authorized representatives or agents.
The provisions of this § 29.61 issued under sections 9, 9.1 and 15 (63 P.S. § § 42.9, 42.9a and 42.15); and amended under sections 9, 9.1 and 15 of the Podiatry Practice Act (63 P.S. § § 42.9, 42.9a and 42.15); and 63 Pa.C.S. § § 3102 and 3107.1.
The provisions of this § 29.61 adopted June 8, 1979, effective June 9, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 1804; amended September 12, 1986, effective September 13, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 3398; amended December 5, 2003, effective December 6, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 5916; amended October 8, 2010, effective October 9, 2010 and will apply to the renewal of licensure for the 2011-2012 biennial license period, 40 Pa.B. 5805; amended August 5, 2022, effective August 6, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 4401. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (388267) to (388268).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 29.68 (relating to continuing education exemptions); 49 Pa. Code § 29.69 (relating to continuing education requirement for biennial renewal of inactive and lapsed licenses); and 49 Pa. Code § 43b.27 (relating to schedule of civil penaltiespodiatrists).
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