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49 Pa. Code § 31.15. Continuing education.

§ 31.15. Continuing education.

 (a)  Veterinarians shall complete 30 clock hours of continuing education courses approved by the Board during the 24 months preceding the renewal date. Veterinarians shall certify completion of the required continuing education as a condition of licensure renewal.

 (b)  A maximum of 25% of the hours may be earned by taking individual study or written or computer-based correspondence courses for which third-party verification of satisfactory completion is provided.

 (c)  Veterinarians shall maintain a list of all continuing education courses attended and certificates of attendance for a minimum of 5 years.

 (d)  Courses in office management or practice building may not be used to meet the 30-hour continuing education requirement.


   The provisions of this §  31.15 amended under sections 5(2), 8, 11, 18 and 27.1 of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (63 P. S. § §  485.5(2), 485.8, 485.11, 485.18 and 485.27a).


   The provisions of this §  31.15 adopted June 14, 1996, effective June 15, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 2785; amended December 21, 2001, effective December 22, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 6942; amended January 16, 2004, effective January 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 388; amended December 9, 2011, effective December 10, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 6676. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (342139).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  31.13 (relating to licensure renewal); and 49 Pa. Code §  31.16 (relating to continuing education provider approval).

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