09.23.06.07

.07 Authorizations of Providers/Other Presenters.

A. The Board will review and, if appropriate, approve the providers of the qualifying programs.

B. Providersí Eligibility/Other Presenters.

(1) The following providers are considered to be preauthorized providers without any further action by the Board:

(a) National (ABET/EAC), regional, or State accredited academic institutions;

(b) National, State, or regional engineering professional or technical societies or organizations;

(c) NCEES;

(d) American Council of Engineering Companies;

(e) International Association for Continuing Education and Training;

(f) Entities that are currently certified as approved providers by preauthorized providers; and

(g) Other entities that may from time to time become approved by the Board.

(2) In order to be eligible to become an approved provider, the provider must offer the qualifying activity that meets the criteria set forth in Regulation .04 of this chapter.

(3) The Board may allow appropriate credits for the attendance and participation in a technical activity or presentation by companies or organizations, whether or not approved by the Board under this regulation, if:

(a) The activity or presentation is consistent with Regulation .04 of this chapter; and

(b) A licensee maintains required documentation in accordance with Regulation .08 of this chapter, including a test or other appropriate outcome measure acceptable to the Board.

(4) Approval of Providers.

(a)The individuals or entities that are not considered to be pre-approved providers, including, but not limited to, professional firms conducting in-house presentations, may be approved by the Board to become authorized providers upon application and approval by the Board.

(b) During the application process, the Board will evaluate the suitability of the provider to serve as an approved provider.

(c) The provider shall submit general information that will enable the Board to evaluate the providerís qualifications. At a minimum, the Board requires the following information to be submitted with each application for approval:

(i) The types and descriptions of proposed or existing courses intended to be offered;

(ii) The number of PDH units to be awarded for each course;

(iii) The identity and qualifications of the course instructors;

(iv) The explanation and sample of outcome measures for any self-directed programs that may be offered; and

(v) The sample course outlines detailing the content of activity to be offered.

(d) The Board may suspend or revoke authorization as a provider if, in the judgment of the Board, the intent of Business Occupations and Professions Article, §14-314(f), Annotated Code of Maryland, is no longer served.

(e) An individual or organization whose provider's privilege has been suspended or revoked may appeal to the Board for a hearing, within 30 days after notification of the action by the Board.

(f) The Board may require approved providers to document the CPC activities for audit by the Board at any time within the 6-year period after the first presentation of the programs. Documentation shall include registration and attendance records, stated purpose, content, presentation, time and length of the activity, and participant evaluations.

C. The Board shall maintain and make available to licensees, as often as it considers appropriate, a roster of approved providers.