A. An applicant for license renewal shall complete, prior to submitting an application, a minimum of 80 credit hours of qualifying continuing education in each 2-year license term.
B. The requirement in §A of this regulation does not apply to the first renewal of a license.
C. Professional Ethics.
(1) A minimum of 4 credit hours of the continuing education for each 2-year license term shall be in professional ethics.
(2) Credit hours in professional ethics in excess of 4 hours in a 2-year license term may not be carried forward to satisfy this requirement.
(3) Credit hours in professional ethics in excess of 4 hours in a 2-year license term may be carried forward to meet the requirement of §A of this regulation.
D. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, qualifying credit hours in excess of the 80 credit hours required for a 2-year license term, up to a maximum of 80 credit hours, may be carried forward to apply to the following 2-year license term.
E. Qualifying credit hours reported in a license renewal application in excess of the 80 credit hour requirement in §A of this regulation may only be carried forward to apply to the following 2-year license term.
F. The Board shall allow a maximum of 80 credit hours of qualifying continuing education earned in the initial license term to be carried forward if the credit hours are properly reported on the first renewal application.