Continuing Education Each licensee is responsible for 20 hours of continuing education every renewal period.
No fewer than and no more than two (2) of the 20 hours must be on blood-borne diseases including 1 hour on HIV/AIDS education. Two (2) of the 20 hours must be in approved offerings on prevention of medical errors, including a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. Up to ten (10) hours of home study are allowed. Up to two (2) hours may be obtained in the area of risk management by attending a board meeting in which another licensee is being disciplined, or by serving as volunteer expert witness in a disciplinary case. A maximum of 6 contact hours shall be awarded per biennium for each of the following or a combination of the following: The presentation of an electrology related course or program as either the lecturer of the course or program or as the author of the course materials.
Each licensee who is participating as either a lecturer or author of an electrology related course or program shall receive credit for the portion of the offering he/she presented or authored up to the total hours awarded for the offering.
Continuing education credit shall be awarded to a lecturer or author for the initial presentation of each electrology related course or program only; repeat presentations of the same course or program shall not be granted credit. In order for a continuing education credit to be awarded to each licensee participating as either lecturer or author, the format of the electrology related course or program must conform with all applicable sections of this rule chapter.
The number of contact hours to be awarded to each licensee who participates in an electrology related course or program as either a lecturer or author is based on the 50 minute contact hour employed within this rule chapter. Rule 64B8-52.001(3), F.A.C. states: Those persons certified for licensure during the second year of a biennium are exempt from the continuing education requirements for their first renewal except for the two hour prevention of medical errors course required by Section 456.013, F.S., and subsection 64B8-52.003(4), F.A.C., and the two hour blood-borne disease course including one hour on HIV/AIDS education as required by subsection 64B8-52.003(3), F.A.C. Continuing education requirements must be met for each biennium thereafter.