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WAC 246-933-445

Categories and methods of continuing education activities.

(1) Categories of continuing education:
(a) Scientific or clinical. A minimum of twenty scientific or clinical credit hours must be earned in any two-year reporting period. Credits must be obtained through education offered by an approved provider listed in WAC 246-933-460.
(b) Practice management or professional development. A maximum of ten practice management or professional development credit hours may be claimed in any two-year reporting period. Credits must be obtained through education offered by an approved provider listed in WAC 246-933-460.
(2) Methods by which continuing education may be obtained:
(a) Live attended course. There is no limit for credit hours earned through live courses attended remotely, provided that attendees have the documented opportunity to question the instructor, hear the questions of other attendees, and receive responses in real time. The course must be obtained through education offered by an approved provider listed in WAC 246-933-460.
(b) Teaching. A maximum of ten teaching credit hours may be claimed in any two-year reporting period. Qualifying courses must either meet the criteria under WAC 246-933-460 or must be presented through an accredited health care learning institution. Courses must be presented to veterinarians, other credentialed health care providers, or students of health care professions. Three credit hours will be granted for each course hour taught. Credit will be granted for only the first time a course is taught.
(c) Preprogrammed materials. Preprogrammed educational materials are noninteractive and may be presented in any form of printed or electronic media. A maximum of ten credit hours may be claimed in any two-year reporting period for completion of preprogrammed educational materials. The materials must be obtained through education offered by an approved provider listed in WAC 246-933-460, and must require successful completion of an examination or assessment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. WSR 19-02-033, ยง 246-933-445, filed 12/21/18, effective 1/21/19.]
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