California Code of Regulations
Title 16 - Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 4 - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Article 6 - Continuing Education
Section 364 - Exemptions and Reduction of Requirement

Universal Citation: 16 CA Code of Regs 364

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

A licensee may qualify for a full or partial exemption, from the continuing education requirements of Section 361 if a licensee meets any of the criterion listed below:

(a) A licensee who holds a license on inactive status is not required to complete continuing education on an annual basis; however, they must provide proof of completion of the required continuing education hours prior to activating their license as specified in Section 371(f);

(b) A new licensee is exempt from continuing education requirements in the year of initial licensure;

(c) An instructor who has taught for one (1) year and currently teaches core curriculum courses for more than eight (8) credit hours per week at any Council on Chiropractic Education accredited college for at least six (6) months during any license renewal period year shall be exempt from continuing education.

(d) A licensee who teaches a board-approved continuing education course may earn one (1) hour of continuing education credit for each hour of lecture up to 24 hours per year.

(e) Notwithstanding Section 361(c), a licensee who is unable to attend continuing education courses due to a physical disability and provides written certification from a primary health care provider may earn all 24 hours of continuing education credits for the period of the license renewal through Board-approved distance learning courses as defined in Section 363.1.

(f) A licensee who participates as an examiner for the entire part four portion of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) examinations shall receive a maximum of six (6) hours of continuing education credit for each examination period conducted by the NBCE during the license renewal period. The licensee must provide written certification from the NBCE confirming the licensee has met the requirements of this subsection.

(g) A licensee who participates in the entire two-day workshop as a Subject Matter Expert for the purpose of exam development of the California Law and Professional Practice Examination will receive one hour of CE credit for each hour volunteered, up to a maximum of sixteen hours, which includes eight (8) hours in the Ethics and Law and eight (8) hours in the Principles of Practice subject areas as defined in sections 361(g)(11) and 361(g)(16)(A), respectively.

(h) An active Board Member. A professional board member who has served one full year on the Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall be exempt from the continuing education requirement in each year of board member service.

(i) A licensee on active duty with a branch of the armed forces of the United States or the California National Guard who meets the exemption requirements specified in Business and Professions Code section 114.3 shall be exempt from continuing education requirements.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 16, § 364

Note: Authority cited: Sections 114.3 and 135.5, Business and Professions Code; and Section 1000- 4(b), Business and Professions Code (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California, Stats. 1923, p. 1xxxviii). Reference: Sections 114.3 and 135.5, Business and Professions Code; and Sections 1000- 4(b), 1000- 4(e) and 1000- 10, Business and Professions Code (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California, Stats. 1923, p. 1xxxviii).

1. Renumbering of former section 358 to section 364, including amendment of section and Note, filed 5-9-2011; operative 6-8-2011 (Register 2011, No. 19).
2. New subsection (g), subsection relettering, amendment of newly designated subsection (i) and amendment of Note filed 6-7-2018; operative 10-1-2018 (Register 2018, No. 23).

This section was updated on 6/22/2018 by overlay.

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