New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 7 - HEALTH

Universal Citation: 7 NM Admin Code

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

A. Certificate renewal.

(1) A DWI facilitator shall file an application for renewal of his or her certificate with the bureau on or before October 1 each year to ensure certificate renewal by November 1. A DWI facilitator who files an application for renewal after October 1 shall pay a late fee of $25.00.

(2) A person may obtain an application for renewal by contacting the bureau at 1-800-541 -7952 or accessing the bureau's website at and clicking on "traffic safety".

(3) The application for renewal shall be accompanied by the documents specified in Subsection C of NMAC, except for the documents specified in Paragraphs (4), (5) and (6) of Subsection C of NMAC.

(4) The bureau shall review applications for renewal in the order in which they are received.

B. Continuing education requirements.

(1) DWI facilitators shall complete a minimum of eight (8) credit hours of continuing education each license year to qualify for annual recertification.

(2) A DWI facilitator may satisfy this requirement in whole or in part by attending bureau sponsored:
(a) DWI school workshops;

(b) traffic safety issues forums;

(c) community DWI prevention program workshops; or

(d) any traffic safety related courses or workshops.

(3) The bureau may, in its discretion, approve continuing education credit on the basis of one (1) continuing education credit hour for every hour of attendance at the following types of programs if a copy of the workshop agenda or course curriculum is submitted to the bureau:
(a) drug or alcohol workshops;

(b) counseling or treatment workshops; or

(c) education courses or workshops.

(4) The bureau shall grant one (1) continuing education credit hour for each hour spent observing a DWI school facilitator from the bureau's approved list but not from the same school, up to a maximum of four (4) credit hours in one year.

C. Approval/disapproval of application for certificate renewal.

(1) The bureau shall renew the certificate of a DWI facilitator for a period of one (1) year if the DWI facilitator:
(a) pays the $50.00 annual certification fee;

(b) meets the standards specified in Subsection E of NMAC;

(c) has received an overall rating of satisfactory or better in the periodic evaluations conducted by the bureau or its designee in the preceding license year; and

(d) has completed eight (8) credit hours of continuing education in the license year preceding the application for renewal.

(2) The bureau shall not renew the license of any DWI facilitator who:
(a) fails to complete eight (8) hours of continuing education in the license year preceding the application for renewal; or

(b) fails to meet the standards specified in Subsection E of NMAC.

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