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Subchapter 003 : Professional Regulation(Cite as: 3 V.S.A. § 136)
§ 136. Uniform continuing education evaluation and forum
(a)(1) If continuing education is required by law or rule, the Office shall apply uniform standards and processes that apply to all professions regulated by the Office for the assessment and approval or rejection of continuing education offerings, informed by profession-specific policies developed in consultation with relevant boards and advisor appointees.
(2)(A) Not less than once every five years, each profession attached to the Office shall review its continuing education or other continuing competency requirements. The review results shall be in writing and address the following:
(i) the renewal requirements of the profession;
(ii) the renewal requirements in other jurisdictions, particularly in the Northeast region;
(iii) the cost of the renewal requirements for the profession’s licensees;
(iv) an analysis of the utility and effectiveness of the renewal requirements with respect to public protection; and
(v) recommendations to the Director on whether the continuing education or other continuing competency requirements should be modified.
(B) The Director shall respond to the profession within 45 days after its submitted review results. The Director may require a profession to reduce, modify, or otherwise change the renewal requirements, including by proposing any necessary amendments to statute or rule.
(b) When completion of continuing education is required for renewal of a license regulated under this title, synchronous virtual continuing education courses shall qualify as live, in-person training and be accepted for renewal of the professional license. (Added 2017, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; amended 2019, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 1, 2021; 2023, No. 77, § 2, eff. June 20, 2023.)