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Subchapter 001 : General Provisions [Effective July 1, 2024](Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 3015)
§ 3015. Renewals
(a) Licenses shall be renewed every two years upon payment of the required fee.
(b) Two months prior to the expiration of the license, the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation shall forward to the holder a form or application of renewal. Upon the receipt of the completed form and the renewal fee, the Director shall issue a new license.
(c) Any application for renewal of a license that has expired shall in addition require the payment of a reinstatement fee. A person reinstating shall not be required to pay renewal fees for the years during which the license was lapsed.
(d) Continuing education units.
(1) As a condition of renewal, the Board shall require that licensees establish that they have satisfied continuing education requirements established by Board rule and this subsection.
(2) Continuing education requirements shall include requiring one or more continuing education units in the area of systematic oppression and anti-oppressive practice, or in related topic areas, consistent with the report recommendations from the Health Equity Advisory Commission required pursuant to 2021 Acts and Resolves No. 33, Sec. 5 for improving cultural competency, cultural humility, and antiracism in Vermont’s health care system.
(3) Synchronous virtual continuing education credits shall be approvable and accepted as live in-person training.
(4) Upon application, the Board may exempt from continuing education requirements a licensee on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces if obtaining continuing education credits would be impossible in practice or a significant hardship for the licensee.
(5) If the licensee is licensed in one or more other mental health professions under this title, continuing education units completed for one mental health profession shall count toward the required continuing education units for the other mental health profession or professions for which the licensee is licensed under this title. (Added 1975, No. 228 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1981, No. 241 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1993, No. 98, § 6; 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 23; 2007, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 31; 2021, No. 117 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.)