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OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY, HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE

 

DIVISION 830

CONTINUING EDUCATION

331-830-0010

Continuing Education Requirements

(1) To maintain certification, clinical and associate sex offender treatment therapists must complete a minimum of 1.5 credits or 15 hours every year of continuing education specific to the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders.

(2) Each certification holder must document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the certification renewal application. Certification holders are subject to provisions of OAR 331-830-0020 pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.

(3) Continuing education must relate to sex offender treatment taught by a mental health professional with experience in the field.

(4) CEU credit will be awarded based on the following criteria:

(a) Completion and passing of academic courses taken from an accredited college or university at the same rate of credit established by that institution;

(b) Completion of professional courses that meet academic course requirements in content, instruction and evaluation will be assigned CEU credit at the same rate as academic courses.

(c) Courses that do not meet standards as set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work may receive credit at the rate of 1.0 CEU for each 10 hours of attendance.

(5) Documentation supporting compliance with continuing education requirements must be maintained for two years following renewal, and must be available to the Office upon request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410, 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410
Hist.: HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08: HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-830-0020

Continuing Education: Audits, Required Documentation & Sanctions

(1) The Office will audit a percentage of certifications, as determined by the Board, to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.

(2) Certification holders who are selected for audit must submit satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education and having at least 100 hours of clinical experience per year, of which 50 hours is related to direct clinical contact, with sex offenders within 30 days of the audit notice.

(3) If selected for audit, the certification holder must provide documentation that includes:

(a) An official transcript from the accredited college or university;

(b) A certificate of completion that includes the ATSA approval number;

(c) A certificate of completion or other documentation that includes the Office preapproval number;

(d) A certificate of completion or other documentation for a class or training provided by a mental health association or regulatory board.

(4) If documentation of continuing education is incomplete, the registrant has 30 days from the date of notice to submit further documentation to substantiate having completed the required continuing education.

(5) Failure to meet continuing education requirements shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to, assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the certification.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410, 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410
Hist.: HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08: HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

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