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Rule 20:44:17:04 Criteria for granting continuing education course credit.

          20:44:17:04.  Criteria for granting continuing education course credit. The commission may grant continuing education credit for courses, seminars, conferences, correspondence courses, or similar offerings that are provided by the commission, a public or private school, organization, association, person, corporation, society, or similar organization if the courses meet the following criteria:

          (1)  The total instruction time is not less than 50 minutes;

          (2)  The public or private school, organization, association, person, corporation, society, or similar organization certifies the attendance of each license holder at the completion of the course;

          (3)  Credit is earned on the basis of attendance, or in the case of correspondence courses, completion of the course;

          (4)  Each course of study substantially meets the requirements of § 20:44:17:03; and

          (5)  Instructors, lecturers, seminar leaders, and others who present a continuing education requirement course meet at least one of the following qualifications:

               (a)  A bachelor's, graduate, or postgraduate degree in the field in which the person teaches;

               (b)  A valid teaching credential or certificate from South Dakota or another state authorizing the holder to teach in the field of instruction being offered;

               (c)  Five years of experience in a professional, trade, or technical occupation in the applicable field; or

               (d)  Any combination of at least five years of applicable field experience and college education.

          The substantial equivalent to these qualifications is acceptable.

          Source: 13 SDR 75, 13 SDR 95, effective January 1, 1987; 14 SDR 76, effective November 30, 1987; 20 SDR 222, effective July 6, 1994; transferred from § 20:44:13:03, August 12, 1994.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-16-12.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-16-12.


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