In the Board's August 2006 newsletter, the Administrator noted that "Change can be scary or it can be exhilarating. If you look for the positive effects of change, life is a bit easier…we live with change on a daily basis….”
In 2008, we will offer online renewal for all individual licenses, and we hope you will think this is a positive change. With online renewals, you may renew your license at any time of day, at your convenience, and pay for it with a credit card. There is no processing fee.
Well in advance of the renewal deadline, we will mail you a reminder that the renewal deadline is June 30, outline information about how the process works, give you your password, and explain how to renew if you cannot renew online. You will hear much more about it in 2008, but we just wanted you to know we are making it easier to renew your license.
Don't forget that you will need 30 hours of continuing education by June 30, 2008, in order to renew. Here are some tips to ensure you have what you need at renewal time:
Insist that the continuing education sponsor give you a certificate of attendance (or other acceptable documentation) with all relevant information on it: your name, name of sponsor, title of the course, date of the activity, and the number of hours of CE credit.
Maintain a file of certificates or other proof that you attended a continuing education activity. If necessary, include information on the nature of the course, descriptive brochures, etc.
Check the Regulations for acceptable activities and number of hours credit you may claim. On this website, click on "Education” and "FAQ” for information and answers to your questions. Melissa, can you hyperlink Education and FAQ.