(A) The official unit of measure for continuing education credit for licensees and certificate holders is the contact hour, which is sixty minutes, as defined in paragraph (F) of rule 4723-14-01 of the Administrative Code.
(B) The calculation of contact hours based on credit hours earned in an academic institution is as follows:
(1) For credit hours earned on an academic quarter system, one credit hour is equivalent to ten contact hours;
(2) For credit hours earned on an academic trimester system, one credit hour is equivalent to twelve contact hours;
(3) For credit hours earned on an academic semester system, one credit hour is equivalent to fifteen contact hours; and
(4) For credit hours that have not been identified as quarters, semesters, or trimesters, one credit hour is equivalent to ten contact hours.
(C) The amount of continuing education credit designated on a certificate issued according to rule 4723-14-06 of the Administrative Code by the provider or approval body will be the amount accepted by the board.
(D) The OBN approver shall determine the minimum number of contact hours to be awarded which cannot be less than one-half contact hour.
(E) A licensee or certificate holder who is engaged in active military duty may be eligible for an extension of time to complete continuing education as provided in rule 4723-2-04 of the Administrative Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/15/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07, 4723.69, 4723.79
Rule Amplifies: 4723.24, 4723.651, 4723.77
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/1991, 04/01/1993, 02/01/1996, 04/01/1998, 02/01/2001, 02/01/2002, 02/01/2003, 02/01/2007, 02/01/2013