All new county veterans service officers shall earn five credits per calendar year. They may be earned in the following manner:
(A) Shall attend either the veterans affairs spring school, or the fall school held by the state association of county veterans service officers. The fall school educational agenda must be approved by the department of veterans services sixty days in advance. Only three credits from either school may be accumulated toward the total of five credits needed each calendar year).
(1) During their first twelve months of assignment as a service officer in training, new service officers shall attend the new service officer school first in lieu of the U.S. department of veterans affairs spring or the fall school.
(2) Credit value shall be equivalent.
(B) One credit shall be earned by attending a regional or district meeting, as determined by the department of veterans services.
(C) One credit may be earned by attending one-day seminars given by the Ohio state association of county veterans service officers, if prior approval is received from the department of veterans services.
(D) One credit shall be given for attendance at the U.S. department of veterans affairs quarterly service officers meeting.
(E) One credit may be awarded for attending one of the service officers' schools given by a major veterans' service organization, if prior approval is received from the department of veterans services.