4758.51 Continuing education.

(A) Except as provided in division (C) of this section and in accordance with rules adopted under section 4758.20 of the Revised Code, each individual who holds a license or certificate issued under this chapter, other than an initial chemical dependency counselor assistant certificate, shall complete during the period that the license or certificate is in effect not less than the following number of clock hours of continuing education as a condition of receiving a renewed license or certificate:

(1) In the case of an individual holding a prevention specialist assistant certificate, twenty;

(2) In the case of any other individual, forty.

(B) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, an individual whose license or certificate issued under this chapter, other than an initial chemical dependency counselor assistant certificate, has expired shall complete the number of hours of continuing education specified in rules adopted under section 4758.20 of the Revised Code as a condition of receiving a restored license or certificate.

(C) The chemical dependency professionals board may waive the continuing education requirements established under this section for individuals who are unable to fulfill them because of military service, illness, residence outside the United States, or any other reason the board considers acceptable.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.161, HB 284, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 12-23-2002