Approved continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by an accredited college or university, a course or program approved by the International Hearing Society or an agency pre-approved course or program.
Continuing education must address subject matter specifically related to dealing in hearing aids as set forth in ORS 694.015(2) and OAR 331-620-0005(6).
CE credit will be awarded based on the following criteria:
(a) Completion and passing of academic courses taken from an accredited college or university are awarded 15 hours for each semester-based credit earned, 14 hours for each trimester-based credit earned or 10 hours for each quarter-based credit earned;
(b) Completion of professional courses which meet academic course requirements in content, instruction and evaluation will be assigned 15 hours for each semester-based credit earned, 14 hours for each trimester-based credit earned or 10 hours for each quarter-based credit earned; and
(c) Courses that do not meet standards as set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) above, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work may be assigned credit at the rate of one hour for each hour of attendance.
No more than three hours may be earned in one year for courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Licensees must complete a two hour course in safety and infection control once every two years.