TBCE Reports:  "CE, Just the Facts"
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Saturday, August 08, 2015 12:00 AM

The TBCE has released a summary of the CE hour requirements.  

"A licensee must complete sixteen (16) hours of approved continuing education each renewal cycle, four (4) of which are in Board-required topics and a one-time eight (8) hour requirement for Medicare."
"The Board-required topics include a minimum of three (3) hours specifically related to the Board’s rules including the Board’s code of ethics, recordkeeping, documentation and coding and a minimum of one (1) hour of risk management relating to the practice of chiropractic in Texas."
"These required hours cannot be taken online, unless the course is offered directly from the TBCE. No more than six (6) hours may be obtained through online courses. A webinar and/or teleseminar is considered a LIVE course as it is real time and interactive."
"Licensees initially licensed on or after September 1, 2012 must complete at least eight (8) hours of continuing education in coding and documentation for Medicare claims no later than their second renewal period."
"All approved courses can be found at www.tbce.state.tx.us, under the link, Continuing Education. If the course contains the four (4) Board-required hours and/or the Medicare hours, it will state so in bold, red letters under the course name."
"If your hours cannot be verified at the time of renewal, your license will be renewed, but it will be placed in a “CE Conditional” status for up to twelve (12) months. At the conclusion of the twelve (12) months, if you still have not remedied the delinquent CE Hours, your license will be considered expired, backdated to the beginning date of the probationary year and closed for non-renewal."