TBCE:  Continuing Education
Written by Editor   
Monday, November 16, 2015 07:15 AM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners reports that “effective January 1, 2016, no more than ten (10) hours may be obtained through online courses.  A webinar and/or tele seminar is considered a LIVE course as it is real time and interactive.”  Currently “no more than six (6) hours may be obtained through online courses."

TBCE also reminds us that “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 included a minimum of three (3) hours specifically related to the Board’s rules including the Board’s code of ethics, record keeping, documentation and coding and a minimum of one (1) hour of risk management that relates to the practice of chiropractic in Texas.  These required hours cannot be taken online, unless the course is offered directly from the TBCE."

“The sixteen (16) hours may be completed at any course or seminar … as long as the course or seminar has been approved by the Board."

“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."

NOTE:  “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.  This mean that if your license is closed for non-renewal, you must reapply as a new licensee, meet all current requirements and sit of the Texas Jurisprudence Examination again."

To see whether your hours are up to date and complete, contact:

 Sarah Matthews, Licensing Assistant (512) 305-670 sarah@tbce.state.tx.us

or

Jennifer Hertsenberg, Director of Licensure and CE Standards (512) 305-6702 or jennifer@tbce.state.tx.us


Source:  http://www.tbce.state.tx.us/NewsLetter/2015/NLOct2015.pdf