18VAC65-20-151. Continued competency requirements for renewal of an active license.
After March 31, 2004, funeral Funeral service
licensees, funeral directors or funeral embalmers shall be required to have
completed a minimum of five 10 hours of continuing education
offered by a board-approved sponsor for each annual licensure renewal in
even years in courses that emphasize the ethics, standards of practice,
preneed contracts and funding, or laws and regulations governing the profession
of funeral service in Virginia. One hour per year shall cover compliance
with laws and regulations governing the profession, and at least one hour per
year shall cover preneed funeral arrangements.
B. Courses must be directly related to the scope of practice of funeral service. Courses for which the principal purpose is to promote, sell or offer goods, products or services to funeral homes are not acceptable for the purpose of credit toward renewal.
C. The board may grant an extension for good cause of up to one year for the completion of continuing education requirements upon written request from the licensee prior to the renewal date. Such extension shall not relieve the licensee of the continuing education requirement.
D. The board may grant an exemption for all or part of the continuing education requirements for one renewal cycle due to circumstances determined by the board to be beyond the control of the licensee.
and 54.1-2816.1 of the Code of Virginia.
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; amended, Volume 24, Issue 22, eff. August 6, 2008.