(1) Licensees are responsible for accurately reporting CPE and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities.

(2) Participants in group, self-study, nano-learning, or blended learning programs must obtain a certificate of completion or transcript issued by the program sponsor. All acceptable documentation must include the following information:

(a) participant's name;

(b) sponsor;

(c) course title and/or description of content;

(d) date(s);

(e) location;

(f) number of continuing education credit hours granted; and

(g) NASBA National Registry of CPE Sponsors ID (if applicable, applies to self-study and nano-learning).

(3) Documentation must be retained for not less than five years.

(4) The sponsor of group, self-study, nano-learning, or blended learning programs shall retain evidence of an individual's participation in a program for not less than five years. Pertinent information includes:

(a) participant's name;

(b) record of participation;

(c) outline of the course (or equivalent);

(d) date(s);

(e) location;

(f) instructor(s); and

(g) number of contact hours/continuing education credit hours granted.

(5) Documentation for technical committee sessions must include a written certificate including the following:

(a) the nature of the activity (e.g., topic or specific new competency acquired), the items discussed, and the source/material considered;

(b) the dates of the learning activity; and

(c) the number of CPE credits attributed to the learning activity.

(6) Acceptable evidence for credit of publications is a copy of the publication that names the licensee as author or contributor, a statement from the licensee supporting the number of CPE credits claimed, and the name and contact information of the independent reviewer(s) or publisher.


History: 37-1-319, 37-50-201, 37-50-203, MCA; IMP, 37-1-306, 37-50-203, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 2971, Eff. 11/29/80; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; TRANS, from Commerce, 2005 MAR p. 2668; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2574, Eff. 10/29/10; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 1363, Eff. 7/13/12; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2849, Eff. 11/21/14; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1016, Eff. 6/4/16; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2283, Eff. 12/9/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 12/8/18.