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Instructor Extra CE Credit


Explanation of Credits

  • Not allowed for an Internet course author.

  • An instructor cannot claim the same course again in the same license period.

  • The course in question must have been pre-approved by the Minnesota Dept of Commerce (DOC) for the date taught and the instructor must have been pre-approved by DOC for the course.

  • If an instructor speaks for part of a course and then leaves without completing the entire course, he or she receives no credit as no licensee can receive partial credit for any course.

  • The Education Provider must upload the regular student roster (CE course credits) for that instructor/student into the Sircon or Pulse database for the regular number of hours the course was approved for.

  • The Education Provider must submit a completed "Application Request for Instructor Extra CE Credit" (Page 1) to the DOC.

  • The DOC will manually enter the extra instructor hours into the Sircon or Pulse database.

Example: If the applicant was the only instructor for a 4 hour course, the Education Provider will upload the 4 hours and Commerce will enter 8 hours for a total of 12 full hours of credit.

Example: If the applicant was one of multiple instructors for a course over 2 hours in length and attended the course in its entirety, (for the example use 4 hours for the course with 2 instructors, each teaching for 2 hours) they would receive the full amount of the course time (in this case 4 hours) as a student and then two times the amount of time the instructor taught 2Hrs X 2=4. In this case the instructor would receive a total of 8 hours of class time.

Example: If the applicant was one of multiple instructors for a course of 2 hours or less, and attended the course in its entirety, each instructor will receive credit for the full 2 hour course regardless of how long each instructor spoke. The Education Provider will upload the 2 hours and Commerce will enter 4 hours for a total of 6 full hours of credit.

No more than half of the continuing education hours required for renewal of a license may be earned as a qualified instructor.

Download the Instructor Extra CE Credit application here.

45.30 Continuing Education

Subd. 4.Credit earned.

(a) Upon completion of approved courses, students must earn 1 hour of continuing education credit for each hour approved by the commissioner. Continuing education courses must be attended in their entirety in order to receive credit for the number of approved hours.

(b) Qualified instructors will earn 3 hours of continuing education credit for each classroom hour of approved instruction that they deliver (1) independently, or (2) as part of a team presentation in a course of 2 hours or less, if they attend the course in its entirety. No more than half of the continuing education hours required for renewal of a license may be earned as a qualified instructor at the rate of 3 hours of continuing education credit for each classroom hour of approved instruction. No credit will be earned if the licensee has previously obtained credit for the same course as either a student or instructor during the same licensing period.