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LADC Continuing Education 



Old Requirement 
 
For the first continuing education reporting period: You are required to report 40 hours. You may include cultural diversity hours in the 40 hours.    

For the second continuing education reporting period:  You are required to obtain and report 40 hours, including completion of all cultural diversity hours.  Of the 40 hours, you must report  18 hours of cultural diversity training by this renewal.  You may report all 18 hours of cultural diversity training in the first reporting period or all in the second reporting period or a combination of the two.   

For all other reporting periods :  You are required to report 40 hours. Of the 40 hours, 6 must be in cultural diversity and 6 must be in ethics.  

 
New Requirement (effective 8/1/2012)

You are required to report 40 hours of continuing education. Of the 40 hours, 9 must be in cultural diversity and 3 must be in ethics. 
 
Do I Report Under the Old Requirement or the New Requirement? 

Anyone issued a license after August 1, 2012, will report under the new requirements. 

Anyone who was in the middle of their continuing education reporting period on August 1, 2012:

  • For your first renewal after this date, you will report under the old requirements. You will finish out your cycle with the old requirements. 
  • For your second renewal (and every renewal thereafter) you will report under the new requirements. Example: If an LADC license expired November 30, 2012, when renewing, they will report under the old requirement. When the LADC renews their license their license that expired November 30, 2014, they will report continuing education under the new requirements. 
If you need assistance figuring out which requirements you need to report under, please feel free to contact the Board office. 


Cultural Diversity Requirement

Hours completed in any of the following cultural/population groups will be accepted:

  • African American
  • Asian American
  • Chicano/Latino
  • Native American
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Disability
  • Men 
  • Women
  • Adolescents
  • Elderly
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans-gender people 

This list is not inclusive. Other cultural/population groups can be accepted for this requirement.        

Required Reporting Information

It is essential that you keep complete and accurate records. Do not send verification of attendance, certificates of attendance, or any records to the BBHT office unless requested by the board for   auditing purposes.  

 
Continuing Education Audit

The Board will audit continuing education based on a random selection of licensees each renewal period. If you are randomly selected as part of an audit, you will receive a letter notifying you of   this shortly after you renew your license. If you are randomly selected, you will be required to send in copies of all your continuing education records (certificates of attendance, transcripts, etc.)   showing that you have met the continuing education requirements. The Board may also audit continuing education if they have reason to believe the information is inaccurate. 

Variance

If you will not be able to complete the 40 required continuing education hours by your due date, you may want to consider requesting a variance. The request form and instructions can be found on the left pane under Variance Request Form.





CE Sponsor Approval


LADC CE Sponsor Application 


Variance Request


If you will not be able to complete the 40 required continuing education hours by your due date, you may want to consider requesting a variance asking the Board to grant you a time extension to complete your hours. The request form and instructions can be found below.


Variance Request Form


Variance Request Form


Links


Minnesota Rules chapter 4747.1100

Minnesota Statutes section 148F.075