Effective date: 7/13/2005

    (1) Licensees may receive continuing education credit for individual study by submitting an application for approval on a form provided by the Board which is accompanied by documentation of compliance with the requirements of this rule.
    (2) Credit for individual study shall only be awarded in the following manner, for the following educational experiences:
    (a) The initial presentation of material falling within the subject areas set forth in Rule 64B5-12.016, F.A.C., which is part of a professional conference or meeting or which is offered at a formal course given in conjunction with a professional conference or meeting. Two hours of continuing education credit shall be awarded for each 50 minute segment of a presentation. The licensee must submit documentation which includes: the name of the professional conference or meeting and its sponsoring organization; the date, location and subject of the presentation; and written confirmation of this information by the sponsoring organization.
    (b) Publication of an article or book devoted to a subject area set forth in Rule 64B5-12.016, F.A.C., in journals or other media which select materials through an editorial review process. Continuing education credits in an amount determined by the Board may be awarded for a published article or for a published book upon the licensee’s documentation of the following: the title, authors, subject and length of the article or book; the publisher’s name and date published; and if the licensee co-authored an article or book, documentation of the licensee’s actual contribution to the finished product.
    (c) Presentation of a lecture devoted to a subject area set forth in Rule 64B5-12.016, F.A.C., when given as part of a course at a dental, dental hygiene or dental assisting school accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, its successor agency or other nationally recognized accrediting agency, or as part of a formal course or program approved by the Board pursuant to Rule 64B5-16.002, F.A.C. Two hours of continuing education credit shall be awarded for each 50 minutes of actual lecture time upon the licensee’s documentation of the following: name of the institution, course and program; subject, length and date of the lecture; and written confirmation of this information from the sponsoring institution or program. Licensees may obtain a maximum of 15 hours per biennium.
Rulemaking Authority 466.004(4), 466.014 FS. Implements Florida Statutes § 466.0135, 466.014. History—New 4-2-86, Amended 9-7-87, 3-28-88, 1-18-89, Formerly 21G-12.018, 61F5-12.018, 59Q-12.018, Amended 7-13-05.