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§ 1399.351. Approved CE Programs.

16 CA ADC § 1399.351Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: October 1, 2023

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 13.6. Respiratory Care Board of California
Article 5. Continuing Education
Effective: October 1, 2023
16 CCR § 1399.351
§ 1399.351. Approved CE Programs.
(a) Any course or program meeting the criteria set forth in this Article will be accepted by the board for CE credit.
(b) The Board shall approve 15 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for the award of any of the following initial credentials after successful completion of an examination given by the National Board for Respiratory Care:
(1) Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS);
(2) Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT);
(3) Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT);
(4) Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist (NPS);
(5) Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS);
(6) Asthma Educator Specialist (AE-C) and,
(7) Registered Respiratory Therapist, if not required at the time of initial licensure pursuant to B&P section 3735.
(c) The Board shall approve 15 hours of CE for each initial certification and 5 hours of CE for each renewal or recertification for a licensee's successful completion of the following certification examinations:
(1) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS);
(2) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP);
(3) Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS).
(4) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
(5) Asthma Educator Certified (AE-C) (provided by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board).
(d) The following certifications are approved by the Board for continuing education credit for initial certification only and for the number of hours given by the provider named below:
(1) Pulmonary Rehabilitation-Certified (provided by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation);
(2) Tobacco and Smoking Cessation-Certified (provided by the AARC); and,
(3) COPD Educator-Certified (provided by the AARC).
(e) CE credit will not be granted for:
(1) any review and/or preparation courses for credentialing or certification examinations,
(2) basic life support credentialing,
(3) the renewal or recertification of any certification not expressly identified in subdivision (c), or
(4) employment-related courses on subjects not described in this Article.
(f) Programs and examinations listed in subdivision (c) shall be provided by an approved entity listed in subdivision (h) of Section 1399.352.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 3719 and 3722, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 32 and 3719, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment of subsections (a) and (c) filed 2-23-89; operative 3-25-89 (Register 89, No. 9).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 11-30-95 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 95, No. 48).
3. Amendment of subsection (b), new subsections (b)(1)-(c) and subsection relettering filed 6-9-97; operative 7-9-97 (Register 97, No. 24).
4. Amendment filed 4-22-2004; operative 5-22-2004 (Register 2004, No. 17).
5. Amendment filed 4-9-2015; operative 7-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 15).
6. Amendment filed 8-10-2023; operative 10-1-2023 (Register 2023, No. 32).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1399.351, 16 CA ADC § 1399.351
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