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§ 21-309. Continuing education requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: June 1, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 21. Individual Tax Preparers (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Registration (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2008
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 21-309
§ 21-309. Continuing education requirements
In general
(a)(1) The Board shall adopt regulations that create, in accordance with this section, continuing education requirements as a condition to the renewal of a registration issued under this subtitle.
(2) An individual shall complete at least 16 hours of continuing education activities every 2 years.
Criteria for continuing education requirements
(b) The continuing education requirements shall:
(1) ensure reasonable knowledge about the current trends in federal and State tax preparation services;
(2) ensure that the programs approved for compliance with the continuing education requirements are available at reasonable intervals throughout the State; and
(3) provide an individual with alternative ways by which to qualify through a variety of programs, which may include:
(i) professional development programs;
(ii) technical sessions of professional societies or chapters;
(iii) college courses approved by the Board;
(iv) seminars provided by governmental units; and
(v) other seminars or symposiums related to tax preparation services.
Continuing education committee
(c) The Board may appoint a continuing education committee to help the Board in carrying out this section.
Reporting and recording program hours
(d)(1) The regulations adopted under this section shall provide a system for reporting and recording the program hours earned by the individual.
(2) The Board may not require an individual to submit scores or grades earned during participation by the individual in a program.
Agreements to conduct approved programs
(e)(1) The Board may enter into written agreements with qualified persons wishing to conduct approved programs.
(2) A person seeking approval by the Board for this purpose shall:
(i) submit to the Board an application on the form that the Board provides; and
(ii) pay an application fee, as set by the Board.


Added by Acts 2008, c. 623, § 3, eff. June 1, 2008.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 21-309, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 21-309
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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