31.0529 Hours which qualify.

Cite as [A.S.A.C. § 31.0529]

Continuing education credit shall be given for whole hours only, with a minimum of 50 minutes constituting one class hour. No credit for continuing education hours shall be allowed for time expended for study outside of the classroom nor shall additional credits be allowed for programs or courses repeated in any single year. The hours spent in continuing education programs shall be measured, as follows:

(1) A one-day program, other than a university or college course, of not less than 6 hours shall equal 8 continuing education hours;

(2) One hour of attendance in a group program, other than a university or college course shall equal one continuing education hour;

(3) Each hour certified by the sponsor of an individual self-study program shall equal one continuing education hour;

(4) An academic credit hour for a semester earned from an accredited university or college as specified in section 31.051 l(a)(l) ASAC shall equal 15 continuing education hours;

(5) An academic credit hour for a quarter earned from an accredited university or college as specified in section 31.05 11 (a)( 1) shall equal 10 continuing education hours;

(6) Each university or college classroom hour in noncredit study shall equal one continuing education hour;

(7) Each hour of university or college classroom work as a teacher, instructor, or lecturer shall equal one continuing education hour; however, the total cumulative continuing education hours earned by this method shall not exceed 40 credit hours towards continuing education in any biennium: credit for tri-semester course shall be awarded only once during a 3 year period;

(8) Each hour spent at a group program, other than a university or college course by a lecturer, discussion leader, or speaker shall equal one continuing education hour if the attendees of the group program shall be able to earn continuing education credit as a result of the attendance; and provided that the total cumulative hours earned by this method shall not exceed 40 credit hours toward continuing education in any biennium; credit for the same course shall be awarded only once during a 3 year period;

(9) Fifty percent of each hour spent as a reviewer at a formally sponsored inter-office or inter-firm quality review program; and provided that the credit shall not exceed 20 continuing education hours in any biennium;

(10) Credit may be allowed for authoring articles and books published in any one year, provided that they contributed to the professional competence of the licensee. Credit for the publications may be given on a self-declaration basis; provided the credit shall not exceed 20 continuing education hours in any biennium; and

(11) An applicant for a permit to practice shall be allowed 80 hours of continuing education credit for passing either the AICPA or NSPA examination for the 2 years following the year in which the applicant is notified of passing the examination or 40 hours for the succeeding year of the permit renewal period; provided credit allowed in the periods specified in this paragraph may not be carried over to any other period.

History: Rule 3-88. eff 18 Apr 88.