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Continuing Education Extension

Licensees/Registrants on active duty or called to active duty during a current or prior reporting period may receive an extension of time to complete CEU’s for the current reporting period equal to the number of months spent on active duty during the current reporting period.  Any portion of a month served shall be considered one full month. See below.


Effective: 11/03/2014 

4757-7-01 Renewal of license or certificate of registration

(1) Per section 5903.10 of the Revised Code, a licensee or registrant shall be granted a renewal of the license or certificate by the board at the usual fee without a late fee as required by rule 4757-1-05 of the Administrative Code, if not otherwise disqualified because of mental or physical disability, and if either (C) (4) (a) or (C) (4) (b) of this paragraph applies:

(a) The license or registration was not renewed because of the holder's service in the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard.

(b) The license or certificate was not renewed because the holder's spouse served in the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, and the service resulted in the holder's absence from this state.
(c) A renewal shall not be granted under this paragraph unless the holder or the holder's spouse, whichever is applicable, has presented satisfactory evidence of the service member's discharge under honorable conditions or release under honorable conditions from active duty or national guard duty within six months after the discharge or release.
(D) Waiver of continuing education requirements shall be processed as delineated in this rule.Waivers shall be requested using forms delineated by the board. Waiver of continuing education may be for the full thirty hours or any part thereof or a partial waiver of any or all of the hours that shall be completed by a future date per a consent agreement. Waivers should be requested with at least thirty days lead-time to allow processing prior to the expiration of a license for those licensees practicing in Ohio. A licensee whose license renewal date has passed shall not practice until they have renewed or they shall be in violation of section 4757.02 of the Revised Code and subject to administrative action up to and including revocation of their license.
(1) Per section 5903.12 of the Revised Code, a licensee or registrant upon application that is accompanied by proper documentation certifying that the licensee has been called to active duty as described in paragraph (D)(4)(a) and/or (D)(4)(b) of this rule during the current or a prior reporting period and certifying the length of that active duty, shall have the continuing education response time extended for the current reporting period by an amount of time equal to the total number of months that the licensee spent on active duty during the current reporting period. For purposes of this division, any portion of a month served on active duty shall be considered one full month.
(a) The person is a member of the Ohio national guard, the Ohio military reserve, the Ohio naval militia, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.
(b) The person has been called to active duty, whether inside or outside the United States, because of an executive order issued by the president of the United States or an act of congress, or upon the order of the governor, for a period in excess of thirty-one days.
(2) If a waiver is granted, the licensee shall renew immediately, and their file annotated as to the status of their waiver and any due date for completion of additional continuing education hours. Any licensee required to complete future continuing education hours shall complete a consent agreement prior to renewing their license.