NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 33, NUMBER 13
MONDAY, JULY 2, 2001
RULE PROPOSAL
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
NEW JERSEY BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
FEE SCHEDULE; CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11

Proposed Repeal and New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12

Authorized By: New Jersey Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, Barbara Cook, Executive Director.

Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:5A-6.

Proposal Number: PRN 2001-240.

Submit comments by August 1, 2001 to:

Barbara Cook, Executive Director
New Jersey Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
124 Halsey Street
PO Box 45006
Newark, New Jersey 07101

The agency proposal follows:

Summary

The Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors (the Board) proposes to repeal the existing rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12, concerning continuing education, and proposes a new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 to more accurately comply with the continuing education requirements established in P.L. 1999, c.10, supplementing the Electrical Contractor Licensing Act (the Act), P.L. 1962, c.162, N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq. The amended Act provides that the Board must require each electrical contractor, as a condition for triennial license renewal, to complete 34 credits of continuing education. The Board proposes new rule N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 in order to make the Board's rule governing continuing education consistent with the requirements of the Act, and to ensure that the continuing education that licensees receive is germane to the practice of electrical contracting and is as comprehensive as possible.

Proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(a) provides that upon license renewal, a licensee must attest that he or she has completed the continuing education requirements established by the rule. Subsection (a) also provides that falsification of any information submitted by a licensee on a renewal application may require an appearance before the Board and may result in penalties and/or suspension of a license. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(b) provides that all applicants for triennial license renewal are required to complete 34 credit hours of continuing education. The current triennial registration period began on April 1, 2000 and will expire on March 31, 2003. Because the proposed new rule will not be adopted by the Board on a date that coincides with the start of a new registration period, the Board has decided to pro-rate the number of credits that licensees must obtain in the current registration period. As a result, N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(b)1 provides that for the triennial registration period ending on March 31, 2003, licensees must complete 10 credit hours of continuing education, including nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on applicable State statutes and rules.

Paragraph (b)2 of N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 sets forth the continuing education requirements for those persons receiving initial licensure. A person receiving initial licensure as an electrical contractor in the first year of the triennial registration period must complete 34 hours of continuing education. A person granted initial licensure in the second year of the triennial registration period must complete 22 credits of continuing education. A person granted initial licensure in the third year of the triennial registration period must complete 10 credits of continuing education. Of the 34, 22 or 10 hours of continuing education that must be completed by persons receiving initial licensure, nine hours must be earned in courses or programs on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour must be earned in courses or programs on applicable State statutes and rules.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(b)3 provides that a licensee who completed more than the minimum number of continuing education credits during the preceding triennial period may carry over no more than eight credits into the succeeding triennial. In addition, N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(b)4 provides that any continuing education credits completed by a licensee in compliance with an order or directive from the Board may not be used by the licensee to satisfy the licensee's minimum continuing education requirements.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(c) provides, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-13.3 which sets forth the required course of study for licensees, that licensees must complete a minimum of nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on State law. Licensees must take the balance of their continuing education credit hours in the installation, erection, repair or alteration of electrical equipment, the transmission or utilization of electrical energy, job estimating, management and business practices, supervisory responsibilities, and any other subjects relevant to electrical contracting and electrical construction.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(d) sets forth the type of activities that licensees may undertake for continuing education credit. The proposed new rule provides that licensees can obtain continuing education credit for completing continuing education courses or programs approved by the Board. The Board will approve only those courses or programs that are available and advertised on a reasonable nondiscriminatory basis to all persons practicing electrical contracting in New Jersey. Electrical contracting associations or other professional or technical associations offering continuing education program or courses may, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-13.7, charge a reasonable differential in program or course registration fees for licensees who are not members of the association. Licensees may also obtain continuing education credit for developing curriculum for a new program or course, for teaching a new program or course, or for authoring a textbook, manual or article related to the practice of electrical contracting.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(e) provides that licensees will not be granted credit for courses or programs that are less than one hour in length, or that are more than eight hours in length over one day. The Board proposes this requirement because it believes that courses that are more than eight hours, but which are provided over one day, are not conducive to the learning process. The proposed new rule also provides that licensees may obtain a maximum of 15 credits per triennial registration period for developing a new curriculum or for teaching a course or program, a maximum of 10 credits per triennial registration period for authoring a textbook or manual or a chapter of a textbook or manual, and a maximum of eight credits per triennial registration period for authoring a published article.

Subsection (f) of proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 requires a licensee to maintain documentation of the continuing education credits he or she earned for a period of six years. Licensees must keep, as part of their records, if applicable, a certificate of completion provided by the continuing education course or program sponsor, the published manual, textbook or article, and a copy of the curriculum, the location, the date and the time of the course, and a letter from the sponsor confirming that the licensee developed the course material or taught the course.

Subsection (g) of N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 provides, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-13.4, that the Board may waive the continuing education requirements of the proposed new rule for reasons of hardship, such as severe illness, disability or military service. A licensee seeking a waiver must apply to the Board in writing at least 90 days prior to license renewal. Subsection (g) also provides that a waiver of continuing education requirements granted by the Board will only be effective for the triennial renewal period in which the waiver is sought. If the conditions which necessitated the waiver persist into the next triennial period, a licensee must apply to the Board for another waiver.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(h) sets forth requirements for continuing education sponsors. All continuing education sponsors must obtain Board approval, in each triennial period, prior to representing that any course or program satisfies the requirements of the proposed new rule. In addition, continuing education sponsors must submit to the Board a detailed description of course content and the hours of instruction that will be provided, and the curriculum vitae of each instructor that will be participating in the program. Moreover, continuing education sponsors must monitor attendance at each approved course and provide each enrollee with a verification of attendance form. Sponsors will also be responsible for soliciting program or course evaluations from participants and instructors.

Sponsors will have to remit a $100.00 fee for each submission of course or program offerings for which Board approval is sought, in each triennial period. The proposed fee is necessary, the Board believes, to cover the administrative expenses the Board will incur in performing a thorough review of the documentation submitted by each sponsor. The Board proposes that N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11, Concerning fees, be amended to reflect the $100.00 fee that will be charged to continuing education sponsors as a result of proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(i) prohibits a continuing education sponsor from teaching the nine hour course on the National Electrical Code and the one hour course on applicable State law prior to January following the publication of the most recent edition of the Code. The National Electrical Code is published every three years. The most recent edition of the Code is the 1999 edition. The next edition of the Code will be the 2002 Code, which will be published in October of 2001. Continuing education sponsors would be precluded from teaching the 10 hour course on the 2002 National Electrical Code until January of 2002. The Board believes that such a prohibition is necessary in order to ensure that instructors are teaching the course using the published edition of the new Code. Some instructors, the Board is aware, may be able to obtain advanced copies of the new Code prior to its official publication. The Board is concerned that the use of such copies, which may not represent the final version of the Code, will create confusion for licensees and may result in the generation of misinformation. The Board believes that the requirement proposed in subsection (i) will help to ensure that the material being taught to licensees is accurate. In addition, the Board proposes to prohibit instructors from conducting any course or program with more than 75 participants. The Board believes that a course or program in which more than 75 licensees participate will not present licensees with a meaningful learning opportunity.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(j) provides that the Board may direct or order a licensee to complete continuing education credits, in addition to the required 34 credits, as part of a disciplinary or remedial measure, or to correct a deficiency in the licensee's continuing education requirements.

Social Impact

The Board believes that the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 and proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 will have a positive impact upon both licensees and the consumers they serve. The proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 serves to clarify the scope of a licensee's continuing education obligation, consistent with newly imposed statutory requirements. In addition, the proposed new rule, which increases the number of continuing education credits that a licensee must obtain over a three yearperiod, will help to ensure that licensees maintain an appropriate level of professional competence.

The proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(c) requires licensees to complete a minimum of a nine hour course on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and a one hour course on applicable State statutes and rules. It will have a positive impact upon the regulated community and upon consumers by ensuring that licensees continue to take a significant number of continuing education credits in the National Electrical Code. Subsection (c), however, also provides that licensees must obtain the balance of their continuing education requirements in the installation, erection, repair or alteration of electrical equipment, transmission or utilization of electrical energy, job estimating, management, business practices, and supervisory responsibilities. The Board believes that the proposed new rule will ensure that the continuing education that licensees receive is well rounded so that they may better serve the needs of consumers.

In addition, the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11, which sets the fee that continuing education program sponsors must remit to the Board for the approval of courses and programs, will help to ensure that sufficient funds are taken in by the Board to properly defray the cost of reviewing and approving program or course offerings.

Economic Impact

The proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 and the proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 will have an economic impact upon licensees and persons and/or entities that sponsor continuing education programs or courses for Board licensees in the State. The proposed new rule, which increases the number of continuing education credit hours that a licensee must obtain in order to be eligible for license renewal, consistent with statutory requirements, will cause licensees to incur the added expense associated with obtaining a greater number of continuing education credits than was previously required. The proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 will have an economic impact upon continuing education program or course sponsors, to the extent that such sponsors will now be required to submit to the Board a $100.00 fee, in each triennial period, for each program or course submission. In addition, the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 may also have an economic impact upon licensees to the extent that program and course sponsors increase the fees charged to licensees attending such programs and courses to meet this new expense. The Board cannot estimate the increased expense to be borne by requiring the additional credit hours of continuing education since the cost of the continuing education programs and courses are established by the program and course providers.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 and the proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 are governed by N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq., and are not subject to any Federal standards or requirements.

Jobs Impact

The Board does not believe that the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31- 1.11 and the proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 will have an impact on jobs in the State. It is possible, however, that proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12, which will increase the number of continuing education credits that a licensee must obtain during the triennial licensing-period, may cause an increase in the number of continuing education programs or courses that are offered to licensees. Such an increase could result in the creation of additional jobs associated with the provision of continuing education programs or courses, such as teaching or promotional positions available with the providers of such programs or courses.

Agriculture Industry Impact

The Board does not believe that the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31- 1.11 and the proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 will have any impact on the agriculture industry of the State.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

The Regulatory Flexibility Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 52:14B-16 et seq., requires the Board to provide a description of the types and an estimate of the number of small businesses to which the proposed amendment and proposed new rule will apply. Currently, the Board has approximately 9,550 licensees and approximately 6,600 permit holders. If, for purposes of the Act, Board licensees and permit holders are considered "small businesses" within the meaning of the Act, the following analysis applies.

The Act requires the Board to set forth the reporting, recordkeeping and other compliance requirements of the proposed amendment and proposed new rule, including the kinds of professional services likely to be needed to comply with the requirements. The Act further requires the Board to estimate the initial and annual compliance costs of the proposed amendment and proposed new rule, to outline the manner in which it has designed the proposed amendment and proposed new rule to minimize any adverse economic impact upon small businesses, and to set forth whether the proposed amendment and proposed new rule establish differing compliance requirements for small businesses.

The proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 and the proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 will impose various reporting, recordkeeping and compliance requirements upon licensees and upon sponsors of continuing education programs. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(a) requires all licensees, upon triennial license renewal, to attest to completing the Board's continuing education requirements. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(b) requires all licensees to complete a minimum of 34 credit hours of continuing education during the triennial licensing period, including nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on applicable State statutes and rules. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(b)1, however, provides that for the current registration period ending on March 31, 2003, licensees must only complete 10 credit hours of continuing education. The required 10 hours, however, must include nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on applicable State statutes and rules. Paragraph (b)2 requires persons granted initial licensure in the second or third year of the triennial to complete 22 or 10 hours of continuing education, respectively, including nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on State statutes and rules. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(b)3 provides that a licensee may not carry over more than eight credits into a succeeding triennial period. In addition, any credits completed by a licensee in compliance with a Board order may not be used to satisfy the minimum continuing education requirements of the proposed new rule, pursuant to paragraph (b)4.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(c) provides that in addition to the nine hour course on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and the one hour course on State law, licensees must obtain the balance of their continuing education credits in the installation, erection, repair or alteration of electrical equipment, the transmission or utilization of electrical energy, job estimating, management and business practices, supervisory responsibilities, and/or any other subjects relevant to electrical contracting and electrical construction. Paragraph (d)1 provides that an electrical contracting association or other technical or professional association offering continuing education courses or programs may impose a differential in program or course registration fees for licensees who are not members of that association.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(e) provides that a licensee will be granted one credit for each hour of attendance at an approved program or course. A licensee, however, cannot obtain credit for more than eight instructional hours in one day. In addition, subsection (c) provides that a licensee can obtain up to 15 hours of continuing education credit for participating in instructional activities, 10 credits for authoring a textbook or a manual or a chapter in a textbook or a manual, or eight credits for publishing an article, during each triennial period.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(f) requires a licensee to maintain accurate records concerning continuing education courses. A licensee must maintain such documentation for at least six years. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(g) requires a licensee seeking a waiver of continuing education requirements for the triennial period to apply to the Board in writing at least 90 days prior to license renewal. If a licensee continues to need a waiver into the next triennial period, the licensee must reapply to the Board for another waiver.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(h), all continuing education sponsors must submit a detailed description of the course content, the hours of instruction, and the curriculum vitae of each lecturer that will be participating in the program. The continuing education sponsor must also monitor attendance at each approved course and furnish each enrollee with a verification of attendance form. The sponsor must solicit program or course evaluations from participants and instructors. Sponsors must also remit to the Board the $100.00 fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12(i) prohibits a continuing education sponsor from offering the nine hour course on the National Electrical Code update and the one hour State law course prior to the January following the publication of the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code. Subsection (i) also prohibits a sponsor from conducting a course or program with more than 75 participants.

No additional professional services will be needed to comply with the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 and the proposed new rule at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12. The costs of compliance with the proposed amendment and proposed new rule are discussed in the Economic Impact statement above. Since the Board proposes the amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 and proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.12 to conform to statutory changes which increase the number of continuing professional education credit hours required for continued licensure, the proposed amendment and proposed new rule will be uniformly applied and, therefore, will not impose differing compliance requirements for any licensees and permit holders.

Full text of the proposal follows:

<< NJ ADC 13:31-1.11 >>

13:31-1.11 Fee schedule

(a) The following fees shall be charged by the Board:

1.-14. (No change.)

15. Continuing education sponsor fee ......................... $100.00

<< NJ ADC 13:31-1.12 >>

<<-13:31-1.12 Continuing education->>

<<-(a) At the time of publication of each new edition of the National Electrical Code, each licensee shall attend a course of study approved by the Board relating to the new Code.->>

<<-(b) Proof of the completion of the Code course referred to in (a) above shall be provided to the Board by each licensee as a prerequisite to the renewal of his license.->>

<<-(c) The Board may, in its discretion, waive the requirements of this section for reasons of hardship or illness. To apply for a waiver from the continuing education requirement, a licensee shall write to the Board explaining the reasons for the waiver request.->>

<< NJ ADC 13:31-1.12 >>

<<+13:31-1.12 Continuing education requirements+>>

<<+(a) Upon triennial license renewal, a licensee shall attest that he or she has completed courses of continuing education of the types and number of credits specified in (b), (c), (d) and (e) below. Falsification of any information submitted on the renewal application may require an appearance before the Board and may result in penalties and/or suspension or revocation of the license pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-21 through 45:1-25.+>>

<<+(b) Each applicant for triennial license renewal shall be required to complete during the preceding triennial period, except as provided in (b)1 and 2 below, a minimum of 34 credit hours of continuing education.+>>

<<+1. For the triennial registration period ending on March 31, 2003, licensees shall be required to complete 10 credit hours of continuing education, including nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on applicable State statutes and rules;+>>

<<+2. Persons receiving initial licensure as electrical contractors shall have continuing education requirements prorated as follows:+>>

<<+i. Any person receiving licensure as an electrical contractor in the first year of a triennial registration period shall complete a minimum of 34 credits of continuing education, including nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on applicable State statutes and rules;+>>

<<+ii. Any person receiving initial licensure as an electrical contractor in the second year of a triennial registration period shall complete a minimum of 22 credits of continuing education, including nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on applicable State statutes and rules; and+>>

<<+iii. Any person receiving initial licensure as an electrical contractor in the third year of a triennial registration period shall complete a minimum of 10 credits of continuing education, including nine hours on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code and one hour on applicable State statutes and rules.+>>

<<+3. A licensee who completes more than the minimum continuing education credits set forth above in any triennial registration period may carry no more than eight of the additional credits into a succeeding triennial period;+>>

<<+4. Any continuing education credits completed by the licensee in compliance with an order or directive from the Board as set forth in (j) below shall not be used to satisfy the minimum continuing education requirements as set forth in this section.+>>

<<+(c) A licensee shall complete a minimum of a 10 hour course of study relating to the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code, nine hours of which shall pertain to the code and one hour of which shall pertain to applicable State statutes and rules. A licensee shall obtain the balance of continuing education credits in the following areas:+>>

<<+1. Installation, erection, repair or alteration of electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy;+>>

<<+2. Transmission or utilization of electrical energy;+>>

<<+3. Job estimating, management and business practices;+>>

<<+4. Supervisory responsibilities as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.13; and+>>

<<+5. Any other subjects relevant to electrical contracting and electrical construction.+>>

<<+(d) A licensee may obtain continuing education credits from the following:+>>

<<+1. Successful completion of continuing education courses or programs approved by the Board pursuant to (h) below. The Board shall approve only such continuing education courses and programs as are available and advertised on a reasonable nondiscriminatory basis to all persons practicing electrical contracting in the State and are directly related to the practice of electrical contracting in the State of New Jersey, except that an electrical contracting association or other professional or technical association offering continuing education programs or courses may impose a reasonable differential in program or course registration fees for licensees who are not members of that association. The Board shall maintain a list of all approved programs, courses and lecturers at the Board office and shall furnish this information to licensees upon request;+>>

<<+2. Participation in instructional activities such as developing curriculum for a new program or course and/or teaching a new program or course, provided the program or course is directly related to the practice of electrical contracting in the State of New Jersey. "New" means that the licensee has never taught or developed curriculum for that course or program in any educational setting;+>>

<<+3. Authorship of a textbook or manual or a chapter of a textbook or manual directly related to the practice of electrical contracting in the State of New Jersey, provided the textbook or manual, as published, is at least 7,500 words in length; and+>>

<<+4. Authorship of a published article related to the practice of electrical contracting in the State of New Jersey, provided the article, as published, is a least 250 words in length.+>>

<<+(e) Credit for continuing education shall be granted as follows for each triennial registration period:+>>

<<+1. Attendance at continuing education programs and courses approved by the Board: one credit for each hour of attendance at an approved program or course. Credit shall not be granted for programs or courses that are less than one instructional hour long. Credit shall not be granted for more than eight instructional hours obtained in one day. Completion of an entire program or course or segment of program or course instruction shall be required in order to receive any continuing education credit;+>>

<<+2. Participation in instructional activities: one credit per hour of program or course instruction to a maximum of 15 credits per triennial registration period;+>>

<<+3. Authorship of a textbook or manual or a chapter of a textbook or manual: five continuing education credits per textbook or manual or chapter of a textbook or manual, to a maximum of 10 credits per triennial registration period; and+>>

<<+4. Authorship of a published article: two continuing education credits per published article, to a maximum of eight credits per triennial registration period.+>>

<<+(f) The Board shall perform audits on randomly selected licensees to determine compliance with continuing education requirements. A licensee shall maintain the following documentation for a period of six years after completion of the credits and shall submit such documentation to the Board upon request:+>>

<<+1. For attendance at programs or courses approved by the Board: a certificate of completion from the sponsor;+>>

<<+2. For publication of manual, textbook, or article: the published item, including the date of publication; and+>>

<<+3. For developing curriculum or teaching a course or program: documentation, including a copy of the curriculum, location, date and time of course, duration of course by hour, and letter from sponsor confirming that the licensee developed or taught the course or program.+>>

<<+(g) The Board may waive the continuing education requirements of this section on an individual basis for reasons of hardship, such as severe illness, disability, or military service, or for retirement of the license.+>>

<<+1. A licensee seeking a waiver of the continuing education requirements shall apply to the Board in writing at least 90 days prior to license renewal and set forth in specific detail the reasons for requesting the waiver. The licensee shall provide the Board with such supplemental materials as will support the request for waiver.+>>

<<+2. A waiver of continuing education requirements granted pursuant to this subsection shall only be effective for the triennial period in which such waiver is granted. If the condition(s) which necessitated the waiver persist(s) into the next triennial period, a licensee shall apply to the Board for the renewal of such waiver for the new triennial period.+>>

<<+(h) All sponsors of continuing education programs or courses shall:+>>

<<+1. Obtain Board approval, in each triennial period, prior to representing that any course, seminar or program fulfills the requirements of this section;+>>

<<+2. Submit the following for each course or program offered, for evaluation by the Board:+>>

<<+i. A detailed description of course content and the hours of instruction; and+>>

<<+ii. A curriculum vitae of each lecturer, including specific background which qualifies the individual as a lecturer in the area of instruction;+>>

<<+3. Monitor the attendance at each approved course and furnish to each enrollee a verification of attendance, which shall include at least the following information:+>>

<<+i. The title, date and location of program or course offering;+>>

<<+ii. The name and license number of attendee;+>>

<<+iii. The number of hours attended; and+>>

<<+iv. The name and signature of officer or responsible party;+>>

<<+4. Solicit program or course evaluations from both participants and the instructors; and+>>

<<+5. Submit a fee pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.11 for each submission of course or program offering(s) for which Board approval is sought, per triennial period.+>>

<<+(i) Sponsors of continuing education programs or courses shall not:+>>

<<+1. Teach the 10 hour course of study on the National Electrical Code set forth in (c) above prior to the January following the publication of the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code; and+>>

<<+2. Conduct a continuing education course or program with more than 75 participants.+>>

<<+(j) The Board may direct or order a licensee to complete continuing education credits:+>>

<<+1. As part of a disciplinary or remedial measure in addition to the required 34 hours of continuing education credit; or+>>

<<+2. To correct a deficiency in the licensee's continuing education requirements.+>>

33 N.J.R. 2238(a)


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