For the first continuing education reporting period: You are required to report 40 hours. You may include cultural diversity hours in the 40 hours.
For the second continuing education reporting period: You are required to obtain and report 40 hours, including completion of all cultural diversity hours. Of the 40 hours, you must report 18 hours of cultural diversity training by this renewal. You may report all 18 hours of cultural diversity training in the first reporting period or all in the second reporting period or a combination of the two.
For all other reporting periods : You are required to report 40 hours. Of the 40 hours, 6 must be in cultural diversity and 6 must be in ethics.
New Requirement (effective 8/1/2012)
You are required to report 40 hours of continuing education. Of the 40 hours, 9 must be in cultural diversity and 3 must be in ethics.
Do I Report Under the Old Requirement or the New Requirement?
Anyone issued a license after August 1, 2012, will report under the new requirements.
Anyone who was in the middle of their continuing education reporting period on August 1, 2012:
Cultural Diversity Requirement
Hours completed in any of the following cultural/population groups will be accepted:
This list is not inclusive. Other cultural/population groups can be accepted for this requirement.
Required Reporting Information
It is essential that you keep complete and accurate records. Do not send verification of attendance, certificates of attendance, or any records to the BBHT office unless requested by the board for auditing purposes.
Continuing Education Audit
The Board will audit continuing education based on a random selection of licensees each renewal period. If you are randomly selected as part of an audit, you will receive a letter notifying you of this shortly after you renew your license. If you are randomly selected, you will be required to send in copies of all your continuing education records (certificates of attendance, transcripts, etc.) showing that you have met the continuing education requirements. The Board may also audit continuing education if they have reason to believe the information is inaccurate.