As a professional license holder, you are required to complete ongoing education. The Board developed multiple options for you to improve your skillset that reflects a variety of communities. It is important that you assess what you require to be successful at your community, complete the training and record those clock hours to renew your license. This is advanced education beyond the initial entry level director education. It is a licensees responsibility to:
Earn and retain approved clock hours for BELTSS license renewal for four years. Clock hours are intended to improve your individual Professional Development Plan for your community.
Continuing Education requires 30 clock hours in the preceding two years of licensure between September 1 (even year) and August 31 (even year).
Annual licensure renewals are every year between September 1 to October 31. Annual renewal with clock hours is required every even calendar year ( e.g. 2024, 2026,…).
For those LALD’s initially licensed after November 1 (even years through October 31 (odd year), Continuing Education Clock hours are prorated to 15 CE Clock hours due the first Continuing Education (CE) Renewal date. You can view your hour requirements on the BELTSS Online Portal.
For those LALD’s initially licensed after November 1 (odd years through October 31 (even year), no Continuing Education Clock hours are required. You can view your hour requirements on the BELTSS Online Portal.
Maintain a MDH survey file with your current license and current clock hour log for survey
The Continuing Education attestation record form provides space to record the CE credits you earned since the last renewal cycle. Record the types of CE credits you have earned in the appropriate sections of the form.
BELTSS accepts continuing education activities that have received approval from NAB. Licensee can look up activities in the NAB Approved CE Database. The database is free and can be found in the Continuing Ed. section of NAB's website.
An organization which annually sponsors many educational seminars, institutes, workshops, or home study courses, may request designation by the board as a registered continuing education sponsor on an annual basis. Registered continuing education sponsors may assign CE credit clock hours to their own program offerings applying the provisions of this chapter. Interested organizations should review Minnesota Administrative Rules 6400.6870 Subp.4 through Subp.6 .
An organization which annually sponsors many education seminars institutes, workshops, or home study courses, may request designation by the board as a registered continuing education sponsor on an annual basis. Registering continuing education sponsors may assign CE credit clock hours to their own program offerings applying the provisions of this chapter. Interested organizations should review Minnesota Administrative Rules 6400.6870 Subp. 4 though Subp. 6.
The BELTSS database randomly chooses individual audits. We are required to audit at least 5% of all renewals. After November 1 all renewals are audited.
All ALD licensee must present 30 credits of continuing education every two years to qualify for license renewal.
If your renewal application is selected for audit, we will contact you by email. Within 15 days, you will need to provide copies of your certificates of attendance verifying your continuing education credits and the CE Attestation record sheet must be submitted in a single PDF version emailed to email@example.com.