Yes. You are no longer required to send continuing education documentation along with your renewal application. Under the new rules the Board will audit a percentage of renewing licensees each month. The Board will notify you within ten days of the month following your renewal date if you are selected for an audit. If selected, you will need to submit your continuing education certificates and documentation to the Board.
The category of individually designed continuing education activities was discontinued. Case consultation, can be considered a presentation that is based on practice foundations under Minnesota Rule 7200.3830, Subpart 1, B. In order to qualify as a consultation group under this category it would have to be approved as a sponsored activity under Minnesota Rule 7200.3830, Subpart 2. It can be done on behalf of the group, which would require that the materials required for approval under Subpart 2, A. (1)-(9), be only submitted once, in connection with an $80.00 fee. Under this approach the Board would issue a Board log number, and participants would only need to retain their attendance documentation. It can also be approved individually however, this option requires each individual participant to submit the required supporting documentation on their own for approval.
Pre-approval for continuing education activities may be submitted to the Board using the online services portal. Keep in mind that you are responsible for retaining all of your original documentation for continuing education activities for eight years. Please do not send your original documentation to the Board for pre-approval. When requesting pre-approval from the Board, submit your documentation according to Rule 7200.3830 Subp.2.A.,(D)-(9).
A provider must keep client records for a minimum of 8 years after the date of the last professional service. If the client is a minor, the 8-years retention period does not commence until the client reaches the age of 18.