FD 4.03(8) (8) Each contact or clock hour or lesson or tape completed in a home study program is equivalent to 1.0 continuing education credit hour.
FD 4.03(9) (9) Continuing education credit for participation in a multiple-day program, in which each day of the program is a prerequisite for each succeeding day, shall be granted only for completion of the entire program.
FD 4.03(10) (10) A funeral director may receive credit for attendance at a continuing education program which received approval after he or she attended the program, if the funeral director provides evidence of attendance satisfactory to the board.
FD 4.03 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1986, No. 367, eff. 8-1-86; am. (7), Register, November, 1998, No. 515, eff. 12-1-98; CR 01-063: cr. (4m) and am. (5), Register November 2001 No. 551, eff. 12-1-01.
FD 4.04 FD 4.04 Approval of continuing education programs.
FD 4.04(1)(1) Except as provided in sub. (8), to obtain approval of a continuing education program, the program provider shall submit an application to the board on a form provided by the board which shall include:
FD 4.04(1)(a) (a) The program relates to one or more of the following subject content areas:
FD 4.04(1)(a)1. 1. Grief counseling or communication.
FD 4.04(1)(a)2. 2. Professional conduct, business ethics or legal aspects specifically related to practice in the profession.
FD 4.04(1)(a)3. 3. Business management concepts relating specifically to delivery of services to a consumer.
FD 4.04(1)(a)4. 4. Technical or practical aspects of the profession;
FD 4.04(1)(b) (b) The program is available to all funeral directors regardless of membership in or affiliation with any organization; and,
FD 4.04(1)(c) (c) The program provider of the continuing education program agrees to monitor the continuous attendance of participants and to furnish to each participant evidence of having attended and completed the program at the location of the program, or
FD 4.04(1)(d) (d) The program provider of a home-study continuing education program includes in the program a method satisfactory to the board of determining a participant's successful completion of the home study program.
FD 4.04(2) (2) An application for a continuing education program shall include all of the following:
FD 4.04(2)(a) (a) Date and location of the program.
FD 4.04(2)(b) (b) Time segments scheduled in the program for presentation of subject areas specified in sub. (2).
FD 4.04(2)(c) (c) Name and title of the instructor.
FD 4.04(2)(d) (d) Name and title of the person requesting program approval on behalf of the provider.
FD 4.04 Note Note: Forms are available upon request to the board office, PO Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708.
FD 4.04(3) (3) A separate application shall be submitted for each continuing education program. Approval of a continuing education program expires on December 31 of each odd-numbered year.
FD 4.04(4) (4) A program provider shall apply for approval of a continuing education program at least 30 days prior to its presentation.
FD 4.04(5) (5) A continuing education program may include subject content other than that specified in sub. (1); however, the board shall limit its approval only to that part and time segments of the program which relate to subject areas specified in sub. (1).
FD 4.04(6) (6) A home study program or course taken for academic credit shall be eligible for credit if the program or course relates to subject areas specified in sub. (1) and meets all other requirements in this section.
FD 4.04(7) (7) In-service continuing education programs sponsored by a funeral establishment are not eligible for credit unless the programs are available to all licensed funeral directors and meet all other requirements in this section.
FD 4.04(8) (8) A continuing education course sponsored by a national, international or state funeral director's association, or an educational institution accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education or otherwise deemed to be equivalent by the board, which satisfies the criteria established in sub. (1) (a) to (d) and s. FD 4.045, shall be approved by the board without receipt of a course approval application from the program provider.
FD 4.04 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1986, No. 367, eff. 8-1-86; correction in (6) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 12., Stats., Register, September, 1993, No. 453; am. (2) (intro.), Register, November, 1998, No. 515, eff. 12-1-98; CR 07-049: am. (1) (intro.), cr. (8) Register March 2008 No. 627, eff. 4-1-08; correction in (8) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2008 No. 627.
FD 4.045 FD 4.045 Qualifications for continuing education instructors. Instructors for continuing education shall possess one of the following minimum qualifications:
FD 4.045(1) (1) Be an instructor of funeral directing who is or has been engaged in the practice of teaching at an accredited institution of higher education.
FD 4.045(2) (2) Be a properly licensed or certified person for the 5 years immediately before becoming a continuing education instructor.
FD 4.045(3) (3) Be a person who, in the judgment of the board, is qualified by experience or education, or both, to supervise a course of study.
FD 4.045 History History: CR 01-063: Cr. Register November 2001 No. 551, eff. 12-1-01.
FD 4.05 FD 4.05 Exemption. Any funeral director who holds a certificate in good standing granted under s. 445.06, Stats., shall be exempt from meeting the continuing education requirement for the duration of the period that the funeral director is not engaged in professional practice. A funeral director who holds a certificate shall notify the board and shall submit proof of having completed 15 hours of approved continuing education programs in the 2-year period immediately preceding notification to the board of his or her intent to return to professional practice in a licensed funeral establishment.
FD 4.05 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1986, No. 367, eff. 8-1-86.
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