Register July 2018 No. 751
Chapter FD 4
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
FD 4.01   Authority.
FD 4.02   Definitions.
FD 4.03   Continuing education.
FD 4.04   Approval of continuing education programs.
FD 4.045   Qualifications for continuing education instructors.
FD 4.05   Exemption.
FD 4.06   Audit.
Ch. FD 4 Note Note: Chapter FDE 5 was renumbered chapter FDE 4 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88. Chapter FDE 4 was renumbered chapter FD 4 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, September, 1993, No. 453.
FD 4.01 FD 4.01 Authority. The rules in this chapter are adopted under authority in ss. 15.08 (5) (b), 227.11 and 445.06, Stats.
FD 4.01 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1986, No. 367, eff. 8-1-86; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1993, No. 453.
FD 4.02 FD 4.02 Definitions. In this chapter,
FD 4.02(1) (1)“Board" means the funeral directors examining board.
FD 4.02(2) (2)“Evidence of attendance" means an official transcript, student grade report or a written form furnished by a program provider which specifies satisfactory completion of a continuing education program.
FD 4.02(3) (3)“Funeral director" means a person as defined in s. 445.01 (5), Stats.
FD 4.02(3m) (3m) “ In-service” means continuing education approved by the board that is provided by a licensed funeral director to staff of the funeral director's funeral establishment and is available to all funeral directors.
FD 4.02(3n) (3n) “ Professional activity” means any of the following:
FD 4.02(3n)(a) (a) Serving on the Funeral Directors Examining Board.
FD 4.02(3n)(b) (b) Serving on the Milwaukee Area Technical College Funeral Services Advisory Committee.
FD 4.02(3n)(c) (c) Serving on the National Funeral Director committee or board.
FD 4.02(3n)(d) (d) Serving on the state board, district board, or a committee of the Wisconsin Funeral Director Association.
FD 4.02(3n)(e) (e) Serving on the Funeral Service Alliance committee or board.
FD 4.02(3n)(f) (f) Serving on the American Board of Funeral Education committee or board.
FD 4.02(3n)(g) (g) Serving on the Order of the Golden Rule committee or board.
FD 4.02(3n)(h) (h) Serving on the National Selection of Morticians committee or board.
FD 4.02(4) (4)“Program provider" means an educational institution, governmental agency, professional or trade association or foundation or a private firm or individual whose primary function is continuing education.
FD 4.02 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1986, No. 367, eff. 8-1-86; CR 17-048: cr. (3m), (3n) Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; correction in (3n) (d) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2018 No. 751.
FD 4.03 FD 4.03 Continuing education.
FD 4.03(1)(1)Every funeral director, as defined in s. 445.01 (5), Stats., shall complete at least 15 hours of approved continuing education programs in each biennial registration period, specified under s. 445.06, Stats., except as described in s. FD 4.05.
FD 4.03(2) (2)Approved continuing education hours may apply only to the biennial registration period in which the hours are acquired.
FD 4.03(3) (3)To obtain credit for completion of the continuing education requirement, a funeral director shall submit certificates of attendance issued by the program provider or other evidence of attendance satisfactory to the board.
FD 4.03(4) (4)At least 3 hours of the 15-hour requirement shall be in approved programs in the subject area specified in s. FD 4.04 (1) (a) 2.
FD 4.03(4m) (4m)At least 3 hours of the 15-hour requirement shall be in each of the subject areas specified in s. FD 4.04 (1) (a) 1. to 4.
FD 4.03(5) (5)No more than 7 hours of all of the 15-hour requirement may be in approved programs in s. FD 4.04 (7).
FD 4.03(6) (6)Continuing education credit may be granted for teaching or presenting any continuing education programs or courses under s. FD 4.04 (1) (a) 1. to 4. No credit will be granted for any subsequent presentations of the same program or course. A teacher or presenter may receive 2 continuing education credits for each hour of presentation.
FD 4.03(6m) (6m) Two credit hours of continuing education may be granted for one hour of professional activity with a maximum of 6 credit hours of continuing education per biennial registration period for professional activity.
FD 4.03(7) (7)No more than 10 hours of the 15-hour requirement may be acquired through participation in board-approved online programs.
FD 4.03(8) (8) Each contact or clock hour or lesson completed in a board-approved online 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(11) (11) The board may count any relevant instruction obtained in connection with military service, as defined in s. 111.32 (12g), Stats., toward satisfying up to 15 hours of continuing education credits per biennial registration period.
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; CR 17-048: r. and recr. (6), cr. (6m), am. (7), (8), cr. (11) Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
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. To be approved by the board, a continuing education program shall meet all of the following criteria:
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.
FD 4.04(1)(c) (c) The program provider does one of the following:
FD 4.04(1)(c)1. 1. 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.
FD 4.04(1)(c)2. 2. The program provider of a board-approved online continuing education program includes in the program a method satisfactory to the board of determining a participant's successful completion of the approved online 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).
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