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          20:50:08:02.01.  Limits on self-directed learning. No more than nine hours of self-directed learning may be credited to a licensee in a three-year period to fulfill continuing education requirements. The number of credit hours is limited for each self-directed learning category as follows:


          (1)  Surgical/ophthalmologist observation -- one hour credit for every two hours of observation, up to four hours credit. The board must be provided documentation signed by the ophthalmologist evidencing the observation;


          (2)  Video, recorded webinars, and teleconferences -- up to two hours credit. The course must be proctored to receive credit;


          (3)  Correspondence courses from colleges or occupational journals -- up to four hours credit. The course must have self-testing to receive credit;


          (4)  Live webinars -- up to four hours credit. A certificate of attendance stating it is a live webinar must be provided to the board in order to receive live webinar credit.


          Source: 24 SDR 91, effective January 6, 1998; 37 SDR 133, effective January 18, 2011.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-7-15(4).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-7-20.1, 36-7-20.2.


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