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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