§ 5600.05 License Renewal Process; Conditions; Certifications; Audit; False or Misleading Information; Disciplinary Action; Coursework Regarding Disability Access Requirements; Submission of Letter to Legislature

    1. As a condition of license renewal, a licensee shall have completed coursework regarding disability access requirements pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3). A licensee shall certify to the board, as a part of the license renewal process, that he or she has completed the required coursework prior to approval of his or her license renewal and shall, until the conclusion of the license renewal cycle beginning January 1, 2011, provide documentation to the board from the course provider that shall include the course title, subjects covered, name of provider and trainer or educator, date of completion, number of hours completed, and a statement about the trainer’s or educator’s knowledge and experience background. Commencing with the license renewal cycle beginning January 1, 2013, a licensee shall, upon a board audit, provide the documentation from the course provider to the board. A licensee who provides false or misleading information as it relates specifically to the requirements of this paragraph shall be subject to an administrative citation, which may include an administrative fine pursuant to Section 125.9, or to disciplinary action by the board.
      1. For licenses renewed on and after July 1, 2009, and before January 1, 2010, a licensee shall have completed one hour of coursework.
      2. For licenses renewed on and after January 1, 2010, and before January 1, 2011, a licensee shall have completed two and one-half hours of coursework.
      3. For licenses renewed on and after January 1, 2011, a licensee shall have completed five hours of coursework within the previous two years.
    2. Coursework regarding disability access requirements shall include information and practical guidance concerning requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–336; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.), state laws that govern access to public facilities, and federal and state regulations adopted pursuant to those laws. Coursework provided pursuant to this paragraph shall be presented by trainers or educators with knowledge and expertise in these requirements.
  1. The board may audit the records of a licensee to verify the completion of the coursework requirements of subdivision (a). A licensee shall maintain records of completion of the required coursework, containing the information specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), for two years from the date of license renewal and shall make those records available to the board for auditing upon request.
  2. Until January 1, 2015, the board shall audit at least 3 percent of the license renewals received each year to verify the completion of the continuing education requirements of this subdivision.
  3. On or before January 1, 2019, the board shall submit a letter to the Legislature on the disability access continuing education provisions required under this subdivision, including the level of licensee compliance with the requirements, any actions taken by the board for noncompliance with the requirements, the findings of board audits, and any recommendations of the board for improving the process.
(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 240, Sec. 2. (AB 1746) Effective .)