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61E14-4.001 Continuing Education Renewal Requirements.

  1. All community association manager licensees must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education. Each hour shall consist of 50 minutes of student involvement in approved classroom, correspondence, interactive, distance education or internet courses which courses shall include the required hours at an approved update seminar. No license shall be renewed unless the licensee has completed the required continuing education.
  2. Only continuing education courses approved by the Council shall be valid for purposes of licensee renewal.
  3. The 20 hours of continuing education shall be comprised of courses approved pursuant to Rule 61E14-4.003, F.A.C., in the following areas:
    1. 4 hours of legal update seminars. Licensees shall satisfactorily complete a 2-hour legal update seminar. The legal update seminars shall consist of instruction regarding changes to Chapters 455, 468, Part VIII, 617, 718, 719, and 721, F.S., and other legislation, case law, and regulations impacting community association management. Licensees shall not be awarded continuing education credit for completing the same legal update seminar more than once even if the seminars were taken during different years.
    2. 4 hours of instruction on insurance and financial management topics relating to community association management.
    3. 4 hours of instruction on the operation of the community association’s physical property.
    4. 4 hours of instruction on human resources topics relating to community association management. Human resources topics include, but are not limited to, disaster preparedness, employee relations, and communications skills for effectively dealing with residents and vendors.
    5. 4 hours of additional instruction in any area described in paragraph (3)(b), (c) or (d) of this rule or in any course or courses directly related to the management or administration of community associations.
  4. No licensee will receive credit, for purposes of meeting the continuing education requirement, for completing the same continuing education course more than once during a biennial renewal period.
  5. Course instructors may receive continuing education credit hours in the amount of hours approved by the Council for licensees only once every renewal period for each approved course taught by the instructor.
  6. Anyone licensed for more than 24 months at renewal time will be required to have complied with the CE requirements set forth in subsection (1), above, prior to renewal. More than 24 months, means 24 months plus 1 day. Licensees licensed for 24 months or less at renewal time are exempt from compliance with the CE requirements set forth in subsection (1) above, until the end of the next renewal cycle.

Rulemaking Authority 455.2123, 455.2124, 468.4315(2), 468.4336, 468.4337 FS. Law Implemented 455.2123, 455.2124, 468.4336, 468.4337 FS. History–New 5-5-88, Amended 3-22-89, 2-5-91, 12-28-92, Formerly 7D-55.008, 61B-55.008, Amended 10-18-99, 3-13-00, 2-21-01, 7-21-03, 4-25-05, 2-28-07, Formerly 61-20.508, Amended 2-1-15.

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61E14-4.003 Continuing Education Course Approval.

  1. Continuing education courses shall be valid for purposes of the continuing education requirement only if such courses have been approved by the Council. The Council shall approve a course as a continuing education course for the purpose of this rule when the following requirements are met:
    1. Application for course approval shall be received by the Council prior to the date the course is offered, on Forms DBPR 0020-1 – Master Organization Application (Eff. 05/10), DBPR 0060-1 – General Explanatory Description (Eff. 05/10), and DBPR CAM-4302 – Continuing Education Provider and Course Approval Application (Rev. 05/10). These forms are available as a single application packet with instructions, a copy of which may be obtained from the Department’s website.
    2. A course outline is submitted to the Council, along with the application, which describes the course’s content and subject matter. A course outline shall address the following:
      1. Learner Objectives. Objectives shall describe expected learner outcomes, how learner outcomes will be evaluated, and describe how the objectives will be obtained. The objectives shall describe the content, teaching methodology and plan for evaluation.
      2. Subject Matter. The content shall be specifically designed to meet the objectives and the stated level and learning needs of community association managers. Specifically, it shall address one or more of the subject areas outlined in subsection 61E14-4.001(3), F.A.C.
      3. Materials and Methods. It shall be demonstrated to the Council that:
        1. Learning experiences and teaching methods are appropriate to achieve the objectives;
        2. Time allotted for each activity shall be sufficient for the learner to meet the objectives;
        3. Principles of adult education are utilized in determining teaching strategies and learning activities; and
        4. Currency and accuracy of subject matter will be documented by references or bibliography.
      4. Evaluation. Participants are given an opportunity to evaluate learning experiences, instructional methods, facilities and resources used for the course.
        1. A list of all instructors for the course, which shall include names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, shall accompany the course approval application.
        2. The course approval application must be accompanied by an approved provider number or the applicant must simultaneously apply for continuing education provider status pursuant to Rule 61E14-4.002, F.A.C.
  2. The course provider shall submit to the Council a sample continuing education course certificate of completion that complies with paragraph 61E14-4.002(5)(d), F.A.C., that is given to each course participant if the participant completes the course. In addition to the information required by paragraph 61E14-4.002(5)(d), F.A.C., the certificate shall be provided to the course participant at the completion of the course. The certificate of completion shall contain, on its face, the following statement in capital letters in at least 12 point type:
    1. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS THAT THE COURSE YOU HAVE JUST COMPLETED DID NOT MEET THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES SET OUT IN THE COURSE MATERIALS, DID NOT COVER THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE COURSE, OR WAS A SALES PRESENTATION; PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNCIL’S OFFICE IN WRITING AT:

      DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
      REGULATORY COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS
      1940 NORTH MONROE STREET, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-1040
  3. Course approvals are valid for 24 months from the date of issuance. Providers must reapply for course approval within 90 days from the expiration of the 24 month period. Written application and course approval shall be in the same form as set forth in paragraph (1)(a) above. The Council shall be notified of any substantive changes made to approved courses during this period. Course approval shall be rescinded by the Council if such notification is not made or the changes fail to otherwise conform to this rule. Course approvals shall be automatically rescinded if the provider approval expires or is rescinded by disciplinary action or otherwise.
  4. Continuing education courses approved prior to the effective date of this rule remain valid for the purposes of fulfilling the continuing education requirement until the course approval expires.

Rulemaking Authority 468.4315(2), 468.433 FS. Law Implemented 468.433, 468.4337 FS. History–New 3-13-00, Amended 2-5-01, 3-19-01, Formerly 61-20.5082, Amended 10-17-10.

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