IDAHO BOARD OF DENTURITRY 


CONTINUING EDUCATION


 All persons renewing a denturists license will be required to certify completion of a minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing education where the subject matter of the program is determined to be pertinent to the practice of denturitry. The Board will conduct random continuing education audits on a continual basis.


AUDITS

The Board conducts annual audits to insure compliance with the continuing education requirements.  Audits may be initiated anytime after you renew your license.  By signing your renewal application, and answering "Yes" to the question that you have met the continuing education requirements, you are certifying to the Board that you have already obtained proof of having completed the required continuing education. 

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET MET THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, DO NOT SUBMIT A RENEWAL APPLICATION INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE.  Submitting a fraudulent application for licensure is grounds for discipline against your right to practice.

If you are audited, you must submit a listing of all continuing education courses completed during the previous year AND proof of attendance documentation for each course.  Failure to submit the required documentation may result in Board action against your right to licensure. 

You should review the the Board rules regarding continuing education before signing up for any continuing education offerings.  If you have questions about the continuing education requirements, you may e-mail the Board office.


Continuing Education Rules

350.CONTINUING EDUCATION (RULE 350).

The board may accredit education programs for purposes of continuing education where the subject matter of the program is determined to be pertinent to the practice of denturitry.

 01. Subjects. Subjects deemed pertinent to the practice of denturitry are those set forth below in Section 54- 3311(b), Idaho Code and may also include ethics courses.

(1)  Head and oral anatomy;
(2)  Oral pathology;
(3)  Physiology;
(4)  Clinical dental technology;
(5)  Dental laboratory technology;
(6)  Microbiology;
(7)  Clinical jurisprudence;
(8)  Asepsis;
(9)  First aid for minor office emergencies.

 02. Request for Approval. Requests for approval of continuing education programs must be made to the board, in writing, and provide an outline of the program which the board is being asked to approve. The request must also address the matters set forth in Subsection 350.05 below. Requests may accompany the annual renewal form or may be made to the board in advance of the program for which approval is sought as indicated in Subsection 350.03, below.

03. Requests for Pre-Approval. Requests for pre-approval of continuing education programs must be made to the board, in writing, and provide an outline of the program which the board is being asked to approve. Requests for pre-approval must also address the matters set forth in Subsection 350.05 below. 

             a. Requests for pre-approval must be received by the Bureau of Occupational Licenses no less than eleven (11) working days prior to the date of the program.  
             b. Requests for pre-approval which are not denied within ten (10) working days from receipt by the Bureau will be deemed approved.
             c. Only those continuing education programs sponsored by recognized educational institutions (such as accredited colleges or universities), state or national
                 denturist boards or associations, will be eligible for pre-approval consideration by the board. All other programs will be considered at the time of renewal.

 04. Credit for Continuing Education Attendance. Continuing education credit will be given only for actual time in attendance by the licensee. No credit will be given for non-instructive time. Correspondence or Home Study courses shall not be eligible for continuing education credits.

05. Requests for Approval of Programs. All requests for approval or pre-approval of educational programs must be accompanied by a statement that includes the name of the instructor or instructors, the date and time and location of the course, the specific agenda for the course, and a statement by the licensee of how the course is believed to be pertinent to the practice of denturitry as specified in Section 54-3311(b), Idaho Code.

A completed Verification & Certificate of Compliance form for continuing education MUST be submitted with all license renewal applications.

If you have questions about the continuing education requirements, please e-mail the Board at den@ibol.idaho.gov.