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Below you will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Electrical Continuing Competency Program. If you still have questions after reviewing the following information, please contact the program at 303-894-2363 or email@example.com.
A: If you score below the Acceptable Level of Performance (ALP) on the Continuing Competency Assessment (CC Assessment), you will be assigned Professional Development Units (PDU) to be completed in that category. After renewing your license, and before your next renewal, you must complete continuing competency activities to meet the number of PDUs assigned. One Professional Development Unit (PDU) is equal to 50 minutes of active learning. Therefore, 8 PDUs would equate to 6.67 hours of active learning.
A: Professional Development Units (PDU) are assigned based on individual scores of the Continuing Competency Assessment (CC Assessment). A performance rating will be assigned in each of the Core Competencies. Licensees are required to achieve 24 PDUs per assessment/renewal cycle.
Categories with a zero on the Pearson VUE score report indicate that you met the Acceptable Level of Performance (ALP) for that category and no PDUs were assigned. An 8 on the score report indicates that you did not obtain the ALP in that category, so 8 PDUs have been assigned in order for you to meet the full 24 PDUs. An 8 in two areas (total of 16) indicates that you did not obtain the ALP, so 16 PDUs (8 PDU in each category) have been assigned to you, etc.
A: You will be able to view your PDU requirements as early as one business day after completing the Individual Assessment. The Board recommends that you draft your Personal Learning Plan if it is required, immediately after taking the Individual Assessment. The Individual Assessment will identify the areas of focus. By starting early, you will also ensure there is ample time to change your plan if something comes up.
A: The Board does not approve PDU providers. Licensees are welcome to source their learning from the provider of their choice; however, any coursework, training or other learning activity should comply with Board Rules. Please review Board Rules 6.4.8 - 6.4.12 for specific requirements. You must document your PDUs. Board rules require your documentation meet certain standards. If the provider of your PDUs is unable to supply you with documentation that meets the Board’s guidelines, it is recommended you select a different PDU provider. This includes:
A: The Colorado Electrical Board does not pre-approve courses or providers for the Continuing Competency program and does not maintain any “lists” of continuing education courses or providers. Statements made by vendors advertising courses as “DORA” or “Board Approved” are false. It is incumbent upon the licensee to ensure that a learning activity or course meets the criteria established by the Board. To find professional development activities, contact local schools and colleges, industry associations, reputable continuing education providers, etc.
A: The Board deems the following types of activities to be acceptable. (Online participation in training programs or courses may be acceptable if in compliance with Board criteria):
When shopping for PDU credit, licensees should ensure the activity meets the following criteria:
A: The Board deems the following types of activities as not acceptable:
A: When completing continuing competency activities, you must retain documentation to include certificates of completion, for 7 years. Do not send certificates of completion unless you are specifically instructed to do so. Audits of compliance will be conducted by the Continuing Competency Program and if you are selected to participate in an audit, you will be notified in writing. Only at that time will certificates of completion and documentation be sent to the Electrical Board or Continuing Competency Program.
Documentation, at a minimum, shall contain the following information:
A: Yes, Continuing Education coursework can be counted toward your Professional Development Units. In fact, you can use several types of coursework to accrue PDUs. These include non-credit academic coursework, for-credit academic coursework and industry training programs.