Waiver Alert 9/23/20
Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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The Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) announced a new waiver that took effect on Wednesday, September 23. Stated in the release is the news that distance learning so long as it is synchronous and interactive, for example a webinar with a live speaker, will now count as live continuing education. Regarding the previous waiver that extended the deadline to February, 28, 2021, for those who had initial deadlines in March through October, we are hearing that there will very likely NOT be another extension.

If you have a deadline in November – January, it’s time to tap into some of this new CE fast. You can check our our LIVE CE offerings by going to calchiro.ce21.com, clicking MEDIA TYPES on the left-hand side and then clicking WEBINARS. Please make sure that the program you are viewing lists “ Interactive Video Conference CE” in the CREDITS tab.

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PAST Waiver Information for Continuing Education Requirements Regarding COVID-19

On March 30, 2020 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-39-20, authorizing the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to waive any of the professional licensing requirements relating to healing arts licensees in Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, and any accompanying regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the examination, education, experience, and training requirements necessary to obtain and maintain licensure, and requirements governing the practice and permissible activities for licensees.

There are currently two waivers in place directly affecting the renewal requirements for licensees:

DCA Waiver DCA-20-01: April, May and June licensees are able to postpone continuing education requirements for their license renewal.  They have until September 30th, 2020 to complete 24 hours of continuing education credit; 12 hours as distance learning credit and 12 hours as live/classroom credit.

DCA Waiver DCA-20-27: July and August licensees are able to postpone continuing education requirements for their license renewal.  They have until December 31st, 2020 to complete 24 hours of continuing education credit; 12 hours as distance learning credit and 12 hours as live/classroom credit.

A full list of waivers will be placed on the DCA website as they are approved.  Please consider joining the DCA email distribution list for further updates on waivers. 

For any additional questions regarding the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20 or DCA waivers, please send an email to Natalie.Boyer@dca.ca.gov.

To view this message on the BCE’s website, CLICK HERE.