Post-Licensing Education Requirements
In consideration of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the numerous proclamations issued by Governor John Bel Edwards, which suspended the enforcement of legal and administrative deadlines from March 16, 2020 through June 15, 2020, LREC hereby extends the deadlines imposed by La. R.S. 37:1437(C)(1)(c) and (4)(b) requiring 45 hours of post-licensing (“PL”) education. Accordingly, all licensees whose 180 day deadline ended on or after March 1, 2020 are granted an extension of time to complete his or her PL education through December 31, 2020.
Please contact the Regulatory Compliance division if you have any questions or concerns.
It is important to note that there is a distinct difference in post-license education and continuing education. Post-license education is a one-time requirement that requires the student to pass an examination on course content, whereas continuing education is an annual requirement that must be completed each year, as a prerequisite for license renewal.
Post-license education hours may be used to satisfy eight of the 12-hour annual continuing education requirement; however, post-license education hours will not satisfy the four-hour mandatory continuing education topic specified by the commission.
All initial licensees are required to complete 45 post-license education hours within 180 days after the initial license date. Post-licensing education courses are available through LREC approved education providers.