for license renewal. Failure to comply with this rule is a violation of section 16221(h) of
the code, MCL 333.16221(h).
(3) A request for a waiver under section 16205 of the code, MCL 333.16205, must be
received by the department before the expiration date of the license.
(4) The department may select and audit a sample of licensees who have renewed their
licenses and request proof of compliance with subrule (2) of this rule. If audited, the
licensee shall submit documentation as specified in R 338.8127.
History: 2014 AACS; 2017 AACS; 2019 AACS.
R 338.8127 Acceptable continuing education; requirements; limitations.
Rule 127. (1) The 150 hours of continuing education required pursuant to R 338.8126(1)
for the renewal of a license shall comply with the following, as applicable:
(a) Not more than 12 credit hours must be earned during one 24-hour period.
(b) A licensee may not earn credit for a continuing education program or activity that
is identical or substantially identical to a program or activity the licensee has already
earned credit for during that renewal period.
(c) An applicant for license renewal shall have earned not less than 3 continuing
podiatric medical education hours in pain and symptom management in each renewal
period pursuant to sections 16204(2) and 18033(2) of the code, MCL 333.16204 and
333.18033. Courses in pain and symptom management may include, but are not limited
to, any of the following as they relate to professional practice:
(i) Courses in behavior management.
(iii) Behavior modification.
(iv) Stress management.
(v) Clinical applications.
(vi) Drug interventions.
(d) Beginning September 4, 2020, an applicant for license renewal shall have earned at
least 1 continuing podiatric medical education hour in medical ethics.
(e) Beginning September 4, 2020, an applicant for license renewal shall have earned
not less than 2 continuing podiatric medical education hours in controlled substances
prescribing. This is in addition to the continuing education required by subdivision (c) of
(2) The board shall consider the following as acceptable continuing education:
Activity Acceptable Continuing Education Number of Continuing Education
Activities and Proof of Completion Hours Granted/Permitted for Each
Attendance at or participation in a The number of continuing
continuing education program or education hours for a specific
activity related to the practice of program or activity is the number
podiatry, or any non-clinical subject of hours approved by the sponsor
practice, education, or the approving organization.
administration, management, or
science, including, but not limited A minimum of 75 hours must be
to, live and in-person programs; earned in each renewal period,