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INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS

IN THE MYLICENSE APPLICATION

 

 

 

 

Accountancy

 

CE SPONSOR

 

Questions #3 & 4:  These questions apply to the person who is completing and attesting to this renewal application.

 

CPA/PA

 

Questions #2 :  Important Licensure Information: Please note that any person who represents himself or herself as a licensee and who practices as a sole proprietor on either a full-time or part-time basis must not only be individually licensed by the Board but must also be registered as a firm with the Board.  

Questions #3 :  Continuing Professional Education: As a condition for renewal other than initial renewal of an active license, N.J.S.A. 45:2B-68a requires 120 continuing professional education credits during the preceding triennial period. Persons who are involved with the attest function in issuing an audit, review or compilation reports (see question #1 above), or are otherwise engaged in the practice of public accountancy (see question #2 above), shall have at least 24 of the required credits in the areas of accounting and auditing. Documentation should be retained in case of Board audit.  

 

FIRM REGISTRATION

 

Questions # 1 and # 2: If you answered “no” to question #1 and “no” to question # 2, your firm is required to submit an annual request for exemption form pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:29-5.3 (b).

Question # 3:I recently had a Peer Review completed. What must I submit?
1-Board’s Compliance form,
2-Graded Peer Review Report,
3-Letter of Response (required for Fail or Pass w/Deficiency),
4-Acceptance Letter from Sponsoring Organization,)
5-Letter of Completion from Sponsoring Organization (required for Fail or Pass w/Deficiency)

Question # 4: Which of the Peer Review forms must I submit?
1-The Affidavit for Exemption from Peer Review form is for those firms that do not any of the work which requires a peer review to be completed.
2-The Peer Review Enrollment form is for those firms that perform work that requires peer review but have not been peer reviewed to date.
3-The Peer Review Compliance form is for those firms that require peer review and have been peer reviewed in the past.

 

Questions #5, #6 and #7:: These questions apply to the resident manager of the firm pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:2B-54(b)(3).

 

 

 

Acupuncture

 

ACUPUNCTURIST

 

Question #3:  Continuing EducationContinuing Education: Pursuant to N.J.A.C.13:35-9.20(c) the completion of 30 hours of continuing education is required during the two years preceding renewal. Retain proof of course completion in the event documentation of course attendance is requested by the Board for audit purposes. Those individuals seeking renewal for the first time are exempt from the continuing education requirement and should answer “yes” to question number four.

 

 

Architecture

 

ARCHITECT

 

Question #1:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, N.J.A.C 13:27-4A.2(a), a licensee shall complete a minimum of 24 continuing education hours during the preceding biennial period. At least 16 continuing education hours per biennial renewal period shall be obtained from courses or programs within the definition of health, safety and welfare programs, or courses as set forth in N.J.A.C 13:27-3.1 et seq. The remaining continuing education hours shall be in educational activities that are directly related to the practice of architecture. If you were initially licensed between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021, you are exempt from this requirement for this renewal period only. If you applied for an exemption and you received written notification from the Board that the exemption was approved, answer “yes” to this question. Documents should be retained in case of Board audit. 

 

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION

 

Questions #3 & #4:  These questions apply to the person who is completing and submitting this renewal application.  

 

 

Audiology

 

AUDIOLOGIST/AUDIOLOGIST-SPEECH LANG PATH/SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

 

Question #5:  It is now required that all current licensees who are renewing their license as part of their biennial license renewal 13:44C-4.1(i), complete an online Jurisprudence Orientation (http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca2/aud/exam/).  

Question #4:  Continuing Education: The law requires that in order to renew your license, you must obtain at least 20 continuing education hours. If you were licensed between November 1, 2013 and November 1, 2014, you are required to obtain all of the required continuing education hours. If you were licensed between November 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015, you are required to obtain at least 10 continuing education hours. If you were licensed after April 30, 2015, you are exempt from the continuing education requirement for this renewal period only. If you are exempt from this requirement, please answer “yes” to question number 5. You must retain the certificates for at least five years following the renewal period so that they can be made available to the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee when requested. The Committee will request certificates of participation from a random sampling of licensees. 

 

 

Athletic Trainers

 

ATHLETIC TRAINERS

 

Question #3:  The law requires that in order to renew your license, you must obtain at least 24 continuing education hours from February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2021, with 2 credits related to concussions and head injuries and 1 credit concerning prescriptions of opioid drugs including risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction and diversion. You must also certify that you have obtained a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Red Cross or American Heart Association or a substantially similar course approved by the American Red Cross, The National Safety Council, Coyne First Aid, Inc, the American Safety and Health Institute or a Medic First Aid International, Inc. If you were licensed between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, you are required to obtain 12 continuing education credits with one credit in concussions and head injuries and one credit in prescription opioid drugs including risks and signs of opioid abuse, addition and diversion and the CPR and AED certification. Do not send course documentation with this form. You must retain the certifications for at least 4 years so that they can be made available to the Athletic Trainers Advisory Committee upon request. The Committee will request certificates of participation from a random sampling of licensees.  

 

 

 

CDS

 

CDS

 

 

Mandatory Registration with the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP)

Please be advised that on November 7, 2016, the Division of Consumer Affairs adopted N.J.A.C. 13:45A-35, effectuating changes to the rules governing the NJPMP. Included among these changes is a mandatory requirement, under certain circumstances, that a prescriber conduct a NJPMP look-up of patient(s) before issuing prescriptions for controlled dangerous substances.

In order to complete your 2022 CDS Registration renewal, you will need to certify that you are or will be registered with the NJPMP by no later than February 28, 2022. To register for access to the NJPMP platform, please visit https://newjersey.pmpaware.net.

Note: To view the NJPMP regulations and for a FAQ on registering with the NJPMP, please visit the Division of Consumer Affair’s Home Page at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov and click the “NJPMP” link near the top of the page.

 

 

CDS Nurse Midwife

 

CDS Nurse Midwife

 

 

You must have a written joint protocol for any C.D.S. prescriptive practice with a collaborating New Jersey physician in order to renew your C.D.S. Registration.

 

 

CDS Physician Assistant

 

CDS Physician Assistant

 

 

Please be advised that on November 7, 2016, the Division of Consumer Affairs adopted N.J.A.C. 13:45A-35, effectuating changes to the rules governing the NJPMP. Included among these changes is a mandatory requirement, under certain circumstances, that a prescriber conduct a NJPMP look-up of patient(s) before issuing prescriptions for controlled dangerous substances.

 

 

Chiropractor

 

Chiropractor

 

Question #6:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, licensees are required to obtain at least 30 approved continuing education credits for each biennial renewal period. Please retain your documentation in case of a Board audit. You are exempt from the continuing education requirement if you are a new licensee who completed an accredited graduate chiropractic education program within 12 months of the commencement of the biennial registration period. You are exempt from the continuing education requirement if you selected to place your license on inactive status. You will be required to provide the required 30 continuing education credits at the time you apply to reactivate your license from inactive to active. The Board will conduct a random audit of licensees at a later date.  

 

Cosmetology and Hairstyling

 

Cosmetology

 

Questions #1 - #4::  These questions should be answered by the owner of this shop only. 

 

 

 

Counselors

 

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

 

Question #3: Continuing Education: Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 13:34-15.2.b)
All licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed associate marriage and family therapists shall complete 40 contact hours of continuing education for license renewal, except during the period of initial licensure b) A marriage and family therapist applying for licensure renewal shall have completed a minimum of 40 contact hours of continuing education directly related to the profession of marriage and family therapy during the biennial renewal period. At least 20 of the 40 contact hours of continuing education shall be obtained by a licensee through face-to-face instruction.

All licensees must complete:
At least five of the 40 contact hours required by N.J.A.C. 13:34-15.2 c) in ethical and legal standards related to the practice of marriage and family and;
At least three of the 40 contact hours of continuing education as required by N.J.A.C. 13:34-15.2 d) in the subject area of social and cultural competence
One of the 40 CEs must in opioid education

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-34-Subchapters-1-9A-Board-of-Marriage-and-Family-Therapy-Examiners.pdf

Question #3: Continuing Education: Alcohol and Drug Counselors N.J.A.C. 13:34C-5.2 b) and c).13:34C-5.1 a) All licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors shall complete 40 contact hours of continuing education for license renewal. The licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor shall confirm on the renewal application that the applicant has completed all continuing education requirements pursuant to this subchapter during the biennial period preceding application for renewal. b) All certified alcohol and drug counselors shall complete 60 contact hours of continuing education for certification renewal. The certified alcohol and drug counselor shall confirm on the renewal application that the applicant has completed all continuing education requirements pursuant to this subchapter during the biennial period preceding the application renewal. If your license or certification was issued within the first year of the biennial period, the applicant shall complete 20 required contact hours of continuing education for the first renewal period; If the applicant initially obtains a license or certificate within the second year of the biennial period, the applicant shall be exempt from completing continuing education requirements for the first renewal period. All licensee and certificate holders must complete: At least six (6) of the 40 contact hours required by N.J.A.C. 13:34C-5.1 in legal standards and; At least three (3) of the 40 contact hours of continuing education as required by N.J.A.C. 13:34C-1.1 in the subject area of social and cultural competence: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-34C-Alcohol-and-Drug-Counselors.pdf DO NOT SEND CE CERTIFICATES UNLESS REQUESTED.

 

 

CERTIFIED ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELOR

LCADC

 

Question #3: Continuing Education: Continuing education (CE) is required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13: 34C 5.1 though 5.6. Go to http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/laws/adcregs.pdf to see the regulations. DO NOT SEND CE CERTIFICATES UNLESS REQUESTED.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

 

Question 4 Continuing education is required for licensed professional counselors pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:34-15.1 through 15.7, for licensed associate counselors pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:34-15.1(b) through 15.7 and for licensed rehabilitation counselors pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:34-24.1 through 24.6. ( See www.nj.gov/oag/ca/laws/pcregs.pdf ) ( See www.nj.gov/oag/ca/laws/pcregs.pdf ).

 

 

 

Court Reporting

 

CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER

 

Question #1:  Continue Education: New Jersey Certified Court Reporters are required to complete 15 credits of continuing education hours during the preceding biennial period. Certified Court Reporters who are in the initial period of certification are exempt from the continuing education requirements. If you are exempt, please answer “yes” to question # 1. However, you should retain your course documentation for five years. The Board will audit a random sample of certificate holders.

 

 

Dentistry

 

DENTIST

 

Question #3:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, the Dental Practice Act regulations requires completion of 40 hours of continuing education. Licensees are required to maintain proofs for two full biennial renewal periods from the date of completion of the course(s). The Board will request proof of participation from a representative sample of licensees. If you were initially licensed after November 1, 2015 or are a recent graduate, please consult N.J.A.C. 13:30-5.1 (a) at http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/laws/denregs.pdf for the number of credits required to be completed in this biennial period.

DENTAL ASSISTANT

 

Question #3:  As a condition of renewal, the regulations require 10 continuing education hours during each renewal period. No more than five hours of continuing education in the two-year period may be acquired through written or electronic distance learning or home study courses. The Board will request proof of participation from a representative sample of licensees. Do not send documentation unless requested. You must retain proof of completion in your possession for four years. If you were initially licensed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016, you are required to complete 5 hours only.

 

 

DENTAL HYGIENIST

 

Question #4:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, regulations require 20 continuing education credits during every biennial renewal period. Go to http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/den/Pages/regulations.aspx for more information. The Board may request proof of participation from a representative sample of licensees. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:30-5.2(b), if you graduated from an approved dental hygiene program during 2016, you need to complete ten hours of continuing education credits. If you graduated from an approved dental hygiene program during 2017, you do not need to complete any continuing education for this renewal period.

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Question 1 :  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, N.J.S.A. 45:5A-13.1 requires you to complete 34 credits of continuing education. Of the 34 hours required, nine hours must be based on the 2014 National Electrical Code and 1 hour must pertain to New Jersey laws, rules and regulations. Documentation should be retained in case of Board audit. If you are exempt from the continuing education requirement, you have already been notified about this exemption by the Board and should answer “yes” to this question.

 

Elevator Escalator and Moving Walkways

Question 1:
In Accordance to regulations: 13:44M-2.4 BOND; ISSUANCE OF LICENSE
a) Once the Board has determined that an applicant is qualified for a licensure: A surety bond in the sum of $ 10,000 in favor of the State of New Jersey is required pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:14H-12; to hold a valid Elevator Mechanic License in the State of New Jersey. If not, the license will become null and void.

Question 2:
Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, N. J. A. C. 13:44M-4.1 requires you to complete 8 credits hours of continuing education. Of the eight hours must be related to the installation, construction, alteration, maintenance, service, repair, or testing of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, one hour for each hour of instruction. Completed courses and programs shall be approved by, or offered by providers approved by NEIEP; or NAEC. Successful completion of a high Hazardous Structure (HHS) course related to the installation, construction, alteration, maintenance, service, repair, or testing of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways offered or approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Documentation should be retained in case of Board audit.

 

Engineers & Land Surveyors

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

 

Question #1:  Continuing Education Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal for the 2020-2022 biennial renewal period, professional engineers are required to obtain at least twenty-four (24) continuing professional competency (CPC) credits, of which two (2) credits, but no more than 8 credits shall be in professional practice ethics, for licensed professional engineers. Courses may have been taken between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2020 to qualify. A new licensee, by way of examination, shall have all requirements waived for the first biennial renewal period in which the licensee obtained initial licensure. If you are exempt answer “yes” to question #3. A new licensee, by way of comity, shall be responsible for one CPC credit for each month since the New Jersey license was issued. A maximum of twelve (12) CPC credits may be carried over into a succeeding biennial renewal period. The Board may conduct, at a later date, an audit of a random sampling of licensees.

Question 5 Licensees are required to review and understand the statutes and regulations governing the practice of their profession. Please click on the following link, www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pels/Pages/regulations.aspx to review the Board’s statutes and regulations, and certify as requested.

 

PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR

Question 1 Continuing Education Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, professional land surveyors are required to obtain at least 24 CPC credits for each biennial renewal period. A new licensee, by way of examination, shall have all requirements waived for the first biennial renewal period in which the licensee obtained initial licensure. If you are exempt answer “yes” to question #3. A new licensee, by way of comity, shall be responsible for one CPC credit for each month since the New Jersey license was issued. A maximum of 8 CPC credits may be carried over into a succeeding biennial renewal period. Dual licensees are required to obtained at least 36 CPC credits. The Board may conduct, at a later date, an audit of a random sampling of licensees.

Question 5 Licensees are required to review and understand the statutes and regulations governing the practice of their profession. Please click on the following link, www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pels/Pages/regulations.aspx to review the Board’s statutes and regulations, and certify as requested.

 

PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR & PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

 

Question 1 Continuing Education(professional land surveyor and professional engineer), as a condition of renewal for the 2020-2022 biennial period, are required to obtain at least thirty-six (36) CPC credits of which two (2) credits, but no more than 8 credits shall be in professional practice ethics, for licensed professional engineering and professional land surveying. At least twelve (12) of the required thrity-six (36) CPC credits shall have been completed in professional land surveying and at least twelve (12) CPC credits shall have been completed in professional engineering, of which two (2) CPC credits shall have been in professional practice ethics. The remaining twelve (12) CPC credits may have been completed in either professional engineering or professional land surveying.

Question 5 Licensees are required to review and understand the statutes and regulations governing the practice of their profession. Please click on the following link, www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pels/Pages/regulations.aspx to review the Board’s statutes and regulations, and certify as requested.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION (Engineer)

 

Question 5 This question refers to the corporate entity and whether the corporate entity has been charged or convicted of any crime or offense.

Question 6 This question refers to the corporate entity and whether the corporate entity has been disciplined by this or any other jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

Genetic Counselor

 

Genetic Counselor

 

Question #1:  Continuing Education: Under 13:35-14.7(b), Genetic Counselors are required to obtain 40 continuing education hours with at least one in medical ethics. Additionally, under 13:35-14.7(c) a genetic counselor who is licensed in the second year of renewal is not required to complete the continuing education requirements from that biennial period.    

 

 

Hearing Aid Dispenser

 

HEARING AID DISPENSERS

 

Question #3:  As a condition of renewal, N.J.A.C. 13:35-8.20(b) requires completion of 20 continuing education hours during each renewal period.  The Committee will request proof of participation from a representative sample of licensees.  Do not send documentation to the Board or Committee.  Licensees renewing for the first time are not required to complete continuing education courses and should answer “yes” to this question.    

 

 

Home Improvement Contractors

 

Home Improvement Contractors

 

Question #1: General Liability Policy: You must have a copy of your Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance on file with the Division. If your insurance is cancelled or not renewed at any time during the renewal cycle, you must file a copy of your new or replacement Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance with the Division before the former policy lapses. Failure to do so may result in action being taken against your registration. Upload a copy of your Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insuranceon the Attach Documents section of this renewal..

Questions #2-4: If you answered “yes” we will contact you by letter for further information.

 

Home Elevation Contractors

 

Question 1-9: You must have a copy of all required insurance on file with the Division. If any of your insurance is cancelled or not renewed at any time, you must file a copy of your new or replacement insurance with the Division before the former insurance is cancelled or not renewed. Failure to do so may result in action being taken against your registration. Email a copy of all required insurance to Trina Smith at SmithT@dca.lps.state.nj.us.

 

Home Inspection Advisory Committee

 

HOME INSPECTOR

 

Question #1: Continuing Education:Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, N.J.S.A. 45:8-78 and N.J.A.C 13:40-15.14 requires you to complete 40 units of continuing education. Of the required 40 units, three units must be on report writing, three units must be on ethics, and three units must be on the rules governing the practice of home inspection OR, beginning January 6, 2020, four units on report writing and four units on ethics and the rules governing the practice of home inspection in New Jersey. Any person receiving initial licensure as a home inspector in the second year of a biennial registration period shall complete a minimum of 20 continuing education units before the end of the biennial registration period. For the 2021-2023 renewal period only, a total of 40 credits can be obtained either virtually or in person with any variation of the required nine (9) credits or recently adopted mandatory eight (8) continuing education credits. The Committee will conduct, at a later date, an audit of a random sampling of licensees.

 

Question #2: Insurance Requirement: As a condition of renewal and pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.8, licensed Home Inspectors shall maintain an errors and omissions insurance policy in the minimum amount of $500,000 per occurrence and file proof of the policy with the Home Inspection Advisory Committee..

 

Question #3: Indicate if you have had continuous errors and omissions insurance coverage from the biennial licensing period of May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2021 NOTE: If you were issued a home inspection license during this period, indicate if you have had continuous insurance coverage from the time your license was issued until April 30, 2021.

 

 

HVACR

 

Master HVACR

 

Question #1: Notice: All Licensed Master HVACR Contractors are exempt from the Continuing Education (5) five hour requirement for this first biennial renewal of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018, according to N.J.A.C 13:32A-4.1 License Renewal; Continuing Education Requirement. All Licensed Master HVACR Contractors must complete the (5) five hour requirement CE requirement for the following biennial renewal: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. This requirement must be met before the next renewal date of July 1, 2018. To assist Master HVACR Contractors with meeting the (5) hour Continuing Education requirement, the Board will approve CE Sponsors and courses and post that information at the HVACR website, once available. For further details regarding CE requirements and existing New Jersey HVACR Statutes and Regulations, consult the HVACR Board website at: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/hvacr/Pages/default.aspx"

 

Question #2:Do not mail your surety bond to the Board but maintain your bond in the event of an audit. A bond is not required for inactive status.

 

Question #3:In compliance with N.J.A.C.13:32A-5.2 Bona Fide Representative; Reporting Responsibilities, a Master HVACR Contractor seeking to act as a bona fide representative shall register with the Board on a form provided by the Board. To register your status as a Bona Fide representative, please access this form on line at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/hvacr/Pages/applications.aspx. This form was not available at the time of your initial license as a Master HVACR Contractor. Therefore, this form must be completed by all Bona fide representatives at renewal and mailed to the Board at the below address: HVACR Board, P.O. Box 47031, Newark, NJ 07101

 

Question #4: If “Yes”, y u must have obtained a Certificate of General Liability insurance from an insurance company authorized and licensed to do business in New Jersey in the amount of $500,000 for combined property damage and bodily injury to or death of one or more persons in any one accident or occurrence or proof of self-insurance approved by the Department of Banking and Insurance, obtained by the licensee or the HVACR company or corporation; and A Federal Tax identification number for the HVACR business. Please, do not mail these documents to the Board Office; however maintain the Certificate of General Liability and Federal Tax identification information in your possession. Provide them only upon the request of the Board.

 

 

Interior Designers

 

INTERIOR DESIGN

 

Question #1: As a condition of renewal, N.J.A.C 13:27-9.10 a licensee shall complete a minimum of 12 continuing education hours during the preceding biennial period. At least 6 continuing education hours per biennial renewal period shall concern health, safety and welfare issues related to interior design services. The remaining continuing education hours shall be in educational activities that are directly related to the interior design services. If you were initially licensed after July 1, 2018 you are exempt from this requirement for this renewal period only. Beginning October 1, 2020, you must start accumulating continuing education credits. Documents should be retained in case of Committee audit.

 

 

Landscape Architecture

 

CERTIFIED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

 

Question #1: Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, licensees are required to obtain at least 24 hours of approved continuing education for each biennial renewal period subsequent to licensure. A licensee shall not be required to obtain continuing education during the first biennial renewal period in which the licensee obtained initial licensure. .

Certificate of Authorization

 

Question #2: The landscape architect in responsible charge must submit a copy of the current Annual Report filed with the New Jersey Division of Revenue to the Board within 30 days. Failure to submit the Annual Report may result in the suspension of your COA. You may also upload the Annual Report on the Attach Documents page of this renewal. After Browsing to the file and hitting the Upload Document button, choose Annual Report as the Document Type.) .

Question #5 & 6 : These questions apply to the person who is completing this renewal. This renewal must be completed by the resident licensee in responsible charge. The resident licensee in responsible charge must have an active New Jersey license. .

 

 

 

Massage and Bodywork Therapy

 

Massage and Bodywork Therapist

 

Question #2: Continuing Education: Continuing education is required for Massage & Bodywork Therapists pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:37A-4.1..

 

Master Plumbers

MASTER PLUMBERS

 

Question #1:  Continuing Education: N.J.S.A. 45:14C-18.1 et seq . requires licensees to complete five hours of continuing education courses for each biennial renewal period prior to license renewal. A licensee applying for the first biennial renewal is exempt from the continuing education requirement and should answer “yes” to question #1. Retain proof of course completion in the event that it is requested by the Board for audit purposes. .

 

 

Question #3:  Surety Bond: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:14C-26, a master plumber shall not perform plumbing work in the State of New Jersey unless and until a $3,000 surety bond has been executed by a surety company. Retain proof of the bond in the event that it is requested by the Board for audit purposes. No bond is required for a license placed in inactive status.

 

 

Medical Examiners

 

DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY\MEDICAL DOCTOR

 

Question #1: :  Fifth Amendment/Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances: Please be aware that you have the right to elect not to answer question number two if you have reasonable cause to believe that answering may expose you to the possibility of criminal prosecution. In that event, you may assert the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by answering yes to question number one. Any claim of Fifth Amendment privilege must be made in good faith. You must fully respond to all other questions in this renewal process. Your application for licensure will be processed even if you claim the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. You should be aware, however, that you may later be directed by the Attorney General to answer a question which you have refused to answer on the basis of the Fifth Amendment, provided that the Attorney General first grants you immunity afforded by statutory law pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-20.

Question 2 :  Fifth Amendment/Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances: Please be aware that you have the right to elect not to answer this question if you have reasonable cause to believe that answering may expose you to the possibility of criminal prosecution. In that event, you may assert the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by answering yes to question number one. Any claim of Fifth Amendment privilege must be made in good faith. You must fully respond to all other questions in this renewal process. Your application for licensure will be processed even if you claim the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. You should be aware, however, that you may later be directed by the Attorney General to answer a question which you have refused to answer on the basis of the Fifth Amendment, provided that the Attorney General first grants you immunity afforded by statutory law pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-20.

Continuing Education :  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:9-7.1, all licensed Physicians are required as a condition for biennial renewal to complete 100 credits of continuing medical education courses. All credits must be in Category I or Category II as recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or other comparable organizations recognized by the Board. Forty of the 100 credits must be in Category I. Newly licensed individuals who have completed an accredited graduate medical education program within the 24 months prior to 7/1/11 are exempt from the CME requirement for this renewal. All licensees must complete a NJ Board Orientation course within 24 months of becoming licensed. If you are a new licensee and have completed or are scheduled to attend a NJ State Board Orientation course, answer "yes" to question #4. The Board will conduct a random audit of licensees at a later date.

 

 

PODIATRIST

 

Question3:  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:9-7.1, all licensed Podiatrists are required as a condition for biennial renewal to complete 100 credits of continuing medical education courses. All credits must be in Category I or Category II as recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or other comparable organizations recognized by the Board. Forty of the 100 credits must be in Category I. If this is your first license renewal, and you completed an accredited graduate medical education program on 11/1/11 or later, you are not required to have earned 100 CME credits this renewal. All licensees must complete a NJ Board Orientation course within 24 months of becoming licensed. If you are a new licensee and have completed or are scheduled to attend a NJBME Orientation course, answer “yes” to question 4. The Board will conduct a random audit of licensees at a later date.
 

Question4:  Reduced-fee licensees or Active licensees: holders must complete required CME Courses and hold malpractice insurance if they maintain a practice. If you are currently in Reduced-fee status and wish to return to Active status. Contact the board for instructions on reinstating your license to Active status. 

 

 

Mortuary Science

 

FUNERAL HOME

 

Question #1:  Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:36-4.8(c), whenever a manager’s services are terminated, the manager and the licensee in charge of the establishment shall notify the Board, in writing, within 30 days of the termination.

 



Question #3,4 & 5:  These questions pertain to the full-time licensed manager.  

 

MORTUARY PRACTITIONER

 

Question #1:  Continuing Education: N.J.A.C. 13:36-10.3 (b) requires completion of ten credit hours of continuing education courses or seminars during the two years preceding renewal. Do not mail documentation with your renewal. Retain proof of course completion in the event it is required by the Board for audit purposes. If you were licensed between March 1, 2015 and February 28, 2017 the requirement is waived for this renewal period only and should answer “yes” to question #1.

 



Question #2:  If the answer to question 2 is “yes”, then contact the Board office to purchase duplicate licenses. A license must be displayed in each of the facilities you manage. 

 

 

Nursing

 

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE & REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE

 

Question #1: Continuing Education (CE): Active/Inactive/Paid-Inactive Option Help File: You may choose to change your R.N. or L.P.N. license to paid Inactive status, and pay the $65.00 inactive fee. Paid inactive status will allow you to receive a renewal notice, and mailings from the Board. You may select unpaid inactive status and not pay a fee. Unpaid inactive status means you will not receive any mail from the Board. For APNs and FN - CSAs be advised that paid inactive status applies only to your R.N. license. If you choose to be placed in paid or unpaid inactive status for your RN license, your APN and/or FN - CSA certification(s) will automatically be placed in inactive status. If you choose paid or unpaid inactive status, you cannot practice nursing in the State of New Jersey.

 

 

Opthalmic Dispensers

 

OPTHALMIC DISPENSER

 

Question #3: Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, N.J.A.C. 13:33 - 6.1. requires completion of 12 continuing education credits during every biennial renewal period. Three of these credits shall be in the dispensing of contact lenses. The Board will request proof of participation from a representative sample of licensees. You must retain proof of completion in your possession for four years. Ophthalmic dispensers applying for their first biennial renewal are exempt from this mandatory continuing education requirement and should answer “yes” to question #3.

 

 

Optometry

 

OPTOMETRIST & OPTOMETRIST BRANCH

OM & OM BRANCH CERTIFICATE

 

 

Question #3:  Continuing Education:  As a condition of renewal, licensees are required to obtain at least 50 approved continuing education credits for each biennial renewal period. Do not send documentation showing completion of continuing education courses with this renewal application. Please retain your documentation in case of a Board audit. You are exempt if initially licensed from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, and if licensed from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2021, then 25 credits are required. If you are exempt, you should answer “yes” to this question..

 

 

 

TPA & TPA BRANCH CERTIFICATE

 

Questions #1 and #2 pertain to the use of chemical substances and to medical conditions. Please read the definitions carefully. Please be aware that you have the right to elect not to answer questions one and two if you have reasonable cause to believe that answering may expose you to the possibility of criminal prosecution. In that event, you may assert the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by answering yes to question number three. Any claim of Fifth Amendment privilege must be made in good faith. If you choose to assert the Fifth Amendment, you must answer yes to question number three AND submit a written explanation directly to the Board at PO Box 45012, Newark, NJ 07101.

You must fully respond to all other questions in this renewal process. Your application for licensure will be processed even if you claim the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. You should be aware, however, that you may later be directed by the Attorney General to answer a question which you have refused to answer on the basis of the Fifth Amendment, provided that the Attorney General first grants you immunity afforded by statutory law pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-20.

 

Definition of terms (questions 1 and 2):

 

“Medical Condition” includes any physiological, mental or psychological condition, including pedophilia, exhibitionism or voyeurism, or any disorder such as, but not limited to, the diagnosis of orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional or mental illness, specific learning disabilities, HIV disease, tuberculosis, drug addiction and/or alcoholism.

 

“Chemical substances” are to be construed to include alcohol, drugs or medications, including those taken pursuant to a valid prescription for legitimate medical purposes and in accordance with the prescriber’s direction, as well as those used illegally.

 

“Currently” does not mean on the day of, or even in the weeks or months preceding the completion of this application.  Rather, it means recently enough that the use of drugs may have an ongoing impact on one’s functioning as a licensee, or within the last two (2) years.

 

Question #4:  Continuing Education:  As a condition of renewal, licensees are required to obtain at least 50 approved continuing education credits for each biennial renewal period.  Do not send documentation showing completion of continuing education courses.  Please retain your documentation in case of a Board audit.  You are exempt if initially licensed from May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013, and if licensed from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013, then 25 credits are required.  If you are exempt, you should answer “yes” to this question.

 

Question #7:   Unpaid Inactive Status - Placing your license in inactive status means you cannot practice your profession in the State of New Jersey.  If you do not want to practice your profession, choose “INACTIVE” from the dropdown for Question 7.  If you want to continue practicing your profession, choose “ACTIVE” from the dropdown for Question 7.

 

 

Orthotics & Prosthetics

 

Question #5: Continuing Education: Note that CE must be taken between 3/1/97 and 2/28/21 to be eligible for board credit.

 

 

Pharmacy

 

IMMUNIZATION APPROVAL

 

Question #4:  Unpaid Inactive Status - Placing your license in inactive status means you cannot practice your profession in the State of New Jersey.  If you do not want to practice your profession, choose “inactive” from the dropdown for Question 4.  If you want to continue practicing your profession, choose “active” from the dropdown for Question 4.

 

OUT OF STATE PHARMACY

 

All Questions: Question #1: A facility is required to perform at least one function related to the filling of patient-specific-prescriptions in order to be licensed as a "pharmacy" in New Jersey. Please contact the Board office at 973-504-6450 if you require additional information.

Questions #2 - #6: Inaccurate responses by an agent of the permit holder and/or the Registered Pharmacist-in-Charge will not be deemed a defense. Question #3: Definitions of a change in ownership: If you are a sole proprietorship and there has been a change in ownership, do not complete this rene

wal application. If you are a partnership and there has been a change in the partnership, do not complete this renewal application. If you are a privately held corporation and any stock has been transferred, do not complete this renewal application. Instead, contact the Board (973-504-6450) for instructions. Special note to corporations: A change in officers does not mean a change in ownership. You may complete this renewal application. However, you should notify the Board in writing of the change in your officers.

Question #5: This question should be answered by the Registered Pharmacist-in-Charge or corporate officer who is completing and signing this renewal application, and this question applies to all individual equity holders or officers, and all licensed pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians.

Questions #6: Answer this question on behalf of all Registered Pharmacists. .

 

 

Question #4: This question should be answered by the Registered Pharmacist-in-Charge or corporate officer who is completing and signing this renewal application, and this question applies to all individual equity holders or officers.

 

Question #5:  Answer this question on behalf of all Registered Pharmacists.

 

PHARMACIST

 

Question #3:  Continuing Education: Pursuant to NJSA 45:14 –54 completion of 30 credits of continuing education is required during the two years preceding renewal. As stated in NJAC 13:39 Subchapter 3A, at least 10 of the continuing education credits shall be obtained through didactic instruction and three credits shall be obtained in pharmacy law. Do not send credit documentation with this form. Retain proof of completion of continuing education credits in the event it is required by the Board for audit purposes. Pursuant to NJSA 45:14 – 54d(2), if you are renewing your registration for the first time, you are exempt from continuing education requirements. You should answer “yes” to this question if you are exempt.

 

 

PHARMACY

 

 

Survey Question #8  Example: This pharmacy filled a total of 50,000 patient-specific-prescriptions for human use in 2019 (compounded and non-compounded medications).  About 20,000 prescriptions were for compounded topical creams, and another 8,000 prescriptions were for compounded injectable medication. Therefore, the percentage of all compounded prescriptions for human use was 56 %.    Solution:  (((20,000 + 8,000) / 50,000) x 100 = 56 %).  The selection should be 55 %.

 

Survey Question #9  Example: This pharmacy filled a total of 50,000 patient-specific-prescriptions for human use in 2019 (compounded and non-compounded medications).  About 20,000 prescriptions were for compounded topical creams, and another 8,000 prescriptions were for compounded injectable medication. The pharmacy compounded 13,000 prescriptions for topical creams, and 6,500 prescriptions for sterile injectable medication that were shipped out of state. Therefore, the percentage of all compounded patient-specific-prescriptions for human use that were shipped out of state was 39 %. Solution: (((13,000 + 6,500) / (50,000)) x 100 = 39%). The selection should be 40 %.

 

Survey Question #10  Example: This pharmacy filled a total of 50,000 patient-specific-prescriptions for human use in 2019 (compounded and non-compounded medications).  About 20,000 prescriptions were for compounded topical creams, and another 8,000 prescriptions were for compounded injectable medication.   Therefore, the percentage of all compounded patient-specific-prescriptions for human use that were for non-sterile products was  40 %.    Solution:  ((20,000/ (50,000)) x 100 = 40 %).  The selection should be 40 %.

 

Survey Question #11  Example: This pharmacy filled a total of 50,000 patient-specific-prescriptions for human use in 2019 (compounded and non-compounded medications).  About 20,000 prescriptions were for compounded topical creams, and another 8,000 prescriptions were for compounded injectable medication.   Therefore, the percentage of all compounded patient-specific-prescriptions for human use that were for sterile products was  16 %.    Solution:  ((8,000/ (50,000)) x 100 = 16 %).  The selection should be 15 %.

Survey Question #18  Example: This pharmacy filled a total of 50,000 patient-specific-prescriptions for human use in 2019 (compounded and non-compounded medications).  About 20,000 prescriptions were for compounded topical creams, and another 8,000 prescriptions were for compounded injectable medication. The pharmacy compounded 6,000 prescriptions for topical creams, and 4,500 prescriptions for sterile injectable medication that were shipped to patients in New Jersey. Therefore, the percentage of all compounded patient-specific-prescriptions that were shipped to patients in New Jersey was 21 %. Solution: (((6,000 + 4,500) / (50,000)) x 100 = 21%). The selection should be 20 %.

 

 

 

Professional Planner

 

Professional Planner

 

Question #1 : Immigration Status: Below is a list of acceptable documents that can be used to establish your identity and immigration status.

 

 

 

 

Perfusionists

PERFUSIONISTS

 

Question #4:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, regulations require 30 continuing education credits during every biennial renewal period. The Board may request proof of completion of these credits. Do not send documentation with this form. You must retain proof of completion in your possession for four years. If this is your initial biennial period of licensure you are exempt from these continuing education requirements. For further information regarding continuing education, please consult N.J.A.C. 13:35-13.16.

 

 

 

Physical Therapy

 

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

 

Question #4:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, licensees are required to obtain at least 30 approved continuing education credits for each biennial renewal period. The Please retain your documentation in case of a Board audit. You are exempt if initially licensed from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, and if initially licensed from February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, then 15 credits are required. If you are exempt you should answer "yes" to this question.

 

 

Physician Assistants

 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

 

Question #5:  :  Licensees are required to obtain at least 50 Category 1 continuing education credit hours in courses approved by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association or the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education during every renewal period. Retain your documentation in the event of a Committee audit. If you were initially licensed between September 1, 2011 and June 30, 2013, you are exempt from this requirement and should answer “yes” to this question.

 

     

 

 

 

Polysomnography

 

POLYSOMNOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIST

 

Questions #1 & #2: Continuing education:

 

 (a) Upon biennial licensure renewal, each licensed polysomnographic technologist shall attest that he or she has completed courses of continuing education of the types and number of credits specified in (b), (c) and (d) below, and N.J.A.C. 13:44L-4.2. Falsification of any information submitted on the renewal application may require an appearance before the Board and may subject a licensee to penalties and/or suspension or revocation of the licensure pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-21 through 45:1-25.

 

 (b) Each applicant for biennial license renewal as a licensed polysomnographic technologist shall be required to obtain current certification in Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) for the Professional Rescuer from the American Red Cross.

 

 (c) Each applicant for biennial license renewal as a licensed polysomnographic technologist shall be required to complete, during the preceding biennial period, except as provided in (d) below, a minimum of 20 credits of continuing education related to the practice of polysomnography, with at least five of those credits being completed in each year.

 

 (d) A licensed polysomnographic technologist who is initially licensed in the second year of a biennial renewal period shall be required to complete 10 credits of continuing education.     

 

 

Real Estate Appraisers

 

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

 

Question #1:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, licensees are required to obtain at least 28 credit hours of approved continuing education for each biennial renewal period subsequent to licensure/certification or 14 hours of continuing education if initially licensed or certified in the first six months of the second year. If initially licensed or certified during the last six months of the second year, no continuing education is required. If you are exempt from this requirement for this renewal period only, please answer “yes” to this question. Credits may not be carried over to another renewal period. You must retain documentation to verify all claimed continuing education credits for a period of not less than four years.

 



Question #2:  USPAP Course: As a condition of renewal, licensees must successfully complete the seven-hour National USPAP Update Course, or its equivalent, at a minimum of every two years. Equivalency shall be determined through the AQB Course Approval Program or by an alternate method established by the AQB.  

 

 

Respiratory Care

 

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER

 

Question #4:  Continuing Education: As a condition of renewal, N.J.A.C. 13:44F-10.1 requires completion of thirty (30) continuing education credits during this biennial renewal period. No more than five (5) credits taken between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 may be carried over to meet the (30) continuing education requirement (for this biennial period). The Board will request proof of participation from a representative sample of licensees. You must retain proof of completion in your possession for four years. Respiratory Care Practitioners applying for their first biennial renewal are exempt from this mandatory continuing education requirement and should answer “yes” to question #4.

 

 

Social Work Examiners

 

CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER   |   LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER   |   LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER

 

Question #3: Continuing Education: An LCSW shall complete a minimum of 40 credits of continuing education, of which at least 20 of the 40 credits shall be in courses or programs directly related to clinical practice; of the remaining 20 credits, 5 credits shall be related to ethics and 3 credits shall be in the subject area of social and cultural competence. An LSW shall complete a minimum of 30 credits of CE, including 3 credits in cultural competence, and 5 credits related to ethics. A CSW shall complete a minimum of 20 credits of CE, including 3 credits in cultural competence, and 5 credits related to ethics. CE credits that could be allocated to clinical practice, ethics, or social and cultural competence shall only be counted once and shall not be allocated for more than one category.

 

 

Veterinary Medical Examiners

 

VETERINARIANS

 

Question #3:  Continuing Education : Continuing Education:Continuing Education is required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:44-4.10, and included the completion of 20 continuing education credits between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021. You should also be aware that recent regulatory changes require that a minimum of 17 of these credits be in the subjects of surgery, medicine and/or dentistry, and no more than four of these credits may be related solely to business management. Also note that if you were initially licensed after July 1, 2020, you are only required to complete 10 continuing education credits.