NYSED Adjusts CE Requirements for Relicensure Due to COVID-19


May 5, 2020


In recognition of the difficulty licensees are experiencing obtaining live CE due to COVID-19, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has extended its temporary waiver of the requirement that at least 42 hours of the CE credits completed for relicensure be from live, interactive courses. Dentists whose licenses are due for renewal between March 1 and September 1, 2020 may complete up to 100% of their mandated CE hours as self-study courses. All self-study courses must be offered by an approved NYSED provider and must be in subject areas related to the practice of dentistry.


This CE adjustment does NOT apply to CPR courses, which are currently still required to be taken in person. However, the NYSED is reviewing this requirement and will post updates about possible revisions to this mandate on its COVID-19 information page. Second District will also share any such updates with members via this website, as well as in future SDDS Bulletin issues.