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Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

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Professional Employees

Occupations requiring educational levels generally recognized as qualifying as a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction:

Athletic Trainer: Four academic years of pre-professional and professional study in a specialized curriculum accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and certification by the Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification. (See Regulations, Part 541.301(e)(8).)

Chef: Four-year specialized academic degree in a culinary arts program. (See Regulations, Part 541.301(e)(6).)

Dental Hygienist: Four academic years of pre-professional and professional study in an accredited college or university approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Dental and Dental Auxiliary Educational Programs of the American Dental Association. (See Regulations, Part 541.301(e)(3).)

Funeral Director or Embalmer: Licensed by and working in a state that requires successful completion of four academic years of pre-professional and professional study, including graduation from a college of mortuary science accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. (See Regulations, Part 541.301(e)(9).)

Physician Assistant: Four academic years of pre-professional and professional study, including graduation from a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, and certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. (See Regulations, Part 541.301(e)(4).)

Registered or Certified Medical Technologist: Three academic years of pre-professional study in an accredited college or university plus a fourth year of professional course work in a school of medical technology approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association. (See Regulations, Part 541.301(e)(1).)

Registered Nurse: Registration by the appropriate state examining board. (See Regulations, Part 541.301(e)(2).)

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