I am not able to find a course that starts before my certificate expires, but a course is offered during the 30 day period after the certificate expires. Will that course complete the continuing education requirement?

No. The course and exam must be completed before the certificate expires. There are no exceptions. Courses are sometimes canceled, are postponed, or may not be available at a convenient location if you wait until the last minute to complete the requirement. If you cannot find a course, contact an IDPH regional office or your local health department and schedule to take the renewal exam.