This filing was published in the 05/15/2008, issue, Vol. 2008, No. 10, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Commerce, Real Estate
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 31277
Filed: 04/28/2008, 04:23
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to protect real estate licensees from taking courses that have not been approved by the Division of Real Estate. The licensees rely on the courses to qualify for licensure renewal.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule prohibits continuing education providers from marketing continuing education courses to real estate licensees without first receiving approval for the course from the Division of Real Estate. The education providers may still advertise the classes, but not as approved classes.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The state budget is not impacted by this rule since no new service, employee, or fee is required to implement the rule.
Local governments will experience no cost savings or impacts since no local government has any responsibility under this rule.
small businesses and persons other than businesses:
Education providers will have to ensure their courses are approved prior to advertising them as approved by the division. While it is impossible to quantify an impact, some education providers who are now able to advertise a course as "pending" approval, will need to plan further ahead or not advertise the course as an approved course. Businesses who get approval as required by existing rule will see no change in cost or savings. Those who frequently advertise their course prior to division approval might see a decrease in students.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons because education providers are already required to obtain approval from the Division of Real Estate for the courses they teach as continuing education courses. This rule requires them to ensure the approval is obtained prior to marketing, so they incur no additional costs to comply. No other individuals or entities have responsibility under the proposed rule.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
No fiscal impact to businesses is anticipated by this rule filing beyond those addressed in the rule summary. Francine Giani, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Commerce
HEBER M WELLS BLDG
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84111-2316
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
Mark Steinagel at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6744, by FAX at 801-530-6749, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Mark Steinagel, Director
R162. Commerce, Real Estate.
R162-9. Continuing Education.
R162-9-1. Course Application for Certification.
9.1 Continuing education credit shall be given to students only for courses that are certified by the Division at the time the courses are taught. Course sponsors shall apply for course certification by submitting all forms and fees required by the Division not less than 30 days prior to the course being taught. Applications shall include at a minimum the following information which will be used in determining approval:
9.1.1 Name and contact information of the course sponsor and the name of the entity through which the course will be provided;
9.1.2 A description of the physical facility where the course will be taught;
220.127.116.11 Except for distance education courses, all courses must be taught in an appropriate classroom facility and not in a private residence.
9.1.3 The title of the course;
9.1.4 The proposed amount of credit hours for the course;
18.104.22.168 A credit hour is defined as 50 minutes
within a 60-minute time period[
22.214.171.124 The minimum length of a course shall be one
9.1.5 A statement defining how the course will meet the objectives of continuing education by increasing the licensee's knowledge, professionalism, and ability to protect and serve the public;
9.1.6 A course outline including, for each segment of no more than 15 minutes, a description of the subject matter;
9.1.7 A minimum of three learning objectives for every three hours of class time;
9.1.8 The name and certification number of each certified instructor who will teach the course;
9.1.9 Identification of whether the method of instruction will be traditional education or distance education;
126.96.36.199 A sponsor seeking certification of a distance education course shall:
188.8.131.52.1 submit to the Division a complete description of all course delivery methods and all media to be used;
184.108.40.206.2 provide course access to the Division using the same delivery methods and media that will be provided to the students;
220.127.116.11.3 describe specific and regularly scheduled interactive events included in the course and appropriate to the delivery method that will contribute to the students' achievement of the stated learning objectives;
18.104.22.168.4 describe how and when instructors will be available to answer student questions; and
22.214.171.124.5 provide an attestation from the sponsor of the availability and adequacy of the equipment, software, and other technologies needed to achieve the course's instructional claims.
9.1.10 Copies of all materials to be distributed to the participants;
9.1.11 The procedure for pre-registration, the tuition or registration fee and a copy of the cancellation and refund policy;
9.1.12 Except for courses approved for distance education, the procedure for taking and maintaining control of attendance during class time, which procedure shall be more extensive than having the student sign a class roll;
9.1.13 A sample of the completion certificate which shall bear the following information:
(a) Space for the licensee's name, type of license and license number, date of course;
(b) The name of the course provider, course title, hours of credit, certification number, and certification expiration date; and
(c) Space for signature of the course sponsor and a space for the licensee's signature.
9.1.14 A signed statement agreeing not to market personal sales products;
9.1.15 A signed statement agreeing to allow the course to be randomly audited on an unannounced basis by the Division or its representative;
9.1.16 A signed statement agreeing to upload,
within 10 days after the end of a course offering, to the database specified by
the Division, the course name, course certificate number assigned by the
Division, the date the course was taught, the number of credit hours, and the
names and license numbers of all students receiving continuing education
126.96.36.199 A course sponsor is not responsible for uploading information for students who fail to provide an accurate name or license number registered with the Division.
188.8.131.52 Continuing education credit will not be
given to any student who fails to provide to a course sponsor an accurate name
or license number registered with the Division within 7 days of attending the
9.1.17 Any other information as the Division may require.
KEY: continuing education
Date of Enactment or Last
Substantive Amendment: [
May 30, 2007]
Notice of Continuation: April 18, 2007
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 61-2-5.5
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Mark Steinagel at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6744, by FAX at 801-530-6749, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules (801-538-3764). Please Note: The Division of Administrative Rules is NOT able to answer questions about the content or application of these administrative rules.
Last modified: 05/14/2008 3:03 PM