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.: 31278
Filed: 04/28/2008, 04:25
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to protect mortgage 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 mortgage 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.
R162-208. Continuing Education.
R162-208-1. Required Hours of Continuing Education.
As authorized by Section
61-2c-104(7)(d)(ii)(A), the Utah Residential Mortgage Regulatory Commission has
set the number of hours of continuing education required for renewal at
fourteen credit hours.]
R162-208-5. Unacceptable Subject Matter.
208.5 The following topics are not acceptable for continuing education purposes:
208.5.1 Offerings in mechanical office and business skills such as typing, speed reading, memory improvement, report writing, advertising or similar offerings;
208.5.2 Offerings concerning physical well-being or personal development, such as personal motivation, stress management, time management, dress-for-success, or similar offerings; and
208.5.3 Meetings held in conjunction with the
general business of the licensee and the entity for which the licensee conducts
residential mortgage business, such as sales meetings, or in-house staff
meetings unless the in-house staff meetings consist of training on the subjects
set forth in Section 61-2c-104(7)(d)[
R162-208-7. Course Completion Certificate and Continuing Education Banking.
208.7.1 The course provider shall issue a course completion certificate in the form required by the Division to all licensees who successfully complete a course in a topic that is approved for continuing education purposes. The course completion certificate shall indicate the number of credit hours successfully completed by the student and must be signed by the student and the instructor who taught the course. The course completion certificate must include the course title, date of the course, course certificate number, and course certificate expiration date.
208.7.2 For the purposes of this rule, "continuing education banking" is defined as the upload by a course provider of such information as specified by the Division to the Division's data base concerning the students who have successfully completed a continuing education course, including the name of the course, the certificate number assigned to the course by the Division, the date the course was taught, and the names and license numbers of all students who successfully completed the course.
208.7.3 In addition to complying with the
requirements of Subsection 208.7.1 and except as provided in Subsection 208.7.[
all course providers shall bank continuing education for all students who
successfully completed a course within ten days after the course was taught.
208.7.4 A student must provide an accurate license number and the full name the student has registered with the Division to the course provider within 7 days after course attendance.
208.7.5 If a course provider is unable to bank a student's continuing education credit because the student has failed to properly and accurately comply with the requirements of Subsection 208.7.4, the course provider shall not be disciplined by the Division for failure to bank the student's continuing education credit.
R162-208-9. Continuing Education Instructor Certification.
208.9 All instructors of courses to be taught for continuing education purposes must apply for certification from the Division not less than 30 days prior to the anticipated date of the first class that they intend to teach.
208.9.1 Continuing education course instructor applicants shall meet the requirements set forth in Section 210.5 and Section 210.7 of these rules, and shall demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter of the course they intend to teach by submitting proof of the following:
(a) at least three years of experience in a
profession, trade, or technical occupation in a field directly related to the
course which the applicant intends to instruct;[
(b) a bachelors or postgraduate degree in the field of real estate, business, law, finance, or other academic area directly related to the course which applicant intends to instruct; or
(c) any combination of at least three years of full-time experience and college-level education in a field directly related to the course which the applicant intends to instruct.
208.9.2 Instructor applicants shall demonstrate evidence of the ability to communicate the subject matter by the submission of proof of the following:
(a) a state teaching certificate or showing
successful completion of appropriate college courses in the field of
(b) a professional teaching designation from the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Real Estate Educators Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, or a similar association; or
(c) evidence, such as instructor evaluation forms or letters of reference, of the ability to teach in schools, seminars, or in an equivalent setting.
208.9.3 Upon approval by the Division, an instructor shall be issued a certification to act as a continuing education instructor. A continuing education instructor certification shall expire twenty-four months after its issuance. An instructor shall apply for renewal of a continuing education instructor certification prior to the expiration of the instructor's current certification, using the form required by the Division.
126.96.36.199 To qualify for renewal of instructor certification, an instructor must provide proof of having taught a minimum of one class in each course for which renewal is sought in the year preceding application for renewal. The term of a renewed instructor certification shall be twenty-four months.
188.8.131.52.1 If the instructor has not taught during the year preceding renewal and wishes to renew certification, written explanation shall be submitted outlining the reason for not instructing the course, including documentation satisfactory to the Division as to the instructor's present level of expertise in the subject matter of the course.
208.9.4 Reinstatement of Expired Instructor Certification. If the instructor does not submit a properly completed renewal form, the renewal fee, and any required documentation prior to the expiration date of the instructor's current certification, the certification shall expire. When an instructor certification expires, the certification may be reinstated for a period of thirty days after the expiration date upon payment of a non-refundable late fee in addition to completing all of the requirements for a timely renewal. After the thirty day period, and until six months after the expiration date, an instructor certification may be reinstated upon payment of a non-refundable late fee and completion of 6 classroom hours of education related to residential mortgages or teaching techniques in addition to completing all of the requirements for a timely renewal. After the six month period, an instructor will be required to apply by following the procedure for obtaining original certification.
KEY: residential mortgage loan origination
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Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 61-2c-103(3); 61-2c-104(7)(d)(ii)
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