TITLE 50: INSURANCE
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
SUBCHAPTER ii: INSURANCE PRODUCERS, LIMITED INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVES AND BUSINESS ENTITIES
PART 3119 PRE-LICENSING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
SECTION 3119.50 PRE-LICENSING COURSE OF STUDY REQUIREMENTS
Section 3119.50 Pre-Licensing – Course of Study Requirements
a) The certification form must be received by the Director at least 30 days prior to any course being offered.
b) A course to be certified by the provider as a pre-licensing course of study shall meet the content requirements of Section 500-30(b) of the Code and time distribution requirements as set forth in Exhibit E, F, G or H of this Part, whichever is applicable.
c) For purposes of this Section, the minimum number of hours may be made up of any combination of classroom, seminar, or self-study hours. A self-study course must have an examination.
d) One credit will be awarded for each 50 minutes of contact instruction.
e) No credit shall be given for a self-study course if the student does not successfully complete the examination. If the student fails an examination and successive examinations are given, the successive examinations must be substantially different from each other. Self-study courses are subject to the following additional requirements:
1) No students shall evaluate their own examination. The evaluation of the examination must be completed by the provider;
2) No provider shall furnish the answers to an examination prior to the student completing the examination;
3) Self-study exams must contain at least 25 questions. The number of questions must increase proportionately as the amount of material increases;
4) No more than a third of the questions shall be true/false;
5) Credit hours shall be determined by the time it may take a student to study the material using 10 8½" by 11" full pages per credit hour (10-12 point font text), single line spacing with 1" margins; and
6) Graphs, charts, forms and pictures may be used in course materials; however, only a total of 10 percent will count toward the course content. The graphs, charts, forms and pictures must pertain to the course content.
f) Interactive Online Courses
Interactive online is considered a type of self-study course. Interactive online courses are, by definition, only presented on the Internet and do not require a proctored final exam. To be eligible for certification under Section 3119.30, an interactive online course must meet the following additional requirements:
1) The course must provide at least 5 questions after each unit or chapter. The questions must be answered prior to proceeding to the next unit or chapter. The material may be reviewed while answering questions;
2) The course must provide clear instructions on how to navigate through the course;
3) The course must provide the ability to go back and review any unit at any time;
4) The course must provide online viewing access to the Department at all times;
5) The course must include a statement that the student information will not be sold or distributed to any third party without prior written consent of the student. Taking the course shall not constitute consent;
6) The course must provide some type of encryption. All personal information, including credit card number, name and address of the student must be encrypted so that the information cannot be read as it passes across the Internet;
7) Students must affirm that they, and only they, completed the course; and
8) The course must include the ability to contact an instructor (i.e., automated e-mail).
(Source: Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 5856, effective April 7, 2010)