TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VIII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1450 REAL ESTATE LICENSE ACT OF 2000
SECTION 1450.1175 FINAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN EDUCATION DELIVERY METHODS


 

Section 1450.1175  Final Examination Requirements for Certain Education Delivery Methods

 

a)         The exemption of the final examination requirement pursuant to Section 30-15(i)(5) of the Act shall apply to CE and pre-license courses beginning on January 1, 2018. 

 

b)         To qualify for the exemption of the final examination requirement, an education provider shall provide evidence to the Department, as may be required by it, that all students in a course offered in a classroom shall demonstrate their participation by:

 

1)         recording each student's attendance at the beginning of the class and at the end of each class; and

 

2)         retaining each student's participation either electronically or in hard copy for a minimum of 5 years; records, as required by this subsection (b), shall be subject to audit by the Department after 24 hours notice.

 

c)         To qualify for the exemption of the final examination requirement, an education provider shall provide evidence to the Department, at its request, that all students in an interactive webinar course demonstrate their participation by recording each student's attendance once at the beginning of the class and again in 30 minute intervals, but in any case not less than twice per class; students shall demonstrate their attendance by answering or responding to a polling question initiated by the instructor.

 

d)         To qualify for the exemption of the final examination requirement, an education provider shall provide evidence to the Department, as may be required by it, and verify that all students in an online distance education course demonstrate their participation and comprehension by:

 

1)         requiring each student respond or answer with a minimum of 75% correct responses or answers to demonstrate their comprehension. No more than 250 questions shall be required in any one course;

 

2)         recording each student's responses and answers, and verification of meeting the 75% minimum comprehension. No more than 250 questions shall be required in any one course;

 

3)         retaining the responses and the answers, either electronically or in hard copy, for a minimum of 5 years; the records are subject to audit by the Department after 24 hours notice;

 

4)         providing a mechanism that, should a student fail to meet the 75% score requirement, the student shall be able to be retested within the same course, provided that the questions, response choices, and answers are randomized and not in the same order as first presented to the student; and

 

5)         providing a mechanism to verify a student's identity at the beginning and conclusion of the course and maintain that verification with date and time stamp either electronically or in hard copy for a period of 5 years; the records are subject to audit by the Department after 24 hours notice.

 

e)         Education providers, upon request of the Department, shall provide records of student attendance and/or performance.

 

(Source:  Added at 43 Ill. Reg. 1975, effective January 25, 2019)