Current through Register 2021 Notice, Register No. 40, October 1, 2021
In acting on an application for approval of a continuing
education offering, the Commissioner shall apply, but shall not be limited to
the application of the following criteria in determining that the appropriate
hours of continuing education credit will be given to licensees who have
successfully completed the course within the time period specified by Section
of the Business and Professions Code:
(a) The offering shall have at least one
successive clock hour of instruction which is based on 50 minute increments of
(b) For other
than a correspondence course offering, participants shall be physically present
for at least 90% of the offering time exclusive of the time allocated to the
administering of a final examination.
(c) For all continuing education offerings, a
sponsor shall provide each participant at least a written course outline that
is a narrative outline consisting of not less than three (3) pages per
credit-hour. Each page shall contain an average of 200 words.
(d) A continuing education offering shall
have an appropriate form of final examination as set forth in Section
leaders, lecturers, and others who present a continuing education offering
shall meet at least one of the following qualifications:
(1) A bachelor's degree in a related field to
that in which the person is to teach, from a school listed as an institution of
higher learning by the U.S. Department of Education, or from a comparable
school of a foreign country.
valid teaching credential or certificate issued by the Board of Governors of
the California Community Colleges or by a comparable California
teacher-credentialing agency authorizing the holder to teach in the field of
knowledge covered in the offering.
(3) Three years full-time experience in the
combination of at least three years of full-time experience and college level
education in the applicable field.
(5) The Commissioner may approve instructors
who in his or her judgment meet the criteria for approval or who otherwise
evidence their teaching qualifications by education or experience or a
combination of the two.
An instructor shall not be qualified if
(1) Does not satisfy the
criteria in subdivision (e);
Has engaged in any violation of Article 25 (commencing with Section 3005) of
these regulations or has engaged in conduct which would have warranted the
denial of an application for approval or withdrawal of approval of a continuing
(3) As a real
estate licensee has had that license suspended, revoked or restricted as a
result of disciplinary action; or
(4) Acted or conducted himself or herself in
a manner which would have warranted the denial of his or her application for a
real estate license.
A correspondence course shall consist of adequate study materials to assure
that the course cannot be completed in less time than the number of hours for
which it is approved.
sponsor shall maintain on file with the Commissioner a current
(i) The sponsor shall
notify each participant that an evaluation form is available on the Bureau's
internet website for on-line evaluation of courses and instructors.
(j) The sponsor shall comply with the
provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the offering of approved
(k) A sponsor that is a
corporation, company or partnership shall maintain good legal standing with the
State of California Office of the Secretary of State during any term of course
(l) Prior to the start of
the course, the sponsor shall provide participants with the following
disclaimer statement: "This course is approved for continuing education credit
by the California Bureau of Real Estate. However, this approval does not
constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the
course sponsor, instructors, authors or lecturers."
(m) All offerings shall require completion
within one year from the date of registration.
(n) Every participant who successfully
completes the course shall be provided with a course completion certificate
within 15 days from date of completion.
(o) A correspondence course offered via the
internet in one or more aspects of the course offering must have a method of
control in place to protect the integrity of the exam, ensure by written
statement signed under penalty of perjury that the participant enrolled is the
person completing the course and ensure the course cannot be completed in less
time than the approved credit hours by controlling the participant's navigation
through the course content.
Incremental assessments shall be required that are designed to properly measure
a participant's mastery of the course content after each logical unit of
instruction or chapter within a correspondence course, i.e. case studies,
quizzes or other form of exercises. Remediation to the participant shall be
provided after each assessment has been completed.
(q) A sponsor or course instructor is
prohibited from marketing, selling or displaying any product or service during
a continuing education offering including during breaks between instructional
periods. The foregoing shall not prohibit marketing activities conducted
outside of the instruction room before or after the course of instruction, or
outside of the instruction room during breaks in the course of
Cal. Code Regs. Tit.
Note: Authority cited: Sections
Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections
Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment of
subsection (b)(2)(G) filed 1-17-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter
(Register 80, No. 3).
2. Amendment filed 7-9-80; effective thirtieth
day thereafter (Register 80, No. 28).
3. Amendment filed 7-1-83;
effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 30).
Amendment filed 1-11-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No.
5. Amendment filed 9-12-84; effective upon filing pursuant to
Government Code Section
(Register 84, No. 37).
6. Amendment filed 3-18-88; operative 4-17-88
(Register 88, No. 14).
7. Amendment filed 5-4-89; operative 6-3-89
(Register 89, No. 23).
8. Amendment of subsection (g)(2)(B) filed
11-8-93; operative 12-8-93 (Register 93, No. 46).
9. Amendment filed
11-13-96; operative 11-13-96 pursuant to Government Code section
(Register 96, No. 46).
10. Amendment of subsection (c) and Note
filed 7-31-98; operative 8-30-98 (Register 98, No. 31).
subsections (c), (e)-(f)(4) and (i), repealer of subsection (d) and subsection
relettering filed 9-5-2003; operative 10-5-2003 (Register 2003, No.
12. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 8-29-2007; operative
2-29-2008 (Register 2007, No. 35).
13. Amendment filed 9-16-2010;
operative 1-1-2011 (Register 2010, No. 38).
14. Change without
regulatory effect amending subsections (i) and (l) filed 6-30-2014 pursuant to
section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register
2014, No. 27).