Current through Register 2021 Notice, Register No. 40, October 1, 2021
A final examination is required for all continuing education
courses. Sponsors shall establish the following final examination rules for
approved offerings that are to be observed by all offering participants:
(a) The final examination shall provide the
means by which a sponsor determines whether a participant has successfully
completed the offering. The sponsor shall take steps to protect the integrity
of the examination by controlling access to the exam by the participant and to
prevent cheating in an examination.
(b) The examination shall not be taken by
participants until completion of the instructional portion of the offering to
which the examination applies.
Participants taking a correspondence offering or package of offerings shall be
limited to completion of final examinations for a maximum of fifteen (15)
credit hours during any one 24 hour period A participant shall not be granted
access to additional segments of the final examination for offerings or a
package of offerings that exceed fifteen (15) credit hours until the
appropriate 24-hour period has lapsed.
The minimum number of questions required
on a final examination consisting only of multiple choice, true/false and/or
fill-in the blank questions shall be:
credit hour - 5 questions
credit hours - 10 questions
credit hours - 15 questions
credit hours - 20 questions
9-11 credit hours - 25 questions
(6) 12-14 credit hours - 30
(7) 15-18 credit hours -
(8) 19-23 credit hours
- 50 questions
(9) 24-27 credit
hours - 60 questions
credit hours - 70 questions
32-35 credit hours - 80 questions
(12) 36-39 credit hours - 90
(13) 40 credit hours and
over - 100 questions
A final examination consisting only of multiple choice, true/false and/or
fill-in the blank questions shall be limited to a maximum of 10% true/false
(f) Time calculations
for a final examination consisting of multiple choice, true/false and/or
fill-in the blank questions will be allowed a maximum amount of one (1) minute
per each such question.
examinations may be administered as open or closed book but must be consistent
for all participants. If open book examinations are administered, the
participant may only refer to the instructional material approved for the
(h) Final examinations for
a correspondence course may be administered by a proctor designated by the
Sponsor who is not related by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, or any
other relationship, i.e. future employing broker, to the participant taking the
examination which might reasonably influence them from properly administering
the exam. The proctor must certify in writing that they have complied with all
examination rules during the administration of the examination.
(i) Final examinations for a correspondence
course may be administered via the internet provided the integrity of the final
examination is protected by restricting access to one-time, cannot be printable
or downloadable, and must time-out after the maximum amount of time authorized
for completion has lapsed.
Participants taking a correspondence course must have access to the course
materials for the approved number of credit hours for that correspondence
course prior to completion of the final examination.
(1) For a correspondence course that uses
static print or static print delivered in electronic media, such as CD, DVD,
audio/video cassette or internet download when not administered via the
internet, a maximum of eight (8) hours reading time per day shall be utilized
in calculating the number of days that must lapse from the time the participant
has had access to the course material until the examination can be
(2) For a correspondence
course administered via the internet, a participant must spend the requisite
number of hours navigating through the content and completing the incremental
assessments prior to being granted access to the final examination.
(k) An offering may include a
provision for one retaking of the final examination by a participant who failed
the original examination provided the questions in the re-examination are
different questions than those asked in the original final examination. A
participant who fails the re-examination has failed the course and receives no
credit from that course. Such a participant is not barred from re-enrolling and
attempting completion of the same course, but must re-complete the credit hours
and pass the final examination to receive credit for the course.
(l) Questions used in a final examination
shall not duplicate any more than 10% of questions used in any other quiz or
examination utilized during the presentation of the course.
(m) Participants shall not take possession of
the final examination outside of the controlled environment under which the
examination is administered.
violation of a final examination rule by the sponsor or the sponsor's
representative administering the examination shall constitute grounds for
denial or withdrawal of approval of the offering.
(o) To pass the examination, a participant
must achieve a percentage score of 70 percent or more.
(p) Time involved in the final examination
process may be included in establishing "clock-hours" for the