N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-12.14 - Distance learning continuing education courses; additional requirements

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The Commission may approve distance learning continuing education courses that include periodic progress assessments and the achievement of a satisfactory level of performance by the licensee on such progress assessments as a condition to continuing to a succeeding segment of the course.
(b) Except as limited in (b)1 below, distance learning courses shall meet the following criteria:
1. The course is designed to promote students' active participation in the instructional process by utilizing techniques that provide for substantial student interaction with the instructor, other students or a computer program. However, upon the recommendation of the Voluntary Advisory Committee, the Commission may approve a correspondence course or a course offered through a video modality that does not provide for such substantial interaction but fulfills all other requirements for course approval as set forth in this section and in 11:5-12.1 2 and 12.13;
2. The course, when taken without interruption, consists of no less than one hour of distance learning education, in accordance with 11:5-12.1 2(e);
3. The time required for a student of average ability to complete the course shall be at least equal to the number of course credit hours to be assigned in accordance with 11:5-12.1 2(e), as verified by the results of studies or field tests or other means;
4. Providers of distance learning courses shall, in addition to providing to students the notice containing all of the information referenced in 11:5-12.7(e), include in that notice information on how interaction is accomplished in the course and on any special requirements related to computer hardware, software or any other equipment needed to complete the distance learning course;
5. Providers of distance learning courses shall make provisions for handling equipment failures, including hardware or software failures or transmission interruptions, and provide appropriate instructor and/or technical support, as necessary, to enable students to satisfactorily complete the course in the event of such a failure or interruption;
6. Providers of distance learning courses shall use procedures that provide reasonable assurance of student identity and verification that the student receiving the continuing education credit for completing the course is actually the individual who performed all of the work required to complete the course;
7. Distance learning courses shall be equipped with a time-default mechanism for inactivity so that a student is not credited when not actively participating in the program; and
8. The provider of a distance learning course shall obtain, electronically or through other means, a signed and dated statement from each student certifying that he or she personally completed the course.


N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-12.14

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