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(1) Requests for approval of a continuing real estate education course must be made on forms approved by the board and submitted at least 30 days prior to the date of the intended course, with payment of the required fee.

(2) Expiration of course approval is December 31 of each year, but may be revoked for cause. The initial approval of a course will be in effect for the remainder of that calendar year, and the next calendar year in its entirety, expiring on December 31.

(3) Instructor approval will be for specific topics and will not carry over to other topics of education. An instructor must make application for each topic and may not be deemed approved for other topics without approval from the board.

(4) Courses must be designed so that no more than ten minutes per hour are allowed for breaks in instruction. Break time may be accumulated and used in blocks.

(5) Courses offered in another state and approved by that state's real estate licensing body for continuing education are recognized and approved.

(6) Upon request the board may, without requiring further qualification, approve courses authorized or approved by another state's licensing authority.

(a) Courses which lead to designations or certifications approved by the National Association of Realtors or other recognized trade and professional association are automatically approved without requiring further qualification.

(b) Courses approved under this rule must fall within the topics or subject matter specified by the board for education credit.




(7) Distance education courses shall be approved if the board determines that:

(a) the distance education course serves to protect the public by contributing to the maintenance and improvement of the quality of real estate services provided by real estate licensees to the public;

(b) an appropriate and complete application has been filed and approved by the board;

(c) the distance education course meets the content requirements as established under ARM 24.210.667(3) ;

(d) the distance education course provider must be certified by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) and provide appropriate documentation that the ARELLO certification is in effect. Approval will cease immediately should ARELLO certification be discontinued for any reason; and

(e) the distance education course meets all other requirements as prescribed in the statutes and rules that govern the operation of approved courses.


History: 37-1-131, 37-51-202, 37-51-203, 37-51-204, MCA; IMP, 37-1-319, 37-51-202, 37-51-204, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1156, Eff. 6/15/90; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1909, Eff. 8/13/93; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2397, Eff. 11/10/95; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 405, Eff. 3/12/99; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 785, Eff. 5/11/01; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 2905, Eff. 10/18/02; TRANS, from Commerce, 2005 MAR p. 2455.

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