11 NCAC 06A .0805          CALCULATION OF ICECS

The following standards are used to evaluate courses submitted for continuing education approval:

(1)           Programs requiring meeting or classroom attendance:

(a)           Courses or clusters of courses of less than 50 minutes shall not be evaluated for continuing education ICECs.

(b)           Courses shall not be approved for less than one ICEC.

(c)           One ICEC shall be awarded for each 50 minutes of instruction unless the Commissioner assigns fewer ICECs based upon the evaluation of the submitted course materials.  Courses shall only be approved for whole ICECs.

(d)           Course providers shall monitor participants for attendance and attention.

(2)           Independent study programs:

(a)           Independent study programs qualify for continuing education only when there is a supervised examination.  No examination administered or graded by insurance company personnel for its own employees is considered to be administered by a disinterested third party.  The examination supervisor shall submit to the provider a sworn affidavit that certifies the authenticity of the examination.  The provider shall retain the affidavit and examination records.

(b)           Each course shall be assigned ICECs, which shall be awarded upon the passing of the supervised examination.

(3)           Distance Learning Programs:

(a)           Distance learning qualifies only when an instructor is available to respond to questions and to maintain attendance records.

(b)           Any organization sponsoring a teleconference shall have an on‑site instructor.

(4)           Internet programs qualify only when there is a secure examination required at the end of the licensee's study of the course material and when periodic security measures have been used throughout the course material before the final examination.

(5)           Webinar courses qualify only when there is a method of monitoring attendance, by way of a random question and answer segment throughout the course, or a monitor at each location.  Examinations are not required in Webinar courses.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 58‑2‑40; 58‑33‑130;

Temporary Adoption Eff. June 22, 1990, for a period of 180 days to expire on December 19, 1990;

ARRC Objection Lodged July 19, 1990;

Eff. December 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2008; April 1, 2003; February 1, 1995; June 1, 1992.