11 NCAC 06A .0809          APPROVAL OF COURSES

(a)  All providers of courses specifically approved under Rule .0803 of this Section shall pay the fee prescribed in G.S. 58-33-133(b) and shall provide to the Commissioner or Administrator copies of:

(1)           program catalogs;

(2)           course outlines; and

(3)           advertising literature.

(b)  All providers of courses not specifically approved under Rule .0803 of this Section shall do the following:

(1)           Any individual, school, insurance company, insurance industry association, or other organization intending to provide classes, seminars, or other forms of instruction as approved courses shall:

(A)          apply on forms provided by the Commissioner or Administrator, located on the N.C. Department of Insurance's website at  http://www.ncdoi.com/ASD/CE_Providers_For_Insurance.aspx#Forms;

(B)          pay the fee prescribed in G.S. 58-33-133(b);

(C)          provide outlines of the subject matter to be covered; and

(D)          provide copies of handouts to be distributed to course participants.

(2)           All providers of supervised individual study programs shall file copies of:

(A)          the study programs;

(B)          the examination; and

(C)          the Internet course security procedures.

(c)  The Commissioner shall determine the number of ICECs that have been assigned to the approved course in accordance with Rule .0805 of this Section.

(d)  If a course is not approved or disapproved by the Commissioner or his designee within 60 days after receipt of all required information, the course shall be deemed to be approved at the end of the 60-day period.

(e)  If a course approval application is denied by the Commissioner or his designee, a written explanation of the reason for denial shall be furnished to the provider.

(f)  Course approval applications shall include the following:

(1)           a statement indicating for whom the course is designed;

(2)           the course objectives;

(3)           the names and duties of all persons who will be affiliated in an official capacity with the course;

(4)           the course provider's tuition and fee refund policy;

(5)           an outline that shall include:

(A)          a statement of whether there will be a written examination, a written report, or a certification of attendance only;

(B)          the method of course presentation;

(C)          a course content outline with instruction hours assigned to the major topics; and

(D)          a schedule of dates, beginning and ending times, and places the course will be offered, along with the names of instructors for each course session, submitted at least 30 days before any subsequent course offerings.

(6)           a copy of the course completion certificate;

(7)           a course rating form;

(8)           a course bibliography; and

(9)           an electronic copy of the course content and course examination for Internet courses.

(g)  A provider may request that its materials be kept confidential if they are of a proprietary nature.

(h)  A provider shall not cancel a course unless the provider gives written notification to all students on the roster and to the Commissioner or Administrator at least five days before the date of the course. This Paragraph does not apply to the cancellation of a course or class because of inclement weather.

(i)  A provider shall submit course attendance records electronically to the Commissioner or Administrator within 15 business days after course completion.

(j)  An error on the licensee's record that is caused by the provider in submitting the course attendance records shall be resolved by the provider within 15 days after the discovery of the error by the provider.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 58-2-40; 58-33-130; 58-33-132; 58-33-133;

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. October 1, 2014; March 1, 2011; February 1, 2008; February 1, 1996; June 1, 1992;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 25, 2016;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2016.