(a)  The principal instructional delivery method utilized in elective courses shall be one or more of the following:

(1)           Personal teaching by an instructor in a traditional classroom setting;

(2)           Instruction through an interactive audio and video system that requires continuous audio communication between the instructor and all students and that provides for monitoring and technical support at each site where the instructor or students are located;

(3)           Instruction through an interactive computer-based instructional program, which program provides for control of student progress through the educational materials by testing to assure student mastery of the subject matter at the end of each lesson, monitoring of time devoted to each lesson by the computer with automatic program shutdown after a period of non-activity by the student, which period shall be determined by the sponsor, and a monitoring system that assures that the student receiving continuing education credit for completing the program actually performed all the work required to complete the program; and

(4)           Personal teaching by an instructor in a field setting, such as a house or other structure, a new home construction site, a home renovation site, or other locations outside of a classroom that are appropriate for the subject matter of the course.

(b)  The use of passive or non-interactive instructional delivery systems such as video, remote non-interactive television, or similar systems may be employed only in a limited manner to enhance or supplement one of the acceptable instructional delivery methods previously described in this Rule. No portion of a course may consist of correspondence instruction.

(c)  A field setting shall have technical support at each site where the instructor and students are located, and have safeguards in place to prevent injury to the students, such as hardhats. A field setting shall not be at the residence of the instructor, course sponsor, or any other person affiliated with the course.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.49(13); 143-151.64;

Eff. July 18, 2002;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.