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Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


54-2027.  Duties and requirements of all certified course providers. Failure of a certified course provider to comply with the following duties and requirements shall be grounds for the commission to withdraw or cancel the provider’s certification for cause.
(1)  Discrimination prohibited. Each certified course provider shall at all times be in compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations regarding all aspects of equal opportunity and protection of civil rights. No course provider shall engage in discriminatory practices, nor allow their course instructor, or method of delivery to violate laws prohibiting discrimination. Each course provider will fully comply with any requirements of the Americans with disabilities act regarding access to and delivery of its courses, including the provision of accessible facilities and reasonable accommodations for students.
(2)  Open access to course offerings. Registration and attendance at all certified courses offered for credit toward the education requirements of this chapter shall be open to all persons meeting normal course prerequisites; provided however, a certified course provider located in or affiliated with a licensed real estate brokerage company or professional association may refuse access to any licensee or unlicensed person based on that licensee’s or unlicensed person’s affiliation with another organization or brokerage company, or the licensee’s or unlicensed person’s membership status in any professional organization unless such course provider has received financial support from the commission for its particular course offering. Nothing in this section shall restrict a course provider from charging a separate and reasonable course fee to nonaffiliated or nonmember licensees or unlicensed persons.
(3)  Disclosure of fees. All fees charged to a student by a course provider shall be specified separately in writing. If additional fees are charged for supplies, materials or books required for coursework, such fees shall be itemized by the provider and, upon payment of such fees, the supplies, materials or books shall become the property of the student. All fees and the manner in which they are to be paid shall be stated in a student contract, in a form approved by the commission. The student contract shall expressly include the provider’s policy regarding the return of fees in the instance where the student is dismissed or voluntarily withdraws from the course.
(4)  Facilities and supportive personnel. The provider shall provide the facilities and all supportive qualified personnel or approved proctors necessary to adequately implement its real estate program.
(5)  Student records and other requirements. Each Idaho certified course provider shall comply with the following requirements:
(a)  Records. For each individual student, create and retain for a period of five (5) years, a complete, accurate and detailed record which shall include the total number of hours of instruction undertaken and satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily completed in the area of study;
(b)  Course completion lists. Within five (5) business days after conclusion of each course of instruction, the provider shall submit to the council or commission, in the form and manner designated by the commission, a list that shall include the legal names and social security numbers or, if licensed, the license numbers, of the students completing the course of instruction, the name of the course, the name of the instructor, the number of hours included in the course, the date of the course and the location. The list shall be certified by the instructor from whom the students received instruction and an authorized representative of the provider;
(c)  Grades. The provider will provide written notification to students who successfully or unsuccessfully complete a course within thirty (30) days of the course completion date;
(d)  Evaluations. Upon the conclusion of each course, the provider shall collect written evaluations from students for the course and instructor using an evaluation form approved by the commission. The provider shall keep such evaluations for a period of one (1) year from the course completion date. Upon written request from the commission, the provider shall submit either the student evaluations for the course and instructor or a written summary of those evaluations using a form approved by the commission; and
(e)  Course schedules. Each provider shall submit schedules of courses and instructors as requested by the commission and submit changes promptly as they occur. Whenever there is a change in a course including, but not limited to, a change in curriculum, course length or instructor, the provider shall promptly notify the commission in writing of the change.
(6)  Instructors. A certified provider may offer a continuing education elective course without obtaining approval or certification for the course instructor; provided however, the provider shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the instructor is competent to teach the course and shall maintain resumes or other biographical information that documents the qualifications of the instructor. The provider shall make such documentation available to the public and commission upon written request. A course provider shall not offer for credit any course that is being taught below the minimum teaching standards established by the commission or that is being taught in a manner that is detrimental to the purpose of educating licensees.
(7)  Posting and recording fees. The commission may require that course providers pay to the commission a nonrefundable posting and recording fee to defray normal expenses incurred in maintaining the certificate program. The fee amount shall be established by the commission by motion.
(8)  Advertising restrictions:
(a)  Providers may advertise that they are currently certified by the commission, if current certification has been approved, but no such advertising may state or imply that the provider is an agency of the commission or the council;
(b)  No course provider shall provide any information to the public or to prospective students which is misleading in nature. Information is misleading when, taken as a whole, there is distinct probability that it will deceive the persons whom it is intended to influence.
(9)  Changes in certification. Certification shall be granted to the particular provider for the specific ownership, provider location, and named individual in charge as designated in the application for certification. Any changes in ownership, provider location, or provider name, or named individual in charge must be submitted for approval to the commission, at least one (1) month in advance of the effective date of the proposed changes.

[54-2027, added 2000, ch. 285, sec. 3, p. 926; am. 2001, ch. 123, sec. 12, p. 431; am. 2005, ch. 107, sec. 8, p. 348; am. 2006, ch. 166, sec. 6, p. 510; am. 2007, ch. 98, sec. 6, p. 294; am. 2008, ch. 142, sec. 4, p. 412; am. 2010, ch. 213, sec. 3, p. 464; am. 2015, ch. 51, sec. 4, p. 117.]

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