Appraisal Courses - Distance Education
Distance education is comprised of courses in which instruction does not take place in a traditional classroom setting but rather through other media in which teacher and student are separated by distance and sometimes by time. Distance education courses are generally delivered through such media as telecommunications or by computer.
The Board approves distance education courses when:
- the course meet all of the requirements outlined in Section 539-2 of the Board's Rules, or
- the applicant provides satisfactory documentation that the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC) has certified the course as meeting its distance education standards for course design and delivery mechanism and the course content meets the content requirements of Section 539-2 of the Board's Rules. Any Board approval based on such an IDECC certification will cease immediately upon notice from IDECC that certification of the course has been discontinued for any reason.
In distance education courses, a credit hour is defined as fifty (50) minutes of instruction out of each sixty (60) minute segment.