South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 137 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION-- SOUTH CAROLINA REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS BOARD
137-900.08 - Other Operating Procedures.

Universal Citation: SC Code Regs 137-900.08

137-900.08. Other Operating Procedures.

(A) Teaching methods.

Courses must be taught by Board-approved instructors and presented using traditional classroom teaching methods. Correspondence courses will not be approved. Nothing in this section, however, shall prohibit the use of video equipment as a teaching supplement.

(B) Distance Education Courses may be acceptable for qualifying and continuing education provided that the following has been met:

1. The course is presented to an organized group in an instructional setting with a person qualified and available to answer questions, provide information, and monitor student attendance;

2. Asynchronous and synchronous courses have received approval of the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC) for the course design and delivery mechanism and the South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Board for course content;

3. For qualifying and continuing education, the student must successfully complete the course mechanisms required for accreditation which demonstrates mastery and fluency of the content. Incremental student assessments must be present throughout asynchronous continuing education courses in order to be acceptable.

(C) Facilities and equipment.

1. All facilities must meet the appropriate building, health and fire codes, must be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition at all times and are subject to inspection and approval by a representative of the Board.

2. Classrooms must be of sufficient size to accommodate comfortably all students enrolled in a course, shall have adequate light, heat, cooling and ventilation, and shall be free of distractions which would disrupt class sessions.

3. Classrooms must contain a chalkboard or other audio-visual aid and desks or worktables sufficient to accommodate all students enrolled in a course.

(D) Advertising.

1. "Advertising" includes any form of public notice, however disseminated. This definition includes all publications and promotional items and efforts which could normally be expected to be seen or heard by prospective students. Examples include but are not limited to: catalogs, flyers, signs, mailing pieces, radio, television, audio-visual, newspaper or any other form of public notice designed to aid in the provider's recruiting and promotional activities. Advertising also includes oral communications.

2. Each provider must maintain high standards in the conduct of its operations, solicitation of its students and in its advertising and promotional material. The use of any unfair or deceptive practice or the making or causing to be made of any false, misleading or deceptive statement in any advertising or promotional material which has the tendency or capacity to mislead or deceive students, prospective students, or the public shall be cause for disciplinary action.

3. The name of the provider must be disclosed in each advertising offering.

4. A provider may not advertise or imply that it is "recommended" or "endorsed" by the South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Board.

(E) Audit and record keeping.

1. Providers must keep copies of all enrollment agreements, advertising, rosters and attendance records. Such records must be kept for five (5) years and be made available to a representative of the Board upon request.

2. Providers must permit periodic inspections and auditing by a representative of the Board for the purpose of evaluating facilities, course content, instructor performance of any other relevant aspect of the administration and conduct of such course.

(F) Changes.

Proposed changes to name, course content and/or length, texts, instructors, operating policies and procedures must be submitted to and approved by the Board prior to implementation.

(G) Complaints.

Providers must post in a conspicuous place a notice which states the following: "Any complaint concerning a Board-approved real estate appraiser course or instructor should be directed to the South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Board at (the Board's current address)."

HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 19, Issue No. 6, eff June 23, 1995. Amended by State Register Volume 25, Issue No. 5, Part 2, eff May 25, 2001; State register Volume 32, Issue No. 2, eff February 22, 2008; State Register Volume 38, Issue No. 6, Doc. No. 4426, eff June 27, 2014; SCSR42-5 Doc. No. 4766, eff May 25, 2018.

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