21 NCAC 58H .0101 definitions

The following definitions apply throughout this Subchapter and to all forms prescribed pursuant to this Chapter:

(1) "Assessment" means a quiz or evaluation that tests a student's mastery of the learning objective.

(2) "Blended learning" means any combination of distance education, synchronous distance learning, and in-person methods of instruction.

(3) "Branch location" means any location in addition to the principal address of an education provider that offers Prelicensing or Postlicensing Courses.

(4) "Continuing education" means a continuing education elective or Update Course.

(5) "Distance education" means a method of instruction accomplished through the use of media whereby teacher and student are separated by distance and time.

(6) "End-of-course examination" means an examination administered at the conclusion of a course that tests students' knowledge and mastery of all course subjects mandated by the Commission prescribed course syllabus.

(7) "Instructional hour" means 50 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of break time.

(8) "Instructor development program" means courses of instruction designed to assist real estate instructors in the performance of Prelicensing, Postlicensing, or continuing education instructor duties or in the development of teaching skills.

(9) "Learning objective" means a statement of what a student will be able to do after completing a unit or course. A learning objective shall be structured in accordance with Bloom's Taxonomy.

(10) "License Examination Performance Record" means the percentage of an instructor's or education provider's students who, within 30 days of completing a Prelicensing course pursuant to 21 NCAC 58H .0207(a), take and pass the license examination, as defined in 21 NCAC 58A .0402, on their first attempt.

(11) "Postlicensing course" means any one of the courses comprising the 90 hour Postlicensing education program pursuant to G.S. 93A-4(a1) and 21 NCAC 58A .1902.

(12) "Prelicensing course" means a single course consisting of at least 75 hours of instruction on subjects prescribed by the Commission pursuant to G.S. 93A-4(a).

(13) "Public education provider" means any proprietary business or trade school licensed by the State Board of Community Colleges under G.S. 115D-90 or approved by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina that conducts approved real estate courses.

(14) "Syllabus" means a document that includes each topic and subtopic addressed during the course and for each topic and subtopic describes the scope and depth of coverage, timing, and references to course materials, and also demonstrates opportunities for student interactions throughout the course, such as discussion boards, chat areas, group activities, and quizzes.

(15) "Synchronous distance learning" means the instructor and students are separated only by distance and not time, allowing for real-time monitoring of student participation.

(16) "Update Courses" means the General Update Course and the Broker-in-Charge Update Course.

(17) "Unit" means a segment of distance education that is based upon a topic or subtopic in the course syllabus that lasts no longer than one hour.


History Note: Authority G.S. 93A-4; 93A-32; 93A-33; 93A-38.5;

Eff. July 1, 2017;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2021; July 1, 2020.