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REEB 25.035 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1997, No. 499, eff. 8-1-97; rn. (1) to be (1) (intro.) and am., cr. (1) (a) and (b), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; am. (1), (2) (intro.), (a) to (h), Register, August, 1999, No. 524, eff. 9-1-99; corrections in (2) (e) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2007 No. 623; correction in (2) (f) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2011 No. 661; correction in (1) (intro.), (a), (b), (2) (a) 2., 3., (c) 1. a. to e., 2., 3. (intro.), 4. (intro.), (d) 1. to 6., (e), (f) 1., 5., (g) 1. (intro.), (h) 7., 8. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671; correction in (2) (f) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register October 2013 No. 694.
REEB 25.05 REEB 25.05 Requirements for approval of pre-license education courses taken for academic credit at an accredited institution of higher education.
REEB 25.05(1) (1) A school seeking initial approval of pre-license credit courses in real estate shall submit its application on a form provided by the department. The board may require the following information and materials:
REEB 25.05(1)(a) (a) The department in the school which is offering the courses.
REEB 25.05(1)(b) (b) The method of instruction for each course.
REEB 25.05(1)(c) (c) The course number and title.
REEB 25.05(1)(d) (d) Detailed outlines of each course with specific allocations of classroom hours to each topic.
REEB 25.05(1)(e) (e) A current school bulletin.
REEB 25.05 Note Note: An applicant may obtain a copy of the Application for Approval of Pre-license Credit Courses, Form #828, from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
REEB 25.05(2) (2) The board may approve a pre-license credit course if it alone or in conjunction with one or more other courses covers all of the contents and the required number of hours, as provided in s. REEB 25.02 (2) or 25.03 (3).
REEB 25.05(3) (3) When approving one or more pre-license credit courses, the board shall specify the single course or combination of courses which cover either the topics in s. REEB 25.02 (2) or the topics in s. REEB 25.03 (3).
REEB 25.05(4) (4) A school shall inform the board of any changes in the information it submitted in an application form within 10 days following the date of the change.
REEB 25.05(5) (5) A school may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation as defined in s. 111.32 (13m), Stats., handicap, religion, age, physical disability, or national origin in their educational programs.
REEB 25.05 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1979, No. 286, eff. 11-1-79; renum. from REB 16.055 and am. Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; renum. from RL 25.055, Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 6-1-87; r. and recr. Register, January, 1992, No. 433, eff. 2-1-92; am. (3), r. (6), Register, August, 1999, No. 524, eff. 9-1-99; correction in (1) (intro.), (2), (3), (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
REEB 25.06 REEB 25.06 Requirements for approval of pre-license noncredit programs and instructors.
REEB 25.06(1)(1)Approval of programs.
REEB 25.06(1)(a)(a) A school seeking initial approval from the board of pre-license educational noncredit programs or courses shall submit its application on a form provided by the department.
REEB 25.06 Note Note: An applicant may obtain a copy of the Application for Approval of Pre-license Noncredit Programs, Form #830, from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
REEB 25.06(1)(b) (b) The board may require a school seeking initial approval and reapproval of pre-license noncredit programs or courses to describe or furnish its organizational structure, registration policies, fee schedules, promotional materials, detailed outlines of each program or course with specific allocations of classroom hours to each topic presented as classroom education, student records system, the names and qualifications of instructors, the method of instruction, the method for evaluating instructors and a summary of evaluations conducted, and the time, date and location of each program.
REEB 25.06(1)(c) (c) A school shall inform the board of any changes in the information it submitted in an application form within 10 days following the date of the change.
REEB 25.06(1)(d) (d) A school may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation as defined in s. 111.32 (13m), Stats., handicap, religion, age, physical disability, or national origin in their educational programs.
REEB 25.06(1)(e) (e) A school seeking the approval of pre-license noncredit programs or courses presented as distance education is not required to designate the number of hours of instruction. However, it shall describe to the board how it will do all of the following:
REEB 25.06(1)(e)1. 1. Ensure that instructors approved by the board under sub. (2) are available to the students at reasonable times and by reasonable means.
REEB 25.06(1)(e)2. 2. Ensure that the distance education programs and courses will sufficiently cover the required subjects.
REEB 25.06(1)(e)3. 3. Provide reasonable oversight to ensure that students who complete the distance education program are the enrolled students.
REEB 25.06(1)(e)4. 4. Ensure that the school's distance education program and courses will provide a reasonable opportunity for student self-evaluation of mastery.
REEB 25.06(2)(a)(a) Instructors of pre-license educational noncredit programs shall be approved by the board. Instructors shall be knowledgeable in the subject which they are teaching. The board may limit its approval to specific content areas set forth in ss. REEB 25.02 (2) and 25.03 (3). Instructors shall possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications:
REEB 25.06(2)(a)1. 1. Be an instructor of real estate courses who is or has been engaged in the practice of teaching at an accredited institution of higher education.
REEB 25.06(2)(a)2. 2. Be a properly licensed or certified person by the board or other governmental agency who is engaged in the real estate aspects of appraising, financing, marketing, brokerage management, real property management, real estate counseling, real property law, or other related subjects and has been for at least 5 years continuously engaged in such practice.
REEB 25.06(2)(a)3. 3. Be a member of the state bar of Wisconsin who is engaged in the field of real estate-related law.
REEB 25.06(2)(a)4. 4. Be a person who, in the judgment of the board, is qualified by experience or education, or both, to supervise a course of study.
REEB 25.06 Note Note: An applicant may obtain a copy of the Application for Approval of Instructor, Form #831, from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
REEB 25.06(2)(b) (b) An instructor whose real estate license has been limited, suspended or revoked may not instruct in approved programs while the disciplinary action is in effect.
REEB 25.06(2)(c) (c) A school shall make arrangements so that when instruction is provided by some means without the instructor physically present in the classroom and the students are unable to interact with the person doing the instructing another approved instructor will be present in the classroom. If the students are able to interact with the person doing the instructing a monitor, but not necessarily an approved instructor, shall be present.
REEB 25.06 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1979, No. 286, eff. 11-1-79; renum. from REB 16.06 and am. Register, February, 1983, No. 326, eff. 3-1-83; am. (1) (a) 1., r. (2) (d) to (f), Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 6-1-87; r. and recr. Register, January, 1992, No. 433, eff. 2-1-92; correction in (2) (a) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, July, 1997, No. 499; am. (2) (a) 2., Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; am. (1) (a) and (b), r. and recr. (1) (e), Register, August, 1999, No. 524, eff. 9-1-99; correction in (1) (a) to (c), (e) (intro.), 1., (2) (a) (intro.), 2., 4. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
REEB 25.065 REEB 25.065 Continuing education requirements for brokers and salespersons.
REEB 25.065(1) (1) Each licensed broker and salesperson, except an inactive licensee under s. 452.12 (6), Stats., shall satisfy the continuing education requirement specified in s. 452.12 (5) (c), Stats., during each licensing biennium.
REEB 25.065 Note Note: The contents of the continuing education programs and courses are not designated in the Wisconsin administrative code, pursuant to an exemption under s. 227.01 (13) (zj), Stats. This information may be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
REEB 25.065(2) (2) A licensee may only satisfy the continuing education requirement by successfully completing the continuing education program or courses which are approved by the board before the programs or courses are conducted, except that pursuant to s. 452.12 (5) (c) 2., Stats., the licensee may take the continuing education examination conducted by the department in lieu of the education.
REEB 25.065 Note Note: 2011 Wis. Act 32 repealed s. 452.12 (5) (c) 2., Stats., eliminating the continuing education option for renewal. Section REEB 25.065 (2) will be repealed in future rule making by the board.
REEB 25.065(3) (3) A licensee shall submit evidence of completion of the continuing education requirement when applying for renewal of license. The department shall withhold issuance of the renewal license until such evidence is submitted and the licensee may not engage in the practice of real estate until having submitted such evidence and having received the license.
REEB 25.065(5) (5) A person who receives an original salesperson's or broker's license during a licensing biennium is not required to satisfy the continuing education requirement during the biennium in which the person receives that license.
REEB 25.065(6) (6) A licensee may attend more than one school in order to complete approved courses which are part of the continuing education program designated by the board under s. 452.05 (1) (d) and (g), Stats.
REEB 25.065(6m) (6m) A licensee who attends an approved continuing education course and fails the examination given by the school at the end of the course shall retake the course and pass the course examination before being eligible to take the continuing education examination conducted by the department pursuant to s. REEB 25.075.
REEB 25.065(7) (7) A licensee may complete less than the complete continuing education program designated by the board under s. 452.05 (1) (d) and (g), Stats., and subsequently take the continuing education examination conducted by the department.
REEB 25.065(8) (8) A licensee who acts as an instructor of an approved continuing education program or course may receive credit toward satisfaction of the licensee's continuing education requirement, provided the licensee successfully completes the program or course examination, as specified in s. REEB 25.05. The licensee may not receive credit for teaching a specific course more than one time.
REEB 25.065(9) (9) The board may grant an extension of time for completion of the continuing education requirement by a licensee and the licensee may obtain a renewal license for the extension period for one of the following reasons:
REEB 25.065(9)(a) (a) Health reasons which prevented attendance at continuing education courses or the continuing education examination;
REEB 25.065(9)(b) (b) Active duty in the military service with assignment to a duty station outside Wisconsin; or
REEB 25.065(9)(c) (c) Other compelling reasons beyond the control of the applicant while engaged in the real estate business.
REEB 25.065 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1992, No. 433, eff. 2-1-92; am. (6m), r. (4), r. and recr. (5), Register, September, 1993, No. 453, eff. 10-1-93; am. (7), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; am. (5), Register, August, 1999, No. 524, eff. 9-1-99; correction in (2), (3), (6) to (9) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
REEB 25.066 REEB 25.066 Requirements for approval of continuing education schools, courses and instructors.
REEB 25.066(1)(1) A school seeking approval from the board of a continuing education program or course shall submit its application on a form provided by the department. A school shall submit an application for approval of a continuing education program or course to the board before conducting the continuing education program or course which the board has prescribed for a licensing biennium.
REEB 25.066 Note Note: An applicant may obtain a copy of the Request For Approval of Real Estate Continuing Education Program or Courses, Form #1747, from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
REEB 25.066(2) (2) Instructors of continuing education programs and courses shall be approved by the board. Instructors shall be knowledgeable in the subject which they are teaching and shall possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications:
REEB 25.066(2)(a) (a) Be an instructor of real estate courses who is or has been engaged in the practice of teaching at an accredited institution of higher education.
REEB 25.066(2)(b) (b) Be a properly licensed or certified person by the board or other governmental agency who is engaged in the real estate aspects of appraising, financing, marketing, brokerage management, real property management, real estate counseling, real property law, or other related subjects and has been for at least 5 years continuously engaged in such practice.
REEB 25.066(2)(c) (c) Be a member of the state bar of Wisconsin who is engaged in the field of real estate-related law.
REEB 25.066(2)(d) (d) Be a person who, in the judgment of the board, is qualified by experience or education, or both, to supervise a course of study.
REEB 25.066 Note Note: An applicant may obtain a copy of the Application for Approval of Instructor, Form #831, from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
REEB 25.066(3) (3) An instructor whose real estate license has been limited, suspended or revoked may not instruct in approved programs while the disciplinary action is in effect.
REEB 25.066(4) (4) The board may require a school seeking initial approval and reapproval of continuing education programs and courses to describe or furnish its organizational structure, registration policies, fee schedules, promotional materials, detailed outlines of each program with specific allocations of hours to each topic presented as classroom instruction, student records system, the names and qualifications of administrators and instructors, the method of instruction, a summary of evaluations conducted, information about the school's response to complaints concerning an instructor.
REEB 25.066(5) (5) A school shall inform the board of any changes in the information which it provided to the department in an application form within 10 days following the date of the change.
REEB 25.066(6) (6) The following are additional criteria for approval of continuing education programs or courses:
REEB 25.066(6)(a) (a) Applicants for approval of continuing education programs or courses may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation as defined in s. 111.32 (13m), Stats., handicap, religion, age, physical disability, or national origin in their educational programs.
REEB 25.066(6)(c) (c) A school shall submit to the board with the application for approval at least 15 multiple-choice questions for each course. The school shall clearly indicate the answer to each question and the portion of the course outline to which the question relates. The questions shall comply with reasonable standards of test development and shall relate to the substantive contents of the continuing education program or course. The questions shall be the original work of the writer and not be published. A school may only make questions available to school personnel.
REEB 25.066 Note Note: An applicant may obtain a copy of the Continuing Education Question Development Form, Form #1746, and the Instructions for Submitting Continuing Education Questions, Form #1745, from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credential Processing, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
REEB 25.066(6)(d) (d) A school shall agree to conduct an examination at the end of each continuing education program or course. The examination shall contain at least 15 multiple-choice questions for each course. The passing score shall be no less than 70%, unless the school provides substantial justification to the board for a lower score and the board approves the lower passing score.
REEB 25.066(6)(e) (e) A school shall agree not to make available to students before the students take a specific examination the questions or answers to the questions. A school shall keep tests and answer sheets in a secure location at all times before and after administration of the examination.
REEB 25.066(6)(f) (f) A school shall agree to inform students about the number of points of credit for each question in the examination and the passing score. It shall also provide clear instructions to students for recording their responses to the questions.
REEB 25.066(6)(g) (g) A school shall agree to provide each student with a certificate of attendance at a program or course. The certificate shall comply with the requirements in s. REEB 25.07.
REEB 25.066(6)(j) (j) A school may not count examination time as part of the classroom hours required in a classroom education course.
REEB 25.066(6)(k) (k) A school seeking the approval of continuing education programs and courses presented as distance education is not required to designate the number of hours of instruction. However, it shall describe to the board how it will do all of the following:
REEB 25.066(6)(k)1. 1. Ensure that instructors approved by the board under sub. (2) are available to the students at reasonable times and by reasonable means.
REEB 25.066(6)(k)2. 2. Provide a reasonable level of examination security for the examination given at the end of each distance education continuing education course.
REEB 25.066(6)(k)3. 3. Sufficiently cover the subjects specified for continuing education courses.
REEB 25.066(6)(k)4. 4. Provide reasonable oversight to ensure that the students who take the examination are the enrolled students.
REEB 25.066(6)(k)5. 5. Provide a reasonable opportunity for student self-evaluation of mastery.
REEB 25.066 History History: Cr. Register, January, 1992, No. 433, eff. 2-1-92; am. (2) (intro.), (4), Register, September, 1993, No. 453, eff. 10-1-93; am. (1), r. (6) (h), Register, July, 1997, No. 499, eff. 8-1-97; am. (2) (b), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; am. (1), (4), and (6) (c) to (f), (j), r. (6) (b), (i), cr. (6) (k), Register, August, 1999, No. 524, eff. 9-1-99; correction in (1), (2) (intro.), (b), (d), (4), (5), (6) (c), (d), (g), (k) (intro.), 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
REEB 25.07 REEB 25.07 Certification of attendance at pre-license and continuing education programs and courses.
REEB 25.07(1)(1)Attendance requirements. A student shall attend all the required hours of a classroom education course and receive all the required contents of a classroom education course or a distance education course before a school may give a certificate of attendance to the student. In addition, for continuing education programs and courses, a student shall also satisfactorily complete the course examination administered by the school, as provided in s. REEB 25.066 (6) (d).
REEB 25.07(2) (2)Certification of attendance.
REEB 25.07(2)(a)(a) Schools shall provide an individual certificate of attendance to all students upon satisfactory completion of education programs and courses.
REEB 25.07(2)(b) (b) The board may accept an official transcript or student grade report as evidence of satisfactory completion of credit courses.
REEB 25.07(2)(c) (c) Certificates for pre-license noncredit programs and all continuing education programs and courses shall meet the following criteria:
REEB 25.07(2)(c)1. 1. Clearly state the name of the school.
REEB 25.07(2)(c)2. 2. Clearly state the name of the student.
REEB 25.07(2)(c)3. 3. Clearly state the name of the program or course and whether it satisfies prelicense or continuing education requirements.
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