Department of Commerce - Continuing Education - Continuing Education Instructors.


Published: 2019-02-10

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(A) Persons seeking approval to be an instructor of a continuing education course shall submit to the division of real estate and professional licensing on the appropriate form prescribed by the division certifying that they meet at least one of the following qualifications:

(1) Possession of a bachelor's degree in a related field to that in which the person is to teach, from a school listed as an institution of higher learning by the United States department of education, or from a comparable school of a foreign country;

(2) Possession of a valid teaching credential or certificate from Ohio or another state authorizing the holder to teach in the field of instruction in which the person is to teach;

(3) Five years full-time experience in a profession, trade, or technical occupation in the applicable field;

(4) Any combination of at least five years of full-time experience relevant to the applicable field and college level education.

(B) The superintendent has the right to request evidence supporting the applicants statement that the applicant meets one of the qualifications listed in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) Only one application per calendar year is required for persons seeking approval to be an instructor of a continuing education course. The instructor must reapply each calendar year by submitting a new application seeking approval to be an instructor of a continuing education course.

(D) If the superintendent determines an instructor, seminar or conference leader or lecturer has been disciplined by the Ohio real estate commission for a violation of Chapter 4735. of the Revised Code or the rules adopted there under, been disciplined by the Ohio appraiser board for a violation of Chapter 4763. of the Revised Code or the rules adopted there under, has been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude, or has not established to the satisfaction of the superintendent that the person is honest, truthful, and of good reputation, the superintendent may deny or withdraw the approval to be an instructor, seminar or conference leader or lecturer.

(1) A written notice of denial or withdrawal of approval will be given stating the reasons therefore. Such denial or withdrawal of approval will be effective ten days from the date of the notice.

(2) The instructor, seminar or conference leader or lecturer who wishes to appeal their denial or withdrawal of approval by the superintendent shall file a written request for hearing. Such request must be received by the division no later than thirty days after the date of the written notice of denial or withdrawal of approval. If a request for hearing is timely filed, a hearing before the Ohio real estate commission shall be scheduled.