201 KAR 11:460. Minimum rating
requirements for instructors.
RELATES TO: KRS 324.085
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 324.085,
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
324.085 gives the commission authority to require a minimum rating of all
instructors approved to teach continuing education courses. KRS 324.281(5)
gives the commission the authority to promulgate administrative regulations.
This administrative regulation outlines the minimum rating required of all
instructors and the means of dealing with instructors who received ratings
below the required minimum.
Section 1. All approved continuing
education instructors shall:
(1) Be approved by the Kentucky Real
Estate Commission and be in compliance with the provisions of 201 KAR 11:175;
(2) Enforce the Guidelines for Classroom
Management as developed by the commission as part of the continuing education
(3) Comply with the Generally-Accepted
Principles of Education (GAPE) developed by the Real Estate Educators
Association, adopted by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission as the standard for
classroom presentation, and incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 11:450.
Section 2. Evaluation of Instructors. (1)
Each continuing education provider shall distribute a continuing education
instructor evaluation form to each student and collect a continuing education
evaluation form from each student at the end of the course.
(2) Within ten (10) days of course
conclusion, the course provider shall deliver all continuing education instructor
evaluation forms to the commission education director.
(3) If a course provider fails to submit
all forms completed by students and provided to the course provider, the
commission may suspend the course provider’s approval.
(4) All continuing education evaluation
forms shall be reviewed by the commission.
(5) The commission education director
shall review the course approval percentage rating for each instructor.
(6) An eighty-five (85) percent approval
rating shall be required in the categories of "instructor knowledge"
and "instructor presentation".
(7) The comments section of the
continuing education evaluation forms shall be reviewed for other remarks
concerning the instructor’s performance.
(8) After a second rating lower than
eighty-five (85) percent, the commission shall notify the instructor and the
course provider of the deficiency.
(9) The next class taught by the
instructor shall be monitored by a commission representative. The commission
monitor shall submit a recommendation to the commission as to whether the
instructor should be allowed to continue to teach courses.
(10) Based on the recommendation of the
monitor, the evaluation score and the comments from the third class, a
recommendation will be made to the commission to:
(a) Take no further action;
(b) To suspend the approval of the
(c) To place the instructor on probation
pending the evaluation and review of a future class.
(11) In the event the commission issues a
probationary order the commission shall outline the length and terms of the
probationary period as well as the date of the class to be monitored.
(12) At the conclusion of the
probationary period, the commission education director shall recommend to the
commission whether the instructor’s approval shall continue.
(13) The commission shall consider the
education director’s recommendations and determine whether the instructor’s
approval shall continue or be removed.
(14) The commission shall notify the
instructor and the school of its decision in writing.
(15) If probation has ended
satisfactorily, the instructor’s approval shall be reinstated.
(16) If the commission determines that
instructor approval shall be suspended, the instructor shall not be allowed to
teach any commission-approved education courses unless approval is reinstated.
(17) In any class with ten (10) or fewer
participants for which the instructor receives at least one (1) evaluation
below eighty-five (85) percent, the commission shall not consider the highest
and lowest course approval percentage rating in order to ensure greater accuracy
in the rating.
(18) The annual recertification of
instructors and continuing education courses shall include an in-depth review
of the evaluations completed by the students and those of any monitor that may
have been present for the class.
(19)(a) Any instructor who has been
suspended from teaching continuing education courses may apply for
1. Submitting an application for approval
to the commission;
2. If the deficiency is in presentation,
the instructor shall attend an instructor development workshop approved by the
commission upon request;
3. If the deficiency is in the subject
matter, the instructor shall attend a prescribed number of credit hours in that
subject approved by the commission upon request;
4. Submitting proof of attendance at the
5. Providing written documentation of
other steps taken to improve the instructor’s knowledge and skills; and
(b) After submission of the above
documents and consideration by the commission, the commission shall approve or
deny the instructor’s request for reinstatement in its discretion.
Section 3. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) The following material is incorporated by reference:
(a) Guidelines for Classroom Management, October 2001;
(b) Continuing Education
Instructor Evaluation Form, October 2001.
(2) This material may be
inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the
Kentucky Real Estate Commission, 10200 Linn Station Road, Suite 201, Louisville,
Kentucky 40223, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (28 Ky.R. 2118; Am.
2330; eff. 5-16-2002.)