§431:9A-154 Self-study courses. (a) In addition to the requirements of courses generally, an approved continuing education course provider shall also require for self-study courses, including computer-based courses, a written or computer-based examination at the conclusion of the self-study course. The examination shall:
(1) Be composed of multiple choice questions, essay questions, or both;
(2) Have at least three different versions of itself, used on a random or rotating basis;
(3) If composed of multiple choice questions for a course approved for up to four credit hours, include at least twenty-five multiple choice questions;
(4) If composed of multiple choice questions for a course approved for more than four credit hours, include at least fifty multiple choice questions;
(5) Be graded by the continuing education course provider or the continuing education course provider's agent;
(6) If the examination is computer-based, not include prompts designed to aid the person taking the examination; and
(7) If the course is a computer-based course with a computer-based examination, be designed to prevent the licensee from taking the examination without reviewing the course materials.
(b) To pass a multiple-choice self-study course, the licensee shall answer at least seventy per cent of the examination questions correctly.
(c) A self-study course examination shall not be administered by a person who:
(1) Is related to, or is a business associate of, the licensee taking the examination; or
(2) Has a financial interest in the success or failure of a licensee taking the examination.
(d) The effective date of a completed examination pursuant to this section shall be the date the continuing education course provider receives the completed examination. Upon receipt of the completed examination, the continuing education course provider or the continuing education course provider's agent shall grade the examination and mail the results to the licensee within fifteen days. [L 2003, c 55, pt of §1; am L 2006, c 154, §36]