I’ve reached out to the person who approved our course for clarification and received this in response. Hopefully it answers any questions you may have.
GO to this link. It will answer most of your questions. Also see the notes in red. If any of these home inspectors hold another license i.e. broker they are not required to take another sexual harassment prevention course.
The problem is that Home Inspectors is different than Real Estate. Home Inspectors can take a one hour course but it would be an extra course outside of the CE requirements. If they take an extra one hour then it does not need to be proctored. However, Home Inspectors are required to have a test for all courses. Classroom course do not need proctored. Sexual Harassment is not offered as Home-Study, even if it is a combined course. Yes, Home Inspectors that have a combined course i.e. Report Writing & Sexual Harassment 3 HR CE credit that is online must have it proctored. However, if they have taken all their Home Inspector CE and did not take a Sexual Harassment Course and need just that one hour. They do not need it proctored.
In a couple of years, the Home Inspector Act ( Laws) will sunset and the Act will be updated to be more inline with the Broker, Managing Broker license. However, until then Home Inspectors are required to have a min. number of course hours.
A home inspector who makes application to renew his or her Home Inspector License shall successfully complete the equivalent of 6 hours per year of approved continuing education pursuant to Subpart F, preceding the renewal; for example, a total of 12 hours of approved continuing education must be completed during each 2 year renewal cycle. A minimum of 6 hours of continuing education must be approved as mandatory courses, as defined by Subpart F. If a licensee has completed the 12 and still needs the 1 hour sexual harassment prevention training, no the course does not need to be proctored.
Section 1410.540 Continuing Education Course Requirements of Education Providers
a) A continuing education course shall be at least 3 hours in length and shall meet the course curriculum prescribed in Section 1410.550. The way the law is written all Home Inspectors course MUST be at least 3 hours in length. Home Inspector providers are not allowed to submit a one hour course.
Let me know if you have other questions. If you have an example, I will be happy to reach out to the school or licensee that is not clear. You can also forward this email.
b) Each education provider who seeks approval of a continuing education course shall submit to the Division an application, on forms provided by the Division, that is signed by the applicant and fully completed. The application shall include, but is not limited to, a course outline and description of the course, a minimum 25 question exam with answer key, the number of hours sought, and the appropriate fee required by Section 1410.400.
(Source: Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 8063, effective June 3, 2010)