|(a) Personal validation. The course provider shall
maintain a system to validate the identity of the person taking the
course. The personal validation system shall include the following
(1) Personal validation questions. The course provider
shall ask a minimum of ten (10) personal validation questions throughout
(2) Time to respond. The participant must correctly
answer the online personal validation question within ninety (90)
seconds. Failure by the participant to respond within ninety (90)
seconds will result in the validation question being scored as incorrect.
(3) Placement of questions. At least one personal validation
question shall appear in each major unit or section.
(4) Exclusion from the course. The course provider
shall exclude the participant from the course after the participant
has incorrectly answered more than thirty (30) percent of the personal
(5) Correction of answer. The course provider may correct
an answer to a personal validation question for a participant who
inadvertently missed a personal validation question. In such a case,
the course provider shall record both answers and an explanation of
the reasons that the course provider corrected the answer.
(b) Alternative methods. Upon approval by the department,
the course provider may use alternate methods that are at least as
secure as the personal validation question method.
(c) Content validation. The course provider shall incorporate
a course content validation process that verifies participant comprehension
of course material related to the educational objectives shown in §92.31(b),
including the following:
(1) Testing the participant's course comprehension.
The course provider shall ask at least one course content validation
question following each major unit or section.
(2) Course content validation question difficulty.
The question shall be multiple choice. The question shall be difficult
enough that the answer may not be easily determined without having
viewed the contents of the major unit or section.
(3) Mastery of course content. The course provider
shall test the participant's mastery of the course content by asking
at least two questions from each major unit or section.
(A) Test bank. The test bank for course content mastery
questions shall include at least five (5) questions from each major
unit or section.
(B) Failure criteria. The course provider shall exclude
the participant from the course after the participant has incorrectly
answered more than thirty (30) percent of the content validation questions.
(C) Answer identification. The course provider shall
not identify the correct answer to the content validation question
to the participant.