Continuing Education Review Service

Water

Course Information Required for Review

In order for ABC’s reviewers to determine if a course has met the review criteria, trainers will need to input information that describes how their course was developed and is administered. The questions below will be asked about each course. Following course input, several attachments will also be required in order to submit a fully documented course to ABC for review.

Course Development:

  • What is the course title?
  • In what format or media type is the course delivered?
      • Correspondence Course
      • Web/Online Course
      • CD-ROM
      • Video
      • Other (Please Describe
  • What are the primary Target Audiences?
      • Wastewater Treatment
      • Wastewater Collection
      • Water Distribution
      • Water Treatment
  • Identify any other relevant Target Audiences.
      • Wastewater Treatment
      • Wastewater Collection
      • Water Distribution
      • Water Treatment
      • Other (Please Describe)
  • What is the difficulty level of the course?
      • Basic
      • Intermediate
      • Advanced
  • Were instructional design experts used to develop this course?
      • Yes
      • No
  • Was content developed based on a needs analysis?
      • Yes
      • No
    • Please Describe
  • How is this training directly relevant to the Target Audience?
  • Was the content of this course designed by qualified subject matter experts?
      • Yes
      • No

Beta Testing:

  • Was this course field-tested by individuals representing the intended audience?
      • Yes
      • No

Accreditation:

  • How many contact hours is this course?
    • Please Describe
  • Is this course sponsor awarding Continuing Education Units (CEU) for successful completion?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, please enter CEU awarded
      • Please Describe
    • Is CEU awarded based on IACET guidelines
  • Has this course been awarded college credit through an accredited college or university?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, please enter college credit awarded
      • Please Describe

Examination:

  • Are quizzes or other forms of review and feedback included in this course?
      • Yes
      • No
  • Are other criteria used to demonstrated successful course completion?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, please describe
  • Are retake exams randomly generated?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, how is the exam generated?
      • Randomly generated version, different for each participant
      • Standard exam, same for each participant
      • Other (Please Describe)
  • Is feedback or additional review provided to or required for students who fail the exam?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, please describe
  • Is a final comprehensive examination required for successful completion of this course?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, what is the minimum passing score for successful completion of this course?
      • Please Describe
  • If a student fails the final exam, how many retakes of the exam are allowed?
    • Please Describe

Administration:

  • What feedback and assessment methods are used for ongoing course evaluation?
    • Please Describe
  • What kind of technology and staff resources are available to administer this training course and maintain student records?
    • Please Describe
  • How long are student records and reports maintained for review?
    • Please Describe

Technical Support:

  • Are minimum computer system hardware and software specifications provided?
      • Yes
      • No
  • Do students have access to instructions on program installation, use, and technically assistance?
      • Yes
      • No
  • Is technical instructional support available?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, please describe the response time
  • Is content-related instruction support available?
      • Yes
      • No
    • If Yes, please describe the response time

Security:

  • What are the security procedures for each of the following?
    • Student Identity/Passwords
      • Please Describe
    • Verification/tracking of attendance or participation
      • Please Describe
    • Examinations
      • Please Describe
    • Authenticity of certificates of competition
      • Please Describe
  • For CD-ROM, Video, or Correspondence based training, do you required a proctor or on-site administrator to monitor and verify student progress and/or completion?
      • Yes
      • No
  • Can you provide attendance, completion, or other student reports to the certifying authority upon request?
      • Yes
      • No

Additionally, several attachments pertaining to the courses development and the organization’s procedures must be attached. These include (when applicable):

  • company biography
  • information on the design experts used to create the course
  • information on the subject matter experts used to design the course
  • information on how our SME Consultants can access the course
  • list of objectives and outcomes students will achieve
  • course outline
  • information on how the course was beta-tested
  • copy of the certificate awarded upon completion
  • the formula used to determine the credit hours or CEUs awarded for taking the course
  • any other pertinent information not included in the initial course submission.