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A traditional or provider directed educational activity requires the learner and provider to interact in real time. They need not be in the same place but they must be able to communicate either verbally or in writing with each other during the time the learning activity is occurring. The provider determines pace of the program and schedules the activity. Contact hour credit awarded is based on the time allocated for the exchange of information between the presenter and the learner. Examples of provider directed activities include, but are not limited to, live lecture educational sessions that are part of conventions, courses, seminars, workshops, lecture series, and distance learning activities such as webcasts, videoconferences and audio conferences in which the learner can interact with the provider. The accreditation fee varies depending on the number of contact hours requested. In traditional courses each session may have its own content designation. A post-test is not required for provider-directed learning activities. The cost of reviewing and accrediting traditional programs is variable and depends on the number of hours for which it is approved. These courses are approved for one year. They may be repeated any time during their accreditation period by providing the required information and fees through the application process. These repeat programs will be instantly accredited upon application. Only traditional programs may allow partial credit to participants if requested by the course sponsor. This means that CRCE contact hours can be awarded for attending specific sessions within the entire program. It is incumbent upon the course sponsor to report only the sessions actually attended by each participant.