The real estate classes offered by Career WebSchool are approved for credit and meet all state requirements.
It's really a matter of convenience and quality. Convenience means you can do the courses on your schedule, not somebody else's. Start when you want, work at your own pace, finish when you want...it's all up to you. Convenience also means working where you want....wherever you have access to the internet, it's that easy. Quality means choosing from topics that are interesting and relevant to your work. It also means courses that make it easy for you to learn. If you're taking a prelicense course it means a greater likelihood that you'll pass the state exam on the first attempt.
Each course is divided into lessons that take about 20-30 minutes on the average. Each lesson consists of text with multiple choice questions mixed in. The text is presented one small, easy-to-understand sentence or paragraph at a time. After a few screens of text, you will answer a few questions about what you have read. As you progress through the lesson, the learning process keeps track of how you are doing on the questions. After all the text is presented, the computer will go back to the questions you missed or had problems with and review them in random order. You'll keep working on the lesson until you've answered all the questions correctly on two occasions. At that point, the lesson will be marked as complete on the main menu. You can quit a lesson at any time and a bookmark will save your place, so you don't have to repeat work you've already done when you return to a lesson.
Each hour of approved credit will take approximately one hour of computer time to complete. For example, a 6-hour continuing education course will take approximately 6 hours to complete; a 75-hour prelicense course will take approximately 75 hours to complete.
No. The course software requires active participation throughout the course and is designed for a single user. Only the student who has enrolled in and paid for the course can receive credit for it. It's just like a classroom course, everyone must enroll separately and do the work.
In order to get credit for completing the course, you must complete all the lessons in the course and fax or mail in your "Student Affidavit" attesting to the fact that you personally completed the course yourself. In addition, some courses require a final exam. When you see the course selection list, it will indicate whether a final exam is required for a given course.
Once all course requirements are completed, you will be issued a Course Completion Certificate (or in some states your course completion will be directly reported to your state and no actual hardcopy certificate will be issued). If you are to receive a Course Completion Certificate, it will be mailed to you via the U.S. Mail and placed in the mail within 3-5 business days after you have satisfied all course requirements.
Yes. When you enroll in an online real estate class, you pay for a license to use the software to complete the course. After you have completed the course, however, you can review the course for up to 90 days.
Yes. You can use the course on any computer that has access to the internet.