CONTINUING EDUCATION GENERAL INFORMATION / INSTRUCTIONS

Sponsor No. 0482

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    • Property Management – by Blair Black – 15 Hours (Consumer Protection)6 Study Quizzes / 10 Questions each
    • The Agent’s Toolbox: Current Methods and Disclosures – by Blair Black – 15 Hours (Consumer Protection)7 Study Quizzes / 10 Questions each
    • Guide to Professional Real Estate Practices – by Blair Black – 15 Hours (Consumer Protection)4 Study Quizzes / 10 Questions each
    • Ethics, Professional Conduct and Legal Aspects of Real Estate – by Blair Black – 3 Clock Hours (Ethics) 2 Study Quizzes / 5 Questions each
    • Agency and Disclosures – by Blair Black – 3 Clock Hours (Agency) 2 Study Quizzes / 5 Questions each
    • Trust Fund Handling – by Blair Black – 3 Clock Hours (Trust Funds) 2 Study Quizzes / 5 Questions each
    • Fair Housing – by Blair Black – 3 Clock Hours (Fair Housing) 2 Study Quizzes / 5 Questions each
    • Risk Management – by Blair Black – 3 Clock Hours (Risk Management) 2 Study Quizzes / 5 Questions each
    • Management and Supervision – by Blair Black – 3 Clock Hours (Management and Supervison) 2 Study Quizzes / 5 Questions each
  • Required incremental assessment quizzes are contained in each course that are designed to properly measure a participants mastery of the course content.
  • Please mark your answers on the attached Study Quiz Answer Sheet found in your workbook.Answers to the study quizzes are found at the end of each segment of quizzes for remediation.
  • The Study Quiz Answer Sheet, found in your workbook, must be submitted along with your “Request for Final Exam.”
  • The final examination for each of these courses can be taken in increments when the number of credit hours for each specific course have lapsed. (Please refer to Time Limits below.)

TIME LIMIT

Forty-Five (45) hours of Continuing Education takes 45 hours to complete. It cannot be completed in less time. Your final examination will not be available until the appropriate time has been met and quizzes have been submitted. You have a maximum time of one year from the date of registration to complete this course. If the course is not completed within that time, your enrollment will expire.

Participants taking a correspondence course must have access to the course materials for the approved number of credit hours for that correspondence course prior to completion of the final examination.

(1) For a correspondence course that uses static print or static print delivered in electronic media, such as internet download when not administered via the internet, a maximum of eight (8) hours reading time per day shall be utilized in calculating the number of days that must lapse from the time the participant has had access to the course material until the examination can be accessed. (Section 3007(h)(2))

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

The open-book final examination will be offered both online and in a live supervised setting, depending on your preference. As soon as the Study Quizzes and the Request for Final Examination are received by The Realty Institute, LLC your final examination will be sent to your test administrator or activated for online testing.

  • The final examinations consist of multiple-choice questions for which you will be allotted one minute per question.
Course Title Questions Time
Propety Management 40 40 minutes
The Agent’s Toolbox: Current Disclosures 40 40 minutes
Guide To Professional R. E. Practices 40 40 minutes
Ethics, Professional Conduct & Legal Aspects 15 15 minutes
Agency and Disclosures 15 15 minutes
Trust Fund Handling 15 15 minutes
Fair Housing 15 15 minutes
Risk Management 15 15 minutes
Management and Supervision 15 15 minutes
  • A score of 70-percent or better is required for satisfactory completion of a course.
  • Participants taking a correspondence offering or package of offerings shall be limited to completion of final examinations for a maximum of fifteen (15) credit hours during any one 24 hour period. A participant shall not be granted access to additional segments of the final examination for an offering or a package of offerings that exceeds fifteen (15) credit hours until the appropriated 24-hour period has lapsed.

PROCTORED EXAM

  • When you are ready to take your open-book final examination, please return the “Request for Final Examination” form enclosed in the back of this book. Final designation and approval of the test administrator and determination of the date and time will be at the discretion of The Realty Institute, LLC.
  • The administrator cannot be related by blood, marriage, domestic partnership or any other relationship to the person taking the examination which would influence them from properly administering the examination. Under no circumstances may the final exams be furnished to the student.
  • A participant shall present the test administrator with a current drivers license, or a valid identification card issued by a governmental agency or a recognized real estate trade organization within the preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant immediately before taking the final exam. (Section 3007.05)

ONLINE EXAM

  • Login at www.realtyinst.com
  • Upon enrollment, you may create a personalized password and username that will allow you to login to the examination. No one other than the registered student can gain access to the account.
  • A participant shall provide their identification number as it appears on their current drivers license, or a valid identification card issued by a governmental agency or a recognized real estate trade organization within the preceding five years which bears a photograph, signature and identification number of the participant immediately before taking the final exam. (Section 3007.05)
  • You will receive a letter of confirmation confirming your individual username and password to your e-mail address, allowing you to login to your personal account. Your password and username must be entered to access the final exam.
  • To begin the test, you must certify under penalty of perjury that you are the registered student to whom the account is assigned to and that you have personally completed each reading assignment, quiz and that the final examination will be completed without any assistance.
    • Failure to comply with this agreement will render any examination null and void, and such violation will be reported to the California Bureau of Real Estate.
  • The final examination displays only one question at a time and cannot be recorded by means of printing or downloading. The time remaining for the student to complete the exam will be displayed above each question.
  • When the time limit allowed for the completion of the final exam expires, the screen will automatically time out. If you log out before completing the exam, any unanswered questions will be counted as incorrect. At the time you log out, if you have scored a 70% or better you will be granted credit for the exam.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Following successful completion of the exam, a Certificate of Completion will be sent to you within 15 days of successful completion of the final examination.

RE-EXAMINATION

If you receive a failing grade after completing the final examination, you may take an alternate examination. You will need to contact The Realty Institute to arrange taking the alternate exam.

The alternate examination must be completed within 30 days of the primary examination. Failing the second examination will require a re-enrollment fee for the failed credit hours, and the student must complete the course hours and pass the final examination to receive credit.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Within the 45 hours of continuing education there must be at least 18 hours of courses specifically designated as consumer protection, as well as 18 hours of continuing education courses in the following subjects: Ethics, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management and Management and Supervision, or one eight–hour survey course covering the six mandatory course subjects (Ethics, Agency, Fair Housing, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management and Management and Supervision).

The remaining courses needed to complete the total 45 hours may be designated as either consumer protection or consumer service courses.

CalBRE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

This course is approved for continuing education credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors or lecturers.

COURSE & INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION

A course and instructor evaluation is available on the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) website at www.calbre.ca.gov. Access this form by typing “RE 318A” in the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT– (15 Clock Hours) Throughout this course we illustrate that the law is in a state of constant change and that it is of utmost importance for the licensee to stay current with the law and to adapt to changing conditions. We believe this material will make a valuable contribution in the education of the real estate licensee who must be familiar with the legal and ethical aspects of property management, as they relate to the real estate industry.

This course is offered under the category of consumer protection and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$35.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

THE AGENT’S TOOLBOX: Current Methods and Disclosures– (15 Clock Hours) This course is intended as an aid to realtors in the task of educating and training them to be better prepared to help the consumer public in buying and selling of property. The Agent’s Toolbox: Current Methods and Disclosures involves rules and regulations set down by the Bureau of Real Estate, the State of California and various Federal Agencies. Many of these rules and regulations can be learned by example and under the training of a good broker. But in the end it is up to the individual licensee to further education himself or herself.

This course is offered under the category of consumer protection and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$35.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL REAL ESATE PRACTICES (15 Clock Hours) This course brings out requirements of a licensee as well as covering areas of Business Opportunities, mobile home sales, condominium sales and timeshares. As time changes so do the laws and this course brings out areas of disclosure that must be dealt with. Visual inspections are a must in this day and age. As well as knowing those factors that have an influence on value.

This course is offered under the category of consumer protection and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$35.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

ETHICS, PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE– (3 Clock Hours) The following course, “Ethics, Professional Conduct and Legal Aspects of Real Estate,” has been designed by The Realty Institute to incorporate the California Code of Ethics of Professional Code, the Commissioners Regulations, the Business and Professions Code and supporting case law, when applicable. Throughout this course, we illustrate that the law is in a state of constant change and that it is of utmost importance for the licensee to stay current with the law and to adapt to changing conditions.

This course is offered under the category of ethics and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$15.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

AGENCY AND DISCLOSURES- (3 Clock Hours) The following course, Agency and Disclosures, has been designed by The Realty Institute to incorporate The California Code of Ethics and Professional Code, Commissioner’s Regulation, the Business and Professions Code and supporting case law, when applicable. We, at The Realty Institute, keep as our goal the presentation of new courses in a clear, easy-to-read manner, while still accurately describing new laws as they apply to the real estate licensee. The continuing change in the law as a result of new court decisions, as well as new interpretations of old statutes, makes this course necessary.

This course is offered under the category of agency and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$15.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

TRUST FUND HANDLING -(3 Clock Hours) The objective of this course is to bring to your attention that, you, the licensee, are responsible for all funds received. There are certain things that must be done to protect both you and your clients. We have tried to bring these areas of concern to your attention so that they will be handled in a way set forth by the Bureau of Real Estate. The handling of trust money in an unacceptable way could result in the revocation or suspension of a real estate license.

This course is offered under the category of Trust Funds and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$15.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

FAIR HOUSING –(3 Clock Hours) The objective of this course is to bring to your attention that, you, the licensee, are responsible for having knowledge of current laws and regulations concerning fair housing. Far Housing is not limited to just race, color, or national origin. It has a much wider scope covering areas such as the American Disability Act, The Civil Rights Act, Fair Lending, advertising, AIDS, and VAMA.

This course is offered under the category of fair housing and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$15.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

RISK MANAGEMENT -(3 Clock Hours) – Risk management is a multi-tiered process aimed at systematically attending to the risks posed by the actions of an individual or organization. The goal of optimal risk management is to allow an organization to carry out its daily activities, while maximizing the potential for their success. This means ensuring that the activities have staying power by reducing their susceptibility to risk.

This course is offered under the category of risk management and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$15.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

 

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION -(3 Clock Hours) – The objective of this course is to establish policies, rules and procedures in the supervisory role as a real estate broker. Throughout the course, we will cover federal and state laws relating to the prohibition of discrimination, proper handling of trust funds, regular and consistent reports of license activities of salesperson and restricted licensees. A successful real estate broker needs to be familiar with current laws in retaining and reviewing documents, advertising to ensure compliance with the law for salespersons working as “teams,” including salespersons acting as branch or division managers.

This course is offered under the category of Management and Supervision and there are no prerequisites.

COST:$15.00 plus Shipping. See our website www.realtyinst.com or call for current pricing.

REFUND POLICY

 

  • REFUND

    – The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and any other goods and services included in the agreement until midnight of the eighth business day following enrollment.

 

  • NOTICE OF CANCELLATION –

    Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to The Realty Institute, P.O. Box 10309, San Bernardino, CA 92423. The written Notice of Cancellation, if given by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with postage prepaid. There is no particular form for the cancellation and it will be effective if it indicates the student’s desire not to be bound by the agreement.

 

If the student cancels the agreement, the student shall have no liability and the institution shall refund any consideration paid by the student within 10 days after the institution receives Notice of Cancellation. All material issued to the student must be returned in satisfactory condition to the school within 10 days following the date of the Notice of Cancellation. If the student fails to return the materials within this 10 day period, the institution may retain that portion of the consideration paid by the student equal to the price of the material and the student may retain the material without further liability.

This institution, the author, and instructor cannot be responsible for errors in the preparation of the materials, nor the presentation of the same. Blair Black, The Realty Institute, LLC and/or its representatives expressly limits damages to the amount that you paid for the course. You are advised that this course is presented to stimulate learning. For specific advice, prior to taking any action, consult with an expert, attorney, accountant, etc. of your selection. This program is for educational purposes only and neither the institution, the author, nor the instructor is giving anyone advice, legal or otherwise.

 

(3) NO REFUNDS AFTER EIGHT (8) DAYS. There will be no refund of shipping charges.

 

 

All rights to this Real Estate textbook are reserved. No part of this textbook may be copied, reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without the prior written permission of Blair Black or an authorized representative of The Realty Institute.

Correspondence or inquires regarding these courses should be directed to:

BLAIR BLACK

THE REALTY INSTITUTE, LLC

REAL ESTATE SCHOOL

2086 South “E” Street  Suite 100

San Bernardino, Ca 92408

(or)

Post Office Box l0309

San Bernardino, CA 92423

Email: sales@realtyinst.com

Phone: (909) 872-l933