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Courses

On-Line Courses

 

Courses may be started anytime after enrollment process.

 

Sales Pre-License

 

Sales Post-License

DE-Broker Prelicense

 

Continuing Education Courses

 

 

 

Best Choice School of Real Estate School Policy

 

Mission:  The mission of Best Choice School of Real Estate is to provide

high-quality distance education courses to  Alabama Real Estate trainees

and licensees in support of federal and state-mandated education programs

for licensure and ongoing professional competency.

 

Best Choice School of Real Estate teaches online distance education courses. 

Students may register and complete the course on any computer that meets the

technical requirements covered in this catalog.  Students may have access to

the course at any time and may work at their own pace. 

 

Ownership:  Best Choice School of Real Estate offers real estate courses for delivery on computer. 

 

School Hours of Operation/Calendar:  Best Choice School of Real Estate students may access their courses via the Internet immediately upon enrollment.  Courses are accessible to you at any time within the enrollment period.  Upon enrolling in the course, you will have 180 days to complete the course with the option to purchase up to three 60 day extensions but must complete the course within one calendar year of enrollment.  As our courses are taught via distance education, students do not have the calendar constraints common to in-class courses such as program start/end dates and beginning/end dates for terms.  The administrative staff hours of operation are:  M-F 9:00a.m. – 5:00a.m. (Central).  The technical support hours of operation are:  M-F:  10:00 AM EST to 10:00 PM EST, (on call), and Sunday:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST.  Email support is available during normal business hours.  Best Choice School of Real Estate staff office is closed in recognition for the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  On occasions, the office may close early due to inclement weather or on the day prior to a holiday.  No recruiting for employment opportunities for any real estate brokerage firm is allowed on the school premises.

 

Enrollment Policies:  Students may enroll in a Best Choice School of Real Estate course at any time by going to http://www.bestchoiceschool.com/ or by calling our enrollment office at 334-277-5546.  Since you choose to register for a course at a time that fits your schedule, there are no late enrollment requirements.  Best Choice School of Real Estate enrollment policy allows students 180 days to complete the course and applicable exam with the option to purchase additional time Best Choice School of Real Estate does not accept credit for previous training.   

 

Attendance Policy and Requirements to Graduate:  In order to get credit for this course, you must complete 100% of the course (a 100% attendance rate.)  Under no circumstances will you receive any credit for courses in which 100% of the lessons were completed and the final exam was passed.  As it is taken on the internet, there are no absences, tardiness, or early departure policies.  Best Choice School of Real Estate does not have a leave of absence policy or probationary period. 

 

Overview of our Programs:  Best Choice School of Real Estate offers the following courses:

 

60 hr Alabama Sales Prelicense Course

 

30 hr Alabama Post-License Course **Must have a temporary license to register.**

3 hr  Risk Management for Salesperson (Level 2)

 

Grading System/Minimum Grade Requirement:    The courses that Best Choice School of Real Estate offers is created by OnCourse Learning.  Below is an explanation of how the OnCourse Learning’s  Learning  Management System works and how it monitors your progress.  The course requires active participation in each lesson and you must answer lesson questions correctly twice (100%) in order to proceed to the next lesson.  There is no “make-up” work policy because all course work must be completed before taking the final exam.   For real estate prelicense and post license there is a final exam requirement after all lessons are completed. Upon comepletion of the course, a proctored exam will be set up.  You must pass the exam with a 70% in order to receive credit for the course. 

 

If you do not pass the final exam, you will be allowed an exam retake.  If you do not pass the retake exam, you will not receive credit for the course.  However, you will have the opportunity to purchase a retake of the course at a discounted price.  If you do fail the course exam and purchase a retake, you will be required to start the course over and progress through each lesson again before you are allowed to take the final exam.  Best Choice School of Real Estate will maintain your school records including your exam scores for five years at the minimum. 

 

Signed Course Certification Statement: Best Choice School of Real Estate  requires that you certify that you have personally completed each module of a distance learning course and any written exercise or assessment required for completion of the course. You must provide an electronic signedCourse and Assignment Certification Statement to the school before scheduling any course examination and before the school may certify your completion in any course. The school will not process your course completion without your submitting a signed certification form. This form is available online and you will electronically submit this to your school when you have completed all required modules of the course. This form will appear on your course homepage once you have completed the course lessons.

 

In order for Best Choice School of Real Estate to certify that you have completed a course, you must:

 

  1. complete all instructional lessons in the course by answering each question correctly at least twice;

  2. submit signed and dated Course and Assignment Certification Statement {A “Student Affidavit” link will appear on your course home page upon completion of the course; and

  3. pass any required course final examination at an approved school location.

Course Completion Records:   Best Choice School of Real Estate will supply you with a certificate of completion.

The OnCourse Learning System:  The OnCourse Learning System represents an entirely new approach to instruction administered using a computer.  The primary feature that distinguishes this system from more traditional computer-based instruction (CBI) is that the system is designed around proven instructional strategies, rather than around the capabilities of the computer.

 

How Our Course Monitors and Evaluates Your Progress and Provides Feedback

OnCourse courses utilize the personal computer to perform the functions traditionally performed by the teacher. Using OnCourse courseware, the computer becomes essentially a one-on-one tutor.  It presents the material to be learned, provides adequate explanation to insure that you understand what is being presented, and requires that you demonstrate your understanding through active participation in the learning process. 

 

More importantly, it acts as a constant monitor of what you know and don't know and uses that information to dynamically adjust the presentation to meet your needs as you learn. The result of this process is that the courseware provides a fully self-contained instructional program that can adjust to your specific needs which may vary widely both in the amount of knowledge you bring into the learning session as well as your learning ability (i.e., how quickly you learn.  In addition, no other resources (such as books or teachers) are normally needed to accomplish the educational objectives of a particular course.

 

There are a number of specific features of the OnCourse learning system which contribute both to its uniqueness and to its effectiveness in teaching.  The two primary characteristics are teaching to mastery and fluency and the dynamic control of the learning process.

 

Teaching to Mastery and Fluency

Mastery means that you will be required to learn the material on a particular topic to a specific criterion level.  In practice, what this means is that the material is not just presented to you in the hope that you have learned it.  Instead, you will be required to actively respond and demonstrate that you have learned the material presented before being allowed to proceed to new material. 

 

Fluency means that you have learned the material well enough that your answers to questions, or other appropriate actions, are provided quickly, indicating greater "fluency" with the material.

 

What does all this mean to you?  It's simple. You'll be ask every question repeatedly until you answer it correctly twice (mastery) and within a specific period time (fluency). 

So, read the questions and the answers before you select an answer.  It doesn't pay to GUESS!

 

The Dynamic Control of the Learning Process

The OnCourse learning system has the ability to control the learning process dynamically, thereby tailoring the instruction to your individual needs to insure mastery and fluency on a very detailed level.  As a basis for tailoring the instruction, the computer monitors how you respond to each question it presents, whether the answer was right or wrong, how long it took you to answer, and how many times it has been answered correctly.  It then adjusts the presentation of material based on your responses, varying the order of material and the amount and content of remediation provided. 

 

How to best take a OnCourse course

Spending too much time in any one session will burn you out.  Remember, our program actually challenges you to LEARN the material not just skim over text. So, we recommend you split up your effort into 30-40 minute sessions. You can do more than one session per day (recommended) but, try to do something everyday.  The consistency of effort (particularly for any prelicense courses) is what will produce the best learning for you.

As you work on the course, your time in each lesson is recorded as well as how many questions are presented and how many attempts were required to answer the question correctly.  So, the learning system serves as a record of attendance and academic achievement. 

 

Refund Policy:  You have the right to cancel your registration for any reason up to seven (7) business days from the date of purchase. Requests for cancellation of a registration must be made by contacting Best Choice School of Real Estate by phone, FAX, or e- mail. The request must be received by Best Choice School of Real Estate before midnight of the seventh business day from the date of purchase. 

A cancellation fee will be charged to the student to cancel a registration. The amount of the cancellation fee is 15% of the total purchase amount. If the course includes one or more textbooks, the books must be returned at the student's expense. The request for cancellation will not be processed until the book(s) are returned to the school in reusable condition.

 

Student Services, Rights, Privileges and Responsibilities:  Upon successful completion of a course, each student will receive an official completion certificate.  To request additional copies of a completion certificate, please contact Best Choice School of Real Estate.  There are no fees for additional copies.  Student transcripts will be provided upon written request. 

 

Technical Support:  You can contact Tech Support at 800-743-8703 or by email at techsupport@oncourselearning.com. Their hours of operations are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM EST to 10:00 PM EST, and Sunday:  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.  Email support is available during normal business hours.  Emails received after normal business hours will be answered the following business day.  Before you call, please be prepared to explain your problem in detail and have access to your computer.  In order to effectively troubleshoot your issue, our technicians begin the call by asking you a series of questions regarding your operating environment.  We will need to know what type of computer you are using, the operating system you are using, the version number of any associated software.  Your calls may be documented or monitored to help us maintain quality of service standards. 

 

System Requirements:  In order to take our distance education course, the student’s computer must meet the following system minimum requirements:

 

  • Internet connection (minimum 56Kbps required, although we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL, cable, or T1)

  • Printer (for course documentation and student affidavit)

For Windows PC

  • Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor, Intel® Pentium® 4 2GHz or faster

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows® Vista®, or Windows® 7

  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

For Mac OS

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor

  • Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.6

  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

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