School Policies

Arthur Gary School of Real Estate is committed to protecting student privacy. This privacy policy outlines our intended use for your personal information. By using this website, you understand and agree to the terms of this policy.

Collection of Personal Information

When you register for our courses online or over the phone, we will collect and store personal information including, but not limited to, your name, mailing address, phone number, state license number, and/or email address. We collect this personal information in order to provide certification for you and to process your order.

Use of Your Personal Information

We use your personal information to communicate with you. By providing us your phone number and/or email address, you consent to communication from the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate in the form of a phone call or an email. You can opt out of this service at any time.

Sharing Your Personal Information

The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate will never sell or share your personal information with any outside parties.

CONTINUING EDUCATION ATTENDANCE POLICY

Classes will begin promptly at the time detailed in the written class promotional material and promotional emails. A registration period will begin 15 minutes prior to the designated start time. Class materials and affidavits will be distributed at the time of registration and affidavits will be collected before the end of class. Those not registered on the final attendance list will not receive an education affidavit. Attendees who arrive more than 10 minutes after the class has begun will not receive an affidavit for the course unless, after the class is complete and signed affidavits have been distributed to all attendees who fulfilled the time requirements of the class, the instructor stays to repeat the missed time of the class for those attendees. Those attendees leaving early or leaving the room during active class time will not be issued an education affidavit.

QUALIFYING EDUCATION ATTENDANCE POLICY

Classes will begin promptly at the time detailed in the written class promotional material and promotional emails. A registration period will begin 30 minutes prior to the designated start time of the first class. Class materials and will be distribute. Attendees who arrive late or leave early will be marked as such with a note of how much time was missed. This will affect your participation grade. Should the accumulated missed time exceed 10% of total class hours, a grade of INCOMPLETE will be given. In this event the School will work to find an option to make up the missed time to allow for completion of the course.

Refund Policy for Live Continuing Education Courses including Designations and Certifications

You will receive a full refund if you cancel no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class. A credit for another course will be issued if you cancel within 48 hours to the start of the first class. There will be no refund or credit if you do not show or call prior to the beginning of the first class. All credits must be used within six (6) months from your original registration or be forfeited.

Refund Policy For Print-Based Continuing Education Courses

You may return home study Continuing Education Courses in re-sellable condition for credit toward another print-based course of equal price. This exchange must occur prior to the six month anniversary of having purchased this course. There will be no monetary refunds
Refund Policy for Real Estate and Appraisal Licensing Courses and Home Inspection Course

There will be an administration fee of $50.00 for any class cancellation. No refund will be given within five days prior to class. Credit for the same course in the future will be given if cancelation occurs between five days and one day prior to the beginning of the course. No credit or refund will be given if you cancel the day the course begins or thereafter. Course fees are non-transferable. All credits must be used within six (6) months of the original registration or be forfeited.

School Cancellation Policy:

The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate reserves the right to cancel class due to low enrollment, hazardous weather conditions and illness of the instructor. The School will post the cancellation on the front page of their website as well as attempt to give as much notice as possible to all registered students via email and will make certain the facility where the event is held is aware of the cancellation in order to inform those who arrive that did not pre-register. Pre-paid students will have the option of attending another class or to receive a full refund of all pre-paid registration fees.

Students who are unable to attend and who have given notice to the School prior to the commencement of the course, will also have the option of attending another similar course at no cost (within six months) or to receive a full refund. Qualifying education students will be notified of a make-up date and location within a reasonable time.

Transfer Policy:

Transfers for continuing education and live qualifying education are free and can happen any time before the scheduled course. If a transfer is requested from a live qualifying education course to a home qualifying education course and the course has not begun then it is free, otherwise it would be a $50 transfer fee and the live course materials must be returned before the home course materials can be issued. If a transfer is requested from a home qualifying education course to a live qualifying education course and no work has been completed there will be a $50 transfer fee and the home course materials must be returned before the live class begins. If a transfer is requested from a home qualifying education course to a live qualifying education course and work has been completed there will be a $50 transfer fee plus $30 per each completed module and the home course materials must be returned before the live class begins.

CLASS PROHIBITIONS: Smoking or eating is not permitted in any of our classes. Appropriate beverages are acceptable. In order to promote free discussion among the class participants, recording devices are not allowed in any of our classes. All audio indicators from electronic items must be off during class. All communication devices shall be turned off during class including, but not limited to, smart phones and no internet communication will be permitted. Bring a calculator that has no communication ability. Certain exceptions can be made by the instructor on an emergency basis.

DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR: Instructors may request any person to leave a classroom if, in the sole discretion of the Instructor, it is determined that a particular action or behavior by a student is in the best interest of the class. Students should be aware that if class time is missed due to tardiness, disruptive behavior or expulsion from class, credit will not be earned for the class.

Special Accommodations:

The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate is committed to providing access for all individuals with disabilities. We will provide reasonable and appropriate learning and testing accommodations to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for said learning and testing accommodations. Special learning and/or testing accommodations may include a separate testing room, extra testing time and/or a reader or the ability to record class instruction.

Learning and testing accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. No single type of test accommodation (e.g. extra time) would necessarily be appropriate for all individuals with disabilities. Simply demonstrating that an individual meets diagnostic criteria for a particular disorder does not mean that the person is automatically entitled to test accommodations.

All candidates who are requesting learning and/or testing accommodations because of a disability must provide appropriate documentation of their condition and how it is expected to affect their ability to learn or take a test under standard conditions. This may include additional supporting documentation from the professional who diagnosed the condition.

Requests for special accommodations should be made, in writing, to the Director of the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate.

MISSED CLASS/MAKE-UP POLICY:
As per state mandate, students are allowed to miss no more than 10% of seat time (5.5 hours) for live qualifying education classes in the State of Maine.

If a student needs to make up more than 2.5 hours of live seat time after the allotted state mandate for missing time, that student will need to withdraw from the class and begin the next available live class.

While we will make every effort to accommodate special arrangement for students missing the allotted 2.5 hours beyond the state mandate, we cannot guarantee that every situation will result in available make up time. An additional fee to the student will be charged, based on the amount of time needed and the availability of the instructor.

COPYRIGHT: All rights to materials used in class are reserved to the ARTHUR GARY SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE. No part thereof may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the school. No persons other than the instructors of the school are permitted to use these materials for instructional purposes unless with prior permission of the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate.