School Policies

Privacy Policy

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.

 

Entrance Requirements

All Students Welcome

Students registering for courses agree to follow the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate’s policies, the course Venue’s policies, and policies set forth by the approving State(s) Real Estate Commission(s).

Maine Sales Agent Live Course & Home Study Course

No pre-requisites to attend the course, but students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), attend at least 90% of the Sales Agent course, pass with an overall grade of 75 or better, affiliate with an Agency, and submit to a criminal background check (students should check with the commission to discuss possible issues) in order to obtain a real estate license from the Maine Real Estate Commission.

New Hampshire Salesperson Course

No pre-requisites to attend the course, but students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), and submit to a criminal background check (students should check with the commission to discuss possible issues) in order to obtain a real estate license from the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission.

Massachusetts Salesperson Course

No pre-requisites to attend the course, but students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), and submit to a criminal background check (students should check with the commission to discuss possible issues) in order to obtain a real estate license from the Massachusetts Real Estate Commission.

Vermont Salesperson Course

No pre-requisites to attend the course, but students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), pass the State Exam, secure affiliation with an Agency, and submit to a criminal background check (students should check with the commission to discuss possible issues) in order to obtain a real estate license from the Vermont Real Estate Commission.

Home Inspection Course

No pre-requisites

Maine Real Estate Appraisal Pre-Licensing Course

No pre-requisites to attend the course, but students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), pass the 75 hours of qualifying education within 5 years of application, secure work arrangements under a certified residential or general real property appraiser who meets qualifications, in order to qualify for the Maine Real Estate Appraisal Trainee License. 

New Hampshire Real Estate Appraisal Pre-Licensing Course

No pre-requisites to attend the course, but students must be at least 18 years old, and pass the 75 hours of qualifying education, in order to qualify for the New Hampshire Real Estate Appraisal Apprentice License. 

 

Enrollment Policy

Deposit to hold seat

Students can pay a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve their seat in a class. 

Payment in Full

Students agree to pay the course fee in full prior to the course start. 

 

 

Payment Policy

Payment Method

The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate accepts all Major Credit Cards, Cash, and Checks. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.

Payment Plans

Students may contact the school to discuss payment plans for future courses, students must pay the deposit to reserve their seat and the course fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the course. 

 

Attendance Policy

Continuing Education Attendance Policy

Classes will begin promptly at the scheduled start time. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the start time. Those not marked on the check in list will not receive an education affidavit. Attendees who are late, take extended breaks, or leave early may not be eligible to receive an affidavit depending on the state commission rules. Check with the office or your instructor during a planned break if you have questions about this policy.

Qualifying Education Attendance Policy

Classes will begin promptly at the time scheduled start time. Check in will begin 30 minutes prior to the designated start time of the first class and materials will be distributed during that time. Being late or leaving early for any class will be recorded and 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 speak with your instructor or the office about making up your missed time. Should the accumulated missed time exceed 30% of total class hours, you will be required to withdraw from the class and reenroll in an upcoming course for a discounted rate.

 

School Cancellation Policy

School Cancellation Policy:

The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate reserves the right to cancel class due to hazardous weather conditions and illness of the instructor. The School will post a cancellation notice on the front page of the website, and 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 taking another class or receiving a full refund.

Qualifying education students will be notified of a make-up date and location within a reasonable time.

 

Refund Policy

Refund Policy for Live Continuing Education Courses including Designations and Certifications

You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least two days prior to the first day of class. A credit for another course will be issued if you cancel within the two days prior to the first day of class. There will be no refund or credit if you cancel the day of the class or do not attend the full 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 Live Real Estate Pre-Licensing/Qualifying, Appraisal Pre-Licensing Courses and Home Inspection Course

A refund is available if cancellation happens more than 5 days prior to the start of class. There will be an administration fee of $50.00 for any class cancellation. If cancellation happens within five days prior to class, credit for a future course will be. No credit or refund will be given if you cancel the day the course begins or thereafter. All credits must be used within six (6) months of the original registration or be forfeited.

Refund Policy for the Maine Real Estate Sales Agent Home Study Course

A refund is available if cancellation happens within 30 days of the purchase date.  There will be an administration fee of $50.00 for all cancellations. No credit or refund will be given if you drop the course after 30 days. 

 

Transfer Policy

Transfer Policy for all continuing education and Live Pre-Licensing/Qualifying Education courses:

Transfers for continuing education and live qualifying education are free and can happen any time before the scheduled course.

Transfer Policy from Live Pre-licensing to Home Study

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 there is a $50 transfer fee.

Transfer Policy from Home Study Pre-Licensing to Live course

Transfers are allowed up to 30 days from the purchase date, and there will be a $50 transfer fee. Transfers more than 30 days after the purchase date will be subject to the discounted retake fee.

 

Maine Sales Agent Home Study Policies

General

This Course has been approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for 55 hours of qualifying education for a Maine Sales Agent license.

Grading

A grade of 75 or better is required to pass this course. In order to receive credit for this course, students must complete each of the five module’s exercises, case studies, and quiz. It is recommended that the each module be sent in for correction as it is completed and not all modules at one time, in order to gain feedback from the instructor. Students are required to attend the proctored course final exam at the school’s Westbrook, Maine location.

Student overall grades are determined as followed:

  Exercise & Case Study Average: 20%

  Quiz Average: 30%

  Final Exam: 50%

Course Final Exam

To be proctored at the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate in Westbrook, ME, generally Monday through Friday, with start times between 9a-2p. Students are given 3 hours to complete the test. We recommended students bring a simple non-programmable calculator. Students must contact the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate to schedule final exams after grading of all modules. Students are allowed to schedule a review of their final exam, but will not be allowed to take any kind of notes, or pictures.

Course Expiration
This course MUST be completed, including completion of the course Final Exam, within six months of the date of purchase.

Non-Transferable

This course cannot be sold or otherwise transferred to any other person.

Withdrawal/Dropping/Refunds

If you wish to withdraw from this correspondence course, you must return the course materials within thirty (30) days of the date you purchased the course in order to receive a full refund, less a $50.00 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after 30 days from purchase. 

Transfer to Live Sales Agent Course
Students can transfer to a live Sales Agent course within 30 days from purchase, for a $50.00 transfer fee. Transfers after 30 days will be required to pay the retake fee.

Retake Fee

Returning students are offered a discounted rate if they register within 6 months of the course expiration date to retake either a Live or Home Study course.

Maine Sales Agent:  $275 (total amount you would pay)

Cheating

It is the expectation of the Maine Real Estate Commission and the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate that the person who registered for this course will be the person who completes all exercises, cases studies, quizzes
and the final exam. If it is discovered that a registered student turns in work, for credit, that was completed by someone else, the registered student will receive a grade of 0 for the course. Anyone caught cheating on the final will receive a grade of 0 for the course.

Record Retention

The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate highly recommends that you keep a copy of all completed case studies, exercises and quizzes that are sent to be graded. We are not responsible for material that is lost in the mail.

 

New Hampshire Salesperson Policies

General

New Hampshire Rules state that all students must complete the 40 hours of Pre-Licensing requirements. Written make up work is available for missing no more than 1 (4 hour) class. This make up work will consist of written work which must be passed in and graded with at least 90%  correct prior to receiving a Certificate of Completion. This procedure may only be applied within 30 days of the class missed. In the event the 90% grade is not obtained by the student, the student must attend a 4 hour session with an instructor for a fee of $200.00 and must be completed WITHIN 15 DAYS of the completion of the entire class.

Grading

Student grades are based on attendance. A course completion certificate and passing grade will be issued upon successful completion of required hours. Students will receive a failing grade if they do not successfully complete the course attendance requirements. 

 

Retake Policy

Arthur Gary School of Real Estate Students are offered a discounted rate if they register within 6 months of the course end date or expiration date to retake a pre-licensing/qualifying education course.

Retake Fee (total amount you would pay)

Maine Sales Agent: $275

Maine Associate Broker: $275

Maine Designated Broker: $250

Appraisal Qualifying Course: 50% of course price

Home Inspection: No Discount

 

 

Classroom Policy

Classroom 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 internet connected and communication devices shall be silenced or turned off during class. 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, the person is being disruptive of a positive learning environment. 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.

Classroom Technology

The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate strives to provide Quality Education through several media types. Classes are generally presented with slides on a projector or large screen tv as well as a course handout for taking notes. 

Classroom Seating

The Arthur Gary School can accommodate up to 40 students in their Westbrook ME classroom, and varying amounts of students in other locations. We generally use a classroom style setup with chairs and a table/desk, depending on location.

All course locations are wheelchair accessible

 

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 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. 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.

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.

 

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