POLICY AND PROCEDURES

COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES

  • Masks must be always worn in the building.
  • Do not come to class if you have any COVID-19 symptoms:
    • COVID-19 Symptoms (Per CDC Guidelines): Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Follow social distance protocol as posted at RRES and recommended by the CDC.
  • Students who have a positive test, will be allowed to transfer into a live webinar class or future classes. 

Effective September 2020

FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING LIVE/WEBINAR CLASSES

Course Final Exam Details

  • Test are given outside of required course hours.
  • Testing during live classes will be an additional 1 hour on the last day of class.   
  • Testing after Live Webinar has been completed must be scheduled up to 60 days after course completion.                                                
  • Closed book
  • Scratch paper and calculator are allowed
  • The calculator must be a simple one. You cannot use a smartphone or any calculator that includes an alphabet. 

IDFPR RULES & REGULATIONS

ATTENDANCE & RECEIVING CREDIT

Physical attendance at a class is mandated by state law. Late arrivals are disruptive to students and the instructor. Students MUST be on time for all required class sessions to receive credit for the class. Be prepared to provide a photo ID at class check-in. The state requires an attendance sheet at every class, please remember to sign in.

MISSED AND MAKED UP TIME

Broker Pre-licensing Courses

Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory; however, a one-time-only, excused absence not exceeding 6 hours may be made up by attending a make-up class. Absences more than 6 hours will result in an incomplete course— no exceptions.

Course Times Available for Make-Up Time:

  • All-Day Sessions: Monday – Friday & Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Saturday Sessions: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Evening Sessions: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 9:15 PM
  • Morning Sessions: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM

 

Applies to 60 Broker Pre-license Topics

CLASSROOM

Cancelations

The school must receive written notification of a student’s cancelation a minimum of five (5) days prior to the start of the course, for the student to receive a refund. All written notifications must be emailed to info@drgrealestateacademy.com. For cancelations five (5) or more days prior to the start of the course, the refund is subject to a 10 percent cancelation fee. For cancelations received less than five (5) days prior to the start of the course, the refund is subject to a 25 percent cancelation fee.

Transfers

Students must notify the school prior to the start of their registered course to be eligible for a transfer. Registration fees can be transferred to another course date, pending course availability, within 60 days of the initial course date. All transfer requests are subject to a $25 transfer fee. If a transfer form is not completed within 60 days of the initial course date, the option to transfer will expire.

No Shows

In the event of a no show, the student forfeits their registration fee.

ONLINE AND SELF STUDY

Cancelations

The school must receive written notification of a student’s cancelation within seven (7) days of the purchase date for a student’s registration to be eligible for a refund. All refunds are subject to a 25 percent cancelation fee. To cancel, please send an email to info@drgrealestateacademy.com If a student cancels more than seven (7) days after the purchase date, their registration fee is non-refundable.

Transfers

The student must notify the school within 60 days of the purchase date to be eligible to transfer. All course dates and modes are eligible for transfers from online or self-study courses. All transfers are subject to a $25 transfer fee.

Expirations

Online and self-study courses are valid for six (6) months following the purchase date. For online students, course expiration can be found on when you log in or in the shopping cart when you checkout.

Extensions

Online and self-study licensing courses can extend their expiration date by purchasing a course extension. The cost is $25 per 30-day extension, for a maximum of 60 days.

 

STUDENT CONDUCT

ATTIRE

Appropriate business/ casual is expected of all students. 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

All electronic devices must be turned on silent while class is in session. Students may not receive or make phone calls, emails, or text messages while class is in session, except for emergencies, in which case, please alert your instructor.

BEHAVIOR

DRG instructors, school management and staff, retain the right to dismiss a student from a course for any of the following reasons. The following list is not all-inclusive, and any behavior considered inappropriate, disruptive, non-cooperative or abusive is subject to disciplinary action. Students dismissed from a course forfeit their tuition and the ability to reschedule or transfer.

  • Failure to turn off personal and/or business electronic devices (phones, pagers, laptops, etc.) as directed.
  •  Excessive talking during instructor lecture when it’s not relating a question to instructor. 
  • Activities considered disruptive in any way.
  • Cheating on an exam, giving, or receiving help during a required exam or suspected of doing so.
  • Attempting to record final exam questions or answers or suspected of doing so.
  • Attempting to take the course for someone else or suspected of doing so.
  • Harassing or abusive conduct to fellow student(s), instructor(s), speakers, association staff, association members or guests at any time, before, during or after a class.

EXAM POLICIES

 

FAILED FINAL EXAMS

If you do not pass your final exam and elect to continue with your studies, you may choose ONE of the following options:

  • Take a re-take exam within two (2) weeks of your original final exam date. A $25.00 fee will apply. This exam will most likely not be the same one. Final Exam Retake appointments are available by appointment only Monday-Friday between the hours of 4PM – 7PM. 
  • After three failed attempts on the final exam, you will have to retake the course. Re-take the course at 50% tuition within six (6) months of the original final exam date. No discount for books previously purchased will apply. In the event a new book or new edition of the book is used for the class, you will be charged an additional book fee.

Applies to 15 Hour Broker Pre-license, 30 Hour Post-license, 45 Hour Managing Broker Pre-license, 15 Hour Leasing Agent Pre-license, CE, and Broker Pre-license Instructor License Courses

RECIPROCITY- FROM ANOTHER STATE

Currently, Illinois has reciprocity with the following states under the Real Estate License Act of 2000:

  • COLORADO 
  • CONNECTICUT 
  • FLORIDA 
  • GEORGIA 
  • INDIANA 
  • IOWA
  • NEBRASKA 
  • WISCONSIN 

If you reside in a state other than those listed above, you must take the required Illinois licensing courses and pass the state licensing examination. Broker License candidates are required to complete the 75 Hour Broker Pre-License Course. Broker License candidates must be at least 18 years of age, be a high school graduate or have obtained a GED. For More Information on the Requirements/Qualifications please review the Illinois Licensee Candidate Handbook at www.goamp.com.