Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Information about COVID-19 and your real estate education Real Estate Express continues to closely monitor the global concern over COVID-19. We’re working around the clock to ensure we’re able to provide the online real estate courses you need while keeping our students, our instructors and our employees safe. We’re also working with state licensing boards to guarantee that all of our students successfully meet their state requirements during this trying time. Each year we serve over a million students who are embarking on their real estate career. Our online courses have everything you need to complete your education requirements online, on-demand from the comfort of your home. We are committed to providing you with the most relevant and up to date information about how COVID-19 is affecting the real estate industry during this uncertain time and have outlined some important information about the steps we’re taking to ensure we’re meeting your educational and industry needs. How will my education be impacted? As an online education provider, we do not expect anything to change. Our online courses will continue to be available, with the same comprehensive content and support. My course final exam has to be proctored. How can my exam be proctored with the public closings? For states where online proctoring is allowed, we've partnered with Monitor EDU to provide online proctoring of your course final exams. This includes the states of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Be sure to check your course for details and the link to access Monitor EDU. For the states of New York and Minnesota, we are currently waiting for the respective Commissions to provide variances to their proctor policies for our students. If we receive new information, we will provide updates. What if I’m unable to complete my course exam within the required amount of time allocated, due to public closings? Real Estate Express will review each case on an individual basis. We will take into consideration state laws and requirements, in addition to exemptions provided by those governing bodies. In areas where we can, we will work with you on extensions. At this time, the states of Alabama and New York have relaxed the policy limiting students to one year to complete their course, including the proctored final exam. We expect this change to be temporary but will continue to provide the most up to date information as it's received, as well as any updates for additional states. Will my state licensing exam be affected? We do not administer state licensing exams, however, most states use Pearson Vue, PSI, or AMP as their exam providers. All three providers have temporarily closed some, if not all, of their testing facilities in response to COVID-19. Please monitor your state testing providers’ webpage for details or updates. Pearson Vue https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update PSI https://www.psionline.com/important-notice-update-concerning-covid-19-coronavirus AMP https://www.psionline.com/important-notice-update-concerning-covid-19-coronavirus/ For the state of California, please visit the California Department of Real Estate page at https://www.dre.ca.gov/About/covid19_License_FAQs.html for the most recent information on test cancellations and rescheduling. Can I get an extension if I get sick and cannot complete my courses in the allotted time? Each state has its own laws and real estate commission guidelines. Where the state commission or the state legislature has provided course flexibility, we will certainly exercise leniency. Where and when we can, we will work with you on extensions. At this time, the states of Alabama and New York have relaxed the policy limiting students to one year to complete their course, including the proctored final exam. We expect this change to be temporary but will continue to provide the most up to date information as it's received, as well as any updates for additional states. Have any license renewal dates been changed? You should always double-check with your state’s real estate commission for deadlines, however, we have been made aware of following state updates: Illinois has variance provided that all current licensees whose license renewal deadlines fall within the period beginning March 1, 2020, through and including July 31, 2020, shall have up to, and including, September 30, 2020, to renew their licenses. Florida DBPR Emergency Order 2020-01 issued on March 16, 2020, suspends the license renewal deadline for a period of 30 days following the existing deadline for any license, permit, registration, or certificate with an expiration occurring in March or April. The order also provides that license renewal requirements for completion of continuing education, if applicable, are also suspended for the same time period. Texas licensees with an expiration date of March 31, 2020 or April 30, 2020, will be granted an extension through May 31, 2020. California applicants and licensees may be impacted as a result of Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Orders N-52-20, N-69-20, and N-71-20. If your license expired during the 60-day periods of April 16, 2020 to June 14, 2020, June 15, 2020 to August 14, 2020, or August 15, 2020 to December 30, 2020, you have been granted an extension until December 31, 2020 to submit your renewal application, fee and continuing education requirements. Visit the California Department of Real Estate’s website for more information. Where can I find the most recent information about how my market has been affected? We recommend you go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.CDC Website. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our Academic Advisors are here to help you navigate this uncertain territory. Our support team is ready to answer any question to ensure your education needs are taken care of. Please send us a message or call us at 844.701.2946.