Georgia Real Estate School
Metro Brokers Academy of Real Estate - School Policies
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS:
The School Renews Its Approval On 12/31/2015 - School Code 1018
The Georgia Real Estate Commission has approved this resident
(in-class) course, Salesperson’s Pre-license Course Code 27687
INSTRUCTORS: The approved instructors are: Tripp Anderson, Ann Cyphers, Joy Fitzpatrick, Joe Kennedy, and Karen Loftus. Additional instructors may be approved by the Commission to teach this course.
GRADING: All students will be required to conform to the grading policies required of this course under Commission approval. There are homework assignments that must be satisfactorily completed before certification can occur. Students mustu have a 75% average on homework to be eligible to take the course final exam. What constitutes a passing grade will be solely determined by the course final examination. Students must achieve a score of 75% or more on the final exam in order to become certified as having completed the course. Any student who does not pass the final exam the first time may retake the final exam one time at no charge. Students should register at least 24 hours in advance for a date and time at the following site: http://www.boardofrealtors.net/giretestingregistration/.
All testing must be completed within (1) one year of course start date. If a student fails to achieve a passing score on a retake examination, the entire 75-hour course must be repeated before taking another examination. Re-enrollment fees for the Salesperson’s Pre-license course are $150.00 (in-class format).
ATTENDANCE: Students are required to attend all of the required minimum 75 hours. Any missed required attendance will have to be made up by the student before taking the course final exam. If a student misses less than 12 hours, then missed time can be made up by: 1) attending alternate pre-license sessions; 2) scheduling a private make-up session with an approved instructor at the student’s expense, or 3) attending a cram course at the student’s expense. The School will allow a student who is unable for any reason to complete this course to do so within 90 days of course start date.
CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of a course and passing the school final exam, the school will convey the student record of completion online to the testing service no later than the next business day following the school final exam. Students will be able to schedule a state examination within 72 hours after the online certification.
RETURNED CHECKS/REFUNDS/TRANSFERS: Any applicant who has a returned check, declined charge, or closed account will be assessed a $35.00 charge. A student may request a refund prior to attending a class or after attending the 1st session of class only. No refunds will be paid once a student has attended more than one session of class. Metro Brokers Academy retains a $30.00 administrative fee and $55.00 book charge (if student received textbook in advance) for any refund paid. If a student misses more than 12 hours, then the student will have to transfer to a subsequent Salesperson Prelicense course and pay a $100 transfer fee. The transfer must be completed within one year of original enrollment date. After one year, re-enrollment will be required.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: The School will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial, or handicap status in the establishment of fees, entrance qualifications or standards for successful completion of any course.
RECRUITING: No recruiting for employment opportunities for any real estate brokerage firm is allowed in this class or on the School premises. Report promptly any effort to recruit by anyone to the School Director, Alison Trevor Childs at 404.836.4040 or by contacting The Georgia Real Estate Commission.
GEORGIA STATE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - Georgia Law requires that an applicant for a salesperson’s license must: (1) complete a course or courses totaling a minimum of 75 hours covering the state mandated curriculum, (2) pass a state examination with a score of 75% or better, (3) be at least 18 years of age, and (4) be a high school graduate or the holder of a GED.
Georgia Law requires that an applicant for a salesperson’s license must also obtain, at the applicant’s expense, a certified criminal history report issued by the Georgia Crime Information Center of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation indicating whether the applicant has any record of a criminal history. This report may be obtained through your local police department for a nominal fee no more than 60 days prior to picking up your license.
COURSE DESCRIPTION - Metro Brokers Academy Pre-License program has been approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission as satisfying the mandated curriculum. The required 75-hour Salesperson’s Pre-license course is available in two formats: In-class or computer-based. Upon successful completion of the course, the student has satisfied the educational requirement for taking the Georgia State Real Estate License examination.
The Pre-license Course covers a broad spectrum of topics including Agency, License Law, Rules & Regulations, Rights & Interests in Land, Forms of Ownership, Title Transfer. Recordation, Finance, Appraisal, Taxes, Leases, Land Use Controls, Contracts, Fair Housing and Antitrust Qualifying the Purchaser, Estimating Seller’s Net and Purchaser’s Costs, Contract to Closing procedures, and the Real Estate Closing.
IN-CLASS COURSE FORMATS
Evening & Saturday Class: 6-7 week course meets for 20 sessions (3 evenings per week from 6:00pm-9:15pm and 4 Saturdays from 9:00am-4:30pm).
Day Class: 3 to 4 week course meets for 12 sessions (weekdays only from 8:30am-4:00pm) .
Independent Study (Computer-based): - Computer requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP; IBM PC Compatible Computer with 450 MHz Intel Pentium II processor (or equivalent) and later; 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM; Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor; Internet connection (minimum 56Kbps required, although we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL, cable or T1); Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater; Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0; Microsoft standard Arial, Times New Roman, Symbol, and Wingdings fonts; CD-ROM drive (if taking a CD-ROM course); 50 MB available hard drive space (CE Courses); 200 MB available hard drive space (Prelicense Courses); Printer (for course documentation and Student Affidavit). Must be completed within 180 days.
Corporate Location, Administrative Office
5775-D Glenridge Drive, Suite 200, Office No. 3
Atlanta, GA 30328
For Enrollment Information