I created this informal rating chart of online real estate CE schools to assist other Georgia real estate agents/brokers of their educational options when it comes to choosing online CE schools. I promise you, some are better than others. I definitely like some better than others.
I feel somewhat qualified to offer this rating chart because I have earned nearly 300-hours of continuing education as a relatively new real estate agent and have sampled at least one or more real estate CE courses with nearly every online real estate CE school available to Georgia real estate licensees.
Keep in mind this chart is highly subjective. I put this together based on my own sensibilities of what a “good” online CE course and online real estate CE school should be. In the interest of publishing this chart quickly, I have not been able to write more explanation or commentary as to how and why I chose the features I did and rated them the way I did. However, check back periodically. I may update this chart and I will eventually provide additional commentary.
P.S. Find out the backstory of how I recently earned nearly 300-hours of real estate continuing education to prepare this rating chart.
|Features||OnlineEd||McKissock||The CE Shop||GeeWhiz||WebCE||Oncourse||Hondros||Kaplan||360Training|
|Video Course Available||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Course PDF Quality||Good||Fair||Excellent||Good||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Course Quality Control||Excellent||Fair||Excellent||Very Good||Excellent||Very Good||Excellent||??||??|
|Course Access After Completion||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||??||??|
|Course PDF "workaround"||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Yes||Yes||No||??||No|
|Retail Price (3-hr course)||$6.95||$17.95||$19.00||$12.00||$7.95||$15.00||$15.00||$24.00||$15.95|
|Best Discount Rate||15%||35%||40%||None||None||30%||30%||None||10%|
|Best Discount Price||$5.95||$11.70||$11.40||$12.00||$7.95||$10.50||$10.50||$24.00||$14.35|
|Variety of Courses||Poor||Excellent||Excellent||Fair||Very Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good|
|Refund Policy||30-days||10-days||30-days||30-days||Yes, unstated||7-days||30-days||30-days||72 hours|
|CE Posting Speed||1 day||1 day||1 day||1 day||1 day||2-3 days||1 day||??||??|
|Course Mgmt UI||Fair||Very Good||Excellent||Fair||Very Good||Good||Good||??||??|
|Course Delivery UI||Very Good||Very Good||Excellent||Fair||Very Good||Good||Good||??||??|