ABC Real Estate School

Frequently Asked Questions

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Licensed by the Commission on Post-Secondary Education...Accredited by the Nevada Real Estate Division


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  1. Are correspondence pre-licensing and continuing education courses sufficient for credit with the Real Estate Division?
  2. Am I a good candidate for correspondence or distance education courses?
  3. Why doesn't ABC Real Estate School offer live-classroom courses for their pre-licensing students?
  4. Does the pre-licensing course include a crash course?
  5. Is Nevada reciprocal with any other states?
  6. What happens if I flunk the final examination?
  7. What happens if I flunk the state examination?
  8. I have taken real estate education in another state. 
  9. I have a real estate license in another state.
  10. What if I have a question?
  11. Where do I take the state examination? 
  12. What is the application process?
  13. What is ABC Real Estate School's pass rate?

Are correspondence pre-licensing and continuing education courses sufficient for credit with the Real Estate Division?

Yes.  The Nevada Real Estate Real Estate Division accepts credit from correspondence, distance education or live classroom courses for pre-licensing and continuing education equally.  Courses at ABC Real Estate School are accredited by the Nevada Real Estate Division and the school is licensed by the Commission on Post Secondary Education.

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Am I a good candidate for correspondence or distance education courses?

Correspondence and distance education courses are not for everyone.  Students enrolled in these type of courses need to be self-motivated.  There is not a teacher to make sure you stay on schedule and do your assignments.  These however are the same skills licensees need to be successful as an independent contractor in this sales job.  Since most real estate licensees are independent contractors, they need to be self-motivated in order to succeed with this career.

Correspondence or distance education courses require the student to turn in at least 1 quiz and require the student to sit for a closed-book final examination.  For pre-licensing students taking the state test in Las Vegas, please stop by the school to take our final examination before you take the state test if possible.  For continuing education students:  In Las Vegas, please sit for your final examination at the school.  In other areas, we work with title companies that will administer your final examination, verify your identity and that you didn't use books or materials.   Please let us know of an office convenient to you in your area, and we will be happy to contact them.

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Why doesn't ABC Real Estate School offer live-classroom courses for their pre-licensing students?

We used to offer both live-classroom and correspondence courses.  The advantage of correspondence education is that students can study at their own pace, at the times convenient to them.  It is more personalized.  Students can call with questions and be offered individualized attention.   Correspondence students are provided with audio CD's which give them a small, interruption-free lecture for each day, replacing the live-classroom instruction. 

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Does the pre-licensing course include a crash course?

We used to bring students in for a 3-hour crash course the day before every state test, in addition to the program.  This amount of information was impossible for students to absorb the day before the examination.  We decided to transfer the crash course to audio CD's.  Now students are able to learn from the tapes throughout the course, at their own pace.  Learning is much more productive when offered in this way. 

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Is Nevada reciprocal with any other states?

Yes.    Please link to the following page. Link

Test scores are only good for one year only so applicants need to apply for their license within one year from passing the examination.  If an applicant has taken the examination in another state within the last year, contact the Nevada Real Estate Division.  They decide whether they will accept the scores if they feel that the exam was comparable to Nevada's.

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What happens if I flunk the final examination?

Both pre-licensing and continuing education students can re-take the final examination one time.  For pre-licensing students, 50% of the student's score is based on your hand-in quizzes and 50% based on the final examination.  Students need a 75% score to pass the course, but a 75% to pass the state examination.  We find that students score about the same on the state examination as they do on our final examination, without any additional studying.  Nervousness can cost as much as 10 percent also.  Our final examination is a good indicator of a students readiness to take the state test.  If a student needs to take it twice, that's o.k..  Our goal is to help students pass the state examination.  Taking the final is good practice for the state examination.

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What happens if I flunk the state examination?  

Students are able to retake the state examination as many times as necessary.  The present cost is $100 for each sitting.  The examination is broken down into 2 sections - national and state topics.  The sections are a state section consisting of 40-questions based on Nevada State Law, and 80-questions based on national topics with a Nevada emphasis.  

If a candidate passes the state portion of the test and flunks the national portion, the candidate needs only to retake the national portion of the examination, but pay $100 regardless of the number of sections.  The candidate has 1-year from passing one of the portions, to pass both portions of the exam, or the passing scores are expired.  So all candidates must apply for their license within 1 year of passing the examination.

If a candidate has taken and passed a national real estate examination in a state other than Nevada in the last year, the Nevada Real Estate Division may allow them to use those national scores and only sit for the 40-question state portion of the examination.  

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I have taken real estate education in another state. 

Nevada does accept proof of pre-licensing education from accredited schools in states other than Nevada.  It needs to be called 45-hours (or 3 credits) in Principles and Practices and 45-hours (or 3 credits) in Real Estate Law.  Then the candidate would only need to take 18-hours of Nevada Law for a salespersons license or both 18-hours of Nevada Law and 45-hours Broker Management for either a Broker or Broker-salespersons license.  Candidates do however, need to sit for Nevada's entire state examination unless they have taken the examination in another state within the last year.  

Test scores are only good for one year only so applicants need to apply for their license within one year from passing the examination.  If an applicant has taken the examination in another state within the last year, contact the Nevada Real Estate Division.  They decide whether they will accept the scores if they feel that the exam was comparable to Nevada's.

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I have a real estate license in another state.

Please link to reciprocal license information.  Link.

Test scores are only good for one year only so applicants need to apply for their license within one year from passing the examination.  If an applicant has taken the examination in another state within the last year, contact the Nevada Real Estate Division.  They decide whether they will accept the scores if they feel that the exam was comparable to Nevada's.

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What if I have a question?

Call us at 702-256-2801 or 1-800-977-8835 and we will be happy to assist you.  Also, feel free to contact us and we will meet with you at the school.

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Where do I take the state examination?

State test information is included with the course.  PSI is the testing company for Nevada.  In Las Vegas, Psychological Services Inc., (PSI) offers the test, by computer, every day at a testing center in Las Vegas - across from Walmart on Tropicana and Mojave; 3210 E Tropicana, in Reno at 1755 E Plumb Lane Ste 108, in Elko, in Burbank, CA. and in many other states.  If students need to schedule an exam in another state other than Nevada, please call John Gatesman at 702-939-6725.  Students should call the 800 line at least 4 days prior to their requested testing time.  Test results are provided to students immediately upon completion of the state examination.  The test is broken down into a 80 question national portion and a 40 question state portion, provided together.  The test costs $100 per sitting.  Upon passing the test, the testing agency provides students with their licensee application and fingerprint cards.  

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What is the application process?

Applicants can start the background process by having their fingerprints taken at the testing company within 1 year of application.  Applicants also need to obtain their Broker's notarized signature on the application.  Licensee applicants need to bring proof of completion of the 90-hour pre-licensing course completed at any accredited school.  This class consists of 45-hours (or 3 credits) of Principles and Practices, 45-hours (or 3 credits) of Real Estate Law and 18-hours of Nevada Law if the 90-hours was taken in a state other than Nevada (the 18-hour course is included in the 45-hour Real Estate Law course in Nevada).  They also need to bring their completed application form, fingerprint cards, and proof of passing scores on the state examination.  The license will then be sent to the Broker/Office stated on the application form and the licensee can start working as soon as the license arrives at their office.  The Broker will then manage and educate his/her licensees. 

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What is ABC Real Estate School's pass rate?

Our students regularly contact us with their success on the state examination.  The testing company's pass rates are not reliable because PSI does not need proof of education to sign up a tester to take the test.  According to our research, approximately 75% of our students successfully pass the state examination on the first try.  Students that have already passed a real estate test in another state usually have a higher pass rate than 75%.

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Copyright 1999  [ABC Real Estate School]. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 20, 2008 .
 

 

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Dr. Cindy Weber publishing.
Copyright 1999  [ABC Real Estate School]. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 20, 2008 .