I just completed an on-line continuing ed class offered by Kaplan entitled Home Inspection and Environmental Basics. It covered an array of topics from radon, lead concerns and disclosure, formaldehyde, mold, indoor air quality, sick building syndrome, red flags when inspecting a home, water leakages, safe drinking water, different types of soils (foundation issues), indoor air quality, underground storage tanks, electromagnetic fields, biological pollutants, combustion pollution. The list goes on and on.
Now, as a person concerned with the environment, as a real estate broker, as an EcoBroker, and as home builder, this class was really invaluable. But as someone who has a lot of time constraints (on top of valuing sleep), I was surprised that an on-line class which offers 4 hour credits actually took me 6 hours of non-stop computer screen time and attention to complete. I started at 3am and didn't finish until 9.
I remember someone warning me that on-line classes require more than attending an in-person locally taught con. ed class in Albuquerque. I guess he was right. The advantage, of course, of taking on on-line class is that you do it anytime (even at 3 in the morning). But really, I wish Kaplan would be more accurate in how much credit is offered, so that it corresponds with actual time spent. Have any of you real estate brokers found this to be the case too?