CONNECTION SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE
REGISTRATION INFORMATION, POLICY & PROCEDURES (Rev. 7/19)
3219 Route 38 Rowan College
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
LIVE ONLINE CLASSES DURING COVID-19
Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order in April of 2020, Live Online instruction has been temporarily authorized for all licensing courses during the COVID-19 Pandemic, until further notice. All Classes are currently being held Live Online via Zoom. To attend classes, students will need:
Reliable Wi-Fi or Hard-wired Internet Connection:
It is imperative that students have a reliable device and internet connection in order to participate in class.
Test your device’s speed at www.speedtest.net (or the speed test mechanism of your choice).
800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)
Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5mbps (up/down)
Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0 Mbps (up/down)
A Laptop, Desktop or Tablet is recommended. Smart Phones are compatible, but not recommended.
Webcam – For attendance purposes, students are required to keep their webcam on for the duration of each class.
Microphone – Please use a headphone or earbuds with mic to minimize background noise. Students must remain muted until called on to speak.
Polls will be conducted at various times during each class to confirm attendance and ensure active participation.
Attendance is tracked automatically by our software.
All classes are recorded and circulated to students after each class for review. Consent to record will be required prior to the start of each class.
As seating is limited and classes routinely sell-out, all tuitions must be paid in full at the time of registration. Registrations are confirmed on a first paid, first confirmed basis until the class is sold out. We do not reserve seating without payment in full. Tuitions are subject to change without notice.
Insufficient enrollment may cause some classes to be cancelled. Upon class cancellation, students will be issued a full tuition refund.
Refund requests for tuitions paid directly to Rowan College - Please contact the college directly at (856) 222-9311 ext. 2530.
Refund requests for tuitions paid directly to Connection School of Real Estate – Please understand that our seating is limited, and course demand is high. Your tuition reserves your seat, which we cannot re-sell once the course has started. All requests must be in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org :
1. Refunds requested in writing 7 calendar days prior to the course start date are issued at 100% minus a $50 processing fee.
2. Refunds requested in writing no later than 24 hours after the conclusion of the course start date are issued at 50% minus a $50 processing fee.
3. There are no refunds beyond 1 and 2 above. Students withdrawing from their course 24 hours after the conclusion of the course start date may be added to the wait list of a future class with a start date within 1-year of their original course’s start date only.
Class transfer request for tuitions paid directly to Rowan College – Please contact the college directly at (856) 222-9311ext. 2530.
Class transfer request for tuitions paid directly to Connection School of Real Estate - You may transfer to the standby list for another course with a start date within 1-year of your original course’s start date, free of charge. All transfers are subject to class and seat availability. Requests must be submitted in writing via email to Director@ConnectionRealEstateSchool.com.
Tuitions are NOT transferable to another person.
Audio and video recordings are expressly prohibited.
No disruptive behavior of any kind will be tolerated and may be cause for dismissal. At the discretion of the Instructor, any student displaying such behavior will be expelled from the class without refund. Electronic devices in class are encouraged but must be silenced during class. All students must be respectful of the Instructor and other students. We also asked that students refrain from the use of perfumes and colognes that might trigger allergies for other students.
Upon completion of the required course hours, students are required to pass the school final exam for eligibility to sit for the state exam. The school exam may be taken a maximum of 4 times. Students may call or email the school to schedule a re-test at (856) 812-4245 or Director@ConnectionRealEstateSchool.com.
NJ STATE EXAM
Upon successful completion of the school’s final exam, students will receive approval from via email to sit for the state exam administered by PSI (NJREC’s testing facility) .NOTE: The state exam must be taken and passed, a fingerprinting and background check completed and your license activated with a sponsoring broker within 1 year of your course completion date. For more information on the state exam and qualifications for licensure, please visit www.connectionrealestateschool.com/forms and download the PSI Candidate Bulletin. For PSI test center locations and additional state exam questions, please visit www.candidate.psiexams.com .
RETURNED CHECK POLICY
There is a $35 fee for any returned check, plus any fees incurred during the collection process.
Per the New Jersey Real Estate Commission’s Administrative Code NJAC 11:5-2.2(s), the attendance policy is as follows:
· To satisfactorily complete any prelicensure course, a student must achieve a passing grade and attend at least 80% of the session hours required for the course by NJAC.11:5-2.1. Any student who misses more than 20% of the required hours will be required to make up the hours missed along with missed material, before taking the final exam and receiving a completion certification from the school.
*Please note: Full attendance best assures your ability to prepare for and pass the state exam. Making up hours in other offered courses, is permitted subject to seat availability at no additional charge.
SCHOOL CLOSING PROCEDURES
Students in currently running courses will be notified via email or text message of any school closing or delayed openings due to inclement weather. Please confirm your email addresses on the first day of class for emergency closing purposes.
PROPRIETARY COURSE MATERIALS
Connection School has developed a proprietary online home-study platform, intended to reinforce student learning at home. These materials are copyrighted and may not be shared, printed or copied without express written permission of the Connection School of Real Estate.
**The above Policy & Procedures are subject to change without notice.
1. At the beginning of the first class session of all salesperson or referral agent prelicensure courses, all licensed schools shall distribute to all students in writing the following:
TO: ALL SALESPERSON/REFERRAL AGENT COURSE STUDENTS
FROM: NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
RE: SOLICITATION OF SALESPERSON OR REFERRAL AGENT LICENSE CANDIDATES AT PRELICENSURE SCHOOLS
It is the policy of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission that there be a complete and total separation between the instruction you receive in your prelicensure education course and any efforts by brokers to recruit you to join their firm and/or to secure listings or offers on listed properties from you. This policy is reflected in Commission rule N.J.A.C. 11:5-2.2(x), which is reproduced in its entirety below.
If you are subjected to any recruitment efforts or are solicited for listings or offers during class time you should immediately notify your instructor, the Director of your school, and the New Jersey Real Estate Commission by writing to:
New Jersey Real Estate Commission
20 West State Street
PO Box 328
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0328
Attn: Director, Real Estate Education
You are free to negotiate the terms of your employment with any broker. It is in your own best interest to talk to several prospective employing brokers before deciding which offers the best compensation plan, including post-termination payment provisions, and support package for you. You should also consider a prospective employer's professionalism and reputation for honesty and integrity when deciding which broker to work for.
In the event an enrolled student does not attend the first session of a salespersons/referral agents course, a copy of the foregoing notice shall be delivered to that student at the commencement of the first class session which that student does attend.
2. For the purposes of this subsection, the following definitions shall apply:
i. The phrase "brokerage activity" means any activity which, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15-1 and 45:15-3 would require the person engaging in such activity to hold a license as a real estate broker, real estate salesperson or referral agent;
ii. The term "solicit" means to recruit, invite or urge a student to seek employment with a particular broker, or to list, purchase or lease through, or to make referrals of listing, purchaser or lessee prospects to a particular broker; and
iii. The phrase "successful completion" means the receipt by the student of a Real Estate Commission school certificate form, duly signed by the instructor and the school director and stamped by the licensed school, certifying to the student's having completed and passed a prelicensure course conducted by that school.
3. With the exception of posting, distributing or displaying written materials as provided in (x)5 below, no school director, instructor, guest lecturer or staff member shall, prior to, nor within seven days following, a student's successful completion of a course, solicit a student to become a salesperson or referral agent for any particular real estate broker, nor shall any such person at any time accept any fee or other compensation for soliciting or recruiting students attending their school to apply for employment with a particular real estate broker.
4. No in-person or electronic solicitation of students to apply for employment as salespersons or referral agents with a particular real estate broker shall be permitted at a licensed school location during the prescribed class hours, nor in the breaks between such class hours. Such soliciting may be scheduled and held at licensed schools before, after or separate from the prescribed class hours, for example as a "career night" for students, provided that students are notified in writing in advance that their attendance at such recruitment functions is completely voluntary. However, no school director, instructor, guest lecturer or staff member shall engage in such activity at any time prior to, nor within seven days following, a student's successful completion of a course. Licensed instructors who are also licensed brokers, salespersons or referral agents may conduct prelicensure courses, and licensees who are not licensed instructors may appear as guest lecturers in such courses, so long as their presentations do not include the solicitation of students.
5. Any licensed school which posts, distributes or displays written material which solicits students to inquire about employment as a salesperson or referral agent with a particular broker must similarly post, distribute or display comparable written material from any real estate broker who requests the school to do so. However, no written material soliciting students to apply for employment with a particular real estate broker or any referral program shall be distributed during the prescribed class hours.
6. No licensed school may offer a reduced tuition rate to students where eligibility for the lower tuition is contingent upon a student making a commitment to becoming licensed through a particular broker subsequent to their qualifying for licensure and no licensed school may otherwise make or imply any promise or guarantee of employment to any student.
7. No oral statements or written text referring to a licensed school may be included or contained in any advertisement by a real estate licensee, and no advertisement of a licensed school may refer to the brokerage operation or include the telephone number of any licensee except that a school which is owned by a real estate licensee or franchisor may use that name in its school name.i. Any advertisement by a school whose name includes the name of an affiliated licensed real estate broker or franchisor shall include the following disclosure legend:
Attending this school will not obligate you to become employed with our affiliated real estate broker(s), nor guarantee you an interview or a job with our affiliated real estate broker(s).
ii. No advertisement referring to a licensed school may be placed in the Help Wanted classified section of any newspaper or periodical.
8. No licensed school shall conduct prelicensure course sessions in any area which is part of a location which is licensed as a main or branch office of a real estate broker. For the purposes of this paragraph, an area will be considered as part of a licensed office location if any brokerage activity is conducted in that area at any time.
i. Where space on two or more floors in a multi-story building is licensed as a main or branch office location, it is permissible for prelicensure courses to be conducted in such a building, provided that the primary means of access to and egress from the floor where the courses are conducted does not require the students to walk through any area of the licensed office location wherein brokerage activity occurs.
ii. Where only one floor in a building is licensed as a main or branch office, it is permissible for prelicensure courses to be conducted in another area on that floor, provided that there is a separate entrance to that area either from the exterior of the building or from a common foyer or lobby and provided that the primary means of access to and egress from the area wherein the courses will be conducted does not require students to walk through a portion of the licensed premises wherein brokerage activity takes place.
iii. In all situations where prelicensure courses are conducted in the same building in which brokerage activity occurs under the authority of a broker in any way affiliated with the licensed school conducting such courses, the broker shall post signs either on the exterior of the building or in any common foyer or lobby, directing students either to the separate exterior entrance to the school location or to the primary route of access to the school location from such foyer or lobby.
9. No licensed school shall allow any person to solicit students enrolled in, or considering enrolling in, a prelicensure or continuing education course to list, purchase or lease any property; or for referrals of prospective sellers, purchasers or lessees at any time while such students are on school premises.