Requirements: In any course that requires a school final exam, students must have completed all of the class assignments and have met the minimum attendance requirements before being allowed to take the exam. Exam appointments are per posted schedule or can be arranged through office.
Students should arrive at least ten minutes early for exams. If you are delayed more than 10 minutes past the scheduled time, you will not be allowed into the test so as not to distract other students. Contact the office as soon as possible to discuss re-scheduling your appointment.
Passing: State regulations allow two attempts for a course final to demonstrate mastery of the subject. If a student does not pass an exam they are allowed one re-take of a final and arrangements must be coordinated through school office. Exception: The National USPAP exam allows three attempts. A passing grade is 75 or greater. Higher scores are required for advanced appraisal courses. Per state guidelines, tests are not returned to review with students to ensure the integrity/security of exams.
Make-up Exams: There is no administration charge for any student who has perfect attendance, no lateness, no absences. If a student has missed any class time there will be an administration charge in order to schedule a make-up and payment is due when scheduling an appointment.
Exam Appointments: Exams are conducted at the Woodstock Facility. Students must register through the office to schedule an appointment. Students will be advised of all options. Email requests are preferred, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Certification: Course credit is submitted electronically to the appropriate state agency. Please allow ample time for the office to process information before submitting applications or renewals to the state offices. AREA issues a completion notice, usually in the form of an email, to students after the course. Paper certificates are issued to out of state licensees who may need documentation for other licensing boards. These completion notices are generally for the student's personal use and information and are no longer required for obtaining or renewing a license in GA. If you need a paper certificate for some reason notify the school in advance. Georgia mandates electronic submission and now licensees can access their state records online. Subsequent or duplicate certificates may be obtained from office after course completion and may require an administrative fee.