Real Estate School Education Policies
RAR strictly enforces the Virginia Real Estate Board’s class attendance requirements. Without exception, students who arrive more than 15 minutes past the published class start time will not be admitted to the class. Late arrivals may re-schedule for a future class. Students who spend an excessive amount of time outside of the classroom once the class is in session may be denied credit for the class at the sole discretion of the RAR Real Estate School. Reasonable accommodation can be arranged for students with special needs. Accommodation requests must be submitted to the Real Estate School two (2) business days prior to the class start date.
The Richmond Association of Realtors® (RAR) Real Estate School reserves the right to cancel any class. In the event of class cancellation, a full refund will be provided for all paid registrations. Please email all cancellations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAR/CVR MLS Classes:
Students may cancel any RAR/CVR MLS class registration provided RAR receives written notice of such cancellation by close of business, two (2) business days* prior to the start of the class. Registration fees will be forfeited if written cancellation is not received at least two (2) business days* prior to the class date.
Students may cancel any designation or certification class registration provided RAR receives written notice of such cancellation by close of business, five (5) business days* prior to the start of the class. Registration fees will be forfeited if written cancellation is not received at least five (5) business days* prior to the class date.
Broker Pre-Licensing courses:
Students may cancel any Broker Pre-Licensing course registration provided RAR receives written notice of such cancellation by close of business, five (5) business days* prior to the start of the class. Registration fees are forfeited if written cancellation is not received at least 5 business days* prior to the class date. Refunds apply to tuition fees only- not shipping and/or materials already received.
* Business day is defined as a day in which the Richmond Association of Realtors® is open to conduct business.
In the event of inclement weather, delayed start times and class cancellations will be posted on RARealtors.com and the MLS Matrix Message Board. These sites will be updated by 7AM day of class. If your class has been cancelled, RAR will contact you via email the following business day to reschedule your class or fulfill requests for a refund or credit. In the case of a class delay, we ask that you leave enough travel time for traffic and inclement weather conditions.
Minor Children on Association Premises
Minor Children on Association Premises
Minor children are not permitted to attend Association/MLS classes, meetings or events and may not be left unsupervised anywhere on Association property. This is for their safety and as a courtesy to other members. This policy does not prohibit appropriately supervised, minor children from visiting the Association with a parent or guardian who is making a purchase or conducting Association/MLS related business.
Classes carrying continuing education or post licensure credit will be submitted to the Real Estate Board within three (3) business days of the class date. For information pertaining to grades for the Principles of Real Estate and Brokerage courses, please call 804-422-5000.
RAR allows students to audit certain classes taken with The Real Estate School at a reduced fee, within two years of the date they attended the class. Audit registrations are subject to advance registration and space availability. The option to audit may be used only once for any given class and entitles a student to sit in on the class and receive the benefit of re-hearing the instruction. No CE and/or PL credit is offered for auditing a class.
For safety reasons, mobile devices may not be plugged into wall outlets in the classrooms. There are charging stations located in the downstairs lobby should you need to recharge a device. Recording devices are not permitted in class. Laptops, IPads, and other portable computers/devices are permitted for the sole purpose of viewing class handouts or taking class notes. If their use disrupts other students you may be asked to discontinue use of the device. Cell phones and pagers are to be switched to the silent or vibrate mode while in the classroom. If you must take a call while attending a class, please discreetly leave the classroom and limit the duration of your call. Excessive time away from the classroom while the class is in session may result in denial of class credit.
By registering for or attending a class, event or meeting offered by the Richmond Association of REALTORS®/CVR MLS you agree to allow the use of your photo and/or video taken of you in a class, event or meeting in Association/CVR MLS publications, on the RAR/CVR MLS web site or in other Association/CVR MLS materials. If you do not wish to have your photo or video used in Association/CVR MLS promotions, you may notify Association/CVR MLS staff.
Any student who is caught cheating by giving or receiving aid on an exam will automatically be dismissed from the class, without a refund, and given a failing grade. Any student who is found to have cheated will not be readmitted to any TRES course requiring testing. Cheating is defined as: “Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids, textbooks, or obtaining unauthorized assistance from any sources including other students.”
Business casual dress is recommended while attending classes. When in doubt as to whether an article of clothing or outfit is appropriate it is safe to assume that it probably is not.
Non Members may take any course offered by The Real Estate School. They must comply with all policies set by The Real Estate School and the Richmond Association of REALTORS®. Non-member pricing may apply.
RAR reserves the right to revise or change its policies at any time. Such revisions or changes will be published on the education page of the RAR website RARealtors.com. Any revisions or changes to RAR Real Estate School policies are effective the date of publication on the RAR website. Click here to download a copy of the Real Estate School Policies.