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Private Career School General Guidelines
Agency Responsibilities
The Agency is responsible to ensure that all general guidelines are met by directors and staff of Private Career Schools.

Instructional Hour Requirements
Students must complete the number of instructional hours set forth in OAR 863-022-0010.  Records must be maintained by the school.  Students may not alone keep track of instructional hours.
  • Broker License Course of Study - 150 hours total
    • Real Estate Law – 30 hours
    • Oregon Real Estate Practice – 30 hours
    • Real Estate Finance – 30 hours
    • Contracts – 15 hours
    • Agency Law – 15 hours
    • Property Management – 10 hours
    • Real Estate Brokerage – 20 hours
  • Property Manager Course - 60 hours

Private Career Schools must design final examinations for each pre-license course per OAR 863-022-0030, and students must pass a final examination to earn credit for each course.  

Passing Score
Students must achieve a score of 75% or better in order to pass a final examination.  Schools are free to set higher standards.

Exam Monitoring
In general, students must be monitored while taking final examinations to ensure that the testing environment is free of material that could assist the student.
Schools that choose to offer courses through a distance education format must make arrangements for final examinations to be supervised by a neutral proctor (i.e. someone who cannot benefit from the student passing the examination.).  Schools are responsible for determining and documenting the neutrality of the proctor.  Final examination should be delivered directly to the proctor. Proctors should be directed to check the photo-identification of the student and to return the examination directly to the school.
Schools that wish to provide an alternative to a proctored final examination must submit to the Agency a detailed description of the method the school will use to reasonably assure the Agency that the person actually enrolled in the course is, in fact, the person taking the final examination.  The Agency will review each submission on an individual basis.

Instructor Availability
Although the Agency accepts different instructional formats, all students must be given the same kind of assistance in their studies.  All schools must have an approved, qualified instructor identified that can answer students’ questions.  Upon enrollment, students must be told who their instructor is, and given instruction on how to reach the instructor (office hours, telephone consultation, electronic mail, etc.).

Certificate of Completion
The Agency requires the use of a standard certificate of completion to be used by all schools.  The format should be substantially similar, but the wording may not be altered.  Certificates may only be issued by the school upon a student’s successful completion of both course work and final examination.