The Real Estate Institute, managed by the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CCIAOR), is a real estate school authorized by the Massachusetts Division of Public Licensure Board of Registration for Brokers and Salespersons and adheres to all state requirements in regards to course offerings and issuing Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    1. Breaks tardiness or other interruptions are not to be included in the total number of Continuing Education (CE) hours. Students must attend the full length of the course to receive credit, this includes arriving prior to the start of the course.
      1. CCIAOR has the right to decline to issue CE credit to any student who arrives late, does not remain in the class for the appropriate amount of time, or for online CE classes, any student who does not interact throughout the course verifying their attendance.
      2. If for any reason a class begins later than scheduled, CCIAOR has the right to extend the end time of the class to meet state requirements.
    2. All students must sign in to class in order to obtain credit.
      1. For live classes, all students must sign themselves into the class prior to the start of the class. Allowing another agent to sign in on your behalf may void your ability to receive credit, or take future classes with CCIAOR.
      2. For online classes, all attendees must meet the required thresholds to prove their active attendance throughout the class.
    3. Continuing Education credits and certificates will only be issued to agents who meet all attendance requirements.
      1. All credits issued by The Real Estate Institute will be recorded by CCIAOR for at least three years as required by law, along with the sign-in sheet for each class.
        1. For live classes, certificates will be issued at the end of each class and must be picked up by the certificate holder upon dismissal of the class as proof they attended for the full duration of the class.
        2. For online classes, certificates will be emailed to the attendee within one week after the conclusion of the class.
    1. CCIAOR Members in good standing have access to Continuing Education classes offered by CCIAOR at no cost.
      1. Special classes (i.e. Designations and Certifications) that offer Continuing Education credits may have fees for members to attend.
      2. Each class may be subject to its own course fees and policies. Any specific policies or fees will be noted on the class registration information.
      3. If any fees were paid for a class that is rescheduled or cancelled, a refund or credit is available.
    2. Individuals who are not members of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTOR® (“Non-members"), must pay $30 for each Continuing Education class they attend.
      1. Payment is due prior to or at the time of registration for any and all classes.
      2. Non-members who register for Continuing Education classes can cancel their registration before the start of the class for a full refund.
      3. If a non-member does not attend a class they registered for and has not canceled their registration, no refunds will be issued.
      4. If a member has paid their CCIAOR dues for a given year and then subsequently their membership is inactivated or terminated (i.e they become a non-member), the fee for Continuing Education classes taken during that year may be waived at the discretion of CCIAOR by contacting the Education Department.
    1. CCIAOR maintains the right to cancel, reschedule, or change any class offerings as they see fit.
      1. The cancellation or rescheduling of a class in no way grants those registered any extensions in licensing requirements related to renewing their Real Estate License issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    2. Attendees will be notified as soon as possible of any cancellations or schedule changes via the email they have provided during registration or email address previously on file.
    3. In the event of weather-related cancellations, CCIAOR will contact those registered with a time of decision or course of action. Typically, CCIAOR follows the Dennis-Yarmouth School System regarding weather-related cancellations.
    4. If a class is rescheduled, those registered for the class will be registered for the rescheduled class date.
    1. Any class materials created by CCIAOR are created as a member benefit and intended for the personal use of our members.
    2. The distribution of any course materials not created by CCIAOR is at the discretion of the Instructor as they are the Instructor’s intellectual property.
    1. All instructors hired by CCIAOR are hired as independent contractors for The Real Estate Institute and must agree to the Instructor Policies.
    2. Instructors are responsible for maintaining his/her own licensure as it relates to the practice of real estate, property management or appraisal, including any associated fees, education requirements or affiliations, including those paid directly to CCIAOR or CCIMLS. Should any Instructor wish to join CCIAOR or CCIMLS, he/she will be solely responsible for all duties, obligations, fees, and requirements thereof.
    3. Instructors must provide 2 hours of content per course as required by the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons and shall make every effort to ensure all material taught is accurate and current and will not present themselves as an expert or offer opinions or advice on topics for which he/she is not sufficiently knowledgeable and competent. If it is found incorrect information is provided, the Instructor may contact attendees with the corrected details. Additionally, CCIAOR asks that all Instructors include at least two facts that directly connect the course topic and the Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket real estate market, depending upon the location being taught. CCIAOR Staff will assist in providing any relevant local data upon request.
    4. Instructors must at all times be a REALTOR® in good standing, and comply with the ethical standards of the real estate profession, including, but not limited to, the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
    5. At no time may any Instructor utilize his/ her status as an independent contractor to recruit students or promote his/her real estate related business. They shall refrain from personal commercial solicitations while teaching. No printed or illustrated material shall be tendered by an Instructor except that which has a direct bearing on the subject unless approved in advance by CCIAOR.
    6. All writings, lectures, and other products provided by CCIAOR pursuant to this Agreement shall remain the intellectual property of CCIAOR and shall be used by an Instructor only in accordance with the course guidelines. Such material shall not be used for any other purpose (including but not limited to educational programs for any persons, organization, company, or other forms of recognition in the field of real estate licensing instruction). Any use of materials outside the classroom or beyond the scope of the course currently being taught requires CCIAOR’s advance written permission for the specific use contemplated and such approval may be withheld at CCIAOR’s sole discretion.