Southern Nevada School of Real Estate
Correspondence Course Offerings

Thank you for your interest in our course offerings. Please check the "Common Questions" section to determine which courses are needed. Upon completion, you will be issued a certificate of completion to satisfy the state requirements in State Law (18 hours), Real Estate Law (45 hours), Real Estate Appraisal (45 hours-broker or broker-salesman candidates), Real Estate Broker Management (45 hours-broker or broker-salesman candidates) or the full Real Estate Principles, Practice, Law and Ethics course (90 hours).

These packages include:

  • Southern Nevada School of Real Estate Pre-Licensing Notebook, (90 and 45 Hour Course) by van Reken
  • Nevada Real Estate License Law Outline, (21 Hour Nevada Law Course) by van Reken
  • Progress Quizzes and Answer Keys (90 and 45 Hour Course)
  • Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal, 7th Edition by Ventolo and Williams (45 Hour Appraisal Course)
  • Real Estate Broker Management Outline, (45 Hour Broker Management Course) by van Reken
The material consists of a series of reading assignments and progress quizzes. There is a final examination which must be taken at Southern Nevada School of Real Estate, but alternative arrangements for proctoring the final examination may be requested by the student subject to advance approval of both the School and the state.

Again, thank you for your interest. If you wish to enroll, please complete the enclosed contract and return it to us with your tuition payment. We will send the materials and your signed copy of the contract when we receive the enrollment contract. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 7023642525 or 8003462520.


Nevada Law - 21 Hours
Designed for those individuals who have met the educational requirements for an original Nevada broker's or salesman's license with coursework from another state. These candidates are required to have 18 classroom hours of Nevada Law pertaining to real estate licensing. This requirement and preparation for the state portion of the examination includes NRS 645, 113, 116, 119, 119A and 119B and relevant regulations.
Enrollment form.

Principles, Practice, Law and Ethics - 90 Hours
A full pre-licensing course designed to prepare candidates for the Nevada real estate licensing examination. Topics include: Real estate brokerage and agency, valuation, finance, property ownership, transfer and use which are required on the national portion of the examination. The preparation for the state portion of the examination includes NRS 645, 113, 116, 119, 119A and 119B and relevant regulations.
Enrollment form.

Real Estate Law - 45 Hours
Designed for those individuals who have partially met the educational requirements for an original salesman's license in Nevada with courses from another state. Topics include: Real Estate Law which is required on the national portion of the examination and NRS 645, 113, 116, 119, 119A and 119B and relevant regulations in preparation for the state portion.
Enrollment form.

Real Estate Appraisal - 45 Hours
A pre-licensing course designed to prepare candidates for the Nevada real estate broker licensing examination. Areas which are covered include: Appraisal process and theory, data collection, construction concepts, site valuation, market data approach, cost approach, income approach, reconciliation, reports, the future of appraisal and licensing. The course is 45 hours long as required by the Real Estate Division of the State of Nevada for an original broker's or broker-salesman's license under NRS 645.343.2(b).
Enrollment form.

Real Estate Broker Management - 45 Hours
A pre-licensing course designed to prepare candidates for the Nevada real estate broker licensing examination. Areas which are covered include: Risk management, office policy, controlled business arrangements, employer/employee relationships, business planning, real state law and ethics, finance, valuation, agency relationships, and emerging trends. The course is 45 hours long as required by the Real Estate Division of the State of Nevada for an original broker's or broker-salesman's license under NRS 645.343.2(b).
Enrollment form.

Licensing of School
Southern Nevada School of Real Estate is licensed by the Commission on Postsecondary Education, accredited by the Real Estate Commission. Randall S. van Reken is the Administrator. Faculty: Randall S. van Reken, Valerie Farrer, Gordon R. Lecks and Duane Shaw.

Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of any course, after the final examination is completed, the student will receive a certificate reflecting the completion of the course satisfactory to the Real Estate Division. No credit can be given for attending another school.

Location
The school is located in the Sahara West Center on the southeast corner of Sahara and Valley View. This is the location for the proctored final examination unless other advance arrangements are made with the approval of the School and the Nevada Real Estate Division.

Time Requirements
The minimum time for completion of the 21 hour course is one week from the enrollment date. The minimum time for 45 or 90 hour courses is three weeks. The maximum time for completion of any course is one year.

Enrollment Procedure
Contact Southern Nevada School of Real Estate at 7023642525, 8003462520 or by FAX 7022537950. Enrollment may be done online at www.snsore.com, by fax, phone and email is rvanreken@earthlink.net. Office hours are 9:00 to 5:00 daily.

School Standards
Students will be given a series of quizzes in the same style as the state examination. Each quiz answer sheet must be returned to the School for grading. Progress quizzes are designed to be taken in order. The final examination is proctored by School personnel by appointment and a minimum grade of 75% is required for certification. Other arrangements for proctoring may be made with advance approval of both the School and the Nevada Real Estate Division.

Costs

Nevada Law Correspondence Course (21 hours) ................. $189
Real Estate Law (45 hours) .................................. $299
Real Estate Appraisal (45 hours) ............................ $249
Broker Management (45 hours) ................................ $225
Real Estate Principles, Practice, Law and Ethics (90 hours).. $399
Each course includes all books and materials. Payment is required in full upon enrollment.

Refund Policy
Student progress is expected at a rate of 1 progress quiz (out of 11 total quizzes) every week (expected completion 11 weeks). Refund requests received in writing (not postmarked or telephoned) by the school during the first 40% of the course shall be prorated based on the portion of the course completion schedule as of the date of the written refund request less $50 for the materials ($399 50 = $349 tuition). If all materials are returned in good condition this $50 retention shall be waived at the discretion of Southern Nevada School of Real Estate. There will be no refund after 40% of the course. Forty percent of the course is considered to be 4 weeks from the date of enrollment. If Southern Nevada School of Real Estate is unable for any reason to complete the course, a refund of all fees will be made.

Example: Phil enrolls in our 90 hour (11 quizzes), $399 program ($349 tuition plus $50 materials), and cancels his enrollment after progress quiz 2. Phil attended 20% of the program (2 11 quizzes = 20%), and his refund would be calculated as follows:
         Tuition:   $349.00
                    - 65.80
                   
         Refund:    $283.20

Placement Service
There is no placement service offered at this time for correspondence students, however, questions regarding employment opportunities will be discussed.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from Candidates

  • Q: Must I be a resident of Nevada to be licensed?
    No. Nevada residency is not required.

  • Q: How often is the Nevada examination given?
    Monday through Friday by appointment (two days minimum notice) in advance. Test centers are located:

    Click here to Learn How to Register for the Exam

  • Q: Must I be sponsored to take the examination?
    No. To obtain a license you need an employing broker, (or open your own brokerage) but this is not required for testing.

  • Q: What is the test like?
    It is a standardized, multiple choice examination and is administered by Psychological Services, Inc.. The test consists of two parts, a national portion and a Nevada portion. The national portion has 80 questions. The Nevada portion consists of 40 questions regarding NRS 645 and other real estate related issues for licensees. A passing grade of 75% is needed on each part of the examination. The examination is administered by computer.
    Click here to see the PSI Content Outline of the Nevada Examination

  • Q: What if I fail one portion of the examination?
    You must retake the failed portion only. However, both parts must be passed and a license application submitted within a twelve month period.

  • Q: If I am licensed in another state, must I take both parts? Generally you must take both portions, unless you have tested in the last 12 months in another state.

  • Q: What education is required for a Nevada license?
    It depends on which license you want. Read on.

  • Q: Is any of my continuing education recognized?
    No, only pre-licensing courses are recognized by Nevada.

  • Q: Must I take the course before scheduling the test?
    No. Of course it is recommended that you complete the coursework, but completion is required only for the license application, not before the examination.

  • Q: Does any of my experience count?
    For a broker candidate, yes; but not for a salesman.

  • Q: What is the education required for a broker?
    A total of 64 semester credits in college level courses (or equivalent quarter units) including:
      -- 3 credits in Real Estate Principles*
      -- 3 credits in Real Estate Law* (with 18 hours of Nevada license law)
      -- 3 credits in Real Estate Appraisal*
      -- 3 credits in Real Estate Brokerage Management*
      -- 15 credits in other real estate, business, economics, or accounting courses
      -- 40 credits in other college level courses.
    *These courses are available through Southern Nevada School of Real Estate.
    Click here for the Course Catalog

  • Q: What experience will count toward this?
    For brokers, each two full years of full-time active experience are considered to be equivalent to 16 college credits. Any 16 credits can be waived; however, there is no waiver for the 18 classroom hours of Nevada Law nor Brokerage Management. Periods of less than two years are not considered. Part-time activity (less than 30 hours weekly) is not considered. Experience from any other state is recognized. The license under which the experience was acquired may be a broker, broker-salesman or salesman's license. The license must still be valid; experience under licenses which have lapsed might not be recognized. Past experience as a salesman must be verified with a statement from those employing brokers. Experience as a broker must be verified with a statement from the state in which the experience was gained.

  • Q: What is the education for broker-salesmen?
    The education required for broker-salesmen is identical to that required for a broker including the college level coursework and/or experience waiver.

  • Q: What education is required for a salesman?
    The total course is 90 hours consisting of: 45 hours of Principles and Practices*, and 45 hours of Real Estate Law* of which 18 hours must be in Nevada License Law (NRS 645, 119 and 119A).
    * These courses are available through Southern Nevada School of Real Estate.
    Click here for the Course Catalog

  • Q: What if I have already taken courses in Principles, Practices and Law already? You must show the Real Estate Division proof of completion of 45 hours of Principles and Practices and 45 hours of Law. These courses may be taken at a state approved private school or a college or university (3 semester credits are the equivalent of 45 clock hours). You would have to complete the 18 hours of Nevada License Law unless these courses were taken at a school, college or university in Nevada.

  • Q: What if I have taken 45 hours of Principles?
    You would have to complete the remaining 45 hours of Law including the Nevada Law.

  • Q: Does my experience count toward this?
    No, coursework only. Experience may assist a broker candidate only, but not a salesman candidate.
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