Manfred COVID-19 Education Updates
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Call: 518-489-1682 | Text: 518-378-5070
Classroom: All Salesperson classroom programs started running September 2021 and will be running in both the Classroom and Webinar format until further notice.
Self Paced Online/Instructor LED Online Courses: (Broker) These courses are available online. Tech support and instructors are available to help and answer questions.
We are currently running classroom and webinar continuing education. Home Inspectors are no longer allowed to use webinars and must complete their continuing education in the classroom. However, all others, Real Estate Salesperson/Broker, Appraiser and Assessor may continue to complete their continuing education in either the classroom, live webinar or online (self-Paced). Makes perfect sense right!?
Home Inspector Continuing Education
Please be advised that the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency declared by the Governor, expired as of June 25, 2021. All temporary approvals for live distance education due to the State of Emergency, are no longer in effect.
All course offerings need to be offered in the manner allowed by regulation. The regulations require home inspection courses to be presented in a classroom setting where the instructor is present with the class. §197 Approval of distance learning for home inspection courses would require a change in regulations.
Feel free to contact the New York Department of State to express your displeasure with this ruling and suggest the regulation be rewritten to clearly define the difference between a distance learning course and a live webinar classroom where the instructor and students are present in a LIVE-RECORDED format. email@example.com
FILING FOR EXTENSIONS
NY State law provides for hardship extension waivers when licensees are unable to complete their continuing education requirement for license renewal. NYS Department of State (DOS) will grant six (6) month waivers to students who are unable to complete their education due to COVID-19.
Licensees requiring a waiver must provide evidence of a bona fide hardship precluding completion of the continuing education requirements prior to the time the renewal application is to be filed. A licensee seeking such a waiver shall go through the renewal process using eAccessNY. When filling out the renewal application, the licensee would indicate that they did not complete the required continuing education. Choose the option to upload documents and provide: 1) all documentation demonstrating such hardship and 2) a written request for such waiver. The DOS will notify you if the waiver was granted.