Are Online Courses Right For Me

Instructor: Broker Leslie Clauson, DREI, CDEI
Real Estate Training Institute
284 Eisenhower Drive
Biloxi, Mississippi 39531
Author and Publisher of twelve real estate books.
Real Estate Training Institute (Mississippi) December 2010 to Current
Owner Instructor with over 30,000 hours of teaching Pre Exam Courses for Pre Salesperson and Pre Broker, Post Courses for Salesperson and Broker and Continuing Education.
Course Development
Coastal Services (Mississippi and California) 2000 to Current
Broker Owner – Commercial real estate investment and comprehensive property management services.
Coastal Income Property, Inc. (Long Beach, California) 2001 to 2006
CEO – Responsible Broker
A corporation specializing in commercial residential real estate and IRS 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges.
IDECC – International Distance Education Instructor Program      
September 2016
CDEI Designation
The DREI Committee with the Real Estate Education Association      
2015 through 2016
DREI Designation
Westfield State University – Bachelor Degree
Writer and Publisher of 12 books on real estate and real estate education.
Developer of educational online and distance education websites.
Classroom and Online Course Development

This course covers real estate information and issues that are important to the success of a first year real estate professional. It is designed to provide the adult learner with an in-depth knowledge of real estate concepts such as agency, contracts, antitrust issues, agency relationships, prospecting, negotiations, environmental hazards, property condition disclosure, inspections and time life management.
In the post-license course for salesperson licensees, the coursework shall be in the following subjects:

  • Agency Relationships and Antitrust
  • Contracts and Earnest Money
  • Fair Housing and Ethics
  • Property Condition Disclosure
  • Prospecting
  • Pricing and Property Marketing
  • Negotiations
  • Home Inspections
  • Time Life Management

Real Estate Training Institute is approved by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission to supply instruction in real estate courses.
The online course is available 24 hours a day.
The course is a self-paced course.
This is a MREC mandatory course and is needed to be taken within twelve (12) months of issuance of a temporary license.
If the requirements of this course are not completed within the time allowed, a temporary license shall automatically be placed on inactive status by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission.
If the holder of the temporary license does not complete the course and have his permanent license issued within one (1) year following the first day of the month after its issuance, the temporary license shall automatically expire and lapse.
The primary goal of this course is to substantiate for licensees those responsibilities of which they must be fully informed and aware when dealing in a business relationship with each other and the public.
Registration Policies

  • Registrations are not confirmed without valid payment in full.
  • Payment may be made by check, cash, money order, Visa or MasterCard.
  • Registrations may be taken over the phone if a credit card is used.
  • Refunds will be issued only for cancellations received at least three business days prior to the start of the class, however a cancellation fee of $30.00 will be assessed.
  • You will not receive your Certificate of Completion until all fees are paid in full.


  • Mississippi Real Estate License Law requires that you complete 30 hours of instruction to receive a certificate of completion.
  • If your incomplete modules cause you to drop below the required 30 hours, you will be required to make up those hours.
  • Hours missed must be made up in the same topic missed.
  • Students are not allowed to sign-in or take the course for other students under any circumstances.
  • Hours are recorded.
  • All exams must be passed with a minimum grade of 75% before proceeding forward.

Assessment Policies:

  • A pre exam is taken by learners to make sure they are computer literate, have the equipment needed at hand and are self determined to finish an online course.
  • Each module has a section exam.
  • At the end of the course there is a general final exam.
  • Students cannot proceed without obtaining a minimum of %75 pass rate.
  • Forum interaction will be checked and approved by the instructor before a certification of completion is issued.

Prerequisites for this course:

  • 60 hours Pre-license real estate course approved by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission
  • Successful Completion of the Mississippi Real Estate Exam
  • A Mississippi Real Estate License

Criteria for a successful completion of the course:

  • Each lesson’s directions must be followed.
  • At the end of each module, students must pass an exam to be able to forward to the next module. (75% or higher)
  • Upon successful completion of all modules, a student will have earned the Certificate of Completion.
  • Each exam will be either multiple choices, true or false or open-ended questions.

Course Participation:

  • Students are required to join the forum and to respond to other students at least three times during this course.

School Refund Policies 

  • Registrations are not confirmed without valid payment in full.
  • Payment may be made by money order, Visa or MasterCard.
  • You may register and pay online.
  • Registrations may be taken over the phone if a credit card is used or a money order is to be delivered.
  • Refunds will be issued only for cancellations as long as no modules have been assessed.
  • You will not receive your Certificate of Completion until all fees are paid in full.

Instructor and Course Evaluations
You will be provided a instructor and course evaluation form. Prior to completing the course, please fill in the information required at the top of each form and evaluate the instructor.  Certification of completion will not be issued until the evaluation is completed.
Notification of Exam Results
Students who pass the RETI exams will be notified with a Certificate of Completion within ten days after completion of the course.
Certificates of Completion (Please read Carefully)
Upon passing the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The student will receive an original certificate suitable for framing and a certified copy that should be submitted to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission (MREC).
Forum interaction will be checked and approved by the instructor before a certification of completion is issued.
Instructor:  Leslie Clauson, DREI, CDEI

Please allow the instructor 24 hours to respond.
Office Hours:  9AM to 4PM

The Real Estate Training Institute has tried its best to make our website 508 compliant.  We have added several accessibility features to our website.
There is a panel on the right side of the web-page you can adjust this site for easier accessibility.
Color contrast for color blind accessibility:  Our graphic artist tested the initial course template and our example in-course graphics for adequate foreground and background color contrast to make the content accessible to learners with color blindness. This work helped us streamline our course development and avoid any serious structural issues later in the process.
Tabbing for screen reader accessibility: Our instructional designers learned how to use the Jobs Access with Speech (JAWS) screen reader to test accessibility of content for visually impaired learners. This allowed us to build complex inter-activities and graphics that held a logical flow for screen reader tabbing and maintained overall accessibility through keyboard commands alone. Furthermore, we grouped certain items not vital to a learner’s understanding to limit tabbing to essential items and retain practical structure for keyboard accessibility.
On the right side of this web site there is a sidebar panel capable of the following:

  1. Increase Text
  2. Decrease Text
  3. Readable Fonts
  4. Highlight Links
  5. Black/Yellow Contrast
  6. Keyboard Navigate
  7. Stop Animations

There is also a feature that can be used to have the text read to you.  The instructions are as followed:

  1. Highlight Text
  2. Right Click
  3. Scroll down to the “SPEECH” section
  4. Click on “Start Speaking”

Computer Hardware Needed For This Course
Please use: Internet Explorer 9+ and the latest versions of FirefoxSafari. and Chrome.
Our site will work on any operating system.
A high speed Internet connection with a connection speed of 1.5 MB/s or better is advised.
Speakers/Headphones and Microphone.
Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or higher
  • Apple® MacOSx 10.9 or higher

Mobile Devices
Students are required to have access to a PC or Mac but may use a mobile device such as a phone or tablet as a secondary means of access.
Access to website functionality and required course materials may be limited on mobile devices.
For Technical Assistance:
Students can contact the school Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00PM
There are two direct message systems available on the learner’s course desktop.  System on webpage communication is “Contact Instructor” the second is an instant MESSENGER to Facebook. Please give the instructor 24 hours to return the message.
Each module is timed.
The amount of time is based on 200 words per minute.
Fast readers may have a to wait for the page to be able to forward.
Slower readers will not be limited on time.




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