Rockwell Institute

Rockwell Institute

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Rockwell offers a variety of courses and packaging. Check below for more information!

Course NameCost
WA pre-license package (live-lecture or online training)$489 (click below for current pricing)
Washington managing broker course
$489 (click below for current pricing)
California salesperson's package
$269 (click below for current pricing)
California salesperson first renewal package
$59 (click below for current pricing)

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The online courses would not let me purc...

The online courses would not let me purchase an extension through the website, which forces students to rely on office hours for an extension. This resulted in me finding out my course would expire but I when I found out this information the office was closed, thus I lost all my progress and the money I put in.

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I did the online courses and it was real...

I did the online courses and it was really easy to pass the exam from the first time would recommend to anyone who needs to get licensed as a broker

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Would not do the online course again, or...

Would not do the online course again, or recommend to anyone else. Robot voices reading to me are THE WORST!!! PLEASE get rid of all automated voice speaking in the entire curriculum, they serve no purpose and just make it harder to digest as well as stay committed. Every time I hear it I debate quitting and finding somewhere else. I end up skipping them half the time which isn't good for learning. If I don't skip them, I have to replay them a couple times which is even worse. I left a shorter review previously, but after some more time I really needed to communicate to anyone considering to go elsewhere, literally anywhere. This is torture getting this done. Format is incredibly outdated. This could be done so much better, and for the money I paid I expected that it would have been.

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Amazing instructors with decades of expe...

Amazing instructors with decades of experience and immensely knowledgeable in real estate industry. Absolutely glad I took the live courses vs. online. Big thanks you to Jim Fix, Ellen Fix and Bruce McDonald for sharing their knowledge, practical application and passion in becoming the top Real Estate Brokers.

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The Rockwell Institute format is complet...

The Rockwell Institute format is completely dysfunctional and outdated. I see other study methods with videos of live instructions and Rockwell is just page after page of reading material with generic pictures and occasional animated figures which you also have to read what they are saying and never sure when they complete. It is not conducive to learning at all. I can read all information in a textbook instead of reading it on a computer screen. There is no explanation of what has to be learnt just "textbook" words. I am HATING it and regret ever signing up with this company. If I had not spend hundred of dollars with this course I would have left it at the beginning. What could be a fun learning environment is pure torture! What should take a few minutes to complete is taking me hours. Highly suggest you get a trial before signing up so you can see for yourself.

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I took the online course to get my Real ...

I took the online course to get my Real Estate Brokerage licensed and was so pleased. The online class allowed me to learn at my own speed and review things I didn't understand, in more detail. I signed up, studied and took the State Exam, becoming a Real Estate Broker in less than 3 weeks. Thank you!!

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About

The Rockwell Institute is a real estate school based in the State of Washington. They aim to offer the best real estate training. The school’s mission is ensuring its students pass the real estate exam on their first try. And based on prior exam pass rate data from Washington, Rockwell maintains a high pass rate for the state and national portions of the exam. 

 

Quick Facts About Rockwell Institute


  • Founded in 1974 by David L.Rockwell, the school has grown in popularity, becoming one of the largest real estate schools in the Pacific Northwest. 
  • They have since trained more than 150,000 students.
  • Rockwell has been operating for more than 45 years. 
  • The school’s headquarters are situated in Bellevue, Washington. 
  • Some of Rockwell’s achievements throughout the years include publishing their famous real estate book from 1981. And with the onset of the internet age in 1994, they began work on their online real estate course. 

 

Which Courses Does Rockwell School Provide?


Salesperson Pre-licensing

The school offers pre-licensing education in two states: 

    • Washington: Students need to complete two programs: the 60-hour Fundamentals Course and the 30-hour Real Estate Practice course. For this training, Rockwell allows students to choose between two modes of delivery. They can attend classes in-person at school classroom locations or obtain their course online. 
    • California:  If you’re looking for a pre-licensing course in California, you can choose the correspondence program at Rockwell School. The course covers topics such as Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and one approved elective. You don’t have to purchase the CRAM course separately. It’s included as an eBook. 

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Broker Pre-licensing

Managing brokers require more training so they can upgrade their licenses. Many states require salespersons to have been active for 2 to 3 years before upgrading. Rockwell has broker pre-licensing courses in California and Washington. For instance, for the Washington managing broker license, students need 90 clock hours of education split into three courses. The topics include brokerage management, business management, and advanced real estate law.

For California broker pre-licensing, the number of courses you may need varies, so the school provides several packages, but not all include the Free Exam Cram.

Continuing Education 

Typically, broker licenses expire within two years. In Washington, you may complete all your required CE courses at Rockwell. Since they are online, you can fit the courses around your busy schedule. The school’s CE courses come with features such as competitive pricing, reminders for renewals, and more.  

If you’re renewing your real estate license for the first time after licensure, there will be separate education requirements. Rockwell School offers first-time renewal packages as well. 

 

Learning Experience and Delivery Modes at Rockwell School


Students get to choose the delivery modes that work best with them. There are in-person classes that you attend during weekdays, evenings, or weekends. The online and correspondence programs are geared at students wanting to study at their own time and place. With the growing use of mobile devices, Rockwell states that students can also access the courses using their mobile phones or tablets.

Now each online course comes with a textbook. But instructor support is not lacking. Learners can still have questions answered by people who authored the program.

When Rockwell designed its online courses, there was an emphasis on making the content more exciting. Some schools just have online versions of real estate textbooks with endless pages of plain white text. So Rockwell decided to include several learning aids such as charts, graphs, photos, animations, and more. 

There are also chapter quizzes that will test out your knowledge and enhance comprehension. 

 

Reasons to Pick Rockwell School for Learning


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1) Passing Guarantee: You stand to get your real estate exam fees refunded if you pass the practice exams in the CRAM course with scores of 80% or more but fail the state exam on your first try. 

2) Positive reviews overall: Many students have rated the school highly. One advantage often cited is the school’s high pass rate thanks to the adequate exam preparation.

3) Organized and few errors: For some schools, students report finding many errors or inaccuracies in the content. No such errors have been reported in the school’s courses.

4) Support:  Students can receive unlimited help from the course authors. 

5) Test preparation resources:  Not only is the cram program included in the pre-licensing package, but the school also hosts Test Prep Tuesdays on its Facebook page. You get to participate by submitting your questions via comments. 

 

What don’t students like about Rockwell School


Several recent comments have pointed out that Rockwell has an outdated platform, particularly its user interface. The school’s courses also expire after the allotted course completion window, which means that the students have to purchase extensions. Some of the school’s instructors have also received mixed reviews. 

Location

Bellevue (Washington)

13218 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98005
Bellevue, WA 98005

FAQs

They don’t offer free trials and have not stated if they allow students to evaluate their classes. But you can watch their online course demo.

We found two sets pass rates states for the Washington Real Estate pre-licensing exam. In the period June 6th to September 28th, 2017, the school had the second-highest number of students attempting the exam at 843. The first-time candidates managed a pass rate of 80% in the national portion of the exam. About 823 students sat for the state portion of the exam, and 80% passed. From January to March 2018, the school’s pass rates were even higher at 86% for national and 87% for the state portion of the real estate exam.  

  1. California – Online & Correspondence
  2. Washington – Live and online

For the correspondence course (California pre-licensing), students cover the material using their home study textbooks. They then attempt quizzes on their online study accounts. The final school exam is also online.