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The CE Shop Reviews

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Focused, Current, Informative and Affordable. The classes are structured so that you are able to complete the material during times you can fit it in to your busy life as Realtor and Brokers. Certificate is printable upon completion of the courses and your hours and classes are reported to TREC directly.

Maybe offer Live instruction as an option. Zoom. Interactive instruction may make it more interesting. Video enhancement where possible. I enjoyed the links to real time information.

Get the hours and instruction you need to stay updated and current with information. Take the Ethics class "Raising the Bar". Know your Code as Professionals in Real Estate. The way each of us handle the business we conduct reflects on the industry as a whole. Do it even if you don't necessarily need the hours. Stay informed. The CE Shop is the way to go!!

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I like the easy access and flexibility this service offers. The materials are up-to-date and the prices are very reasonable.

I really don't see anything that needs improvement at this point.

Here a way to get your CE requirements from a reliable real estate education service.

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I like the repeating important subjects for me to learn and to remember, and each parts of study has questions that have to be one hundred percent correct to go forward, which made me concentrated in learning before taking test.

Because I like to study repeatedly with the printed paper instead of long and tired screen time, so I waisted so much papers and time trying to print out to save some papers. It was not practical for me.

I recommend CE shop if you want the good results from studies.

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I like the easy access from all my devices when I have time. Good and easy to use format with updated material.

Please quit asking me the questions in the middle of my classes... Also, have more selections and some larger classes such as to be able to aquire a Brokers license.

I encourage people to use your site. It's easy to use and up to date.

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It is cheap and the lessons are easy to click through. The coupon codes are great, especially if you have the time to try and wait out a 40% off one.

Many times there is no source material and the questions asked on quizzes are not based off of the reading materials. You have to do outside research in order to complete the classes.

These are great if you are looking for a deal and if you already have a strong working knowledge of real estate.

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The online classes are very easy to navigate.,the classes are straight forward and to the point..got my license first time I took the state exam

Keep up the good work , keep the online proctoring, it really helps during this Covid period.

Make sure you study the prep classes, it will really help and don’t go buying any additional materials, it will be a waste of money and lead to confusion

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I like the convenience of online courses and thoroughness of lessons preparing for exams. The content was valuable le to the field of real estate.

I ordered wrong classes and would have appreciated a credit for classes I don’t take rather than being out a few hundred dollars.

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Easy to maneuver through the courses. The courses were in point and every point was addressed to help us learn the course without being boring.

Went smooth throughout. Cannot really complain about anything

Would highly recommend agents to use this company

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Great materials and easy to follow. Time is not too long so it’s good overall. Easy course to learn

There’s not really anything that needs to be changed or updated. The class is good and infinitive.

Easy class to learn

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The classes can be taken from the comfort of your home and at your own pace. They give very easy instructions and the courses are always great.

These courses are great so if you have never tried them before you should certainly try them. I do not work for them in any way, I have just found that they are easy to work with and would recommend.

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Easy, self-paced and convenient to study and get units

Can’t think of anything to improve. It’s easy and quick

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The content was clear and well organized by topics.
The content was diverse and made the learning process more attractive

They could improve the frequency of the tests, it is too much. Maybe not after every unit.

I was happy with the process and not desappointed by the result.
The courses prepare you well for the exam

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Like The CE Shop very much.
It’s lesson design made me my boring study more interesting. Online tutor is helpful. The FB group provided many useful information.

They could work on a few things.
Some YouTube links can not open.
Simplified log in process.
Strengthen real time answer.

Spend more your time on last National and state tests.

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I liked the flow of the content. It started basic and went deeper into each subject layer by layer. I loved the periodic assessment that ensured that I learned and understood the subject thoroughly. I also loved how when you were wrong there is an explanation of the correct answer and why this was the correct answer. I also LOVED the review course that allowed you to concentrate on what you were not proficient in which saved a lot of time.

There were (just a few) some concepts that were conflicting. It was if one person wrote the lesson and a completely different person wrote the assessment. I definitely appreciate the knowledge of interchangeable terms but it would be nice to know upfront (if intentional) that you are being presented with two different ways to refer to a single concept. Of course I understand, it is a lot of material so everything will not be perfect.

Awesome course!! I passed my exam on the very first try!! You will definitely be prepared and know your material. I will be using CE Shop again for my CE courses.

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I enjoyed that it was a learn at your own pace with The CE Shop. The resources were very easy to use and the material was easy to understand!

I did have a few issues with some test questions had the same answer 2 times as a multiple choice option but I emailed about this issue and received a quick response.

This is definitely setup for success!

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It's easy to use

Text in any given course could stand added proofreading

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CE Shop is a rip off………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

I purchased SAE course, back in 2019, got through 1 part of it, went to take my proctored exam and was told I couldn’t take it due to their proctoring system being down. I should’ve been informed about this before paying!!

Take your tests elsewhere!!

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The CE Shop has a great course. I will recommended to my friends. I completed all my requirements within a month. I liked the cartoon animation, but I didn't like some of the yputube videos.

Maybe, don't use youtube videos. Instead create your own. Looked a little lazy.

Overall, grear course. Love it.

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At The CE Shop I feel that the mode of instruction is good and the ease of logging in and completing the course as time allows. I liked being able to see my progress and know how much of the class that I still had remaining. I feel that the pricing is fair, especially the "deals" that are available.

I did not like having to reenter my email address, phone number, or city while taking the course after I had already logged in. I felt, especially taking the continuing education courses, that the exam questions were way overboard for simple continuing ed classes. I felt like I was being scrutinized and treated like a criminal with the questioning by the proctor when trying to take the exams. In addition, I experienced technical problems every time I took an exam where I was having to deal with that instead of having my mind clear to take the exam.

During the licensing classes that I took, the course and materials prepared me to be successful for the state and national exams. The continuing ed classes were good, but I feel the exams and exam questions were a bit extreme for simple continuing ed classes. I chose a package of classes for my continuing ed, so I was stuck with the topics that were included with the package. I would have like to have been able to select my own topics/classes.

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The material was well organized and easy to retain at The CE Shop. I am still able to recall the specifics months after completing the classes.

Perhaps the scheduler could be more user-friendly by showing more detailed messages when user errors are encountered.

The program is affordable and effective. What more could you want?

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Their interface is just like every other website. The courses have to last the length it should be.

Their customer service is not the best. They do not do any research about the inquiry , they just guess.

In my personal experience, I have emailed back to customer service with the details about my inquiry. I have not heard back from them.

I do not recommend The CE shop specially if you are in your timing is delicate and you need to get your completed courses reported to the real estate commission in a timely manner. I will not be recommending the CE shop or using it again.

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The CE Shop has great national content. I am usually a natural test taker and it’s easy for me to study. They don’t give you any valuable state content. I passed my national exam first try, I recognized all the material.

For the state, I don’t recognize anything and have no idea how to study. The CE Shop state portion is very very similar to national and will not help you pass the state portion.

They could improve on helping their customers pass the state exam. It’s just fluff info provided.

Only good for national portion. .

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The course content is outlined nice and it seems very well put together. It has most of the content needed and it does try to prepare you for the real estate test.

It really needs to work on the information it provides for prelicensing, at least in AZ. I did very well (in the 90’s) on the practice and final exam, but when I went to take the actual licensing test, it was nothing close to what I was provided. Many topics were not even covered in the “study sheets” provided to help you pass the test and it was super aggravating to have to take the test as I had to pay multiple times for a test I could have passed once if CE Shop had actually provided the correct, relevant information. It is so discouraging as well as you go in from the final feeling like you can ace the test no problem, and then the test is not like that. False hope.

If you are considering using the CE Shop for prelicensing, don’t. Only use them for continuing ed classes. They really are inadequate for original application.

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I like the pricing, convenient, affordable, at your own pace.

They could improve in some areas. I found multiple mistakes within the material, not enough information in some sections.

I would not recommend taking this exam for NEW agents. I took this course during the pandemic and regret it. Some portions of the coursework are not fully explained well ( math especially ). I felt very uneasy to take my exam luckily a place that teaches real estate courses an hour away from my house had a real estate test prep and they gave us a lot more study material. I was actually really shocked when answering some questions because they were NOT covered in the CE Shop education courses. I even found mistakes within the material and called customer service to report it. That's a very scary feeling when you are trying to prepare for an exam and the material may not be correct.

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The flexibility around it all was perfect. Being able to work and get my license at the same time was convenient. When taking online courses, make sure to be consistent because it will take even longer to complete. It wasn't hard getting through the course, but you have to pay attention and retain as much as you can for the exams. One thing I disliked was that the first two chapters were clumped together. I thought it was too much information to start with, and I would've understood it a lot better separately. Another thing was the repetitiveness. I thought it was unnecessary, and it would just make the chapters even longer.

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Certain sections were good on vocab words and listed them clearly noting their importance. The browser was easy to navigate.

The math was very basic and didn't explain further with many examples. I took this course to get licensed in another state and found it VERY confusing to get through even having already passed the test twice before.

Wouldn't recommend AT ALL. The final course had 2 questions regarding math and only one was about taxes. The rest were basically about surveys and lending, both of which are not as prevalent on the test or the job of a realtor. After having passed 3 state exams, I didn't even pass the final test on this program AFTER having completed their entire PREP course. What a joke!

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It was slightly different than the actual exams. The wording of everything was different and made it a bit difficult to compare the two together. Although it was different from the exams, I still managed to pass on my first time around.

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The courses were very outlined and informative in preparing me for the Final Exam and the State/ National licensing exam. I would recommend The CE Shop to anyone interested in pursuing a career in Real Estate. At this point, I can't think of anything that would need significant improvement. The course outline, keynotes and course quizzes are all beneficial to the subject matter (Real Estate). Agents please learn the VOCABULARY !!! It's Imperative . Without knowing the vocabulary in depth, it is almost impossible to pass.

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This was the perfect course to help me prepare for my FL real estate licensing exam!!! Everything from the course itself, to Prep Edge and the comprehensive practice exams was enough to help me prepare for and pass the exam with flying colors!! As I studied for my licensing exam, I was worried about the content that would actually be on the test and wanted to make sure I was studying everything I would need for the test, so I googled other practice exams and took them, and was slightly worried how the verbiage/wording and questions weren’t exactly like CE Shop. But once I took the actual exam, I can confidently say that CE Shops practice exams were most similar to what was on the actual test, and in hindsight I didn’t need anything else to pass than the content CE Shop provided me with on their practice exams!! I couldn’t recommend CE Shop more, and just advise taking multiple practice exams continuously passing with at least 85% or higher to confidently ensure you are prepared for every question you may get asked on the FL licensing exam! I will definitely be using CE Shop for my continuing education requirements in the future. Thank you CE Shop for helping me get licensed! I thought everything was perfect in getting me prepared for the exam! Take this course, and take full advantage of prep edge and their practice exams, and you will pass the FL real estate licensing exam with flying colors!!!

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Each section is easy to understand some of the material is repetitive which makes it easy to remember.

The lessons are way to long and I would recommend anyone looking to get a license to take this class. I hate the fact that you have to pass their practice test before they allow you to schedule the real test. and the expiration date is really the date they don't give you an extension at all. I finished my course and wanted to take the final and my course expired. I have to pay for an extension just to take the proctor test now.

You may be better off choosing another class.

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Good study guide. It was super helpful and very repetitive to where we can retain the information. Most of the verbiage was different from the exam, but it was helpful for the most part. It wasn't exactly like the exams, but it was pretty darn close.

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I enjoyed the different styles of studying it provided to prepare us for the exams. It helped me understand how the exams were going to be structured, but I think that studying the course content was more effective in my case.

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Website looks professional and easy to use which is why I chose this company for my post licensing needs

Their customer service was not helpful at all and seemed confused during my chat. I was inquiring about a course that expired and actually asked me what I meant by continuing education. Seeing as this is the "CE" shop this was a bit of a shock. My issue wasn't resolved, and I don't think the convenience of use is worth the lack of actual customer service.

Keep looking for another company for any online education needed. While this website is easy to use, what they lack in customer service if you have an issues isn't worth it.

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The only thing I liked about The Ce Shop is how easy it is to navigate through the website, it is user friendly.

There are a lot of things that can be done to improve this organization .

So I am a former military veteran that spent 180 hours studying the course work for the Ce Shop. I'm working on my bachelor degree and have maintained a 4.0 gpa at multiple colleges. I really wanted to see other avenues as I transitioned out of the military, so I thought real estate school. I chose this school because of the satisfaction rate, however I have come to realize that may not be a precise representation of this program, at least in Arizona. I did the exam prep, reached out to the ce shop's support team, and have scores that prove that I was getting passable score to pass the final exam. Despite this I failed three times and once one fails 3 times, all that information you had is erased. I have screenshots of my practice exam results and my hours as proof if anyone needs verification. Unfortunately with my struggles to pass the final exam, the Ce support team just told be to keep doing exam prep which I exceled in and got 95% on almost everything and averaged 87% on my practice exams before I took the final. If you're going to pick a real estate school, pick one that gives you more than 3 chances, actually offers support as a student (not a customer), doesn't have a proctor crash on you on your final exam, and does not accept any accountability because of "policies" in place. I was told that because of "policies" from a support member named Karen that I could not get refund or a retake of the test. Karan did offer me a free course to retake the classes with them. But with this aweful experience and feeling of just being a consumer than a student, I'd rather get a refund and go elsewhere. I made a ticket in the mean time for the owner of the CE Shop. I actually interned with a real estate team that knows the owner and even they suggested if this program didn't work for me I should go somewhere else because of how hard they see me working. Please save your money and go to school that gives you more than three attempts and authentic interaction.

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Convenience, that's it. I'd chose another education provider if I were you. Yes, they have quizlet & other tools, however they aren't offered for every section.

The learning is scattered, the resources aren't completely accurate, I had to notify them. The learning tools/examples are too "cutie", they aren't providing all the info necessary in every question. They word things VERY DIFFERENTLY then described in the resource.

The customer service is lacking.

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It was easy, and I liked that we were able to see our score after each try to see which questions we got wrong. It showed me which areas I needed to study and prepared me really well.

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CONTINUING ED - One course was worthy of my attention. The service animals course- and that's only because I like animals. It is boring as heck though.

These are overpriced read- only courses for the most part. Terribly, God awful boring. Only 1 I found had video. I've taken almost all of their courses in Continuing Ed (New York) and I feel ripped off. Information is OUTDATED. The Marketing & Technology class has referrals to old apps and websites that don't even exist anymore or are 6 years old and obsolete. I really think they contracted with companies who paid to be referred in the course and they're garbage. The Home Inspection course was the worst - they go into different types of pipes used, wiring comparisons, and it will put you to sleep. None of this stuff you're allowed to even claim any expertise in, so it is useless to force on you in a course. The Mortgage Fraud Course wants you to rat out banks and buyers, and if you're in an attorney-driven state, it's suggesting that you actually are practicing law, seeing your clients finances, reviewing legal docs at closing, etc; NONE OF WHICH IS REAL. This should never have been allowed to pass as a New York course because we have nothing to do with reviewing buyers financials. The fraud explanations are dull and boring and mostly no longer applicable since new banking laws. So why are they forcing it on us? Terrible people wrote these courses. The Property Mgmt course is GARBAGE. It's clickbait. It's 90% talking about landlords and tenants. 5% outdated laws and 5% ACTUAL property management. JUNK.

I hope you all take this seriously. This company deserves not one dollar of yours. Even worse is Mckissock. Do yourselves a favor, and try finding new ones. CE Shop is the "garage sale" READ-ONLY (literally hardly any interaction or images, and NO audio or video) overpriced trash I have had the displeasure of getting ripped off for.


You will thank me 10 fold if you trust me on this. Don't give this lazy outdated, boring, cheap company your hard earned money. You will regret it.

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The fact that I didn't have to go anywhere for the exams was nice. Be ready to have a live proctor when taking exams. The only thing I had an issue with was when I would complete a course too early and would have to log back in just for the chapter to time out. It was a good school in the end, and it was structured very well.

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What do you like about The CE Shop?
The price was ok and it was convenient.. the fact that you could do it from home especially because of Covid.

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The length of the course material. The fact that if you fail you don’t get a certificate and you get on last chance to pass or you have to re-enroll. The questions are long and hard to memorize. It’s tedious and discouraging. It makes for too long of a time to get your license. I just don’t like that they give you a final exam that you must pass in order to take your states actual exam.

Anything else you'd like to share with other agents?
Not worth it for a new licensee.

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The content is valuable, the flexibility in allowing you to complete the courses when you want is good, and the price is reasonable.

They can improve so many things. For one, the website is not that user friendly. It constantly logs you out. There are too many advertisements that pop up. It's not completely intuitive.
Most importantly, I'm frustrated by the fact that the company is on CST, while I am on Arizona time. I waited until the last minute to complete my renewal education, which is my fault, but I allowed myself the correct amount of days to take 2-3 classes a day before my license expiration date. One night, I completed two exams after 11pm, but before midnight Arizona time. I expected them to count for that day (4/28), but instead, I noticed on my certificates that the dates stated 4/29. I had been planning on taking three additional classes the next day (4/29), but because those two classes already showed as 4/29, I was unable to. This messed up my whole schedule on completing all classes by 4/30, since you are not allowed to take more than three classes per day. When I emailed them to ask them to help, their response was cold and unhelpful. Technically, I completed all my renewal classes on time, adhering to the maximum of 10 course hours per day (or three classes). But because of the time difference, it showed my last class as completed on 5/1 (even though I completed it on 4/30 AZ time). I was unable to renew on time and was charged a $65 late fee. I feel like the CE Shop should make it extremely clear that time zones matter, and that they are in the CS time zone.
There are many other things wrong with the flow of the site, as well, but they're too time-consuming to type out.

Try not to wait until the last minute like I did, and if you do, know that the CE Shop may be in a different time zone.

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The fact that I was able to finish the course at my own timing was the best. Make sure not to rush through the material and really absorb everything you can. My biggest challenge was at the end of chapter quizzes, on more than one occasion, it glitched on me, and I would have to contact tech support every time. I was also under the impression there were going to be videos instead of reading the entire time. I didn't like that so much reading was involved, and I hope they include videos or readalongs.

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It was very convenient with my schedule at the time. I actually wouldn't recommend CE Shop for pre-licensing because it just takes way too long to complete. It had good information too, but I think they should definitely make it a lot shorter because there was way too much material. I did end up switching to another school and completed it a lot faster.

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I thought it was extremely easy to use, and I liked the user interface. I thought the curriculum was actually entertaining and moderately difficult. You have to pay attention to details. It isn't like where you could skip pages to go straight to the quizzes. You will have to learn the material. I would say for you to take as many notes as you can, pace yourself and download all the materials they provide to you. It is effective and super affordable.

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I thought the test prep was really good. I felt like it portrayed the actual exams as best as they could without violating the state restrictions. I had failed my first time thinking I was prepared, but for the second time, I was able to see the questions I got wrong and study those sections. I did pass my second time around, thanks to the test prep. I highly recommend it.

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The flexibility of being able to do everything online while working a full-time job was super convenient. Make sure you have the time to commit, sit down, and retain the material because it can get tedious with all the information there is. You will need self-discipline to study online; in my case, I was comfortable learning in that style. Be prepared for a lot of reading.

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It was easy to access from my phone, computer, and I was even able to listen to it in the car. If you read all the material and watch all the videos, you should be fine. Sometimes it was a bit redundant reading everything because it takes longer. At the same time, if you skim through the information, you will not retain anything correctly. One thing that can make it a smoother process is to provide audio for the reading sections.

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I think this is a good company on Real Estate course selection, ease of sign up and fair pricing.
However, I have had difficulty with them specifically in Customer service and then elevating it to the CFO.
I signed up for 3-4 courses and paid in 2018, then had an unbearable 45 weeks of unexpected business travel that year and was unable to complete my courses.
I was then offered repurchasing the same courses for 50% off, which I did, further extending until July 2020.
Covid hits March 2020, I now have two senior family members in hospice and was unable to complete my same renewed courses by the July 2020 deadline.
In August 2020, I respectively asked for an exception and to just extend my expiration by +10 days so I can focus and complete and was immediately denied. Not only did they say “no”, they totally denied even after me explaining my timing difficulties due to family and the pandemic.
In this time of Covid, EVERY company is changing and bending their rules to accommodate customers.
Not like I am asking for something for nothing, I paid for these courses 1-1/2 times and they are sticking to their guns on their expiration policy.
In reading their BBB Complaints, they say, “The CE Shop provides a free 30-day course extension as a courtesy to the student.” This was not offered to me no discussed with me. So this is/was a phony claim to their prior customer as well,
Yes, there published dates were correct
Yes, they did a good job in communicating back and forth when I asked for an extension. However, good companies would say “yes”, this company is really good at saying “no”.
I do not trust this company as a result as they should be there to help customers, not defend their iron clad policy in the time of a national emergency pandemic.
Evidently dozens of others have the same bad customer service experiences on their BBB complaint page.
I will not go out of business over a lost sunk cost of $150 but I certainly will not use them in the future or recommend them to any real estate professional. Shop elsewhere and “Buyer beware” of The CE Shop Inc.
Sincerely,
Brad W.
Marshfield Hills, MA

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I'm at the last part of the CE Shop course and just have the final test to take. I like it so far. Whenever I had questions or needed help there was always someone to chat with really quickly and they always answer my questions. They give you all the tools you need throughout the course and pass the test.

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Customer service was extraordinary. I passed the licensing test my first go around, so it was extremely useful. The courses are not hard, but you do have to take it seriously to retain the information to pass. A problem I did have was that towards the end, when I tried finishing some last-minute testing, there was a change in the proctoring company they worked with, which resulted in a later test date and repurchasing the course.

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I initially took the online courses with CE Shop and was recommended by a friend to take a different test prep. After I failed the first time with the other test prep, I immediately studied CE Shop test prep and passed right after. I would highly recommend that you take CE Shop's test prep, I wouldn't have passed without it.

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I passed my exams the first time, so I would certainly recommend it. It was harder than the actual state and national exam, which is good because it made the exams easy. The only difference between the two was the wording, but it got the job done.

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I definitely like the interface of it all. It was easy to use, and all the resources were super useful. I'd highly suggest taking advantage of all the resources they provide and going through the quizzes and tests multiple times. The only thing I didn't appreciate was the difference in the course material and the licensing test. The questions from the course materials weren't nearly similar to the national and state exams, which made it quite difficult to get through.

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I liked that everything was clear and that it was very well direct on each subject. I think that it was useful and worth the investment. The only thing I'd say they need to include in the curriculum is videos. I think that it will make the material more entertaining instead of having to read all the material. Overall, I liked it, and it prepared me well for the state and national exams.

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I liked that it was at my own pace and I found it easy to use. I thought the curriculum was fine, not too easy and not too hard. I did find it a bit frustrating because there were parts where we couldn't just skim through, we had to go through everything and read it. Make sure to pace yourself and take notes religiously, because it will help in the end. I thought overall it was good, it prepared me well, and I passed my exams on the first try.

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I liked that it was very easy to access, and it was extremely user friendly. I liked that they provided me with online tests and quizzes, that helped me retain a lot of the material. The course itself was a bit challenging due to my different fields of study, but I was able to learn the material and pass the exams. I would advise you to work to retain all the material, even if it means working at your own pace and taking longer to finish the course.

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I thought it was convenient. If you are financially tight, I'd say this is a very good option for you. The information was quite tedious only because there were many spelling mistakes throughout the material, and some of the information was inaccurate. I thought the curriculum was also a bit dry. I think if they were to add more visual aspects, it would be a bit more entertaining. Overall I thought it was OK, and it somewhat prepared me for the exams.

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I ran into a few technical issues that were frustrating when I was trying to get through the material, but overall, I enjoyed the course. The information was well presented, and most importantly, the test prep got me ready for the test.

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I thought it was good. It gave everything I needed to know, and it was very similar to the exams. I passed my exams in 45 minutes and on my first try.

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I thought it was good. I think that it might have been way too simplified than the exam actually was. I had a difficult time with some of the information because it was not covered in the test prep or curriculum. It would be a lot more helpful if they try to provide all the information on the exam so that we are prepared. I thought it was good overall.

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I genuinely liked everything about it. I was simple to use, and I felt like it gave everything I needed to know. I passed my exams in 45 minutes and passed on my first try. The whole curriculum was very easy to follow and engaging. There was no point where I lost interest. The only issue I had about the program was during the proctoring, it was very tedious, and at one point, they even had me put my cat outside. Apart from that, I thought it was a great program. I highly recommend it.

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CE Shop provided me with an excellent summary to wrap up the content for the exams. It was extremely helpful. It took longer than expected only because of the repetition of content. It was really redundant, and I think it should be reinforced. I also think that if you do choose CE Shop, be sure to put yourself on a schedule to complete it on a certain amount of time. For the most part, I thought the content was factual, relevant, and a great price.

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I like the fact I was able to get my license online at my own pace. I thought some of the material was slow and repetitive, which was actually pretty frustrating, but it actually helped retain all that information. I felt very prepared when it came to state and national exams.

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Overall, the experience is good. But a criticism that I have for it - There needs to be more real time support. Somebody I could ideally live chat with, but at least answer questions. If I'm not understanding something and have to wait for feedback 12-24hours late, it doesn't really help. Specifically this is for questions about the course content. There is support, but it's more of technical support. If I could give myself advice earlier on when I started the course, I'd say to make sure you're reviewing the content. There's a lot of content, and not all of it you're gonna need for the test, so it's very important to study the highlighted content. That's the stuff that really matters.

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When I compared it vs the in-person class, CE Shop was WAY less expensive. You also get flash cards and course outlines in addition to the course itself. The course is actually pretty funny.

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It is good. CE Shop is very user friendly, convenient, & pricing is affordable. The only improvement it needs is adjustments with the misspelling, punctuation, & repetitive content. Some advice would be to be ready for the number of hours that need to be put in, also really try to focus & retain all the information.

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It was good. I liked that I was able to pass the exams on my first try. I think the material was very accurate, relevant and it had good structure. Something that would've helped a lot was if they were willing to provide a good summary review for the state and national exam, that way if we had to reference back it would easy access for us users. Once thing that frustrated me a bit about the program, was that we had to get 100% for every quiz and activities, which was a bit annoying because we were not able to move on until the 100% was achieved. Other than that I thought the price was reasonable and it was a good program.

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I really enjoyed the fact that it was remote. All the information was right on and I even got a veteran discount. If you decide to do an online program, I recommend you put in a certain amount of time each day until you complete it. The only issue I have with this program is the follow-up education. When I wanted to recertify my license, I noticed that it was missing some of the required courses for Texas. I think they should fix that. I thought it was an excellent program, and I scored high on my licensing exams, so I highly recommend it.

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I liked it, especially the formatting and multiple choice. For anybody thinking of doing this course, make sure you're consistent and make time on your schedule to work on your courses. The price was affordable, and it was entertaining enough to stay engaged. I do recommend it.

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I liked it a lot, but I wish there were more study materials provided, I think it would be bery beneficial when it came to the exams. Every interaction with the staff was very nice, and they even let me extend my courses without an any additional fees. All in all, I thought this program was very effective. I would suggest to make sure you purchase an alternative study guide, I used Champions study guide and it was really good.

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Good option for my future and I believe it will bring me a return on my investment in the long run.

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They were great, and it was really convenient for my schedule and very informative. The only issues I had was with the proctoring, and I do believe they should improve and make it easier for prospective agents. It was really good, and I do recommend it.

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The content was very good and helpful. It's decent material, but the questions are very repetitive they could do to switch it up more.

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I like it. I have been using it for years. I like the ease of it, and that I could use it on my phone or laptop even when traveling. I always use their discounts and deals, they do help a lot, especially when I am doing my continuing education hours. The only thing I think needs an adjustment is the clarity of keeping track of the continuing education hours. It was really hard for me to keep track, and I would like if they could assist with that. Some advice for future agents is to use the discounts and download all the PDFs for future reference.

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It was great. I loved the fact that it was online. The only issue that was challenging was having to score a 100 for the exams throughout the course, but then again, I guess it's beneficial when it comes to retaining the information. I'd suggest although it might become difficult, stick with it, focus and try to complete it by a specific date. I recommend it. I passed the exams on my first try, so it's definitely effective.

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CE Shop is excellent. I love the online aspect of it all, especially since I needed that flexibility. The online support was great as well, they would respond right away, which was convenient. Overall it was a reasonable price, it wasn't too hard & it was actually really engaging. I felt 100% prepared when it came to the state exam & passed it the first time around

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It was very good, I found CE Shop to be very helpful. I have no complaints at all. I was very happy with their content and pricing. It made it worth me getting my license.

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I liked it. It was an easy platform and really did prepare me for the state exam. I think they should include an option to have it read aloud, that would be great. I recommend it, but wait until they have a sale.

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First off, I love the flexibility it provided me as far as managing my time. It was also very convenient because I can go online whenever i wanted to knock out coursework. Loved learning new things every day. Highly recommend the CE shop if you're going to do real estate school online. Great path to a potential career.

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I thought it was very meticulous and in depth. The CE shop really drills down on everything, so even though I've been in the industry for five years, I still learned a lot. It was very time consuming. There is support available to students, but I never had to use it. I recommend CE Shop for anybody who's considering online real estate courses.

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The learning modules and tests were particularly helpful in ensuring I learned and retained the material for the test. They didn't put too much pressure on you either, which was nice. I passed my real estate exam on the first try.

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I like the way they present and test the material. There are frequent tests that ensure I'm retaining the information as I go. Online classes can be boring but I thought it was okay.

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I really like the CE Shop - I've used it for the past several license renewals. Compared to the other courses out there, the CE Shop's coursework and support just seems better. The support was good when I ran into a technical error.

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I don't recommend the CE Shop - there were mistakes and typos throughout the course, not what I'd expect from a professional company. I'm just hoping that I don't have to take it over again.

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About The CE Shop

The CE Shop Inc. is a well-known online real estate school, with courses in all states and the District of Columbia.   Pre-license courses specifically are available in about 30 different states. Started in 2005 by Michael McAllister, The CE Shop is  100% online.

The CE Shop leverages interactivity to make their courses more effective & what they claim to be the industry’s most innovative.  Learners are promised “an innovative and results-driven experience.” Although we haven’t seen this certified by a third party, they report having an average pass rate of 90%. 

The CE Shop is a top contender for the best online real estate school. They have made lessons interactive and inquiry-based. You can self-pace and finish fast. It’s also a plus to have the option of trying out the courses for five days before fully committing. 

The CE Shop Course Schedule Chart Screenshot

CE Shop Courses


learn-3653430_1920Pre-licensing course:

For students looking to become a real estate agent.

Exam Prep Edge:

State exams floor many students on their first try. It’s essential to prepare well. This study tool first judges your competency. Then, it helps you go over vital topics.

Post-licensing programs and CE courses:

In most states, real estate agents renew their licenses every few years. Some states also require a “post-licensing” course within the first two years of being an agent.

License upgrade courses:

Currently offered in eight states. Sales associates can upgrade to broker licenses. Requirements vary by state – but in general, agents must have worked for at least two years full-time as sales associates to be eligible to upgrade their license.

Designations:

The CE School doesn’t offer designations and certifications directly on its platform but has partnerships with other education providers for the ABR ®, e-PRO ®, and more certifications.

Customized packages for agents with multiple licenses:

The team at CE Shop can create custom renewal packages for agents with licenses in multiple states.

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Learning experience at The CE Shop


online-4727942_1920One thing you consistently hear about real estate courses is that they are boring.  Specifically for online courses, you’re not surrounded by your peers, so no chance for camaraderie. The professor will not be interacting with you on a one-to-one basis. The CE Shop has made their courses more interesting in several ways. 

One way the CE Shop adds interactivity is through matching games, where you match definitions to their terms.  There are a good mix of content types. For instance, videos are used to explain complicated mathematical concepts.

Other highlights of the learning experience include: 

  • Courses are available on all platforms (desktop, mobile, or tablet). For instance, you can start covering a topic on your mobile and easily pick it up on your PC.
  • A dynamic table of contents displays topics you have covered and pending coursework. 
  • The “progress section” displays the percentage of the course you have completed. 
  • The “Time in Course” tool shows the time spent learning against the recommended time. 
  • Practice exams at the end of the course.  

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CE Shop Pricing


How much will you be spending at CE Shop? It depends on the course and the state.  As you’re comparing options, make sure you pick a course that has a prep-course included as part of the package.  Pass rates on the state exam are significantly higher for those who take a prep course – it’s just common sense.

Why Choose CE Shop?


 Good customer support: You’ll access support 7 days a week. Support hours on weekdays are from 7 am to 9 pm and 9 am to 6 pm on weekends.

High pass rates: Passing tests is a key objective of taking any course. The 90% pass rate is broken down further on their stats page (74% pass on the first attempt, 13% on the second attempt, and 3% on their third stab).

keyboard-597007_1920Free trial for five days: The CE Shop believes in students seeing what they are getting. You order the course by adding your payment details, but you can cancel before the trial period ends.

Discounts: Military members and their dependents qualify for up to 40%-off on CE Shop courses. The CE Shop tends to offer year-round promotions, so customers get many opportunities to pay less than the full price.

The CE Shop Exam Prep Edge Screenshot

Downsides of the CE shop


One of the major downsides of the CE shop is the lack of multiple modes of delivery. Other competitors have blended classrooms and live video streaming.

Online reviews also highlight some challenges students have experienced. Most are user-specific though, and might never apply to you. For instance, one student complained about having to wait for the instructor to be online so as to complete the Massachusetts pre-licensing course. In some reviews, learners complained about the proctor system.  Other users are not impressed with the CE Shop’s refund policies.

The CE Shop FAQs

The CE Shop is ARELLO Certified. They also work with individual state regulatory commissions to make sure they’re allowed to provide real estate education in each state in which they operate.

It really depends on the state, and how many course hours are required in that state.  

In 29 states & the District of Columbia: 

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Colorado 
  6. Delaware
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. Hawaii
  11. Illinois
  12. Indiana
  13. Kansas
  14. Kentucky
  15. Louisiana
  16. Maryland
  17. Massachusetts
  18. Michigan
  19. Minnesota
  20. Missouri
  21. New York
  22. Ohio
  23. Oregon
  24. Pennsylvania
  25. South Carolina 
  26. Tennessee
  27. Texas
  28. Utah
  29. Virginia
  30. Washington

The CE Shop is approved by 35 different state real estate commissions. They only sell courses in states in which they’re officially license or accredited. Thousands of people have successfully completed courses from them and then went on to take the pre-licensing exam.

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