The CE Shop

Pricing

The CE Shop's pricing varies widely by state. Check below for more information.

Course NameCost
Online Salesperson pre-licensing$325-$425 (click below for current pricing)
Online Broker pre-licensing$525 (click below for current pricing)
Online Post-license$199 (click below for current pricing)
Continuing education$20 (click below for current pricing)

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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 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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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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Test prep from CE Shop was OK. I thought that it was way too simplified and was missing a lot of useful information. I think they also should've included more formulas for practice and had their questions rewritten to get across the overall concept of things. I'd really suggest getting outside material for the state and national exam because this test prep didn't really help prepare.

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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 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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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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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 was easy to do and convenient. It does have a lot of information, so you'll need to take your time, focus, and do what you need to do. Technical support was great, there was one time that I had a problem, and when I reached out, they fixed the issues within an hour. They were great, and pricing was very affordable. I have been recommending it to other potential real estate agents.

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It's very flexible. You can be on it as much as you want, as long as you want, and whenever you want, which is great. If you do decide to go with CE Shop or other online schools, I'd suggest you work on the courses at a specific time and date. That way, you finish quickly before the courses expire. In other words, try to get it done a fast as possible. I did think the curriculum was good, but I think more video interaction would be better for future agents. It's the most affordable online program, and I highly recommend it

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I really liked the CE shop! It was online, which was very convenient, and it was very intuitive! It is very informative & entertaining. Technical support is also helpful. I did run into a few questions and technical issues, but they would respond right away & get those issues taken care of. The pricing is great. Because of this class, I was able to pass my exams on the first try.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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I enjoyed the CE Shop. It was very informative. Be prepared for a lot of online reading. They do give good, detailed instructions. I'm still waiting to sit for the actual exam, and as soon as I successfully complete it, I'll be looking for a brokerage.

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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 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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About

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. 

 

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.

 

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.  

 

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.

 

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.

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