FAQ

How do I get my insurance license?

Complete the steps below:

  • Complete 40-hour classroom course or a self-study equivalent; Sign up for classes by visiting http://www.hondros.com/programs/insurance/overview/
  • Complete fingerprint/background check; This can be done at any Hondros College of Business campus or view locations at www.fastfingerprints.com
  • Pass the state exam given by Prometric; Scheduling of the exam is done by calling 877-346-4014 or visiting www.prometric.com
  • Complete the online application at www.NIPR.com

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How do I schedule my proctor?

Scheduling to take a proctor at the campus can be done by calling 1-888-HONDROS (466-3767). Proctors are given Monday – Friday, 9-11am or 2-4pm.

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Where do I get a proctor code?

You can call Student Services at 1-888-HONDROS (466-3767) and one of our Student Services Associates will provide the proctor code.

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Where do I find the affidavit?

You will find the affidavit after you log in to take your proctor exam and click on the test. You will have the option to “download proctor forms”, this is the affidavit.

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Who can be my proctor person?

A proctor needs to be a disinterested 3rd party, someone who has nothing to gain from your test completion; Disinterested 3rd parties can almost never be family members or friends.

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Where can I find a list of class dates?

A list of upcoming class dates can be found in our digital course guide – click here!

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If I have questions, while taking the self-study, can I call Hondros with any questions about the materials I may have?

If at any time you feel uncertain of your studies, please feel free to contact a Student Services Associate at 1-888-HONDROS (466-3767.) Our associates will be able to contact content professionals and get the answers you need.

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Do I have to be fingerprinted if I’ve recently been fingerprinted for…(adoption, school, work)?

The State of Ohio Department of Insurance requires all new licensees to be fingerprinted specifically for insurance licensing.

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How do I get my real estate license?

The state of Ohio requires 120 hours of in-classroom education, followed by a State licensing exam. Additional information can be found here.

  • Hondros is the leading provider of Real Estate education in Ohio over the last 50 years; Schedules can be custom made and students can finish in as little as 3 weeks; Click here to sign up for classes.

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Do I have to have a sponsor to start the classes?

A sponsor is not needed to start Real Estate classes; however, you will need a sponsoring Broker before taking the State exam.

We can help you find a sponsoring broker! After registering for classes, come to one of our Career Nights during the start of your class session! Click here to view the Career Night schedule.

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Do you provide job placement and/or help me find a sponsor?

Every month we offer a Career Night for Real Estate Pre-Licensing students. This is aimed at helping those becoming Real Estate Sales Agents find a sponsoring Broker.

Click here to view the Career Night schedule.

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How long are my certificates good for?

Upon successful completion of your Real Estate pre-licensing classes you will be given completion certificates. These are good for ten years.

Insurance certificates are good for 180 days. If you do not pass the state exam within the 180 days, you will be required to complete the course or self-study again.

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How do I schedule my state exam?

Real Estate state exams are scheduled by calling PSI Exams at 1-800-733-9267 or by visiting their website at psiexams.com.

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Do I have to take all the classes at once?

After purchasing classes from Hondros College of Business you have 1 year to complete them.

We offer very flexible scheduling options to meet yours needs.

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Is there financial aid?

Our Real Estate courses are currently not eligible for financial aid such as PELL grants or VA funding, but we have scholarships available on our website as well as other forms of assistance by outside agencies. Click here for all the information.

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Can I use FAFSA?

FAFSA is not available for our courses. Click here for financial assistance options.

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Does the military discount extend to spouses?

Military Discounts are reserved for those who served and have a copy of their DD214 and/or military ID; If you are an immediate family member of someone who has either of these, please contact Student Services at 888-HONDROS (888-466-3767) to discuss your options.

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Why do I only have 1 time to take the CompuCram pre-assessment?

You can take the CompuCram practice tests, vocabulary reviews, and simulated exams as many times as you’d like. The initial Pre-Assessment test can only be taken once. This is for your benefit, as it gives the program a baseline of your knowledge and allows the program to evolve as your knowledge grows.

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Is the full amount due when I register or is there a payment plan?

Full payment is required at the time of purchase. Classes may be purchased individually to help lessen the upfront cost.

Click here for more information on financial assistance.

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Do I HAVE to buy the books?

It is highly recommended that books are purchased, though not required. If you purchase a package, books will be included.

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How can I reschedule my class(es)?

Once you are registered, you will be given a student account at Hondros.com that will allow you to make any changes to your schedule that you need to.

Your login name should be the email that you provided upon registration and your password is automatically default to ‘welcome’ (this can be changed once you login)

If you still have difficulty, you can call Student Services at 1-888-HONDROS (466-3767) and one of our Student Services Associates will be happy to help you.

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What is your refund policy?

Click here to view our refund policy.

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My attendance is incorrect; how do I get this fixed?

You can call Student Services at 1-888-HONDROS (466-3767) and one of our Student Services Associates will be happy to help you.

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How much does it cost to get licensed?

Fees involved with getting a real estate license include:

  • Education – $1599 (Set for Success Package – other packages are available)
  • Application – $60
  • State Exam – $63
  • Broker fees (you will need to ask your sponsoring broker about any fees they will be requiring you to pay once you become an agent)

Fees involved with getting an insurance license include:

  • Education – $289 (Career Start Package – other options are available)
  • Background check – $70 (when done at Hondros College of Business)
  • State exam – $50
  • Application – $15

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How much is the state exam?

The real estate state exam fee is $63

The Insurance state exam fee is $50

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What’s the difference between the Career Start Package and the Set for Success Package

With the Set for Success package the first 3 years of Alumni dues are waived. This is a $147 value and includes Free CE, networking events, and other alumni-only advantages!

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How long does it take to complete the courses?

Real Estate pre-licensing on Ohio requires 120 hours of in-classroom education. You can complete the program in as little as 3 weeks.

Click the links below to read the licensing requirements for each industry:

Real Estate Salesperson

Insurance

Appraisal

Mortgage Lending

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Can I get a copy of my background check?

To get a copy of your background check, contact BCI&I at 1-877-224-0043. There should be an option to request a copy.

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Do you issue a 1098-T to students?

Since we are privately, not federally, funded we do not issue the 1098-T.

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Do you offer real estate pre-licensing classes online?

Currently, the state of Ohio requires that Real Estate pre-licensing be completed in the classroom.

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I have a license in another state, what do I have to do to get an Ohio license?

You will need to contact the Ohio Dept. of Real Estate to find out what they will require of you to obtain an Ohio License. Once you find out, call Hondros College of Business and we can help you fulfill those requirements.

After you speak to the Ohio Dept. of Real Estate, you can call Student Services at 1-888-HONDROS (466-3767) and one of our Student Services Associates will be happy to help you.

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