Any person may register for an Earth Advantage Institute course, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, or physical characteristics. Participants who would like to receive clock hours for continuing education or earn an Earth Advantage Institute professional designation must meet the prerequisites and requirements listed for each specific course. To register for a course or event, complete and submit the online registration at http://www.earthadvantage.com or call 503.968.7160 ext. 18. Please submit credit card payment at time of registration or call 503.968.7160 ext. 18 to pay by cash or check.
Attendance Requirements, Leaves, Absences, Makeup Work, and Tardiness
Participants seeking continuing education credit or professional certification must attend 100% of a given course in order to receive credit for that course. Participants must sign in at the beginning of each class and sign out at the end of each class day and will only receive clock hours for continuing education for actual course attendance. The instructor’s name will be listed on each attendance sheet. All attendance records for the course will be kept by Earth Advantage Institute for a minimum of seven years. For certification courses, if a participant is unable to attend the full course, he or she may attend any future offering of that course within a 24-month period to make up the portion of the class that was missed. Continuing education credits and professional designation will not be issued until attendance and course requirements have been met.
Standards of Progress
In addition to meeting attendance requirements, participants seeking an Earth Advantage Institute professional designation through a certification course must successfully complete a certification exam. Please see individual certification course descriptions for details.
Certificate of Completion for Certification Courses
Participants will be emailed or sent a certificate of completion that will include the participant’s name, course name, course completion date, clock hours, and signature of the school administrator. Participants may request replacement certificates from Earth Advantage Institute for a $5 fee.
Participants needing documentation of clock hours should notify an EAI staff member upon course check in to ensure that a certificate of continuing education is available at the end of the course. Participants may request replacement certificates from Earth Advantage Institute for a $5 fee.
It is the policy of Earth Advantage Institute to make every effort to reasonably accommodate participants with documented disabilities who have special needs. Participants are encouraged to contact Earth Advantage Institute prior to the start of the course to request special accommodations, including but not limited to accessibility, modification of assignments, or accommodations needed during testing. The Earth Advantage Institute National Center is an accessible facility. Earth Advantage Institute will make every effort possible to provide courses delivered in other locations in accessible facilities. A number of Earth Advantage Institute courses involve site visits to green homes. Participants should wear footwear that is appropriate for construction sites, and should notify staff at least two (2) business days before a scheduled course if accommodations are needed for accessibility.
Course Scheduling Policy
Earth Advantage Institute will not offer more than eight (8) hours of classroom instruction in any given day and appropriate breaks will be given to participants each day. Breaks will include one 10-15 minute break every two (2) hours and a one (1) hour lunch break every four (4) hours of classroom time.
Instructor Qualification Policy
Instructors for the course shall have a minimum of: a) Three years of experience directly related to the subject matter being taught; or b) A baccalaureate or higher degree in a field directly related to the subject matter being taught; or c) Three years of teaching experience in the subject matter being taught; or d) A combination of education and experience equivalent to (a), (b), or (c) of this section.
Causes for Dismissal and Conditions for Readmission
Participants will be dismissed for failure to cooperate with the course instructor or Earth Advantage Institute staff, or for creating undue disruptions in class. Participants will also be dismissed for falsifying registration forms or any certificates of completion for clock hours or professional designation. Dismissed participants seeking readmission must submit a written request to the administrator; requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Any state licensing representative will be provided a space to audit the course at no cost to the individual. The auditor will be permitted to review course records appropriate to the course offering. No credit hours will be awarded to an auditing participant.
This school is approved in Washington under chapter 18.85 RCW; inquiries regarding this or any other real estate school may be made to: Washington State Department of Licensing, Real Estate Program, P.O. Box 9015, Olympia, WA 98507-9015.