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Policies and Procedures

About Fortune Academy

Fortune Academy is approved by the South Carolina Real Estate Commission to offer a variety of education programs. Fortune Academy’s mission is to provide high quality courses to real estate licensees in support of state-mandated education programs for licensure and ongoing professional competency.

Courses Offered

Fortune Academy offers a wide range of courses in Real Estate namely:

  • Pre-Licensing Course
  • Broker Courses
  • Property Management Courses
  • Property Manager In Charge Courses
  • Continuing Education Courses
  • Exam Preparatory Classes

These courses are further described ahead in this play book

Locations

Fortune Academy is providing Real Estate Education across multiple locations in South Carolina. We are currently providing in-class classes across 12 locations and have partnered up with major schools in terms of providing Real Estate Education.

  • Aiken
  • Beaufort/Bluffton
  • Charleston
  • Florence
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Orangeburg
  • Spartanburg
  • Columbia
  • Columbia

3.Types of Classes

Fortune Academy is currently offering three types of classroom environments

  • In-class Physical Classroom
  • Online Virtual Instructor-Led Classrooms
  • Online Self-Paced classes

Policies and Procedures (New)

  1. Online Virtual Instructor-Led Training (Zoom Classes) Student Expectations.
    • To be successful in a Virtual Instructor Led Training class, students must be comfortable using their own computer and working on the Internet.
    • Students must have an active email address. Students should expect to spend the same number of hours in the Virtual Instructor Led Training Class as in an actual classroom.
    • 100% attendance is required. Missed sessions will need to be made-up in a future class before the course exam can be administered. There is a $25 fee per session being made up
    • If a course exam is required, students must successfully pass the exam to pass the course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • The sessions are interactive and you will be required to answer questions when called on by the instructor
    • If a student fails a course exam, one (1) additional attempt is allowed at no charge. If a student fails the exam twice, you will be
      required to audit the class and/or portion failed before taking the exam a third time.
    • All classes must be completed within six (6) months. No exceptions. This includes session make ups, retesting, and auditing. If a textbook is updated during this time, students may be required to purchase a new textbook.
    • Online exams are conducted via Google Classrooms. Students are expected to be logged-in and ready to join the exam in order to
      start exam on-time. All instructions will be shared via email.
    • Certificates are sent within 5 working days of course completion/ passing exam.
    • Certificate re-printing is allowed. It takes up to 15 working days to send it. There is a $25 fee
  2. Physical In-Class Training (Location Classes) Student Expectations
    • Masks are mandatory until further notice.
    • We have cleaned and disinfected all buildings, installed hand sanitizer stations across all campuses, purchased antiseptic wipes so that our team can clean desks and surfaces between each user and posted signage to remind everyone to practice good hygiene, social distancing and other safety precautions.
    • Due to maintaining social-distancing guidelines, each classroom size variates as per space between desks.
    • 100% attendance is required. Missed sessions will need to be made-up in a future class before the course exam can be administered. There is a $25 fee per session being made up.
    • If a course exam is required, students must successfully pass the exam to pass the course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • The sessions are interactive and you will be required to answer questions when called on by the instructor.
    • If a student fails a course exam, one (1) additional attempt is allowed at no charge. If a student fails the exam twice, you will be
      required to audit the class and/or portion failed before taking the exam a third time.
    • All classes must be completed within six (6) months. No exceptions. This includes session make ups, retesting, and auditing. If a textbook is updated during this time, students may be required to purchase a new textbook.
    • Certificates are provided immediately after class completion / passing exam.
    • Certificate re-issue is allowed. It takes up to 15 working days to send it. There is a $25 fee.

Admission

Students enrolling into South Carolina Real Estate classes must be 18 years of age and must be a high school graduate or the recipient of a certificate of equivalency (GED). Your registration is contingent upon verification and valid payment and confirmation of no other past or outstanding debts or restrictions.

Grading

The test grading for the First Year Sales and Broker B Exam is based on a multiple choice Exam on General Real Estate Information, along with a multiple choice Exam based on South Carolina state laws. The Property Management Course test consists of one exam with multiple-choice questions. On each portion of all Exams 75% is a passing grade and 74% is failing. Should you fail any academy Exam, we will give ONLY ONE make-up Exam at no charge. Should you fail the make-up Exam you will be required to begin the class again. All MCE & Broker A classes are graded on the student participating 100% in all class activities. Fortune Academy may offer courses other than these mentioned to which these rules may not apply.

Tuition

Tuition can be paid by check, money order, credit card or cash and is due at the time of registration.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Refund/cancellation requests will be accepted up to 3 business days before class starts. Persons withdrawing 3 business day before the course begins will receive a 100% refund of the course fees with a deduction of $25 against bank charges. Refunds will not be processed for persons who have attended any portion of the course. Refunds will be made within 20 business days of request. If changes are requested within 1 business day before class, fees may be transferred to another class. In the case of an emergency and class is canceled abruptly a refund will be offered and the class will be re-scheduled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

This academy is an EQUAL OPPORUNITY academy complying with all local, state and Federal laws.

ATTENDANCE

The South Carolina Real Estate Commission and Fortune Academy require that you attend ALL SESSIONS before you can take the Fortune exam and earn a certificate. Hours per class are as follows: First Year Pre-License: 60 hours, Advanced Real Estate: 30 hours, Broker A/B: 30 hours each, Property Management: 30 hours. NO PARTIAL CREDIT will be given for any class. If a student misses any part of a session or more than one session, the session, or those sessions missed can be made up at a future regularly scheduled class. A fee of $25.00 PER SESSION within 6 months or FULL CHARGES will be collected again. If for any reason a class cannot be held as scheduled, students will be notified, and a make-up class will be held as soon as practical. If for some reason a class is cancelled after it starts, students will be eligible to attend the next scheduled class at no additional charge. All students are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner. All students are expected to be properly groomed and maintain a professional attitude; no disruptive behavior or threats of physical violence will be tolerated. If after two warnings offensive behavior continues the student may be expelled from the class at the discretion of the instructor and will forfeit all fees paid for the class. Fortune Academy has a zero tolerance for cheating. Students caught cheating will be expelled and forfeit all fees paid for the class.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY

As a participant in this class, I, the STUDENT, hereby waive any claim or prospective claim of liability against Fortune Academy of Real Estate (360training.com, Inc.), and/or Fortune Academy, their employees and agents, with respect to any injuries, illness, damage or death occurring to myself while participating in, or as a result of participation in, any and all classes or related activities. I further agree to indemnify and to hold Fortune Academy of Real Estate (360training.com, Inc.), and/or Fortune Academy as well as all members of its staff whether contracted or employed, free and harmless from any injury, illness, loss, liability damage, cost, or expense which they may incur as a result of any injury that I may sustain while participating in said activity.

CERTIFICATES

Only one original certificate is issued. Replacement Certificates are $20.00 each. This agreement is a legally binding contract between the student and Academy. A copy is being given to the Student, according to STATE LAW.

CONTACT POLICY

By registering and entering your email address & phone number you agree to be contacted both by email & phone

System Requirements (For Online Class / Exam)

  • Laptop or desktop computer, webcam, microphone, and strong internet connection.
  • Phones and Tablets are not allowed.

Course Materials

  • Students will be provided access to course materials, including the course eBook and printable workbook if available, one (1) business day before the class start date. Textbooks and exam prep books may be purchased individually. There are no refunds for textbooks or exam prep books.

Technical Support

  • Technical Support is available for all registered students from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday-Friday by calling (800) 922-2245 or by emailing info@fortuneacademy.com