Online Cohort Course FAQ

Q: How long does a typical cohort course last?

A:  Chapters are released on a weekly basis with 2 additional weeks to take the final exam. Total time for an IAAO course is typically 6 weeks.

Q: How may I contact the instructor?

A: You may e-mail the instructor any questions you have. The instructor also may hold “office hours” for live response to your questions and concerns. Please note the specified times and days. 

Q: How much does the course cost?

A: $499 for IAAO Members , $725 for Non-Members

Q: What do I need to use ProctorFree?          

A: You will need a built-in or external webcam, a quiet/private environment, and a reliable internet connection.
Also required is a photo I.D., calculator, and scratch paper. You will be asked to show these items at the start of your exam. 

Q: How long does it take to finish a course exam?

A: There is a 3.5 hour time limit, however most students finish the test in a 60-90 minute time frame.

Q: When will I receive my results?

A: After you complete an exam, your exam video is analyzed by ProctorFree and then sent to IAAO for review. You will receive your score and certificate via email within 3 business days after completion.

Q: Can I use notes, books, or reference materials during the test?

A: These materials are prohibited.

Q: What if I can’t finish the class, can I get an extension?

A: There are no extensions for cohort courses. Cohort grouping means that all participants of the cohort advance together, just as they would in a classroom. The assigned instructor/facilitator is available for only the designated six weeks.

Q: Can I cancel/drop the course

A: Please review the cancellation policy

Q: Can I finish early? 

A: The format of the course allows you to the access the course exam at the end of the 4th week. At that time, you may take the exam, thus allowing you to complete the course and exam before the full 6 weeks.

Q: How long do I have access to the material?

A: Course material is available until the final exam expires on the final day of the course.

Q: How do I know if I passed the test?

A:  After the IAAO reviews your ProctorFree video, you will receive a certificate and official notice via e-mail.

Q: What happens if I don’t pass the test?

A: After you receive official confirmation of your exam grade, you can apply to retake the exam. This must take place within 45 days of the original exam availability date.

Q: How much does it cost to re-take the final exam?

A: $150