Continuing Education- Beware the Armstrong Courses

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Continuing Education- Beware the Armstrong Courses

Postby John Cruet » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:55 pm

The test modules, run on Java applets, are malfunctioning. I took two courses, and neither one of these courses would advance me to the next question.

I have contacted the webmaster of this malfunction.

If I don't get a response from Armstrong, I am going dir3ectly to the AIA Continuing Education with this problem. :evil:
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Postby John Cruet » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:17 pm

What Armstrong is doing is responding to such emails by emailing course takers a hard copy of the exam.

Once received, you can circle the right choices, then fax it back to a specific person at Armstrong.

Of course, you get to pay the cost of a long distance call in the process :roll: :?
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Postby phansford » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:51 pm

John,

Other than the problems you are having with the on-line exam. Are the CE courses worthwhile?
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Postby John Cruet » Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:04 pm

phansford wrote:John,

Other than the problems you are having with the on-line exam. Are the CE courses worthwhile?


The ones offered by the construction industry are worthwhile and have surprisingly little pitch about their product. What's nice about them is that they only cost you your time. You don't have to pay upwards of about $50 per learning unit to take one.

I've yet to take the online courses the AIA offers. those cost about $50 per learning unit for AIA members.

I also like the "lunch and learn" courses as well. Those are usually given by manufacturers representatives, are usually free, and you get lunch and 1 to 1 1/2 learning units.
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Postby phansford » Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:15 pm

Thanks.

I am working my way through one of the NCARB monographs. My first. that will give me 10 CE's that can be reported to the states having CE requirements.
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Postby Donald » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:29 pm

For those who are clients of Victor O Schinnerer with their liability insurance policy, they offer free CE tests for credits online at: www.PlanetRiskManagement.com.
Here you will find links to basic course information, continuing education credits, the study modules and enrollment testing.

Enrollment is easy and the tests while challenging are open book, well written, informative, easy to use and the information is a good foundation to refreshing you on contractural issues regarding risk management etc.
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