Who Accredits the Accreditors?

That’s the question I have this morning after enduring one of the more mindless online continuing ed courses I’ve been subjected to (yeah, I picked it — based on a totally misrepresentative course description).

Practically every other paragraph, the course interrupted the presentation with inane “review” quizzes with questions like the one below (I’m exaggerating only a smidgen — promise):

An increasing supply of homes for sale will have the following effect on prices:

A. Increase them.
B. Decrease them.
C. Both.
D. Neither.


New this year:  an online timer that makes sure you stare at the screen the requisite number of hours.

What would make more sense?

Something more akin to driver ed or flight school, where you demonstrate (continuing) proficiency by performing the skills actually called for by the corresponding activity.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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