Originally Posted By: bmerrell
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The law does not require 1 on 1 tutoring in module # 5 as you suggest. The state will make the determination as to how many students may be assigned to an Inspector at any one time. Would it be acceptable for several students to inspect 1 home and have 1 licensed inspector overseeing their activities? Reasonable? That it is going to be presented to the state for their determination. Each school must determine how they wish to develop and implement this aspect of the law and it will be up to the State of NY, Dept. of State to determine the level of supervision. The states intent was never for a seasoned inspector to lead a newbie around for 40 hours, since that would not be reasonable to either party. The state will determine from a host of options what each school is permitted to perform. I do not understand the 200 hours you described. If individualized attention were required, our school counsel made clear to us it would have been in the law specifically. There is always the option, however to employ more Licensed Inspectors to handle the new inspectors to meet any guidelines set forth by the state. To date, our office has received 22 resumes from Seasoned Inspectors who desire teaching at my school. These are school decisions which must be sent to the state for approval. The law also says that this module is voluntary on the part of the student. In the event the student has a licensed inspector who would supervise said activities, the newbie does not need to attend module # 5. The questions is what does supervise mean?
In NYS, Real Estate Brokerage, supervision means to take responsibility for the activities of those being supervised. After each item has been completed.
In appraising, supervision means to verify and validate the report of a new appraiser. After the appraisal has been developed and written, and then reviewed.
We will, as every other school in the state will, make a proposal to the State of New York, Dept. of State , and request an approval for this section as well as all modules. If approved, it will be posted. If they require modification, then the modified module will be resubmitted by our school for final approval.
That is why I said until all aspects of the program are approved, we will not charge any student, nor take even a deposit of any kind (meaning not 1 penny) until the state approves our program. And again, even if the program is approved in its entirety, the student can opt out of module 5 and work directly with a Licensed Inspector, and only take part in modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 with a specific school.
I will not speculate as to what the state will approve. Our staff has developed a program, reviewed by our attorney which is ready to be submitted for determination of the Dept. of State. Until it is reviewed by the Dept. of State, it would not be prudent to comment on if it will or will not be approved with or without modifications.
Modules 1,2 ,3 and 4 are a different story. These outlines are already created by the state.
That is why we do not have plans on offering the program until January. We do expect multiple students for each course, and we will not know until a person registers if they will participate in module 5 with us. We will set up a cap, all depending upon state determination.
Can't go into more specifics until the state makes a determination on our proposal. Every school is working on their own proposal, and to give a competitor our final plan on a public bb would not be a sound business decision. To this end, we will not disclose our business plan until the state makes a determination of module # 5.
We will announce to students the process when the state make their determinations. Students who register will receive a detailed outline as well as the guidelines approved by the state. To that end, each student, once we are approved will receive full disclosure. We will also post our approval on this BB, once NY State determines our classes are in compliance with state guidelines.
I have been advised not to comment on the specific copyrighted materials as to content nor delivery until approved by the state by our school attorney. This has been the policy of all NY Schools until they receive an approval. All I can make comments on is what the state has publicly disclosed to schools. I have done this in prior BB postings. They were not sent to our school as confidential.