Coronavirus Update

At this time, there are no presumptive cases of the virus within REMIC.
  • REMIC is pleased to announce that we have provided over 1,000 online exams to our students.  The process has had some challenges, but we’ve worked hard to provide a sustainable solution for our students and are pleased to report that our students are giving great feedback on this innovative examination process.
  • We have record numbers of students attending our live webcast courses.  Details can be found at https://www.remic.ca/live-webcast-registration/
  • We are reviewing in class protocols and will announce when in class courses will resume.  That decision will be science based with our students’ and staff’s safety our first priority.
  • Further updates will be posted here as they are announced
At this time, there are no presumptive cases of the virus within REMIC.
Students First: What REMIC is doing

REMIC CREATES 100K COVID-19 RELIEF FUND TO ASSIST STUDENTS WITH ONLINE PROCTORED EXAM FEES DURING PANDEMIC

REMIC commits up to 100K to cover costs associated with online exams, transfer fees to live webinars from in-class options that are no longer available, and other service fees that would otherwise apply to ensure student success in this difficult time.

Toronto, May 12, 2020

Today, after working with regulators and industry, financial services educator REMIC announced that it has contracted Examity, a highly rated online proctoring service, to provide online examinations to its students.  “This step is vital to our students’ ability to start their new careers,” said REMIC President Joe White.

With over 2,000 students eligible to write final exams, REMIC has created the COVID-19 Relief Fund, covering 100% of the proctoring fee charged by Examity, to ensure that every REMIC student affected by the pandemic has access to this service.

“We pride ourselves on delivering fanatical service in our commitment to our students’ success,” said White.  “After waiving extension fees and moving all of our in-class students to live webinar courses as of March, this was the next, and most impactful step,” said White.

Cain Daniel, REMIC’s VP of Education and Strategic Partnerships, believes that this is the right thing to do for students who are impacted by the pandemic, and hopes that the entire industry follows suit.  “Changing careers can be exciting, but it’s also stressful; doubly so during these trying times as students have been forced to wait to write their final exam.  This initiative addresses some of that stress, and hopefully makes our students’ lives a little bit better.”

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April 28, 2020 @ 08:39 pm

As the leader in in-class and online mortgage education, REMIC is committed to providing all of our students with a safe learning environment.

In light of growing, well founded concerns about the virus, and the importance of social distancing in the fight to contain it, all courses will be conducted virtually.

  • Our offices are closed.  Please do not go to any of our locations as you can not be assisted in person.
  • If you have any concerns, questions, etc. please call 877.447.3642 or use our live help.

Examinations – online exams are expected to be available in the first week of June – updates to follow

  • Online proctored examinations will be an option in June.
  • Students will be updated via email.  If you are a REMIC student please wait for notification by email and in your online course for specific details on booking an exam.
  • REMIC worked hard to find a solution for its thousands of students who qualify to write their mortgage agent licensing exam but are unable to do so due to in-person restrictions.
  • The chosen solution meets REMIC’s rigorous standards of exam security and ensure the ongoing integrity of the educational component of the licensing process.
Free Extensions and Course Transfers
  • If you do not wish to participate in the virtual classes, REMIC will grant you an extension to when in-class courses resume, and/or one course transfer to another in-class course of your choosing (space permitting).
  • If you wish to cancel an exam that you have registered with through another college or university you will have to contact them to do so and see if they will refund you their examination fee.

All of us at REMIC remain committed to providing you a safe learning environment and look forward to continue transforming students into successful entrepreneurs.

See the following links for updates on the coronavirus.

Toronto: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/

Ontario: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Sincerely,

Joseph White, President

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36 Comments

  • Utkarsh Choudhary Reply

    Hello Joe/Team,

    Just finished writing the RMAC exam from the comforts of my home using Examity, and now waiting for the final grade to arrive. The course content is well-structured and is very informative. Thank you for facilitating the course and exam!

    • Joseph White Reply

      Thanks for the great feedback, Utkarsh! All the best in your new career! Cheers, Joe

  • Chelsea Reply

    Hi, with the new exams being done with Examity, how long does it take to know your grade?

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi, it is typically 3 business days after the day you write the exam. Once entered, you’ll receive a confirmation from REMIC that your grade is now available. If you have any questions on this please feel free to use our livechat on remic.ca or call us at 877.447.3642 or email support@remic.ca.
      Cheers,
      Joe

  • Charmi Reply

    Hi there,

    Currently, I am enrolled in mortgage agent course with REMIC. I reached out to offline help to inquire about booking an exam date. It’s been 2 days and I haven’t received any update.
    It would be great help if you can let me know the steps to book exam online.

    Thank you

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi, sorry you’re having trouble connecting. In your course there is a section entitled Exam Booking. Just click on it and follow the instructions. Cheers,
      Joe

  • Neeru Reply

    Hello

    What are requirements to give online exams, what we need to know. Please advise.

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi, for the mortgage program the process to book the online exam is in the section entitled exam booking in your course. If you’re referring to the HLLQP then you have to contact Durham College directly as they administer that exam.

  • marc Reply

    Hello

    When is the deadline to book and write the online exam?

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi Marc,
      Are you referring to the mortgage agent course? You can book the exam within your course. You have to write your exam before your course expires.
      Cheers,
      Joe

  • William Reply

    I would like to have the l latest information of the provincial exam when is going to be happening and they should follow up like the Colleges and Universities doing the exam online for the provinces exams

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi,
      HLLQP provincial licensing exams are administered by Durham College, not REMIC. REMIC’s certification exams are already online. For information on Durham’s exams, please visit https://ssbp.mycampus.ca/apex/f?p=440:210
      All the best!
      Joe White

  • Paul Reply

    Hello is the Examity exam ready for HLLQP students to do online?
    Thanks
    Paul

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi,
      HLLQP provincial licensing exams are administered by Durham College, not REMIC. REMIC’s certification exams are already online. For information on Durham’s exams, please visit https://ssbp.mycampus.ca/apex/f?p=440:210
      All the best!
      Joe White

  • Tristan Tyson Reply

    Hi there,

    I noticed that this mentions mortgage online exams, but does this include HLLQP as well?

  • Simin Sadeghi Reply

    Hi, I register for mortgage agent in class course ,
    I just want to know do I have an on line exam
    Please let me know , because I all ready picked up books from remic office

    Thanks again

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi,
      Yes, there will be an online exam option beginning at the end of the month. Please check in your course for details. Enjoy the course!

  • Amir Reply

    I emailed FSRA about webcam proctored exams. Their response was:

    “I understand that due to COVID-19, in person exams may not be an option. FSRA does not conduct the exams and has been deferring all requests such as your to the exam providers. I am aware that some Mortgage Agent Education providers are exploring webcam proctored exams. That is a viable option at this time. REMIC should be able to offer guidance on this matter.”

    FSRA states that online proctored exams are a viable option. Are you working toward this? When do you think it will become an option?

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi Amir,
      FSRA is working hard on a solution to this, but we don’t have the ability to arbitrarily change the exam format without their consent. We have solutions that we’ve suggested to FSRA, and as of today, they are still being reviewed. We’ll let you know as soon as FSRA advises us.
      Stay safe,
      Joe

  • D Reply

    Will an extension be given for the 6 month mark Mortgage Agent course? My 6 month’s is almost up and my exam was booked for April.

    Regards,

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi,
      Yes, we are providing free extensions for students whose courses are expiring during the pandemic. You’ll receive a notice by email.
      Stay safe!
      Joe White

      • Ji Zhang Reply

        Hi Joe, I haven’t received the email notice for course extension. My course expires on May 3 while I just rescheduled the exam on June 8. Is there a link to apply for free extension? thanks

        • Joseph White Reply

          Hi,
          Please email support@remic.ca, however we will be automatically extending courses at no charge in the next few days.
          Stay safe,
          Joe

  • Adeel Reply

    Hi. Can’t there be a possibility of online exam?

    • Joseph White Reply

      The regulator requires this licensing exam to be done in person.

      • Domenic Reply

        Has any consideration been given to the possibility of an online proctored exam, supervised via webcam and mic?

        • Joseph White Reply

          Hi,
          Currently exams must be done in class. We are in discussions with the regulator to determine the viability of online proctored exams.
          Joe

  • Chris Reply

    Hi Joseph,
    Are there any options for mortgage agent exams at this time? I’d like to finish the course and book an exam ASAP.
    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi Chris,
      Unfortunately not at this time. We will update students when we get the okay from the regulator.
      Stay safe,
      Joe

  • courtney Reply

    My exam is schedule for April 13th and in light of all the developments we have been experiencing I would like to switch to a date later in May or 1st week of June. How do I go about doing this.

    Courtney Carroll

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi,
      All exams are postponed and we are not booking future dates until we know when they are going to be back up. We will notify you then and will be holding daily exams to give everyone an opportunity to catch up.
      Stay safe,
      Joe White

  • justin Reply

    What is the status of the April 3rd exam?

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi,
      All in person exams are postponed until further notice. We will update you once that changes. You can also refer to the notices on our website and in your course.
      Stay safe!
      Joe White

  • Catriona Katrina Davidson Reply

    I have had to book all 4 Life Insurance Agent Provincial Exams all on the same day (April 9th, 2020) at The Rostie Group because that was all that was available to comply with your criteria. I will definitely need your help with the free work shop you offer following receipt of Certification after completing your course. Please let me know your availability for this course and l really hope you have something available at least a week before April 9th or sooner. If your classes are still remaining closed will you offer the free course online that l can attend? Please let me know. Stay safe and coronvirus free.

    Kindest regards,
    Catriona Katrina Davidson
    905 952-7215

    • Joseph White Reply

      Hi,
      The provincial exam criteria is set by the regulator, not REMIC. I’m not familiar with the Rostie Group. Provincial exams are booked through Durham College.
      Please refer to the exam booking policies in your course or call us at 877.447.3642 or email support@remic.a
      Joe

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