Anyone registering with Advocis for the LLQP this month has probably been asked the question “would you prefer to take the paper based or online course?”
You might be wondering what that means? What’s the difference? What will be better for you?
Let me try to help you out, and please, if you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Okay, I am going to come clean right now, this post is not going to debate the different advantages to online or paper, I strongly recommend that you get started with the online course. It is an excellent, user friendly product, and adds flexibility to your studying and certification exam.
LLQP Online Course:
Advocis online LLQP was released on July 8. 2013. Advocis has built in a transition period from July 8- August 12, in which students can chose whether they would prefer to do the paper based course or online course. After August 13, all students will be enrolling in the online LLQP course.
The online course includes all of the same material that was in the books, including module quizzes and case studies, but is now in a more accessible, integrated, online format. It is optimized to be compatible with any type of screen, so you can study for you insurance licensing on your computer, tablet, phone, etc.
If you feel like you can study better from a book, you can still order a hard copy for $50 (plus tax and shipping). The book will contain only the content, ie. all of the modules, but will not contain the quizzes and case studies. That’s okay, because you still have access to the same online platform and can practice your quizzes there.
Taking the online quizzes is going to be good practice, not only to test yourself, but to get used to the online test taking process – this is the same format in which you will take you Advocis certification exam.
I understand that not everyone feels comfortable on computers, but have no fear; this course offers you ample opportunity to practice taking online quizzes before you have to take the certification.
LLQP Certification Exams:
The online certification exam is divided into two sessions of 2 hours and 70 multiple choice questions each. The paper based exam was originally one 4 hour session with 140 multiple choice questions. The online cert can be taken at your convenience, without a proctor.
You will receive an aggregate score within an hour of completing your second certification exam.
I think the flexibility in taking the certification and the immediacy in the results are in and of themselves enough reason to get the online course. Before, you would have to call Advocis to schedule an exam, show up early in the morning or in the evening (depending on the location), show various forms of ID, familiarize yourself with the location, write for 4 hours, then wait a week to get the results.
This online business is so easy!
Again, this is only a temporary problem. Come August 13, everyone will be taking their exam online. But I know there are some of you who are currently registering and wondering what it’s all about. I hope this helps!