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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
The new, online courses were fantastic! Rigorous, informative, and providing a wealth of knowledge—Novalis delivered on Continuing Education. Thank you.
I have been using Novalis for 3 years and will…as long as I am licensed. Their online self-study options are easy to navigate and discuss practical information that actually pertains to my field. Even during the pandemic, …“online proctoring”…made the testing process easy and safe. If you are looking for a straightforward, time-saving method to renew your license—Novalis is a must!
I am so pleased I chose Novalis for the CE classes to maintain my auctioneer's license. As a relatively new auctioneer, this is the first time I've taken CE classes and I was extremely nervous, especially [with] the pandemic…. Novalis was excellent in their communications—every email or phone call was promptly returned and all of my concerns and questions were addressed….
…In light of the pandemic, [Novalis] made changes that were very helpful, such as Zoom proctoring and more online courses. I appreciated SO much the encouragement and thorough advice I received; I am well equipped to successfully complete my CE requirements. Many thanks to Sue…for [going] above and beyond to make me feel heard and reassured and confident as I work towards finishing my classes.
I think this new format of the classes and the proctor exam was real good. It saved me a lot of time, and I was able to complete it all within a week. Well worth it.
I enjoyed Novalis Learning’s online CE course offerings for licensed auctioneers. The instructors covered a lot of ground, and the study materials were very informative. And following the coursework, the online proctored exams were quite user-friendly. I would highly recommend Novalis to other Illinois-licensed auctioneers.
I wanted to mention the auctioneer CE course I have just finished. To say that I was impressed would be an understatement. The course was well thought out... relevant to the auction business. Being a presenter of sales techniques for over 28 years..., I recognize...expertise to present...with a level of knowledge that is necessary for learning. I have enjoyed using Novalis for many years now for my Continuing Education requirements and have found you are the people to go to for this need. Sue has done an outstanding job.... All I can suggest is keep up the great work.
Terrific: Not everything applied to me as an auctioneer of a large auction house, but everything was informative and enjoyable. See you in two years.
Due to my busy schedule and work, this is a very good way to keep up my schooling to receive my auctioneer’s license and to do the home study courses.
Novalis does a great job. Always patient with me. Always accommodating and go out of their way to make getting my continuing ed done before the deadline. Sue is very professional.
If you have to take continuing education (and I do), Novalis is the best that I have found.
COVID UPDATE – Bloomington Classroom Sessions Cancelled
2020 COVID-19 NOTICE
UPDATE: Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Illinois, along with the state’s more restrictive rules for gatherings, our continuing education courses scheduled for December 1st and 2nd have been cancelled. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but after consulting with several health experts, we believe that the health and safety of both the students and our employees must be the top priority in this time of uncertainty. If you have already enrolled in these classes, please contact the Novalis office for other alternatives (Online and/or Home Study) that you can select to obtain your 12 hours of C.E.
NEW! Novalis Online Distance Learning Courses
Novalis Learning now offers our Distance Learning courses online, so it’s easier for you to complete your training on your schedule! Online courses include new topics—Charitable Auctions and Marketing the Auction Business—in addition to the sexual harassment prevention training that is now required by the state of Illinois. Our four Distance Learning courses will allow you to meet the 12-hour total CE requirement for renewing your license by December 31st of 2020.
NEW! Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Effective January 1, 2020, all professionals licensed by the state must take one hour of sexual harassment prevention training as part of their continuing education. This training must take place in either a classroom setting or online. Novalis has combined this topic with Ethics and is offering it as a 3-hour mandatory course by these two delivery methods—see our course categories below.
For a fee, you can now take your proctored exam online, making it easier and more convenient to renew your Illinois auctioneer license. Simply purchase the number of proctored exams you need, coordinate a convenient time with a Novalis proctor, and take the test(s) required for your license renewal. To sign up for this service, please click here. Note that you are not required to use this service and you can still use an “in-person” proctor, if that is more convenient.
Distance Learning — Online
Our distance learning offerings include the newly mandated “Sexual Harassment Prevention Training,” which we have combined with the “Ethics” topic for a 3-hour mandatory course. We also have the nine additional hours you need to meet the 12-hour CE requirement necessary to renew your license before December 31, 2020. Use online learning to complete your training on a schedule and at a pace that’s convenient for you!
Home Study — Booklets
Do you want an alternative to taking continuing education courses in the classroom?
Our Home Study program is an easy and convenient way to earn 9 of the 12 hours of CE that you need to renew your license before December 31, 2020. As mandated by the state this year, the final 3-hour course (Ethics and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training) must be taken either in a classroom setting or online, both of which Novalis will be offering during the year.
Online Proctored Exams
Our online proctored exams make it easy and convenient to fulfill the continuing education requirements for your Illinois auctioneer license from the safety of your own home or office. Just purchase the proctored exams you need, coordinate a convenient time with a Novalis proctor, and take the test(s) required for your license renewal. Please don’t wait until December 31 to schedule your exams as there may not be any time slots available.