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Instructions for taking a CPE course

Our courses have been designed to be easy to take and completely menu driven.

You most likely won't need these detailed instructions!

To print these instructions, click on the | Print | link next to the page title.

Step 1 - Register
  • Go to the CPE Course List
  • Click Add to Cart to enroll in a course
    • You may need to click "add to cart" again in the pop up window

      How to add to cart and checkout
  • Checkout now
  • Log in (or create new user ID if you are a new student) to complete enrollment
    (Click here if you've forgotten your User ID or password , or call us if your email address has changed and we'll retrieve it for you)
  • Enter credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
  • Click Complete Enrollment
NEW USERS:

After you click on Add to Cart and Checkout Now

  • Select the button for "I do not have an account with FunCPE"
  • Enter a user name and password 
  • Enter your name/address/license information
  • Click on the "Submit" button
  • Proceed with registration

No credit card information required to take the free course.

You will receive an emailed receipt confirming your purchase and including a link to login to the course

Note: we also accept registration by phone or mail.

Step 2 - Log in
  • After completing your checkout, you will see a confirmation page containing a link:
    Click here to Login
  • Once you login, you will see a list of courses you are enrolled in.
    Click on Launch next to the course you wish to take
  • At any time you can login by clicking on the Student Login from any page, in the top right hand corner of the screen. When you login, you can view the courses you have enrolled in.
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Step 3 - Take the course

The course is completely menu driven and will contain the following steps:

  • Step 1:  How to obtain course materials
  • Step 2:  Print or view the exam (optional)
  • Step 3:  Complete the review questions
  • Step 4:  Complete the final exam
  • Print or view the study guide/outline

This screenshot shows where to click, once you login, to access the exams:

How to take the exams

Courses and exams may be stopped and re-started as many times as you wish, with no loss of answers. When you are taking an exam, simply advance to the next page of the exam to save your answers.

All courses include a Review Questions exam that must be taken prior to starting the Final Exam. You do not have to pass the Review Questions exam, you need only attempt the exam and submit it, in order to progress to the Final Exam.

You must answer 70% of the questions correctly on the Final Exam in order to pass.

Step 4 - Submit your exam
  • At the end of the exam, click on Submit exam
    The system asks "Are you sure?"
    Click on "yes"
  • Your grade will be displayed instantly on screen
  • If you submitted a Review Questions exam, you do not need to achieve a passing score to advance to the Final Exam.
  • If you passed the final exam, you will receive your certificate of completion by email within minutes

If you did not pass the final exam, you can take the exam again--as many times as you need to (there is no charge to re-take an exam).

If you don't receive your Certificate of Completion promptly, you can easily retrieve a copy (at any time). Here are some screenshots that walk you through getting your certificate copy.

You may not receive the certificate of completion by email if your email address was mis-typed, your mailbox is full or a spam filter has filtered out the email (check your spam or junk mail folder if you have one).

Supplemental Information

How to obtain your course materials

All FunCPE book courses are "exam only" so you will need to obtain the course book separately. We do not sell/ship books or materials--this makes your CPE more affordable, because you get your books (for book courses) anywhere you want.

The course listing indicates whether the course uses Online Materials (this means the materials are included in the price and are available once you enroll and login to the course) or Books (which must be obtained separately).

 for each course will have detailed instructions on how to obtain the appropriate study materials for the course, including book edition information, links to amazon.com, links to the PDF documents, etc.


Online Materials

  • After logging into the course system, click on the link to Course Materials to view and/or print the materials.
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the PDF file
  • Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Book Courses

  • If the course uses a book, there will be a link to amazon.com
  • To save money, consider looking at Amazon's used books (we have seen some of our selections available for as little as $1.00)
  • Alternatively, feel free to borrow the book from a friend or the library, or purchase it from a local store
  • Most FunCPE book courses use books that can be downloaded to a Kindle or other e-reader

Have any questions?

You may find your questions answered on our FAQ page, but always feel free to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have.

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