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Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered a passing grade for the course?
Upon successful completion of the learning plan's end of course test/exam, the student must pass with 80% or higher grade to be considered "successful".
I hear great things about classroom sessions of In Pursuit of Ethics. Where can I attend a class?
It's true. Attendees at live In Pursuit of Ethics classes rave about the experience. They especially enjoy the additional video scenarios and the discussions generated by them.To find a session convenient for you, call your local Better Business Bureau or go to
Do you track student progress? How do you support or screen potential students?
We can track student progress. We have various methods in obtaining a progress report on a student. For about 65% of courses taken, we can pull an automated report on a student through our registration system. For the rest, we go direct to our content developer and do an individual Progress Report (PR) for that student. We are continuing to work with our content developers to upgrade the means to pull automated PRs in the most expeditious manner. Students are provided a toll-free number that they can call to access live help between 8:00 AM and 6 PM EST. Students (or potential students) can access these tutorials using a current Web Browser at their convenience.
What is the online course refund policy?
Refunds for online courses are only given under the following circumstances: The student/user did not access any portion of the online course and the student/user requests a refund, in writing via email within three business days from the date of the course setup (email notification sent). There will be no refunds for any online courses (or curricula) once a course has been accessed in any manner. If applicable, any shipped or online course reference materials (physical books, eBooks, study guides, CDs, Self-Study Kits, Videos, etc.) are returned, unopened/unused at your own expense if you accept delivery of the package. Please understand that with the enrollment and accessing of your online course, you have read and agree to the aforementioned refund policy. There are no extensions granted for your course. If you do not complete your course by the end-date on your welcome letter, there will be additional fees for extended access to your course and any online reference materials such as eBooks.
Do I have to login and attend class at a certain time or be forced to study on a fixed schedule?
No. Students are encouraged to work at their own individual pace in order to get the maximum benefit from their course. Login when you want (24x7) and start learning. You may progress through your course as quickly or slowly as you wish provided that you finish your training.
What system requirements are needed for these programs/courses?
Internet Connectivity Requirements: Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended. Hardware Requirements: Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended. 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended. 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended. Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions. A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions. Operating System Requirements: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Mac OSX 10 or higher. OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher. Web Browser Requirements: Google Chrome is recommended. Firefox 13.x or greater. Internet Explorer 6.x or greater. Safari 3.2.2 or greater. Software Requirements: Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater. Oracle Java 7 or greater. Adobe Reader 7 or greater. Web Browser Settings: Accept Cookies. Disable Pop-up Blocker.
What is the difference between certification and certificate programs?
Certificate: Programs listed as certificates will provide a student a certificate of completion at the end of their course. This can be used as proof that the student passed the program with a grade of 70 or higher in each module of study. Certification: Programs listed as certifications prepare a student to take a national certification exam after the program is completed. Usually, the cost of a certification exam is not included in the price of a course unless specified. Certification exams are proctored by third party companies located across the United States.
What if I have a question, but don't know who to ask?
During your course, questions will undoubtedly arise. If you do not have an instructor or mentor, your course URL typically will have a 'contact us' option. If you are unable to login to utilize any of the aforementioned options, please call 1.800.371.2963 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST, or send your name, e-mail address, and phone number, along with the name of your course, to and someone will contact you as soon as possible.
Where can I find the hours and access length for a course and what do they mean?
The hours and access length for a course is found at the top of the full outlines underneath the title of the course. The number of hours displayed is the amount of time it should take a normal student to complete that course. Beside the hours is the access length for the course. Most of our courses are 12 months in length so it will display 12 Months. (i.e. 300 Hours / 12 Months Access)
How do I determine my level of proficiency with computers?
If you want to determine your level of proficiency with computers, a great free resource is the provided by the Northstar Digital Literacy Project. Completion of modules one through four would demonstrate enough proficiency with computers to be able to take an online course.
Are these courses ADA and Section 508 compliant?
Disabilities come in many forms, including but not limited to hearing impairment, visual impairment, and cognitive disorders. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standards compliant web browsers, enabling software, or assistive devices. Accessible Web design provides benefits to both those using assistive technology, as well as others. It provides benefit to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. It also allows for easier access to the Internet via technologies such as internet-enabled phones or personal digital assistants. We strive to ensure the accessibility of our education and training programs students with special needs. We stay up to date on current practices and conduct testing throughout development of the education and training programs as well as when applying new technologies and advancements. ProTrain has submitted and has had continuously approved a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). A VPAT evaluates the accessibility of our education and training programs are according to the Section 508 Standards.
As a student taking an in-classroom, online, and/or synchronous class wherein the cost was out of pocket and not paid through an outside source, will I be issued a 1098 T Form at the end of the calendar year?
No. This school is not required to issue 1098 T forms at this time, pursuant to the IRS eligibility requirements. The student should seek guidance from a tax professional as to the possible deductibility of expenses, as this school is not authorized to provide tax advice. The school encourages students to maintain records of their expenses.