I bet you’re wondering – What is a Book Course?
Well “Book Courses” are designed for avid and reluctant readers alike, and allow them to receive continuing education credits for books they would already be reading anyways!
It’s a win-win.
Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are often a required part of maintaining your registration or licence. While it can be easy to prove you took a course or attended an event, it’s often harder to prove you’ve done your reading. Completing a book course reduces the chance that your reading CEC credits will get rejected. It gives you proof that you read, AND also understood what the book was discussing.
We have designed our book courses to cover some of the most popular books for a variety of topics, as well as introduce you to important lesser known works.
How do they work?
Step 1) Choose one of our available Book Courses
Step 2) Purchase the book here or borrow from a friend
Step 3) Read the book on your own time, at your own pace over the following three months
Step 4) Complete your multiple-choice comprehension quiz to test your knowledge
You have 3 months from the time you register for the book course to complete the exam. A passing score is 80% or above, and you have three attempts to pass the test.
Step 5) Download or print your Certificate of Completion
Step 6) Submit your certificate and any applicable paperwork to your association/college to get your CEC credits
It’s that simple!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What if I’ve already read the book? Do I need to read it again?
Well it’s always good to review before taking the exam to make sure it’s fresh in your mind, but it’s up to you if you feel like you need to re-read before taking the exam. It really depends on how much you trust your memory.
Is the exam timed?
There is no “timer” but you do need to do the exam in one sitting because if your computer goes to sleep or turns off, your answers will not be saved and you will need to start over. However, you have as long as you need to complete the test otherwise. Note – you must complete the exam within 3 months of registration.
How do you determine how many hours I get per book?
We use a formula of 2 min per page for non-technical books, as well as 5min per page for technical books, and then round up to the nearest half hour. We know that some people may take a little longer and others a little less but this is the average reading speed for adults.