The health and safety of our learners and staff is a top priority for BOMI Education Canada. As the commercial real estate industry adjusts and adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we wanted to share the following updates from BOMI Education Canada.
NEW ONLINE EXAMS ANNOUNCED
BOMI, in collaboration with our testing partner, Pearson VUE, is pleased to announce a new exam option to complete your BOMI course. All course exams, with the exception of Real Estate Investment and Finance, are available for the online proctored testing experience through Pearson VUE’s OnVUE platform. This platform allows for 24/7 testing opportunities from your home using your own computers and Internet connection.
The OnVUE exam experience features:
- A secure browser that prevents access to other applications/content during exams
- In-exam chat and phone support
- A system testing process that enables candidates to verify their equipment and access before scheduling the exam
- Mac and Windows support
- Bring-your-own-device policy (you may not use tablet, mobile, and touchscreen devices)
- Note: Learners are responsible for verifying that their device works with the OnVUE software prior to scheduling the exam (there is no refund if you do not verify this)
For security purposes, learners taking their exams via OnVUE will be monitored via webcam by a live proctor. Proctors are in place to ensure exam security and will note abnormalities and other testing-related incidents that could impact final exam credit. Exams are terminated immediately if prohibited behavior is detected. These session events are logged and will be provided to BOMI for action as required following exam completion.
Per Pearson Vue’s OnVue policy, it is recommended that learners not use work computers because of firewalls that interfere with the Online Proctoring setting. You will need to make sure you are not logged into VPN and that there are no firewalls preventing access. It is recommended you use a different device or go offsite.
PEARSON VUE TO OPEN SELECT TESTING CENTERS
Though many Pearson VUE computer-based testing locations are currently closed or constrained due to COVID-19, Pearson VUE and its centres are implementing proper precautions to protect the health and well-being of learners taking their exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, including engaging in social distancing, wearing face masks, and wearing disposable gloves during testing. More information on the steps Pearson VUE and its third-party testing centres are taking can be found here.
To further alleviate issues for learners waiting to write exams, BOMI is working with Pearson VUE to establish an online exam proctoring solution that will allow for 24/7 testing opportunities from home. More information on this testing option will be provided in the near future.
Know that during these unprecedented times, BOMI Education Canada is striving to do everything possible to help you succeed in your education in the safest way possible. We know how important it is for you to take your exam promptly after the conclusion of your learning experience. We truly appreciate your patience during these unusual times and look forward to continuing to work with you as your life-long learning partner.
For the latest updates on testing centre availability and to schedule your exam, please visit Pearson VUE’s website. We suggest you check frequently for seat availability, which will increase as a result of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and BOMI International’s ongoing efforts to add more testing sites.
BOMI EXAM ELIGIBILITY UPDATE
Based on Pearson Vue’s latest extension of testing center closures in the US and Canada through April 30th, BOMI Education Canada is extending exam eligibilities free of charge through 8/31/2020. These extensions apply to learners whose current exam eligibilities end between 4/16/2020 to 7/31/2020. Learners who previously received exam eligibility extensions through 7/31/2020 have also been given an additional extension free of charge through 8/31/2020.
PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PRINTING DELAYED
The printer that creates BOMI’s program certificates has temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learners who have earned a certificate are being held in a queue until the printing plant re-opens. If you need confirmation of credential achievement while we wait for the print center to re-open, please send an email to email@example.com and request a Certificate of Program standing, which will be emailed to you. All graduates will still receive their graduate packets, as usual.
BOMI EDUCATION CANADA MOVES TO AN ALL DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
We are requesting that you send all correspondence to BOMI digitally. Please do not mail or fax documents to BOMI. You can scan or take a photo of forms or applications.
Continued Professional Development (CPD forms) may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS
All course registrations can be done online. As always, cheques and money orders can be mailed to our lockbox:
CAD PO Box Address
BOMI EDUCATION CANADA
PO BOX 4375 STN A
TORONTO ON M5W 0J3
BOMI EDUCATION CANADA
C/O PNC BANK
1270 CENTRAL PKWY W STE 100
MISSISSAUGA, ON L5C 4P4 CANADA