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Passed the exam!

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Brad Coburn

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Finished the Texas State Licensed exam this morning and passed! I tell you, it was pretty nerve racking as I wasn't completely sure of some of the answers I put down. It seemed like the answers could be more than one correct choice but I studied my butt off and it really paid off in the end.

For anyone nervous about taking the exam I'll run down what I studied so it might help you.

I took the classes for Market Analysis, Site valuation and cost approach and Sales Approach over at Allied business schools to complete the new education requirements set forth after 1/1/08. They sent me three books and I read those front to back and highlighted what I thought were pertinent terms and descriptions.

I also printed out USPAP from the Preamble to Standard 6 and studied those as well.

I was lucky in that I have a great mentor who has taught me a lot along the way which made some of the studying more of a refresher course than something brand new.

All-in-all, if you know your stuff this exam will not scare you too much but be prepared to really think and don't quickly jump on answers.

Anyway, Woooohoooo!!!:new_multi: :new_multi:
 

Hamlet

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Congratulations Brad!!
 

Annelle

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Congratulations!! Now it is time to celebrate! :new_multi: :new_multi: :new_multi:
 

Roscoeman

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In deed, go celebrate!!!

Have a great weekend...
 

Brad Coburn

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Texas
Thanks everyone, time to go celebrate on the town! :D
 

Charles Witt

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Congratulations Brad! And congratulations to your mentor....looks like you had a good one and some solid training. Best of luck! :new_multi: :new_multi: :new_multi:
 

Joe Booth

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Now get to work and find new clients.

Congratulations Brad.
 

Cowboy Steve

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Congrats Brad you made quite an accomplishment! I'll be sitting for the new exam in a month or so myself. One question - How long did the 165 question exam take you, and did you feel rushed?
 

Brad Coburn

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Congrats Brad you made quite an accomplishment! I'll be sitting for the new exam in a month or so myself. One question - How long did the 165 question exam take you, and did you feel rushed?

Steve,
It took me about 3 hours with a 10 minute break in between (they give you 30 minutes if you want it). I didn't feel rushed at all. It was a very quiet and stress free testing environment but if you're not used to a computer based test it could be a little off-putting at first. Good luck when you take it!
 
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