Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for taking online courses?
Distance Education Admission Requirements
Professional Landman Schools students may have the opportunity to complete certain programs, subject to limits established by the institution’s state licensure and accreditation, through distance education programs. Admission requirements for these programs do not vary from admission requirements for programs of study offered entirely in-person.
Students may be expected to interact with faculty through online communication, such as email, or traditional face-to-face classroom activities, depending on the course being taken. Students are required to participate in all face-to-face classroom activities and online activities as outlined in the course syllabi. These online programs are specifically designed for the student who will be accessing online courses from a standard home or personal computer. Students enrolling in online courses should have basic computer competency and skills. All students have access to the same support services regardless of the mode of instructional delivery. All distance education/online courses and programs offered by the school have been deemed as equivalent in content and quality to the same courses offered via traditional delivery methods.
Authentication and Protection of Student Identity
Users are provided a unique username and password and are prohibited from providing the user’s name and password to any other individual. The students’ username, password, and email address are used to authenticate the student’s identity in order to complete assignments within the Online Learning System. All testing is completed through the Online Learning System, and the student’s unique username and password is used to verify the student’s identity.
The student’s unique username and password is used to verify student identity. We will not release any student’s username and password to any individual that would violate a student’s rights under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. No student is assessed any additional charges or fees associated with the verification/ authentication of student identity.
Technology Specification for Online Courses
Each student enrolled in an online or hybrid course(s) or program of study provided through the school is expected to have access to an internet connection, computer hardware and operating software as outlined below.
Students Accessing Courses
Students will be required to use a computer that meets or exceeds the following specifications:
- Operating systems
Windows 10 and greater
OS X 10.13 and greater
- 4 GB of Ram or greater
- Browsers: CHROME 86 or Firefox 48 or later
Or, Safari 11 or later (an additional browser option for OS X users)
- Headset or speakers
- Internet Connection: High Speed Cable or Faster
Note for those who may access courses from your place of employment: Employers often place restrictions on the content allowed through the organization’s firewall or network security measures. Such measures may affect your ability to access your online courses from place of employment, or using employer provided Internet access, and is beyond our ability to predict or control.
Does the manual mentioned in your website have information that will help me do my job?
Yes, it has terminologies, legal descriptions, and other valuable and useful information that will help you.
What does the tuition pay for?
It pays for the instructor's time and all of your class materials, such as the manual and forms and other related material.
Can I come back for a refresher course?
Yes, you can come back at any time within one year of your enrollment with no additional costs.
Do you cover Texas land legal descriptions?
Yes, we have a full section on Texas Land Legal Descriptions.
Do you cover what is necessary to negotiate and purchase oil and gas leases?
Yes, we have a work shop on preparing these leases, going over the different clauses of a base lease form and the different requirements that may be added or taken away from that base lease. In addition, the manual has a complete tutorial regarding the different lease terms you'll encounter while leasing.
Can you describe the test?
Each chapter has a series of multiple-choice questions. You have two time to pass the test before you can advance to the next chapter. If additional attempts are necessary you can contact the school or have your supervisor contact us for approval.
If I'm already an RPL, do you provide an affidavit that I would fill out to get my continuing education credits.
Yes, we have the official AAPL Affidavit of Completion that we will provide to you to fill out and send in to the AAPL. We will provide them with your test scores and numbers of hours you attended the class.
Do I get a completion certificate upon passing the test?
Yes, we provide you with a ‘Completion Certificate' that describes the number of hours of instruction signed by your instructor. This is handed out after you pass the test. We offer no certification of landman only a Completion Certificate.
Do you offer job placement assistance?
No. However your instructor may make suggestions to assist you.
How do we know when and where each class will be held?
The class schedules and locations will be posted on the website.
What states are you teaching in?
Currently we are scheduling classes for Oklahoma and Texas, however we are in the process of preparing classes for Colorado, West Virginia, Mississippi, Illinois and Arkansas. However these courses are designed to be useful in any US state.
Can we pay the tuition by credit card?
Yes, you can pay only over the internet when you register for your class. Your credit card information will be secure and any information you put on the website will be held in confidence.