Massachusetts Largest Real Estate School | American Real Estate Academy Course Videos & Tracking Student Progress Each of the self-paced topics are broken into 5 sections. Each section is approximately 45 minutes long. You will need to complete each section in order to move onto the next section. You will not be able to advance to the next section or topic until your current section is viewed in its entirety. For each of the scheduled topics, you will need to register in advance for each topic to reserve a seat. After attending each of these topics, you will receive in individual attendance code which you will need in order to receive full credit for these topics. At the completion of each topic, you will also be required to complete a brief quiz which covers important information from that topic. After successfully completing each section of the course, you will receive your certificate of completion in the mail, at which point you will be able to take the state exam.