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Help - Frequently asked questions

How do I access the courses?

Click on the Online Courses tab above to see the course categories. Once you have selected a category, the courses will be shown. If your institution subscribes you will have full access. Otherwise, courses are available for purchase and a preview of each course is available.

How can I tell if my institution subscribes?

Go to the home page and click on the button "Does your Institution subscribe?". This will take you to a list of subscribing institutions.

Can I access the courses as an individual?

Yes you can. All of our courses are available for purcahse.

What is the course format?

The courses consist of a series of interactive exercises. At the end of the course there is a multiple choice quiz.

How do I pass a course?

The courses are assessed by a final quiz. If you pass this quiz, you have passed the course.

What happens if I pass a course?

If you pass a course you will be issued with a personalized certificate that you can save, print or send by e-mail.

What technology do I need to view a course?

You shouldn't need to install any special software. You will need a recent version of Adobe Flash player and a JavaScript enabled browser. If you don't have Flash installed you can download it for free here. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view your course certificate, you can download Acrobat Reader here.