The following information provides details of Becker’s policies and procedures when you enroll in, register, or subscribe to any of our review courses or products.

Administrative office address

Becker Professional Education
3005 Highland Parkway 6th Floor
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Toll Free: 800.683.8725
Outside the US: 630.245.4797

Vision

Empowering people around the world to advance their careers through a lifelong partnership of superior professional education.

Our commitment to lifelong learning

For more than 50 years, Becker Professional Education has been helping professionals advance their careers in Accounting, Project Management and Healthcare. Our product and service offerings include: CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Exam preparation, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Exam Review, and Continuing Professional Education courses. Becker Professional Education is part of Adtalem Global Education Inc.

License Agreement

These goods and services for preparation for the USMLE®, in connection with Becker Professional Education, are not for sale and are not being sold to you. You may only acquire a license to use such materials. This license and your course materials will expire at the end of the selected subscription period from the date of first login or 30 days after purchase, whichever comes first. The terms and conditions of this license can be found in the materials that will be sent to you.

Any and all notes and lectures given to you and any notes taken by a student in Becker’s USMLE® Review are to be used only by the student. The teaching methods and methodologies contained in the materials supplied are confidential and proprietary to Becker Professional Education and cannot be transferred or divulged to any other person by resale of the materials.

Study Formats

Becker Professional Education offers candidates a choice of three study formats: live, live online (also called live virtual), and self-study (also called online, e-learning, on demand). Tuition includes lectures, subscription to interactive software, and textbooks unless otherwise indicated.

Calendar, Schedules and Instructors

Becker Professional Education posts class schedules to www.becker.com. Visit the website frequently because course offerings, instructors, and dates of instruction are subject to change without notice. Becker is not responsible for any costs personal costs incurred by a student should a course be cancelled or if a student should choose not to attend because of a change in instruction date or instructor.

Live Classroom Course Facilities

To enhance live instruction, the course is delivered via instructor-led, multimedia presentations using high-density projectors and computers, utilizing a wireless mouse, and controlled by the multimedia software. All instruction is provided in English.

Entrance Requirements

There are no prerequisites for students to enroll in Becker’s review courses other than being a minimum age of 18 and having earned a high school diploma or equivalent. The word “student” shall be construed to mean the student in the instance that the student is the party to the contract, or, if another person is the party to the contract on behalf of the student.

For students enrolling in the USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Skills Assessment, Becker suggests that students be enrolled in or have completed a medical school curriculum and be seeking a preparation/review course for the USMLE® Step 2 CS examination. Students enrolling in the USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Skills Assessment must have had a medical examination within the past twelve (12) months that included a test for Tuberculosis with a negative result.

Previous credit

Becker does not award credit for previous education, training, or experience.

Academic progress

The purpose of Becker’s USMLE® Review is to prepare students for the specific step exams. Therefore, Becker does not issue grades, track academic progress, or award degrees or diplomas at course completion.

Attendance

“Attendance” is defined as a student physically attending a live classroom or live online course on the enrolled/registered dates and times. Attendance is required for eligibility for the Becker Promise and course completion certificate, Becker tracks attendance through rosters/id codes in live and live online courses.

Non-F1 International Students who are tardy or are early departures must notify the instructor or student assistant who will note the sign in sheet with “T” for tardiness exceeding 15 minutes and “ED” at sign-out for early departure of 30 minutes prior to end of class. Non-F1 International students are required to sign in and out of class. If students exceed tardy, early departure or absence over 20% of total length of the course, students will not be issued a course completion certificate upon request.

Students will be notified of their attendance status in person, by phone, or by email on Monday of each week that they have received a tardy, early departure, or absence for the course. Students will also be notified of their attendance status in person, by phone, or by email the day after they have reached the 15% and 20% threshold for tardy, early departure, or absence for the total course.

Attendance Policy for International Students and Graduates on a Becker Issued Form I-20:

A full course of study is defined as enrollment in a CPA or USMLE® Exam Review Course with attendance to all required sessions with at least eighteen clock hours of attendance a week if the dominant part of the course of study consists of classroom instruction, or to consist of at least twenty-two clock hours a week if the dominant part of the course of study consists of laboratory work. Laboratory work is supervised student practice of a previously introduced theory/principle during which practical skills and knowledge are developed and reinforced. All students are required to sign in and out of class.  F-1 international students who are tardy, take longer breaks than the allotted time or depart class early, will be tracked accordingly by the Becker Center Representative. Attendance requirements and expectations are clearly presented to all F1 Students before the beginning of the respective exam review course intended to help reiterate the responsibilities of the student to maintain their active status.  Additionally, all F1 Students must sign the Rules of Maintaining F1 Visa Status during the Form I-20 issuance process, so students are aware of what will be expected of them once the program begins and are in the United States.  Students will be contacted by phone and/or email within 12 - 24 hours if they have fallen below the required weekly study hours. Becker will make full effort of reaching out to the student to inquire first of the circumstances and ensure proper mitigation before terminating a student in accordance to regulation. Failure to study the required hours per week may constitute:

  • Termination of F-1 status in SEVIS for student and dependents*
  • Unlawful presence in the United States for student and dependents
  • Ineligibility to continue studies with Becker
  • Possible immediate departure from the United States for student and dependents

If the failure to study the required hours was due to events outside of the student’s control and his or her F-1 status was terminated, he or she may have the option to request a reinstatement.  This option should be discussed in detail with the student’s Designated School Official at the student’s location or at Becker’s Administrative Office.

* All possible termination situations are reviewed extensively and thoroughly to ensure that the student did not maintain status.  Because terminating a student’s SEVIS record is a serious event, no SEVIS record is terminated until the investigation and research period is completed.  If the student is non-responsive and has stopped attending courses, the Centralized International Team has the discretion to terminate the student’s record.

No Shows, Make-up Classes, & Cancelled Courses

“No Shows” are students who never attend a live/live online class and do not access any portion of the course software/electronic materials.

There are no make-up classes. In the event you miss a class, you may supplement any missed content or lectures in Becker’s GuideMD provided to you with your course enrollment. Viewing and/or listening to the GuideMD lectures will not count as attendance for the course.

Under certain circumstances, a live class may be cancelled up to 5 days in advance of the scheduled start date. Students will be provided with rescheduling options which could include access to self-study materials when live courses are not available. If rescheduling efforts are not successful, a refund for the cancelled course may be issued and access suspended, provided that the section content has not been accessed.

Transfer Between Course Formats

Students may change course formats (e.g., changing enrollment from Live Online to Live) without restriction, provided the transfer request is initiated no later than the conclusion of the 2nd business day after the start date of the original course. Students are responsible for any increase in tuition charges incurred by the course format change. Students will be eligible for a refund if the tuition of the new course format is less than the original course.

No format changes will be permitted after the conclusion of the 2nd business day after the start date of the original course. All format change requests are subject to availability. Licensing and Course Materials or Accommodations fees may apply (see Non-Refundable Fees).

Schedule Change Requests

Schedule change requests initiated no later than the conclusion of the 2nd business day after the start date of the original course will be honored based on availability. Schedule change requests initiated after the conclusion of the 2nd business day after the start date of the original course will not be honored. Becker encourages students to initiate schedule changes at least 14 days prior to the start date of the original course to provide students with the best availability for a schedule change.

Student Records

All student records are retained for a minimum of five years. Retained information includes exam levels, dates of attendance and completion, payments and refunds, and any eligibility information provided by the student. For information about obtaining records, write or call the Operations Department, 500 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661. Telephone: 800.683.8725 Outside the US: 630.245.4797. Strictly limited access to student records ensures confidentiality.

Disability Accommodations

Accommodations for students with disabilities are available. Students with special requirements are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disability Services at 800-868-3900 or href="mailto:adaofficer@becker.com" target="_top"> adaofficer@becker.com. Students interested in accommodations should schedule a consultation with the Office of Student Disability Services in advance of the course starting date.

Personal Conduct

Becker Professional Education expects all students to exhibit mature behavior and personal conduct consistent with the highest business standards. The Becker Professional Education program is an intense time of study and preparation for the USMLE® where students spend a significant amount of time and money. Becker Professional Education will not tolerate any student’s behavior which would detract from another student’s opportunity to study and prepare including but not limited to pranks, sexual harassment, or fraternity style joking. Becker Professional Education will dismiss from the program, without recourse, any student whose behavior hinders their peers’ opportunity to study. In addition, personal behavior that makes it difficult or impossible for your classmate to study will not be tolerated. Students must agree to abide by the Becker Code of Conduct, a copy of which is available at http://www.becker.com/usmle/resources/becker-student-code-of-conduct

Placement Assistance

Becker Professional Education does not offer placement assistance.

Candidate Feedback

Candidates may send comments or complaints regarding the Becker course, instructors or any other feedback on our Contact Us page or by contacting Student Services toll free: 800.683.8725, outside the US: 630.245.4797, Monday-Friday 7:30 am-7:30 pm central time .

Promotions and Special Offers

Promotions or special offers may not be combined with any other promotion, special offer, or group pricing program offered by Becker. Only one promotion, special offer, or group pricing promotion is permitted per eligible product/course. Promotions or special offers are not valid on previous purchases.

Repeat Policy

The Becker Promise*

Our Promise? To provide students with the utmost opportunity to pass the USMLE® by using Becker's comprehensive materials and time tested learning approach. Students that utilize Becker’ USMLE® Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 2 CS Live and Live Online review courses but do not pass the USMLE® exam, may repeat the same Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 2 CS Live or Live Online review course with a savings on retail pricing.

To be eligible for the Becker Promise, students must:

  • Successfully attend 80% of all live course lectures. For USMLE® Step 2 CS Workshops or Assessments, attendance for at least 80% of scheduled sessions/patient encounters is required. Students meeting the criteria will be confirmed through daily attendance tracking conducted during the live and live online course.
  • Completion of a content examination provided by Becker.
    • For USMLE® Step 1 courses, students must complete the Becker USMLE® Step 1 Diagnostic Exam during the first week of the course. There is no minimum required score on the Diagnostic Exam as it is a tool to help students understand areas of strength and opportunity as the course begins. Students must also complete a Becker USMLE® Step 1 Simulated Exam and earn a score of at least 50% within six (6) weeks of the last scheduled day of instruction of the Becker Exam Review course.
    • For USMLE® Step 2 CK courses, students must complete an NBME assessment, during the first week of the course. There is no minimum required score on the NBME assessment as it is an opportunity to help students understand areas of strength and opportunity as the course begins. Students must also complete a post-course NBME assessment and earn a score of at least 400 within six (6) weeks of the last scheduled day of instruction of the Becker Exam Review course.
    • For USMLE® Step 2 CS courses, students must complete the Becker USMLE® Step 2 CS Assessment and earn a rating of “pass.”
  • Provide proof of USMLE® exam completion and not receiving a passing score (e.g., USMLE score report).

Students eligible for the Becker Promise will be offered the following savings on retail pricing:

  • For USMLE® Step 1 and USMLE® Step 2 CK review courses offered Live and Live Online, the savings is $1,500 off of retail pricing.
  • For USMLE® Step 1 and USMLE® Step 2 CK offered in a Retreat format or with included housing, the savings is 15% off of retail pricing.
  • For USMLE® Step 2 CS Assessment and Workshop review courses offered Live, the savings is 50% off of retail pricing.

The Becker Promise expires 365 days following the completion of the Comprehensive Live or Live Online Review course. The Becker Promise may be redeemed by contacting student services Toll Free: 800.683.8725 Outside the US: 630.245.4797 Monday-Friday 7:30 am-7:30 pm CST or via email at usmleinfo@becker.com

The Becker Promise is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. The Becker Promise may only be redeemed once per exam level purchased. Positive verification of former enrollment and satisfaction of all Becker Promise requirements must be confirmed within our records at the time of redemption. All previous account balances must be paid before the Becker Promise redemption will be accepted.

*Becker Promise is not applicable to international students enrolled through Becker on a Form I-20. Becker Promise is also not applicable to students who are preparing only with self-study options (e.g., Becker’s GuideMD and QMD products). 

Alumni Tuition Savings

Becker students who have taken a Becker Comprehensive Review course but do not qualify for Becker Promise will be eligible for an Alumni Tuition Savings of:

  • 25% on review courses including Step 1 Live (not including retreat programs or programs including housing), Step 1 Live Online, Step 1 Integrated Final Review, and Step 1 Integrated Cases with Dr. Lionel Raymon, Step 2 CK Live (not including retreat programs or programs including housing), Step 2 CK Live Online, and Step 2 CS Assessment Live.
  • 15% on review courses including Step 1 Retreat, Step 2 CK Retreat, and courses that include housing as part of the total enrollment fees/tuition paid.

Alumni Tuition savings apply to the full retail tuition pricing for courses and cannot be combined with any other promotions, special offers, or group tuition pricing.

Enrollments with Deposits

Students may enroll in Live and Live Online courses that are longer than one week in duration with a deposit to secure a seat in the review course. Start date must be within 6 months of enrollment date. If students choose the deposit option, the first payment will be charged to their credit card at time of enrollment. The remaining balance will be automatically charged to same credit card 14 calendar days before their class start date. All monies due must be paid before the start of the course.

Disability Accommodations

Accommodations for students with disabilities are available. Students with special requirements are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Disability Services at 800-868-3900 or adaofficer@becker.com as far in advance of starting classes as possible to arrange a consultation.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

To cancel your enrollment and receive a refund, contact Becker Professional Education at 800.683.8725, outside the US: 630.245.4797, or usmleinfo@becker.com. Refunds will be made to the student (or original payment source if paid by a third-party) no later than 30 calendar days after the date of cancellation.

LATE ARRIVALS – Students who arrive late to a course are subject to the same refund and cancellation policies detailed within this document.

WEATHER AND OTHER UNCONTROLLABLE EVENTS – Becker Professional Education will not provide refunds for missed course content attributable to weather or other uncontrollable events.

Non-refundable Items

The following items are non-refundable:

  • $105.00 per night accommodations fee assessed to any student withdrawing from a course with lodging accommodation. This fee is assessed each day beginning with the start date of a course through the student’s date of checkout from the lodging facility. The checkout date may be later than the student’s last date of attendance at the course.
  • $200.00 registration/administrative fee for students who withdraw from USMLE® Step 1 Integrated Cases with Dr. Lionel Raymon or USMLE® Step 2 CS Assessment Live on or after the start date of the course. This fee is also applicable to students who have registered but do not attend the course (no-show).
  • $500.00 registration/administrative fees/courier fees for international students who have been issued a Form I-20 through Becker Professional Education, have entered the United States with the Form I-20, and subsequently cancel their enrollment or do not attend the course (no-show).
  • Textbook purchases and materials shipping charges are non-refundable once the shipment has been sent to the student.
  • World Question Bank and NBME examination voucher purchases are non-refundable once the voucher code has been redeemed by the student.

USMLE® Self-Study Review Product*

A full tuition refund (less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees) will be issued to students who cancel/withdraw on or before the conclusion of the 10th calendar day after the date of purchase of any self-study USMLE® Review Product (e.g., Becker’s USMLE® Step 1 GuideMD, QMD Advanced USMLE® Question Bank, etc.).

Textbook and UWorld Question Bank purchases are non-refundable once the voucher codes have been redeemed. Please see the “Non-refundable Fees” section above for more information.

Cancellations and Refunds for USMLE® Step 1 Integrated Cases with Dr. Lionel Raymon & USMLE® Step 2 CS Assessment Live

A full tuition refund (less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees) will be issued to students who cancel their enrollment before the start date of the course. Cancellations on or after the start date of the course (including students who are a “no show” to the course) will be eligible for a tuition refund (less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees) and minus a $200.00 non-refundable registration/administrative fee.

USMLE® Comprehensive & Intensive Review without Lodging (e.g. USMLE® Step 1 Live, USMLE® Step 1 Live Online, USMLE® Step 2 CK Live Online, etc.)

A full tuition refund (less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees) will be issued to students who cancel on or before the start date of the course, or who do not attend any part of the course (“no show”), and provided that electronic course materials are not accessed. Thereafter, partial refunds will be issued in accordance with the following withdrawal policy:

  • If the student’s last date of attendance is during the 1st week of instruction – Refund of 90% of tuition paid less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees.
  • If the student’s last date of attendance is between the 2nd week of instruction through the ½ way point of instruction (50% of scheduled course weeks) – Pro-rated refund of tuition paid less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees and less 10% of unearned tuition.
  • If the student’s last date of attendance is after the ½ way point of instruction (more than 50% of scheduled course weeks) – Student is not eligible for a refund of any tuition or fees paid.

Refund amounts are based on a student’s last date of attendance (LDA) and not the date the student notifies Becker of an intent to withdraw from a course. When determining the number of weeks completed by a student, Becker considers a partial week of attendance the same as if a whole were completed as long as the student was present in the class at least one day during the scheduled week.

An example of a refund calculation is as follows:

A student is enrolled in a 7 week program and the student has paid their full tuition of $5,000.00. The student’s last date of attendance was in the 3rd week of the course.

Number of weeks student attended: 3
Number of weeks of course: 7
Percentage of course attended: 3/7 or 42.8%

Total course tuition paid: $5,000.00
Becker’s earned tuition (42.8% of total paid): $2,140.00
10% of Becker’s unearned tuition: $286.00

Total student payments: $5,000.00
Total owed to Becker: -$2,426.00
Refunded to student within 30 calendar days: $2,574.00

USMLE® Comprehensive & Intensive Review with Lodging (e.g. USMLE® Step 1 Live Retreat, etc.)

A full tuition refund (less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees) will be issued to students who cancel/withdraw on or before the start date of the course (hotel check-in date if course includes lodging), or if students do not attend any part of the course (“no show”), and provided that electronic course materials are not accessed. Thereafter, partial refunds will be issued in accordance with the following withdrawal policy:

  • f the student’s last date of attendance is during the 1st week of instruction – Refund of 90% of tuition paid less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees. An accommodations fee of $105.00 per night is applied before the refund amount is calculated. The fee applies from the night of anticipated check-in until the day of check-out, which may be after the student’s last date of attendance.
  • If the student’s last date of attendance is between the 2nd week of instruction through the ½ way point of instruction (50% of scheduled course weeks) – Pro-rated refund of tuition paid less any applicable savings and non-refundable items/fees and less 10% of unearned tuition. An accommodations fee of $105.00 per night is applied before the refund amount is calculated. The fee applies from the night of check-in until the day of check-out, which may be after the student’s last date of attendance.
  • If the student’s last date of attendance is after the ½ way point of instruction (more than 50% of scheduled course weeks) – Student is not eligible for a refund of any tuition or fees paid.

Refund amounts are based on a student’s last date of attendance (LDA) and not the date the student notifies Becker of an intent to withdraw from a course. When determining the number of weeks completed by a student, Becker considers a partial week of attendance the same as if a whole were completed as long as the student was present in the class at least one day during the scheduled week.

An example of a refund calculation is as follows:

A student is enrolled in an 8 week program that includes lodging and the student has paid their full tuition of $7,000.00. The student’s last date of attendance was in the 3rd week of the course.

Number of weeks student attended: 3
Number of weeks of course: 8
Percentage of course attended: 3/8 or 37.5%
Number of nights student stayed in lodging facility: 22

Total course tuition paid: $7,000.00
Lodging accomodations fee (22 nights at $105.00): $2,310.00
Becker’s earned tuition(37.5% of total paid minus accommodations fee): $1,758.75
10% of Becker’s unearned tuition: $293.12

Total student payments: $7,000.00
Total owed to Becker: -$4,181.87
Refunded to student within 30 calendar days: $2,818.13

Code of Conduct and Policies for Courses that Include Lodging

ROOM TYPE CHANGES - Becker Professional Education does not allow room changes without the direct permission of the lodging facility and based on availability. We will assist you in any way we can with your rooming needs, however, the lodging facility and Becker Professional Education will not be responsible for room charges due to any student who changes rooms or moves into a private room without the specific authorization from the lodging facility and/or Becker Professional Education.

Students wishing to upgrade from a commuter plan to a plan including lodging accommodations or who wish to upgrade their Double Room accommodations to Single Room accommodations may do so at any time prior to the conclusion of the 2nd business day after the start date of the course.

Students wishing to downgrade from a plan which includes lodging accommodations to a commuter plan or who wish to downgrade their Single Room accommodations to Double Room accommodations may do so at any time prior to the conclusion of the 2nd business day after the start date of the course.

All room changes are subject to availability and must be approved by both Becker Professional Education and its lodging facility. After the conclusion of the 2nd business day after the start date of the course, room assignments are finalized and no changes are permitted.

Becker Professional Education is not responsible for room charges assessed to any student who changes room accommodations without authorization from Becker Professional Education. SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS - If a student chooses single accommodations, only the student registering for the course is allowed in the room and the room may not be shared with any other student or individual.

DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS - If a student chooses double accommodations, they will have the opportunity to choose a roommate up to 5 calendar days before the course start date. If the student does not submit a mutually agreed upon roommate, Becker will assign a roommate of the same gender. The room may not be shared with any other student or individual except those students who have been assigned to the room.

ROOM CHARGES - Each individual student will be financially responsible for all incidental room charges such as long distance telephone, premium TV, room service, or other charges.

Students must ensure that their private room charges are paid to the lodging facility on a weekly basis. Students are urged to ensure that telephone calls made from their room are local prior to making those calls.

MEALS – Some meals may be included with your enrollment. Breakfast and lunch are included in your enrollment if you purchased a lodging package for a course in Dallas, Texas. Food must be eaten in the designated eating areas. You will be provided with a meal each day for lunch to include a protein, starch, and vegetable. The lodging facility/food and beverage team is not able to accommodate special requests to fulfill vegetarian, halal, gluten free, or other dietary needs. Therefore, if you have special dietary needs, you must make arrangements for them at your own expense. Microwaves are not available in your room; but are available in the study rooms.  If you present your Becker student ID at the lodging facility restaurants in Dallas, Texas you will be given a 20% discount on food purchases during your course.

INJURY/ ILLNESS REPORTING – If you become ill or are injured at any time during the course, the procedures are as follows:

  1. Report injury/illness to the teaching assistant so that they may record in the Daily Log.
  2. If the injury or illness is directly related to the lodging facility, the teaching assistant will schedule an appointment for you to report the injury/illness and file a claim with lodging facility management within 48 hours of the injury/illness occurring.
  3. If the injury/illness is not related to the lodging facility, you are responsible for independently seeking medical care.
  4. If you are injured or ill to the point of needing to discontinue the course, Becker may work with you to determine a course of action for completing the course at a later date.

ROOM INSPECTIONS – Becker representatives and lodging facility staff reserve the right to access your room at any time for random room inspections.  The purpose of the room inspection is to ensure that you are in compliance with the following guidelines:

  1. Room Temperature – Your room MUST remain under 75°F at all times.  If housekeeping observes your room above this temperature, or a random inspection reveals that your room is being maintained at a higher temperature, you will be asked to reduce the temperature in the room.
  2. Room Maintenance – You are required to keep your room tidy, free of clutter, and clear of food debris.  Please ensure prompt disposal of garbage and food-related waste.  Keep your food contained in air-tight containers.
  3. Plates/Food – With the exception of room service, you are not allowed to bring food or servingware to from the eating area to your room. If you partake in the offered breakfast and lunch accommodations, you MUST eat in the designated areas. You will incur a $10 charge from the lodging facility if serving ware is found in your room.
  4. Pre-Departure Room Inspection – Your room will be inspected one final time prior to your departure from the course.  The purpose of this inspection is to ensure that you have removed all of the items that you brought or acquired throughout the duration of the course.  It is your responsibility to discard unwanted items at the conclusion of the course.  The lodging facility will provide trash bags to discard unwanted items.

CONDUCT – At all times, whether you are commuting or staying in the lodging facility, you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional, mature manner. This includes wearing shoes when navigating the common areas, refraining from sleeping in the study rooms and lecture hall, and conducting yourself in a respectful manner when addressing lodging facility and Becker staff.

Please do not loiter in the bar area if you are not going to make a purchase and if you do, only stay for a reasonable amount of time. If you have a difference of opinion or concern with the lodging facility staff or a Becker representative, simply ask to speak with management.

Under no circumstances will disrespectful or rude behavior be tolerated by the lodging facility or Becker. If you behave in this manner at any time, Becker and the lodging facility reserve the right to dismiss you from the lodging facility and/or the course.

ROOM SERVICE / HOTEL CHARGES – Upon check-in to the lodging facility, you will be required to provide a credit card for incidental charges incurred throughout your stay.  These charges will be billed to your credit card on file on a weekly basis.  If your card on file is denied for any reason, you may be dismissed from the lodging facility unless you make full payment using another credit card or payment method.  You may continue to attend the course as a commuter student, but will be responsible for finding your own accommodations at no cost to the lodging facility or Becker.  It is imperative that you maintain a valid credit card on file for the duration of your stay.

COMPLAINTS – At any time throughout your stay that you experience a concern/issue with Becker or the lodging facility, it is your responsibility and obligation to report it to your teaching assistant immediately.  Upon receiving your complaint, Becker will contact the lodging facility to resolve the issue.  If there is no feasible solution, you may be advised to seek other accommodations, at which time we will discuss your options.  Do not wait until the end of the course to address issues as it is too late at that point to provide a remedy.  It is our goal for you to have the best possible environment to prepare for your exam and Becker will do everything possible to try and ensure that occurs.

DISCIPLINE – If you receive three warnings for violating any of the aforementioned guidelines, including the ID policy above, Becker and the lodging facility reserve the right to discharge you from your room reservation with no refund.  You will then be responsible for securing your own accommodations, at no charge to Becker or the lodging facility, to complete the course.

Publicity Waiver and Release Disclosure

By enrolling in this course, the student: (1) grants to Becker Professional Education its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, agents, licensees and designees (collectively, “Becker”), including their successors and assigns, the absolute, royalty free, irrevocable, worldwide, right and permission, with respect to any testimonial (written or oral), photographs, film, video or other images, or sound recordings taken by Becker:

(a) To use, re-use, publish, re-publish, copy, modify, display and create derivative works in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other photographs, images, recordings or testimonials in any medium (including without limitation, in print and on the Internet) and for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation in advertising, marketing, publications, electronic distribution, and the Internet and for any other commercial purpose; and

(b) To use the student’s name in connection therewith if Becker so chooses; and

(c) To copyright the same in the name of Becker, or any other name that Becker may chose. and (2) waives any and all rights to such photographs, film, video or other images, sound recordings, or testimonial and assigns all such rights to Becker. If the student is under the age of 18, the parent or legal guardian’s signature indicates that he/ she and the student have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the terms of this disclosure.

The student understands that there will be no compensation for the permitted use of any testimonial (written or oral), photographs, film, video or other images, or sound recordings taken by Becker or of the student’s name.

The student releases and discharges Becker, its successors, assigns and any designee (including any agency, client, broadcaster, periodical or other publication) from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of such photographs, film, video or other images, sound recordings, or testimonial, including but not limited to any claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, emotional distress or any similar right. Furthermore, the student represents and warrants that any testimonial given is original and does not infringe upon copyright or proprietary rights of another person or entity.

Becker Professional Development, operating as Becker Professional Education™, is owned and operated by Adtalem Global Education Inc., 3005 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515.

Governing Body: Lisa W. Wardell, President & Chief Executive Officer; Chris Nash, Senior Vice President and CIO; Patrick Unzicker, Senior Vice President and CFO; John P. Roselli, President, Becker Professional Education.

Last updated: 7/19/17