Category: Careers

FAQ: why not “pass-or-don’t-pay”?

“I’m considering enrolling in your course, but your guarantee doesn’t include a ‘pass-or-don’t-pay’ option. Why not?” —R. B., San Francisco, CA

We don’t offer “pass-or-don’t-pay” because it’s a beautiful, glittering basket full of nothing.

In order to qualify for the “pass-or-don’t-pay” guarantee offered by some courses, you would be required to take the exam, and fail. Taking the exam will cost you $405 ($40 non-refundable registration fee, $200 exam fee [that is refunded only if you don’t qualify to take the exam], and the $165 fee paid to the testing center).

In other words, you would be forced to spend an additional $405 to get back the money you paid for their course.

PatBar® features the most robust guarantee available:

  • If the Patent Office determines that you don’t qualify during your 9-month subscription, you get a full refund.
  • If you take the exam and don’t pass, you can use the course for another 9 months until you do pass.
  • You can get a full refund for any reason within 30 days.

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