Elective Courses

2020 Elective Continuing Education Courses

Course Costs:
2019 Gold Card Holders – Free
2-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $30 | Non-members $45
3-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $45 | Non-members $60
4-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $55 | Non-members $70
6-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $70 | Non-members $90
CE courses count towards LLR license renewal or CTAR requirements


 

 

 

 

Coastal Lifestyle for Clean Water
January 23 | 10am-12pm
(CEE3274) 2 hours of Elective credit

 

Clean water and healthy saltmarshes support our coastal lifestyle. Attendees will learn to use online tools to investigate water quality in communities. The course provides a trove of resources and tips to provide to clients about protecting clean water and staying safe and healthy while living the coastal lifestyle

 

CTAR Member $15 | Non Member $30

 

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The Land Water Connection
January 23 | 1pm-3pm
(CEE3272) 2 hours of Elective credit

 

This course will review what actions homeowners can take to protect water quality and reduce the risk of flooding on their property. Attendees will learn about landscaping for water quality, such as rain gardens and rainwater harvesting and case studies of desirable neighborhoods that incorporated these techniques and increased property values. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the land water connection, equipped with resources to share with your clients

 

CTAR Member $15 | Non Member $30

 

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The Code of Ethics: Our Promise of Professionalism
January 29 | 2pm – 6pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE3011) 4 hours of elective credit
Meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement for 1/1/19 – 12/31/21.

This course will provide detailed information on the NAR Code of Ethics Structure and purpose as well as the pathways to professionalism program. It is intended to enhance the licensees performance and professionalism in all real estate communications and transactions.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Calling the Coast Home: Living with Water
January 30 | 10am – 12pm
(CEE3273) 2 hours of Elective credit
Attendees will learn about the coastal ecosystem and the services it provides. Coastal South Carolina residents experience different effects from flooding as individuals and as a community. Key resources will be available to share with potential clients and examined during the course. These resources include FEMA flood zones & maps, the Community Rating System, and emergency preparedness.
CTAR Member $15 | Non Member $30
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Tidelands, Beaches & Creeks: Regulations and Rebuilding
January 30 | 1pm – 3pm
(CEE3275) 2 hours of elective credit
This course is taught by a DHEC instructor who will provide familiarity with the regulatory agencies responsible for coastal resources and a basic knowledge of the responsibilities of Real Estate Licensees dealing with coastal properties. Participants will be able to recognize the benefits and functions of coastal resources that provide the basis for regulatory protection.

CTAR Member $15 | Non Member $30

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Transaction Brokerage 
February 25 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE2662) 2 hours of elective credit

This course covers the essentials of transaction brokerage and explores the various representation arrangements available to consumers and agents. Agents will learn what their duties are and what services they may offer depending on their agency or non-agency agreement.

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45

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Management Agreement – Working with the Owner
February 26 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk

(CEE2100) 2 hours of elective credit

This course will give you, as a property manager, the knowledge to successfully work with property owners to construct a business model that will protect the owner’s interest and comply with state and local regulations.

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45

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Landlords, Tenants & Fair Housing
February 26 | 1pm – 5pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk
(CEE3245) 4 hours of elective credit

This four-hour course will examine many of the issues which face agents and homeowners who are involved with rental properties. Compliance with HUD guidelines can be very tricky. Can you evict a criminal? Must you accept any animal as an assistance animal? Can you discriminate against certain groups of immigrants? We will review the status of protected classes and discuss ways to handle various sticky situations which could result in complaints and fines filed against you and/or the homeowner. Fair Housing is never a stagnant topic and its nuances continue to evolve, particularly with focus on “disparate impact”.  Remember, it is not always the “intent” of what you do, it is the “effect” of your action

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Repairs (Line by Line)
February 27 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3237) 2 hours of Elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of Repair Procedure, Due Diligence, selling “as is”, and Repair Requests (Form 525).  You will learn what inspections to do before the contract is signed; how the disclosure statement fits into the process; and why the home inspection may just be the beginning.   You will also get tips for which repairs to request and negotiating repairs

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45

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Contracts (Line by Line)
February 27 | 1pm-5pm | Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3063) 4 hours of Elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of every paragraph of the SCAR Contract Form 310.  One-fourth of the time is allocated to Paragraph 8 (Repair Procedure) and Form 525 (Repair Requests).  Because the class is taught by a lawyer, you will receive tips beyond “ask an attorney” and will actually have the opportunity to ask an attorney.  While not reviewed in detail, you will learn how 14 other forms relate to the Contract.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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The Code of Ethics: our Promise of Professionalism
March 4 | 2pm – 6pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE3011) 4 hours of elective credit
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement (1/1/19 – 12/31/21)

This course will provide detailed information on the NAR Code of Ethics Structure and purpose as well as the pathways to professionalism program. It is intended to enhance the licensee’s performance and professionalism in all real estate communications and transactions.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Always Adversaries? Understanding the SC Landlord Tenant Act
March 5 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk
(CEE1205) 4 hours of Elective credit

Property Management conflicts occur every day, but the resolution of many of these difficult situations can be found in a better knowledge and understanding of the SC Landlord/Tenant Act

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Laws Affecting Property Managers
March 5 | 2pm – 6pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk
(CEE2098) 4 hours of Elective credit

Are sex offenders a protected class? Is lead paint a factor in steering? Are the elderly discriminated against? This course will detail some of the fair housing dilemmas facing property managers in the current market.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Risk Reduction: International Business Factors Affecting your Local Markets
March 18 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE1964) 4 hours of Elective Credit

This course is intended to serve as a useful “wake-up” call for those Brokers and Agents embarking on seeking International buyers and sellers in our dynamic and changing market. The Charleston-Trident market is awash with Foreign Investment and Real Estate is an integral part of that developing investment market. Whether helping foreign corporations who are here to serve our growing automotive and aerospace industry, or helping individuals relocate or buy and sell residential or investment properties, the tips about communication, Patriot Act requirements, Federal Withholding and ITIN requirements, should give us all pause to re-think our internal systems to be ready for the minefield that comes with great new opportunities.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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IRC1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges & Capital Gains Deferment Strategies
March 18  | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2493) 4 hours of elective credit

Many investors and owners, of non-personal use Real Estate can benefit by postponing/deferring Capital Gains Taxes on sales if they are willing to consider either owner financing or replacing the property sold with other property. These people need help and guidance in making good decisions and understanding the complicated landscape surrounding investment sales, Capital Gains Taxes and options for tax deferment. With the increase in Capital Gains Tax rates in 2013 and potential for future increases or abolition of favorable tax treatment for investments, the volume of these types of deferment has tremendous growth potential. IRC 1031 exchanges are getting increased public interest, yet both the process and the applicability are extremely complicated and fraught with caveats for the unsuspecting seller.

This course will provide an understanding of all of the above and will prepare licensees to help sellers identify options and point them to competent professionals (CPA, Attorney and/or Qualified Intermediary).

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Foreclosure & Tax Lien Sales for Investors & Agents
March 19 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2387) 4 hours of Elective credit

This course was developed to assist real estate professionals understand and be able to assist clients who wish to explore purchasing real estate at foreclosure Auctions and/or clients who wish to invest in Real Estate Tax Lien Auctions under South Carolina Statutes. The course is ideal for residential or commercial licensees who have had inquiries from clients, but have been unsure as to how to help.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform) 2017
March 19 | 2pm-4pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2908) 2 hours of elective credit

This course was developed to assist real estate professionals in understanding for themselves (and their clients) the implications of the recent tax reform legislation- How it applies to Home Ownership tax incentives, and to changes in taxation of “pass-through”entities.  The instructor is an Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker-in-Charge who worked for 33 years in the internal Revenue Service, and has a background in Tax Policy prior to becoming a Real Estate Broker. The course is an ideal overview for those who would like more in-depth analysis of the new tax law and its effect on Real Estate Professionals.

The course covers a number of specific examples of how the final computations might look for various taxpayers.

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45

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BIC Duties and Responsibilities
March 24 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE2679) 4 hours of elective credit

This is the four hour mandatory continuing education course BICs are required to take under new license law (starting with 2018 renewals). The course covers the Broker-In-Charge duties and responsibilities, where this is stated in current license law and possible penalties for non-compliance to the law..

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Service Dogs and Assistance Animals in Real Estate
March 25 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE3064) 2 hours of elective credit

Service dogs and assistance animals in real estate CEE 3064

A 2hr discussion on the do’s and don’ts in residential leasing and sales when working with someone who has a need for a possible accommodation regarding a service or assistance animal. An open discussion on the abuses of the system and our role according to the ADA and fair housing.

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45

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Up In Smoke
March 25 | 1pm – 5pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE3094) 4 hours of elective credit

A four hour study on mold, meth and marijuana in relation to SC real estate sales. What does the residential sales agent need to be aware of? With the changing environment in today’s public outlook as it pertains to the use of marijuana how may this impact real estate sales and leases in the future.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Repairs (Line by Line)
March 26 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3237) 2 hours of Elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of Repair Procedure, Due Diligence, selling “as is”, and Repair Requests (Form 525).  You will learn what inspections to do before the contract is signed; how the disclosure statement fits into the process; and why the home inspection may just be the beginning.   You will also get tips for which repairs to request and negotiating repairs

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45

Click Here to register

 


 

Contracts (Line by Line)
March 26 | 1pm-5pm | Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3063) 4 hours of Elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of every paragraph of the SCAR Contract Form 310.  One-fourth of the time is allocated to Paragraph 8 (Repair Procedure) and Form 525 (Repair Requests).  Because the class is taught by a lawyer, you will receive tips beyond “ask an attorney” and will actually have the opportunity to ask an attorney.  While not reviewed in detail, you will learn how 14 other forms relate to the Contract.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Real Estate Negotiation Techniques & Strategies
April 1 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2607) 4 hours of Elective credit

The modern real estate professional needs a toolbox full of non-traditional skills to thrive in a changing real estate landscape, and developing specialized skills is one option to consider. This course explores strategies that improve outcomes for all parties, resulting in smoother transactions and enhanced satisfaction from clients and customers.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Dealing with Lien Issues to Prevent Closing Problems
April 1 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE1811) 4 hours of Elective credit

Lien problems can cause delays in closing and are frustrating and costly to all parties involved.  Late surfacing lien and encumbrance problems are often the cause for delay.  These can be avoided, solved or mitigated by the Agent if some simple homework is done up-front. Come find out how.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform) 2017
April 2 | 2pm-4pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2908) 2 hours of elective credit

This course was developed to assist real estate professionals in understanding for themselves (and their clients) the implications of the recent tax reform legislation- How it applies to Home Ownership tax incentives, and to changes in taxation of “pass-through”entities.  The instructor is an Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker-in-Charge who worked for 33 years in the internal Revenue Service, and has a background in Tax Policy prior to becoming a Real Estate Broker. The course is an ideal overview for those who would like more in-depth analysis of the new tax law and its effect on Real Estate Professionals.

The course covers a number of specific examples of how the final computations might look for various taxpayers.

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45

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The Code of Ethics: our Promise of Professionalism
April 8 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE3011) 4 hours of elective credit
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement (1/1/19 – 12/31/21)

This course will provide detailed information on the NAR Code of Ethics Structure and purpose as well as the pathways to professionalism program. It is intended to enhance the licensees performance and professionalism in all real estate communications and transactions.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

Click Here to register


 

BIC Duties and Responsibilities
April 15 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE2679) 4 hours of elective credit

This is the four hour mandatory continuing education course BICs are required to take under new license law (starting with 2018 renewals). The course covers the Broker-In-Charge duties and responsibilities, where this is stated in current license law and possible penalties for non-compliance to the law..

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Communication Skills for RE Professionals
April 28 | 10am – 2pm | Instructor: Cindy Grosso
(CEE3175) 4 hours of Elective credit

Poor communication skills can cause harm in many ways and on many levels to the general public, by misunderstanding or interpreting what is being said.

Topics include: How and why we do and do not listen – The actual skill of listening – Improve your ability to listen and to be listened to – Listening to others – Perception vs. reality – Generational differences in communication – The etiquette of a good listener – The skill of speaking – The skill of diplomacy – Neurolinguistics and how you speak – The etiquette of telephone, techno and email to communicate respectfully.

Price: Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Ethics is a Code
April 30 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE3000) 4 hours of elective credit
Meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement for 1/1/19 – 12/31/21

This course clarifies the differences between requirements in the S.C. Code of Laws / Real Estate Practice Act and those of a Code of Ethics from a professional organization such as the National Association of REALTORS. Four case studies highlight the course.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Nuances of New Construction
May 5 |9am-1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE2506) 4 hours of elective credit

Selling a new construction house can be different than selling a re-sale. Whether it is an existing speculatively built home, a “2B Built”, or a custom home, there are things every agent needs to consider in order to properly protect the consumer.  This course explores some of these differences in detail and involves a lot of class discussion.

Member $55 | Non Member $70

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The New and the Unusual: Mini Houses
May 6 | 10am-1pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE3158) 3 hours of Elective credit

Mini houses have become the newest trend in real estate throughout the US. Learn about what actually qualifies as a mini house. Can you sell one? How do you finance one? Finish up the class by looking at a few unusual mini houses that are also hitting the hearts of the mini home believers

CTAR Member $45 | Non Member $60

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Haunted Houses, Death and the Emotional Truth: Stigmatized Properties
May 6 | 2pm-5pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE2940) 3 hours of Elective credit

Let’s have some fun while learning about stigmatized properties. What are they and how do we sell them? When is the last time you sold a haunted house? This class explores the homes that have a past that only some get excited about and others shy away from. Do you dare to share your ghost story with us?

CTAR Member $45 | Non Member $60

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Communication Skills for RE Professionals
May 7 | 10am – 2pm | Instructor: Cindy Grosso
(CEE3175) 4 hours of elective credit

Poor communication skills can cause harm in many ways and on many levels to the general public, by misunderstanding or interpreting what is being said.

Topics include: How and why we do and do not listen – The actual skill of listening – Improve your ability to listen and to be listened to – Listening to others – Perception vs. reality – Generational differences in communication – The etiquette of a good listener – The skill of speaking – The skill of diplomacy – Neurolinguistics and how you speak – The etiquette of telephone, techno and email to communicate respectfully.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Mortgage Mysteries
May 7 2019 | 6pm – 10pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEC2514) 4 hours of Elective credit

This course is designed to provide agents with insight to what goes on behind the scenes in the mortgage process. Agents will learn how to avoid delays in closings, help create a smoother process from contract to closing and eliminate surprises for their buyers. There is emphasis on legal requirements that affect the process.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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BIC Duties and Responsibilities
May 13 | 1pm – 5pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE2679) 4 hours of elective credit
This is the four hour mandatory continuing education course BICs are required to take under new license law (starting with 2018 renewals). The course covers the Broker-In-Charge duties and responsibilities, where this is stated in current license law and possible penalties for non-compliance to the law..
CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70
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Buying and Selling Real Estate at Auction
May 19 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE1741) 4 hours of elective credit

This Course is designed for the RE Professional who needs to be knowledgeable about the Auction Method of selling property. It includes information useful to the agent in explaining to his or her client why the Auction Method may be beneficial to them as a seller

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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Title Insurance Knowledge for the RE Professional
May 21 | 10am – 2pm | Instructor: Jennifer Williams
(CEE3248) 4 hours of elective credit

This NEW course provides detailed information on what title insurance is, and does, to provide protections for clients who wish to protect their investment in real estate.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

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The Code of Ethics: our Promise of Professionalism
May 27 | 6pm – 10pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE3011) 4 hours of elective credit
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement (1/1/19 – 12/31/21)

This course will provide detailed information on the NAR Code of Ethics Structure and purpose as well as the pathways to professionalism program. It is intended to enhance the licensee’s performance and professionalism in all real estate communications and transactions.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

Click Here to register


 

Haunted Houses, Death and the Emotional Truth: Stigmatized Properties
June 9 | 10am – 1pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE2940) 3 hours of Elective credit

Let’s have some fun while learning about stigmatized properties. What are they and how do we sell them? When is the last time you sold a haunted house? This class explores the homes that have a past that only some get excited about and others shy away from. Do you dare to share your ghost story with us?

CTAR Member $45 | Non Member $60

Click Here to register


 

The New and the Unusual: Mini Houses
June 9 | 2pm – 5pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE3158) 3 hours of Elective credit

Mini houses have become the newest trend in real estate throughout the US. Learn about what actually qualifies as a mini house. Can you sell one? How do you finance one? Finish up the class by looking at a few unusual mini houses that are also hitting the hearts of the mini home believers

CTAR Member $45 | Non Member $60

Click Here to register


 

IRC1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges & Capital Gains Deferment Strategies
June 17 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2493) 4 hours of elective credit

Many investors and owners, of non-personal use Real Estate can benefit by postponing/deferring Capital Gains Taxes on sales if they are willing to consider either owner financing or replacing the property sold with other property. These people need help and guidance in making good decisions and understanding the complicated landscape surrounding investment sales, Capital Gains Taxes and options for tax deferment. With the increase in Capital Gains Tax rates in 2013 and potential for future increases or abolition of favorable tax treatment for investments, the volume of these types of deferment has tremendous growth potential. IRC 1031 exchanges are getting increased public interest, yet both the process and the applicability are extremely complicated and fraught with caveats for the unsuspecting seller.

This course will provide an understanding of all of the above and will prepare licensees to help sellers identify options and point them to competent professionals (CPA, Attorney and/or Qualified Intermediary).

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70

Click Here to register


 

Selling Land Using the Multi-Parcel Auction Method
June 17 | 2pm-4pm | Instructor Mike Harper
(CEE1966) 2 hours of Elective credit
Description: This course was developed to assist the listing agent who wishes to maximize the sale proceeds for clients seeking to sell real estate tracts without incurring the costs and risks associated with sub-division development. The course is ideal for commercial land brokers as well as residential brokers who have rural land and farm land listings. Your instructor is really a pro at this!
CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45
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