I agree $800 is a lot of money. I paid $500 with the exam 6 or 7 years ago and I thought that was a lot. I have gotten a few jobs from them, but I am in their backyard and the extreme crunchy people know all about them. They offer what they call intensive clases for $200. Again, I think too high. They do offer credit courses which a lot do cost money and they have courses within a trade show but you need to pay for the show to take the courses. I need to re evaluate joining again.