The Premium Course option includes the student/instructor forum which is not present with the Basic Course option. That forum was actually conceived when the PE exam was given twice a year, not year-around as it will be in 2018 and beyond. With the fixed semi-annual schedule, students would most likely be at similar stages in the course, thereby fostering a helpful, community dialog about the course material. With the year-around exam format, the number of students at the same point in the course might be few, resulting in less participation in the forum. Thus, for individuals, the Basic and Private VIP options might be the best choices.
Companies may wish to enroll a group of their employees. In that case, they will all be starting at the same time, so the forum may have more value to that group of students. If desired, I can make the forum private for company groups. Each company would have their own community in the forum. Thus, for companies, the Premium Course might be the most attractive option. A company wishing to enroll a group in the Premium Course may request a private forum using the CONTACT ME form.