Is Tecademics a Scam? (Most Updated Tecademics Review 2018)

Is Tecademics a Scam? (Most Updated Tecademics Review 2018)

Welcome to my Tecademics review!

If you want to learn more about Tecademics, you've come to the right place because this is the most up-to-date Tecademics review.

is tecademics a scam

Chris Record, Founder of Tecademics

Tecademics was first launched in August 2016 but since then they have undergone a lot of changes within the company, including the departure of their founder, Chris Record.

If you've read other Tecademics reviews, you'll find that most of them are based on Tecademics' old system, which means all the products and business opportunities do not match with their current website.

I'm not an affiliate of Tecademics. My goal is to help you make the best decision for yourself regarding how your valuable TIME & MONEY is spent!

So, is Tecademics a scam? Let's find out...

Tecademics Review Summary

Product Name: Tecademics

Founder: Founded by Chris Record in August 2016 (Current Chairman: Jim Piccolo)

Product Type: Internet Marketing Lessons

Price: Free to join their membership but the price of the individual courses are unknown (I'll explain)

Best For: Internet Marketing newbie,  Anyone who wants to hone their internet marketing skills (But, you have to go to Arizona, USA)

tecademics review

Summary: Tecademics is an Internet Marketing College that teaches you the various ways to make money online. It has a physical campus located in Arizona, USA and currently they're not offering any online courses. You have to pay some expensive tuition fees and travel to Arizona to take part in their classes. They have really great courses but it's definitely not for everyone due to the cost and location.

Rating: 85/100

Recommended: Yes (Only if you live in Arizona, USA. Or if you're willing to travel there)

(This is for those who can't go to Arizona and prefer to learn from home!)


What is Tecademics?

Tecademics is also known as the "Internet Marketing College". It was the name they used before they were officially launched back in August 2016.

(Fun Fact: The name "Tacedemics" is an amalgamation of the words "Technology" and "Academics")

Basically, Tecademics is a company that provides courses and training for a wide-range of topics in internet marketing. (I'll talk about the different courses that are available in just a moment.)

Tecademics can be called a "College" because they literally have a physical campus in North Scottsdale Arizona, USA.

tecademics campus at arizona

Tecademics campus in Arizona. (Image taken from Tecademics website)

As you can see from their website, they have photos and videos featuring students learning at their campus, classrooms, etc.

This is because their goal is to be the best college that offers the best knowledge & skills in internet marketing.

Take a look at this video by Chris Record, the founder of Tecademics, which explains the vision and mission behind the company. (Personally, I think their mission is really inspiring)

Here's the story...

Traditional schools today never teach students about how to make money online and the real knowledge & skills behind internet marketing that works.

In addition, there are a lot of "gurus" out there launching new "make money online programs" every now and then. There isn't a truly systematic and reliable training system for every one.

That's why Chris decided to launch Tecademics as the only College which teaches real knowledge & skills to make money online.

To make his vision come true, he has partnered with a lot of experts in internet marketing, who are making millions or even billions online, as well as PhDs to come up with the "industry-disrupting" curriculum.

His mission is really inspiring and I personally believe the curriculum taught by Tecademics will be absolutely amazing.

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The Outdated Tecademics Info

Like I've mentioned earlier, Tecademics has undergone a lot of changes for the past 2 years since their official launch.

So, there are a lot of outdated information out there about Tecademics. Here are some of the major changes:

1. Core Products

If you've read other outdated Tacedemics reviews, you'll know that there are 4 main products that they were promoting:

  1. TEC - The Entrepreneur Club ($100/month)
  2. IMPACT - Internet Marketing Principles And Core Training ($2,000)
  3. MASTERS ($10,000)
  4. ELITE

I won't go into the details because these products no longer exist today.

Instead, they now have what they called the "16 individual success paths". I'll explain to you about these paths in the next section below...

2. Business Model

Tacedemics used to have a multi-tier affiliate program which is somewhat similar to a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business.

Basically, they had a compensation plan in place to encourage members to promote their products. And members would have various rewards for promoting their 4 main products.

It seems like they have now abandoned the whole affiliate program/MLM business model.

I think this is a great move because they won't get themselves into the troubles of MLM and they can also put more focus on improving their courses.

3. Lesson Structure

They used to have online courses for people who can't travel to Arizona to attend the lesson. But it seems like they've discontinued that.

Currently, you can't purchase anything from their website. You can't even view the price of each course. All they do is to lay out the course info on their website.

If you want to enroll in any of their courses, you have to get in touch with them by sending them an Email.

4. The CEO of the Company

Lastly, the sad news is that the founder of Tacedemics has left the company and the current Chairman is Jim Piccolo.

jim piccolo

Jim Piccolo, current Chairman of Tecademics

The reason for Chris's departure seems to be the disagreements on the direction of Tecademics.

I said this is a sad news because Chris is the soul of Tecademics. He is a really successful and experienced internet marketer. Students of Tecademics definitely love Chris a lot.

Tecademics Courses

Now, let's talk about the courses offered by Tacedemics.

Like I've mentioned earlier, instead of 4 main products, they now have 16 Individual Success Paths and they are:

  • Agency Start Up
  • Digital Asset Brokering
  • Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs
  • Drone Pilot
  • Ecom Foundations
  • Ecom Management
  • Ecom Mastery
  • Email Marketing
  • Facebook Ad Specialist
  • Lead Generation Strategist
  • Online Video Marketing Specialist
  • Pay Per Click
  • Print On Demand
  • SEO Strategist
  • Social Media Ad Specialist
  • Social Media Manager

Within each path, they are broken down into 3 courses, namely Foundational Courses, Core Courses & Tactical Courses.

There are also 2 additional courses known as the Sprint Course and the Optional Course. Basically, they are the condensed version course with some additional but optional lessons.

To show you an example, take a look at the courses offered for "Drone Pilot", which is a pretty unique and interesting path:

tacedmics updated courses

Pro & Cons

The Good

1. Great Company Mission

I really love Tacedemics' mission for creating a College that actually teaches students about how to leverage the power of the Internet to make money online in many different ways.

Currently, there's no other school that offers the same thing. Despite traditional schools have courses in some topics of internet marketing, they are not taught by people who are actually making money from it.

Professors know the theory (which can easily be outdated in today's digital world) but they don't have the practical skills.

That's why I firmly believe if you want to be rich, you shouldn't go to College and learn from Professors.

Instead, you should spend your time and money wisely to learn from people who actually do the work and are getting real results - the real experts!

2. Wide Range of In-Depth Courses

Since Tecademics is a College, they don't specialize in just one topic. They have 16 different success paths with a total of 71 different classes.

And most importantly, these courses are created and taught by the real experts in their own fields.

3. Reputable Founder

The founder of Tecademics, Chris Record, has a pretty good "record"!

Although he has left the company, I believe his soul and his mission has stayed.

Chris used to be the Top earner for the now infamous MLM company called Empower Network.

Not only that, he had successfully launched a number of digital products, such as Dark Post Profit.

He's also the owner of a membership software called Smart Member.

chris record

Chris Record, the Founder of Tecademics

Just his background alone makes me want to learn directly from him.

4. It's a Physical School

Tecademics is not another "make money online" opportunity/program which hides behind the computer screen.

They are real College with a physical campus in Arizona, USA. So this is a very reliable company.

5. Awesome Networking Opportunities

If you're able to join their classes in Arizona, you'll be able to meet and network with lots of entrepreneurs coming from all over the world.

You might be seating next to a 6 or 7-figure earners in the same classroom. This is an extremely awesome and unique opportunity to meet like-minded people.

If you're lucky enough, you can even meet your future business partners.

This is something that we can't enjoy if we just learn online instead of attending a real class.

The Bad

1. You Must Travel to Arizona

They seem to discontinue the online course so the only way for you to enroll in the courses is to attend LIVE classes in their campus.

This is the reason why I said you have to live in the US, preferably Arizona, because currently that's the only campus they have.

They are looking to build more campus around the world but it will take some time before they even make that happen.

There are people flying to Arizona from all over the world just to attend their classes which I think is awesome.

If you can afford it in terms of time and money, go ahead. I'm sure you'll gain a lot of valuable knowledge and skills.

However, there are a lot of people who just can't afford it.

If that's the case for you, I would recommend you to start with My Top Recommended Training which you can take from the comfort of your own home!

2. High Tuition Fee (Exclude Your Business Cost)

Currently, they don't reveal the price of the courses on their website. You have to contact them to learn more.

However, from their previous products, it cost $10,000 in order for you take part in their in-person training at their campus.

Since it's a real campus and you'll be learning from real experts (not professors), you should expect the course to be quite expensive.

But I'm sure it's still a lot cheaper compared to the tuition fee of a traditional College.

Apart from that, I just want to mention that you still need to consider the money you need to build and run your own online business.

There will be a lot of paid services & products you need to purchase when you're actually building your business. One major expenses could be the cost for paid traffic.

These are not included in the College tuition fee.

So if you're considering to take part in their course, you have to include the costs you need to build your business as well. The cost varies from business to business so I can't give you any exact number here.

If you don't have that much amount of money to invest, I would recommend you to check out My Top Recommended Training which you can get started for FREE!

3. You Need to Know What You Want to Do

Lastly, Tecademics is not really the place to help you decide what you want to pursue.

Instead, they offer the courses for each path for you to hone your skills and succeed.

It is exactly the same as applying for a traditional College. You need to know what you want to learn and study in the first place. That's how you choose which College you want to go and which course you want to take.

So, if you're still not sure which path you want to pursue, I wouldn't recommend you to spend that money to take part in their course just to find out what you want.

What if you've spent thousands of dollars and eventually found out that the course is not what you really want?

For people who are still unsure about what you want to pursue, I would recommend you to start with something that is Free, like Wealthy Affiliate!

Is Tecademics a Scam?

No, Tecademics is NOT a scam!

They are a legit company offering legit courses to help people learn internet marketing, make money online and eventually create the lifestyle they want.

The fact that they have a physical campus located in Arizona, USA shows that Tecademics is legit.

However, like I've said, you need to travel to Arizona in order to take part and you need to have enough money to invest in the first place.

For those of you who don't have the money and the ability to travel to Arizona, I would recommend you to check out Wealthy Affiliate.

It is an online community which has a step-by-step training to help you build your own online business from home. It is the training I personally took to build this website!

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 14 comments
Paul - May 9, 2018

Dear Friend,

Thousands of thanks for the great review on Tecademics. Your review contains loads of valuable information which provided enough information to analyse the product. Thanks for this useful review. Wishing you great success! Keep up the great work. I will come back to your website to learn more information.

Your Friend,

    Jerry Huang - May 11, 2018

    Thank you so much Paul! I’m glad you like my content 🙂

Gary De La Cruz - March 8, 2018

Hi Jerry
It sounds like Tecademics is a great place to learn online marketing. It is unfortunate that it is location bias, but it sounds relatively expensive too.

I recall seeing a video about the founder Chris Record. It had something to do with a defunct MLM scheme. Those kind of stigma’s just do not go away. Thank you for the review. I found it very useful.

All the best Jerry


    Jerry Huang - March 8, 2018

    Hi Gary,
    Thanks for your comment! Glad you find it useful.

    Yup Chris was one of the top earner of Empower Network which is now known as a MLM scam that no longer exists. I agree with you that it’s hard for those stigma to go away. But I believe Chris is doing great things and he is crushing it 🙂

Rick - March 7, 2018

The good thing is that I love Arizona and it wouldn’t take much to get me to travel there. The bad is that I have one kid in college and another one about to enter college so I don’t have the funds to do this.

I like the way you breakdown Tecademics and provide the information concerning the program. I agree this is a great idea but the cost is just too much for many of us to consider.

It’s great that there is another, less expensive and effective option to consider.

    Jerry Huang - March 8, 2018

    Hey Rick,

    First of all, congrats for your kids going to College. Hope they’re doing well!

    Tecademics is definitely not for everyone especially the location and price. There are always cheaper alternatives.

    By the way, I’m a 20-year-old high school graduate and I don’t plan to go to traditional College and get a degree. If I must go to College, I would rather go to Tecademics Internet Marketing College. I believe traditional education is dead and I really love what Tecademics is doing.

    If you’re interested, here’s a post I’ve written to help young adults make decision about their College. I’m not sure whether you want your kids to read it LOL. But I do hope that your kids can be equipped with the right mindset and skills to succeed instead of just learning to pass exams and to get a job 🙂

Sarah - March 7, 2018

Great review! I’ve never heard of Tecademics before, but I see why you only gave it an 85/100. It sounds like a great learning tool, however the price and location of the training don’t make it easily accessible for everyone.

I definitely echo your recommendation of WA! It’s honestly been the best training tool I’ve found when it comes to affiliate marketing. Any novice affiliate NEEDS access to this platform in my opinion.

Thanks for sharing!

    Jerry Huang - March 7, 2018

    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for you comment and your support!

    And yes, if you want to start your own affiliate marketing business from home without any upfront cost, Wealthy Affiliate is the place to go 🙂

Valerie - March 7, 2018

Jerry, that is a great review about Tecademics. As you say, one really needs to be residing in Arizona to make it easier to attend the college.

In view of the cost of the program I would say that some prior experience of what is involved in becoming an entrepreneur would not go astray.

Where money and time are not a problem, and with a strong will to achieve success, then Tecademics appears to be a worthwhile program

    Jerry Huang - March 7, 2018

    Yes you got the point Valerie!

    Tecademics is a really great learning resource for people who need it 🙂

CJ - March 7, 2018

Sounds like it has a lot of potential to be a great course. Do you think their courses are better suited to individuals who are trying to start a small online business, or would it be better suited to already established businesses looking to promote their product better?

    Jerry Huang - March 7, 2018

    Hey CJ,
    I believe their courses are suited for both. They not only have classes for different success paths but each course is also broken down into different skills level. So the courses are suitable for quite a wide-range of audience!

Norman Richards - March 7, 2018

Well, I guess with the high price and the need to travel to Arizona, it is a no-brainer to become a part of Wealthy Affiliate where you get to test the program for free before you purchase it.

On top of that you don’t have to physically travel and be present to build your online business. Wealthy affiliate offers all this good stuff. I would encourage anyone to become a part of this community.

    Jerry Huang - March 7, 2018

    Hey Norman,
    Thanks a lot for your comment and your support!

    You’re right! Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best online communities. You can test it out for FREE and you can build your own online business from anywhere you want 🙂


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