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 Real Estate License Renewal Requirements

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     All licensees must complete 15 hours of continuing education

  • Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures (formerly titled MREC Agency - Residential) is required for all residential agents every two (2) years.  Solely commercial agents should take the MREC Agency - Commercial class instead.
  • MREC Supervision is required for all brokers, designated branch managers and teams leaders every two (2) years. (may be used as elective for everyone else.)
  • No reduction in hours for a licensee possessing a graduate degree in law.
  • No reduction in hours for a licensee possessing a graduate degree in real estate.

There is no grace period for obtaining the required hours.  If the license expires, the licensee will be required to have the proper hours completed prior to renewal of a license, even if renewing as inactive. A license may remain inactive for only 3 years.

Continuing Education Requirements for all licensees: 

SALESPERSONS AND ASSOCIATE BROKERS
RESIDENTIAL  -  Salespersons and Associate Brokers
15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 brokerage relationships & disclosure, 3.0 ethics, 1.5 fair housing (required classes); the remaining 4.5 hours are electives

Commercial Designation (SOLELY - NO RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS) 
Salespersons and Assoc. Brokers

15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 agency, 3.0 ethics (required classes); the remaining 6.0 hours are electives

BROKERS AND DESIGNATED BRANCH OFFICE MANAGERS
​OR TEAM LEADERS

RESIDENTIAL Brokers, Branch Office Managers or Team Leaders

15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 brokerage relationships & disclosure, 3.0 ethics, 3.0 supervision, 1.5 fair housing (required classes); the remaining 1.5 hours are electives

Commercial Designation (SOLELY - NO RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS)

Brokers, Branch Managers or Team leaders

15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 agency, 3.0 ethics, 3.0 supervision (required classes); the remaining 3.0 hours are electives



REMINDERS:

  • Legislative topic (A), ethics topic (D), and agency / brokerage realtionships topic (H) are required Maryland courses for all licensees.
  • Fair housing topic (C) is required for all licensees with a residential license.
  • Supervision topic (I) is required for all brokers, designated branch office managers and team leaders.  
  • The ethics course must include MD Code of Ethics, Flipping and Predatory Lending.

NAR ethics is not a substitute for the Maryland required ethics course.​​

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​​                            District of Columbia               

License Renewal Requirements

An applicant for renewal of any:  Real Estate Broker, Associate Broker or Property License which is expiring on February 28, 2019 or Real Estate Salespersons licenses expiring on August 31, 2019, must submit proof of completing 15 hours of approved continuing education in the following subjects:

The 15-hour continuing education (CE) requirement for the current licensing cycle (2017 - 2019) is as follows:
3.0-hrs   DC Fair Housing   
3.0-hrs   DC Legislative Update    
3.0-hrs   DC Ethics  
plus 6.0-hrs    General electives.

Newly licensed brokers, salespersons and property managers are exempt from taking CE courses for the remainder of a licensing cycle during which their license is obtained, but are required to renew the license when that first cycle ends.  CE credits taken by (new) licensees do not roll over and cannot be carried forward into the next cycle.

​For more information, please contact the DC Board of Real Estate at (202) 442-4400.
To renew an existing DC real estate license or review your individual C.E. transcript on the DC Credentials Management System for Certification and Licensing Programs visit: http://www.pulseportal.com/selectStateAndBoard.do​ 

To take additional D.C. continuing education classes online, click here. *

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 VIRGINIA    Requirements
​​​The Academy of Real Estate offers a full set of Virginia Real Estate Board approved post-licensing and continuing education classes online.  See our website menu for options.
For Brokers and Experienced Salespersons or click here.

​Section 54.1-2105.03 of the Code of Virginia requires all brokers and salespersons (who have renewed their license at least once before) to complete Board-approved Continuing Education to renew or activate their licenses.

Brokers must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 24 hours, renewing brokers must take:
Eight (8) hours in Broker Management & Agent Supervision;
Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends [including flood instruction];
One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.

CLICK HERE FOR VIRGINIA BROKERS CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES ONLINE

Experienced Salespersons must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 16 hours, renewing experienced salespersons must take:
Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends [including flood instruction];
One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.


The remaining 8 hours for both brokers and experienced salespersons may be in Real Estate Related Subjects (electives) or in the required Continuing Education subjects already referenced. These Continuing Education requirements also apply to inactive brokers and experienced salespersons who apply to activate their licenses.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE C.E. COURSES FOR ALL EXPERIENCED VIRGINIA AGENTS. 


Virginia
Post-Licensing Requirements Effective as of January 1, 2019:


Section 54.1-2105.01 of the Code of Virginia requires all active new salesperson licensees to complete a Board-approved 30-hour post-license education (PLE) curriculum within one year from the last day of the month in which the license was issued in order to remain on active status.  

Failure to complete these 30 hours of PLE within one year of your license issue date will result in automatic placement of your license on inactive status. 

Beginning January 1, 2019, the 30-hour PLE program will consist of NINE courses:

Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (2 hours)
Real Estate Law and Regulations (6 hours) 
Ethics and Standards of Conduct (3 hours)
Current Industry Issues and Trends (2 hours)
Agency Law (3 hours)
Contract Writing (6 hours)
Risk Management (3 hours)
Escrow Requirements (3 hours)
Real Estate-Related Finance (2 hours)

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE C.E. COURSE FOR ALL NEW VIRGINIA AGENTS. 

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Out-of-State Continuing Education Credit For Virginia Questions:
​The Board will accept up to 8 hours of approved continuing education courses that a broker or experienced salesperson completed in another state, as long as the licensee holds a current real estate license in that other state and completed these continuing education courses during the current two-year license term.

These 8 out-of-state hours can be applied only to the "Real Estate Related Subjects" (elective) Continuing Education category. In order to receive these 8 hours of Continuing Education elective credits in the "Real Estate Related Subjects" category, a licensee must submit:
an original or notarized copy of the current out-of-state license (with its expiration date) AND 
an original or notarized copy of EACH Continuing Education course completion certificate.


Mail the documentation to:
Virginia Real Estate Board
ATTN: Education Section
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233

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Classroom Policies
MD Real Estate Commission information for licensees regarding real estate continuing education can be found at: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mreclicfactsheet.shtml.

The Academy strictly follows the guidelines set forth by the real estate commission.
1. Photo ID now required to be admitted to class. (Maryland credit classes)
Maryland rules also require that:
2. Students must be physically present during ALL of the offering time.
3. No certificate will be given when a student arrives late, leaves early or steps out to answer phones. No late arrivals. (no grace period so please arrive early)
​4. No electronic devices (laptop, cell phone, etc.) may be left on during class time.

Please be aware: The school is required to deny credit to anyone in violation of these rules.

No one will be admitted into the classroom once the class begins.  You MUST be on time!  Please allow plenty of time for traffic and weather conditions. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN FOR LATE ARRIVALS OR IF YOU ARE NOT IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS!!

Seating reservations will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Rescheduling
If you are unable to attend a registered class, please notify us within 24 hours of the class to reschedule the class to an alternate date.

Canceled Classes.
We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.  We will notify you as soon as possible should the class be canceled.  A refund will be given for canceled classes or you have the option of rescheduling to another date.

Inclement Weather Policy
The Academy and our instructors make every effort to hold classes that you register for, even on ‘snow’ days. If, however, you are unable to attend a class due to inclement weather and you notify the school on that day via e-mail,the Academy will grant you a refund for that day’s classes or credit the same amount toward any rescheduled classes in the future.
If classes are canceled due to inclement weather that information will be posted on this page. Please check the website the morning of the class.


Prices: 

$10 per credit hour.   3 hour credit class is $30,  1.5 hour credit class is $15.
$10 for each additional jurisdiction certificate; 
$10 late registration fee for 'walk-ins"


We also offer distance learning options for Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland real estate continuing education online classes. See our website's menu for options.

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  Phone: (888) 786-8173   Fax: (888) 725-7791   E-Mail: AcademyofRealEstate@gmail.com 

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     ​Schedules, Costs, Policies and Registration Information

     Cost per class is $10 per credit hour. For example a 3 hour class is $30 and a 1.5 hour class is $15.   If a class is being offered for Virginia, Washington D.C. or Maryland continuing education credit it will be noted in the schedule below in the "Jurisdiction" box. The number of continuing education credit hours will be stated the "Credits" box.  The address of the classroom location can be found on our Locations page (see grey Menu bar to the right of this text). There is a $10 fee for each additional jurisdiction certificate request and a $10 late registration fee for 'walk-ins". 

     Once you have found the classes and locations you desire, to register online you may click on the "Register" tab on the menu  bar. The Academy of Real Estate's classroom polices and requirements can also be found below the schedule of classes. The Academy strictly follows the guidelines set forth by the real estate commissions.   

       Photo ID is now required to be admitted to class (Maryland credit classes). Maryland rules also require that no certificate will be given when a student arrives late, leaves early or steps out to answer phones. No late arrivals. (no grace period so please arrive early!). ​No electronic devices (laptop, cell phone, etc.) may be left on during class time for any class offering Maryland credit. Seating reservations will not be confirmed until payment has been received. 

 Click HERE to register online. 

Click HERE for a paper application you can submit by fax or email.

Real Estate Continuing Education

Maryland, D.C. & Virginia 

​​See Continuing Education Requirements at the bottom of this page. 
Maryland Agents Notice:  M.R.E.C. AGENCY has been retitled. The new title of the
MD required class is BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS & DISCLOSURES
For online classes for MD, DC or VA click here.
For the classroom offerings, see the schedule below.


Date / Time

Class Title

Jurisdiction

Credits

Location

January

Anytime

D.C. Fair Housing 

(online) DC Required Class 
This is also the required class to get a

DC license by reciprocity from MD or VA.  
For more information  click here!

D.C.

3

Anywhere






Thursday 
January 23,
​9:30am -12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

McLean

Virginia

Chain Bridge Rd.

Thursday 
January 23,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

McLean

Virginia

Chain Bridge Rd.

Thursday 
January 23,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

McLean

Virginia

Chain Bridge Rd.






Wednesday 
January 29,
1:00pm - 3:45pm

M.R.E.C. SUPERVISION

MD Required Class for Brokers, 
Managers and Team Leaders.
 
It is an elective class for everyone else.

MD/DC

3

Silver

Spring






Saturday 
February 1,
​9:30am -12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

Saturday 
February 1,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

Saturday 
February 1,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Silver Spring






Monday 
Feb. 3,
​9:30am -12:30pm

BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS 
& DISCLOSURES 
MD Required Class 
​Formerly titled MREC AGENCY - Residential

MD/DC

3

Rockville
Shady Grove

Monday 
Feb. 3,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Contract Contingencies

MD/DC

1.5

Rockville
Shady Grove

Monday 
Feb. 3,
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Real Estate

Tax Law Update

MD/DC

1.5

Rockville
Shady Grove

Monday 
Feb. 3,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

Financing  Options

Today

MD/DC

1.5

Rockville
Shady Grove






Wednesday 
February 5,
​9:30am -12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Rockville

Shady Grove

Wednesday 
February 5,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Rockville

Shady Grove

Wednesday 
February 5,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Rockville

Shady Grove






Thursday 
February 6,
​9:30am -12:30pm

BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS

& DISCLOSURES
MD Required Class 
​Formerly titled MREC AGENCY - Residential

MD/DC

3

McLean

Virginia

Chain Bridge Rd.

Thursday 
February 6,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Avoiding

Wire  Fraud

MD/DC

VA

1.5

1

McLean

Virginia

Chain Bridge Rd.

Thursday 
February 6,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

RENOVATION  LOANS

MD, DC

& VA

3

McLean

Virginia

Chain Bridge Rd.






Wednesday 
February 12,
​9:30am -12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

N.W. DC

Chevy Chase, NW

Wednesday 
February 12,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

N.W. DC

Chevy Chase, NW

Wednesday 
February 12,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

N.W. DC

Chevy Chase, NW






Thursday 
Feb. 13,
​9:30am -12:30pm

BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS 
& DISCLOSURES
MD Required Class 
​Formerly titled MREC AGENCY - Residential

MD/DC

3

B.W.I.

Airport Hotel

Free Parking

Thursday 
Feb. 13,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD

1.5

B.W.I.

Airport Hotel

Free Parking

Thursday 
Feb. 13,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

Foreclosures, Short Sales

& Bankruptcy

MD

3

B.W.I.

Airport Hotel

Free Parking






Friday 
February 14,
​9:30am -12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

B.W.I.

Airport Hotel

Free Parking

Friday 
February 14,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

B.W.I.

Airport Hotel

Free Parking

Friday 
February 14,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

B.W.I.

Airport Hotel

Free Parking






Anyday

Anytime

M.R.E.C.  SUPERVISION 
We now have this course online
Click here for information about this class!
Maryland Required Class for Brokers, 
Managers and Team Leaders. 

It is an elective class for everyone else.

MD

3

Anywhere






Saturday 
Feb. 15,
​9:30am -12:30pm

Contracts

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring

Saturday 
Feb. 15,,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Contract To Closing

MD/DC

1.5

Silver Spring

Saturday  
Feb. 15,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS
& DISCLOSURES
MD Required Class 
​Formerly titled MREC AGENCY - Residential

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring






Monday 
February 17,
​9:30am -12:30pm

BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS 

& DISCLOSURES 
MD Required Class

​Formerly titled MREC AGENCY - Residential

MD/DC

3

N.W. DC 
Chevy Chase, NW

Monday 
February 17,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Real Estate

Tax Law Update

MD/DC

VA

1.5

1

N.W. DC 
Chevy Chase, NW

Monday 
February 17,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

M.R.E.C.  SUPERVISION
Required Class for MD Brokers, 
Managers and Team Leaders

It is an elective class for everyone else.

MD/DC

3

N.W. DC 
Chevy Chase, NW






Wednesday 
Feb. 19,
​9:30am -12:30pm

Residential Construction

(The Anatomy of a Home)

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring

Wednesday 
Feb. 19,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS 
& DISCLOSURES 
MD Required Class 
Formerly titled MREC AGENCY - Residential

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring

Wednesday 
Feb. 19,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

Real Estate

Tax Law Update

MD/DC

VA

1.5

1

Silver Spring






Thursday 
February 20,
​9:30am -12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

Thursday 
February 20,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

Thursday 
February 20,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Silver Spring

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