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 Real Estate License Renewal Requirements

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          Significant changes to renew a Maryland real estate license include:

  • All licensees must complete 15 hours of continuing education
  • Agency is required for all agents every two (2) years
  • 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 will be no grace period for obtaining the required hours.  If the license expires on or after October 1, 2015, the licensee will be required to have the proper hours completed prior to renewal of a license, even if renewing as inactive.

Continuing Education Requirements for all licensees: 

SALESPERSONS AND ASSOCIATE BROKERS
RESIDENTIAL  -  Salespersons and Associate Brokers
15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 agency, 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 agency, 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 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 is as follows:
3.0-hrs Fair Housing   (DC Fair Housing & Predatory Lending)
3.0-hrs DC Legislative Update    (DC Legislative Update
& Landlord - Tenant Rights)
3.0-hrs DC Ethics  (D.C. Ethics)
plus 6.0-hrs General electives.


​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. 


Post-License Education (PLE) Curriculum
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 calendar year of obtaining their salesperson licenses in order to remain on active status. For example, if your salesperson license was issued on January 1, 2015, you must complete all 30 hours no later than December 31, 2015.

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

The 30-hour PLE program consists of eight courses:

Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (two hours)
Real Estate Law and Regulations (eight hours)
Ethics and Standards of Conduct (three hours)
Current Industry Issues and Trends (two hours)
Agency Law (three hours)
Contract Writing (six hours)
Risk Management (three hours)
Escrow Requirements (three 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: 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.

lnclement 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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​Academy of Real Estate 10230 New Hampshire Ave. Suite 102, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  Phone: (888) 786-8173   Fax: (888) 725-7791   E-Mail: AcademyofRealEstate@gmail.com 

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Schedules and Registration Information

See Continuing Education Requirements at the bottom of this page

For online classes for MD, DC or VA click here.
For the classroom offerings, see the schedule below.

Date / Time

Class TitleJurisdictionCreditsLocation

Wednesday
August 15,
9:30am - 12:30pm

Residential

Construction

(The Anatomy of a Home)

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring

Wednesday
August 15,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

M.R.E.C.  AGENCY 
Residential 
MD Required Class

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring

Wednesday
August 15,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

Financing Options

Today

MD/DC

1.5

Silver Spring






Thursday
August 16,
9:30am - 12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

Thursday
August 16,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

Thursday
August 16,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Silver Spring






SATURDAY
Aug. 18,
9:30am - 12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
Aug. 18,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
Aug. 18,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Silver Spring






Thursday
August 23,
9:30am - 12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Frederick

Thursday
August 23,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Frederick

Thursday
August 23,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Frederick






SATURDAY
August 25,
9:30am - 12:30pm

M.R.E.C.  SUPERVISION
MD Required Class

for Brokers, Managers & Team Leaders. 
Elective class for everyone else

MD

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
August 25,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

M.R.E.C.  AGENCY 
Residential 
MD Required Class

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
August 25,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC

1.5

Silver Spring






Thursday
August 30,
9:30am - 12:30pm

Residential 
Construction 

(The Anatomy of a Home)

MD/DC

3

Frederick

Thursday
August 30,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

M.R.E.C.  AGENCY 
Residential 
MD Required Class

MD/DC

3

Frederick

Thursday
August 30,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

Financing Options Today

MD/DC

1.5

Frederick






Friday
September 7,
9:30am - 12:30pm

Renovation 
Loans

MD/DC/VA

3

Rockville
​(Gude Drive)

Friday
September 7,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC

1.5

Rockville
​(Gude Drive)

Friday
September 7,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

M.R.E.C.  AGENCY 
Residential 
MD Required Class

MD/DC

3

Rockville
​(Gude Drive)






SATURDAY
September 8,
9:30am - 12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
September 8,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
September 8,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Silver Spring






Wednesday
September 12,
9:30am - 12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

South Baltimore

McHenry Row

Wednesday
September 12,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

South Baltimore

McHenry Row

Wednesday
September 12,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

South Baltimore

McHenry Row






Thursday
Sept. 13,
9:30am - 12:30pm

Residential

Construction

MD/DC

3

South Baltimore

McHenry Row

Thursday
Sept. 13,
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Real Estate

Tax Law Update

MD/DC

1.5

South Baltimore

McHenry Row

Thursday
Sept. 13,
2:40pm - 5:40pm

M.R.E.C.  AGENCY 
Residential 
MD Required Class

MD/DC

3

South Baltimore

McHenry Row






Friday
Sept. 14,
9:30am - 12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
MD Required Class

MD

3

Rockville
​(Gude Drive)

Friday
Sept. 14,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
MD Required Class

MD

3

Rockville
​(Gude Drive)

Friday
Sept. 14,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

MD Fair Housing
MD Required Class

MD

1.5

Rockville
​(Gude Drive)






SATURDAY
September 15,
9:30am - 12:30pm

M.R.E.C.   SUPERVISION
MD Required Class 

for Brokers, Managers & Team Leaders 
Elective class for everyone else

MD

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
September 15,
1:00pm - 4:00pm

M.R.E.C.  AGENCY 
Residential 
MD Required Class

MD/DC

3

Silver Spring

SATURDAY
September 15,
4:10pm - 5:40pm

Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC

1.5

Silver Spring

​​​REGISTRATION:

To register using a paper form -  Click HERE 
To register online - Click HERE 

Complete the form and fax to 1-888-725-7791 or email to
AcademyOfRealEstate@Gmail.com

(You should receive an email confirmation within 24 hours) 

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PRICING/POLICIES:
   3 hour credit classes  $30;   1.5 hour credit classes  $15; 
Additional $10/class for 2nd jurisdiction credit (Extra fee is for both MD and/or DC and/or
​VA credit but only applicable where indicated "MD/DC or MD/DC/VA")
$10 late registration fee for 'walk-ins"

NO LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE ADMITTED
PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO MD CE CLASSES
Electronic devices. (phones, laptops, etc.) may not be on during class time.
New State Rules = Failure to comply will result in dismissal from class.

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CLASSROOM schedule 

Real Estate Continuing Education

Maryland, D.C. & Virginia 

(888) 725-7791

(888) 786-8173