District of Columbia New License Renewal Requirements
License renewals in the District of Columbia are on a two-year cycle, in every odd numbered year:
February 28, 2023 for brokers, associate brokers and property managers and
August 31, 2023 for salespersons.
An applicant for renewal of any license that expires on February 28 or August 31, must submit proof of completing approved continuing education (CE) credit in the following subjects:
NEW 2021-2023 Renewal Cycle CE Requirements:
Broker (in DC this includes Associate Brokers) - 15 hours total Mandatory 15 hours (no elective classes - all specific required classes) DC Fair Housing (3 hours) DC Ethics (3 hours) DC Legislative Update (3 hours) Property Management (3 hours) DC Broker Supervision (3 hours)
Property Manager - 15 hours total Mandatory 15 hours DC Fair Housing (3 hours) DC Ethics (3 hours) DC Legislative Update (3 hours) Property Management 6 hours
Salesperson - 15 hours total Mandatory 12 hours DC Fair Housing (3 hours) DC Ethics (3 hours) DC Legislative Update (3 hours) Property Management (3 hours) Electives (3 hours)
If you are a new salesperson (received your license after August 31, 2021) and this is your first license renewal, then you are exempt from taking CE courses.
Note: The DCRA licensing platform is in the process of switching to a new system, so there is currently no way for you to confirm C.E. course completion/earned hours. The Academy of Real Estate is awaiting resolution of this ongoing issue by the DC government and will continue to retain your records for when reporting capability becomes available, as instructed by the Commission. Please continue to keep a copy of your course completion certificates received as a D.C. licensee. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have questions about your license status, course completions or renewal requirements, please call the DC Real Estate Commission at 202-442-4320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about your license status or requirements, please call the DC Real Estate Commission at 202-442-4320 or email email@example.com.
The Academy of Real Estate is a private career school that is approved to operate by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Maryland Real Estate Commission, the Virginia Real Estate Board and District of Columbia Real Estate Commission. It offers real estate classes both online and in classrooms. The Maryland pre-licensing program has been approved by the Maryland Real Estate Commission. The Virginia, Maryland &/or the District of Columbia ( Washington D.C. ) real estate commission have approved the content of all continuing education classes and licensing courses offered for those jurisdictions. All classes to complete the Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland continuing education ( C.E. ) requirements are provided. MD, DC & VA Continuing Education (C.E.) real estate classes are held at multiple locations. The Pre-licensing course which one should take in order to pass the state exam and get a real estate license may be taken online or in the classroom. The Academy of Real Estate is also an approved provider of the National Association of REALTORS® designation and certification courses.
The Academy of Real Estate is owned by the Academy of Real Estate, LLC in Rockville, Maryland. Steven J. Weiler, Director.