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        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)


To view a schedule of all our classroom or live-streamed (via Zoom), please visit our continuing education page by clicking HERE.



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  opla.realestate@dc.gov. 

For more information about your license status or requirements, please call the  DC Real Estate Commission at 202-442-4320 or email opla.realestate@dc.gov.