The Division would like to provide some important education information to licensees, education providers, and instructors regarding real estate broker continuing education (CE)

Classroom Conduct. The Division has received complaints by CE course attendees that oftentimes during a course some licensees are on their computers or phones regarding matters unrelated to the course at hand. This practice can be disruptive to the instructor and other students in the classroom. Course attendees should be respectful of other attendees, and course instructors should advise attendees to stay off of their electronic devices during a course session, unless they are using their computer to take notes, follow the course presentation, or if there is an official course break.

Course On-Time Attendance.   A course attendee must be on time at the start of the course session in order to receive CE credit for the course.

Partial Credit Not Allowed.  A real estate broker must complete an entire course to receive any CE credit, as partial credit is not awarded for partial or incomplete attendance.

Presenter Marketing.  A course presentation should not be used to promote or sell any materials or services or to solicit affiliation or membership in any business or organization.

Proof of Course Completion and Retention of Records. Real estate brokers are responsible for securing from the course provider proof of course completion and retaining proof of CE education completion for four (4) years from the date of the broker’s most current renewal or, if newly licensed, from the date of initial licensure. Education  providers are responsible for retaining course attendance records and course materials for four (4) years from the date of the course.

Check if the CE course is approved and not expired.  Licensees should verify that the course is approved for CE credit and has not expired before taking the course. If a course has not been approved by the Division for CE credit or is in an expired status, CE credit will not be awarded for that course. If a licensee is later audited and needs those non-awarded credits for CE compliance, it may place the licensee in a non-compliant status and subject to penalties and fines. Education providers are responsible to make sure that their course has been approved by the Division before marketing and teaching the course, and it has not expired. 

CREC Chapter 4: Continuing Education Requirements.  Education providers, course instructors, and licensees should review the CREC Chapter 4 rules concerning continuing education requirements, methods for satisfying CE, annual commission update course standards, standards and topics for CE courses, credit requirements, the process for course approval, and course provider requirements.