Licensing Requirements

Licensing Renewal Requirements for:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

An applicant for renewal of any REAL ESTATE BROKER OR PROPERTY MANAGER license expiring on February 28, 2017 or REAL ESTATE SALESPERSONS license expiring on August 31, 2017, must submit proof of completing 15 hours of approved continuing education (CE) credit in the following subjects:

Fair Housing 3 hours
DC Legislative Update 3 hours
Financing Issues/Update 3 hours
General Electives 6 hours

For clarification, please note that under the DC real estate licensure law:

THESE GUIDELINES APPLY TO ACTIVELY LICENSED DC AGENTS.

  1. If you are a new salesperson licensee who received your DC real estate license between 9-1-15 and 8-31-17, then you are exempt from taking CE courses, if this is your first license renewal. This statement does not necessarily apply to licensees who are on Inactive or apply for Reinstatement, and who make their licenses Active.
  2. If you are exempt from taking CEs, you may take courses if you want, in order to benefit your education of the real estate field.
  3. If you take CE courses during this 2015 - 2017 licensing cycle, the courses will not carry over to the next cycle.
  4. The current license renewal cycle for DC Salespersons began on 9-1-15 and ends on 8-31-17. The current license renewal cycle for DC Brokers and Property Managers began on 3-1-15 and ends on 2-28-17.
  5. The CE requirements for the 2015 - 2017 license renewal cycle are — (9 hours mandated) Fair Housing; DC Legislative Update; and Financing Issues/Update; and 6 hours of approved general electives.
  6. The school and the courses must be first approved by the DC Real Estate Commission. GCAAR is DC-approved.

For more information, please visit the DC Real Estate Commission website.

MARYLAND

Every two years, MD real estate licensees are required to meet mandated continuing education requirements and renew their licenses. Course content required is based on type of services provided: residential or commercial and your role.

The hours needed are:

ALL Residential Licensees 15 hours which must include:
3.0 Legislative (Topic A)
3.0 Ethics (Topic D)
3.0 MREC Agency- Residential (Topic H)
1.5 Fair Housing (Topic C)
4.5 Any elective course(s) (Topic B, F or G)
ALL Commercial Licensees 
(for licensees performing exclusively commercial work, must perform NO residential business)
15 hours which must include:
3.0 Legislative (Topic A)
3.0 Ethics (Topic D)
3.0 MREC Agency- Commercial (Topic H)
6.0 Any elective course(s) (Topic B, F or G)
ALL Brokers, Branch Office Managers and Team Leaders 15 hours which must include:
3.0 Legislative (Topic A)
3.0 Ethics (Topic D)
3.0 MREC Agency- Residential (Topic H)
3.0 MREC Supervision (Topic I)
1.5 Fair Housing (Topic C)
1.5 Any elective course(s) (Topic B, F or G)

The ethics course must include MD Code of Ethics, Flipping, and Predatory Lending.

Maryland's mandated courses are applicable only to Maryland State, Maryland local, or federal laws; not other states' laws.

For additional information please visit the Maryland Real Estate Commission.

VIRGINIA

All real estate licensees are required to take these courses in order to renew their licenses:

SALESPERSON - Must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education (CE) to renew their License(s).

Mandatory Topics - 8 hours
Agency (1 hour)
Ethics (3 hours)
Fair Housing (2 hours)
Legal Updates (that include flood content) (1 hour)
Contracts (1 hour)

Elective Topics - 8 hours

For additional information on licensing requirements click the links below.

Continuing Education Requirements

Post License Education Requirements

DPOR

BROKER - must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education (CE) to renew their License(s).

Mandatory Topics - 16 hours
Broker Management & Agent Supervision (8 hours)
Agency (1 hour)
Ethics (3 hours)
Fair Housing (2 hours)
Legal Updates (that include flood content) (1 hour)
Contracts (1 hour)

Elective Topics - 8 hours

For additional information on licensing requirements click the links below.

Continuing Education Requirements

Post License Education Requirements

DPOR

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