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GCAAR

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

Licensing requirements

 

Verify Your CE Credits

District of Columbia (currently unavailable)

Maryland

Virginia


District of Columbia

The DCRA licensing platform is in the process of switching to a new system, so there is currently no way to confirm course completion/earned hours. GCAAR is awaiting resolution and will continue to retain your records for when reporting becomes available, as instructed by the Commission. Please continue to account for your course completion certificates received as a D.C. licensee. Thank you for your patience and we will be in communication when more information is made available to GCAAR. More information for D.C. licensees is available here.


License renewals in the District of Columbia are on a two-year cycle, in every odd numbered year: February 28 for brokers and property managers and August 31 for sales agents.

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:


2021-2023 Renewal Cycle CE Requirements:

Salesperson - 15 hours total

 Mandatory9 hours
 DC Fair Housing (3 hours) 
 DC Ethics (3 hours) 
 DC Legislative Update (3 hours) 
 Property Management 3 hours
 Electives3 hours

 


 

Broker - 15 hours total

 Mandatory9 hours
 DC Fair Housing (3 hours) 
 DC Ethics (3 hours) 
 DC Legislative Update (3 hours) 
 Property Management3 hours
 Broker Supervision3 hours

 


 

Property Manager - 15 hours total

 Mandatory9 hours
 DC Fair Housing (3 hours) 
 DC Ethics (3 hours) 
 DC Legislative Update (3 hours) 
 Property Management (MUST take the 6-hour course, which is not offered by GCAAR - please visit The CE Shop to complete this course)6 hours

 


 

If you are a new salesperson licensee and this is your first license renewal, then you are exempt from taking CE courses. This statement does not necessarily apply to licensees who are on Inactive status or who apply for Reinstatement, and who make their licenses active.

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

Maryland

Verify Your Maryland CE Credits.

Hours Needed:

 

Salespersons and Associate Brokers (Residential)

15 hours which must include:
3.0 Legislative (Topic A)
3.0 Ethics (Topic D)
3.0 MREC Brokerage Relationships* (Topic H)
1.5 Fair Housing (Topic C)
4.5 Any elective course(s) (Topic B, F or G)

* Formerly known as MREC Agency - Residential

 

Brokers, Branch Office Managers or Team Leaders (Residential)

 

15 hours which must include:
3.0 Legislative (Topic A)
3.0 Ethics (Topic D)
3.0 MREC Brokerage Relationships* (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)


For CE requirements for commercial licensees, visit the Maryland Real Estate Commission website.

For additional information, please call the Maryland Real Estate Commission at 410-230-6200 or email mrec@dllr.state.md.us.


Virginia

Verify Your Virginia CE Credits.

Salespersons - Must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education (CE)

 Mandatory Topics8 hours
 Agency (1 hour) 
 Ethics (3 hours) 
 Fair Housing (2 hours) 
 Legal Updates, includes flood content (1 hour) 
 Contracts (1 hour) 
 Elective Topics8 hours

 


Brokers - must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education (CE) 

 Mandatory Topics16 hours
 Broker Management & Agent Supervision (8 hours) 
 Agency (1 hour) 
 Ethics (3 hours) 
 Fair Housing (2 hours) 
 Legal Updates, includes flood content (1 hour) 
 Contracts (1 hour) 
 Elective Topics8 hours

 

For additional information, please call the Virginia Real Estate Commission at 804-367-8500 or email REBoard@dpor.virginia.gov.