Academy of Real Estate

Real Estate Continuing Education Classes

New Maryland Continuing Education Requirements!

MREC AGENCY is a required class for all licensees for the 2012 & 2013 renewal years. If it was not completed by the licensee during 2012 or 2013 then it is a mandatory class during the 2014 or 2015 renewal year for that licensee. It is an elective class for everyone else.
MREC Supervision.  If a licensee becomes a Manager, Broker or Team Leader and has not already taken (in 2012 or 2013) the MREC Supervision class, then the licensee must complete the class within 90 days of assuming the new position. Supervision is an elective class for everyone else. See requirements at bottom of this page.


Washington DC Brokers, Associate Brokers and Salespersons
Next renewal deadline for Brokers, Associate Brokers & Property Managers: Feb. 28, 2015
Next renewal deadline for Salespersons: Aug. 31, 2015.

Get a DC License!   Next DC Fair Housing class is on April 10, 2014.   Expand your business!
The DC Fair Housing class is the class to take to get a DC license by reciprocity.


Virginia New Continuing Education Requirement!
New "Single Track" continuing education requirement rules go into effect 1/1/14.

Schedules and Registration Information

 REGISTRATIONClick HERE for a PDF registration form.
Click HERE to enter the registration information online.

Complete the form and fax to 1-888-725-7791
or email to AcademyOfRealEstate@gmail.com
(You should receive an email confirmation by the next business day 
upon receipt of your registration form.)
Scroll down to view classroom schedules

PRICING/POLICIES:
  
3 hour credit classes  $30;   1.5 hour credit classes  $15;
Additional $10/class for 2nd jurisdiction credit (Extra fee is for both MD and/or DC
and/or VA credit but only applicable where indicated "MD/DC or MD/DC/VA")   
$10 late registration fee for 'walk-ins"


NO LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE ADMITTED
PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO MD CE CLASSES
Electronic devices. (phones, laptops, etc.) may not be on during class time.
New State Rules = Failure to comply will result in dismissal from class.

              
 REGISTRATION:  Click HERE for a registration form.
 Date/Time Class Title Jurisdiction Credits  Location
Wednesday,
April 16

9:30am-12:30pm
MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
Wednesday,
April 16

1:00pm-4:00pm
MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
Wednesday,
April 16

4:10pm-5:40pm
MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class
 

MD
1.5
Silver Spring
         
Thursday,
April 17

9:30am-12:30pm
Mortgage 
Approval Process

MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
Thursday,
April 17
1:00pm-2:30pm
Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC
1.5
Silver Spring
Thursday,
April 17
2:40pm-5:40pm
MREC  AGENCY
Residential
Required for new agents

MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
         
SATURDAY,
April 19
9:30am-12:30pm
Financing Issues
DC Required
MD Elective
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
SATURDAY,
April 19
1:00pm-4:00pm
MREC  AGENCY
Residential
Required for new agents
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
SATURDAY,
April 19
4:10pm-5:40pm
Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC
1.5
Silver Spring
         
Monday,
April 21
9:30am-12:30pm
DC Fair Housing 
& Predatory Lending
DC Required Class
Take this class also to get a 
DC License by reciprocity

DC
3
North Arlington
@ the Courthouse
Station Metro
         
Wednesday,
April 23
9:30am-12:30pm
Residential
Construction

MD/DC  3
Frederick, MD
 Wednesday,
April 23

1:00pm-2:30pm

Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC
1.5 Frederick, MD
 Wednesday,
April 23
2:40pm-5:40pm
MREC  Agency
Residential
Required for new agents
MD/DC
3
Frederick, MD
         
Thursday,
April 24
9:30am-12:30pm
 MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class
 
MD
3
Frederick, MD
Thursday,
April 24
1:00pm-4:00pm
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Frederick, MD
Thursday,
April 24
4:10pm-5:40pm
 MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class

MD
1.5 Frederick, MD
         
Friday,
April 25
10:00am-1:00pm
 MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class
 
MD
3
N.W. DC
Site #2
         
Wednesday,
April 30
9:30am-12:30pm
MD ETHICS,
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD Class
MD
3
North Bethesda
@ Democracy Blvd
Wednesday,
April 30
1:00pm-4:00pm
MD Legislative Update
Required MD Class
MD
3
North Bethesda
@ Democracy Blvd
Wednesday,
April 30
4:10pm-5:40pm
MD Fair Housing
Required MD Class

MD
1.5
North Bethesda
@ Democracy Blvd
  April showers bring May flowers.       
Thursday,
May 1
9:30am-12:30pm
 MREC  Agency
Residential
Required class for new agents
MD/DC
3
North Bethesda
@ Democracy Blvd
 Thursday,
May 1
1:00pm-2:30pm
Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC
1.5
North Bethesda
@ Democracy Blvd
 Wednesday,
May 1
2:40pm-5:40pm
Mortgage 
Approval Process

MD/DC
 3
 North Bethesda
@ Democracy Blvd
         
Friday,
May 2
10:00am-1:00pm

MREC  SUPERVISION
Required for New Maryland
Brokers, Managers or Team Leaders.
Must be take within 90 days of appointment.  See regulation details below. Elective class for everyone else. 
MD
3
Silver Spring
(Free Parking)
         
Thursday,
May 8
10:00am-11:30am

MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class

MD
1.5
N.W. DC
Site #2
Thursday,
May 8
11:30am-1:00pm

Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC
1.5
N.W. DC
Site #2

         
Thursday,
May 8
9:30am-12:30pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

Required MD class

MD
3
B.W.I.
Country Inn & Suites Hotel
Thursday,
May 8
1:00pm-4:00pm
MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
B.W.I.
Country Inn & Suites Hotel
 Thursday,
May 8
4:10pm-5:40pm
MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class

MD
1.5 B.W.I.
Country Inn & Suites Hotel
         
 Friday,
May 9,
9:30am-12:30pm

Residential
Construction

MD/DC
3
B.W.I.
Country Inn & Suites Hotel
Friday,
May 9,
1:00pm-2:30pm
Real Estate
Tax Law Update
MD/DC
1.5
B.W.I.
Country Inn & Suites Hotel
Friday,
May 9,
2:40pm-5:40pm
MREC  AGENCY
Residential
Required for MD new agents
Elective for everyone else.
MD/DC
3
 B.W.I.
Country Inn & Suites Hotel
         
 SATURDAY,
May 10

9:30am-12:30pm
MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
SATURDAY, 
May 10
1:00pm-4:00pm
MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
SATURDAY, 
May 10

4:10pm-5:40pm
 MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class
 

MD
1.5 Silver Spring
         
Monday,
May 12,
9:30am-12:30pm

 MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class

MD
3
Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
Monday,
May 12,

1:00pm-4:00pm
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
Monday,
May 12,

4:10pm-5:40pm
 MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class

MD
1.5 Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
         
Wednesday,
May 14

9:30am
-12:30pm

Mortgage 
Approval Process

MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
Wednesday, 
May 14

1:00pm-2:30pm
Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC
1.5 Silver Spring
Wednesday, 
May 14

2:40pm-5:40pm
MREC  AGENCY
Residential
Required for new agents
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
         
Thursday, 
May 15

9:30am-12:30pm
MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
Thursday, 
May 15
1:00pm-4:00pm
MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
Thursday, 
May 15
4:10pm-5:40pm
MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class

MD
1.5 Silver Spring
         
SATURDAY, 
May 17

9:30am-12:30pm
Financing Issues
DC Required
MD Elective
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
SATURDAY, 
May 17
1:00pm-4:00pm
MREC  AGENCY
Residential
Required for new agents
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
SATURDAY, 
May 17

4:10pm-5:40pm
Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC
1.5 Silver Spring
         
Monday,
May 19,
9:30am-12:30pm

MREC  AGENCY- Residential
Required for MD new agents
Elective for everyone else.
MD/DC
3
Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
Monday,
May 19,

1:00pm-4:00pm
The Regional Contract MD/DC
3
Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
Monday,
May 19,

4:10pm-5:40pm
Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC
1.5 Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)

         
Thursday,
May 22
9:30am-12:30pm
Residential
Construction

MD/DC
3
Frederick, MD
Thursday,
May 22

1:00pm-2:30pm

 Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC
1.5 Frederick, MD
Thursday,
May 22

2:40pm-5:40pm
 MREC  Agency
Residential
Required for new agents
MD/DC
3
Frederick, MD
       
Friday,
May 23
9:30am-12:30pm
MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class
 
MD
3
Frederick, MD
Friday,
May 23

1:00pm-4:00pm
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Frederick, MD
Friday,
May 23

4:10pm-5:40pm
  MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class

MD
1.5 Frederick, MD

Maryland  -  Real Estate License Renewal Requirements

Continuing Education Requirements for all licenses who RENEWED IN 2012 OR 2013 and whose CURRENT license expires BETWEEN 1/1/2014 AND 12/31/2015

    • Residential (ALL LICENSEES): 15 hours including 3.0 legislative, 1.5 fair housing, 3.0 ethics (required classes)
    • Commercial Designation (SOLELY - NO RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS):  15 hours including 3.0 legislative & 3.0 ethics (required classes)
    • Licensees with a graduate degree in law or real estate from an accredited college or university (must supply documentation at audit): 7.5 hours (3.0 legislative, 3.0 Maryland ethics and 1.5 fair housing (residential); if solely commercial, 7.5 hours including 3.0 legislative 3.0 Maryland ethics and 1.5 elective) (required classes)
    • Legislative topic (a), fair housing topic (c), and ethics topic (d) are required Maryland courses.
      The ethics course must include MD Code of Ethics, Flipping and Predatory Lending.
    • MREC AGENCY is a required class for all licensees for the 2012 & 2013 renewal years. If it was not completed by the licensee during 2012 or 2013 then it is a mandatory class during the 2014 or 2015 renewal year for that licensee. It is an elective class for everyone else.
      MREC Supervision.  If a licensee becomes a Manager, Broker or Team Leader and has not already taken (in 2012 or 2013) the MREC Supervision class, then the licensee must complete the class within 90 days of assuming the new position. Supervision is an elective class for everyone else.

    • If your license was on inactive status and you have missed a renewal time, please contact the Maryland Real Estate Commission for your specific requirements for reinstatement.
            See  Chart  Below
 for 2012 - 2013 MD Renewal Requirements             
Legislative topic (a), fair housing topic (c), ethics topic (d) and agency topic (h) are required Maryland courses. The ethics course must include MD Code of Ethics, Flipping and Predatory Lending. See chart below regarding requirements for Agency topic (h) & Supervision topic (i).
Our Maryland topics and our course titles: MD Legislative Law Update is topic (a), MD Fair Housing is topic (c) MD Ethics, Flipping & Predatory Lending is topic (d), MREC Agency - Residential is topic (h), MREC Agency - Commercial is topic (h), MREC Supervision is topic (i), our remaining elective courses are topic (f).

Expirations January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013

Maryland Residential Real Estate Agents

 Work Status Hours Required  Requirements  
Brokers, 
Branch Office Managers
or Team Leaders
 15 3 hrs MREC Agency Residential
3 hrs MREC Supervision
3 hrs Legislative
3 hrs Ethics
1.5 hrs Fair Housing
1.5 hrs electives
All Other Residential
Associate Brokers
& Salespersons
 15 3 hrs MREC Agency Residential
3 hrs Legislative
3 hrs Ethics
1.5 hrs Fair Housing
4.5 hrs electives 
Residential Brokers, Branch
Office Managers, Team
Leaders with graduate degree in law or Real Estate
 13.5 3 hrs MREC Agency Residential
3 hrs MREC Supervision
3 hrs Legislative
3 hrs Ethics
1.5 hrs Fair Housing
All other residential associate
brokers and salespersons with
a graduate degree in law or
real estate
 7.5 3 hrs MREC Agency Residential
(for 2012 and 2013)
3 hrs Legislative
(for 2014 or 2015)
3 hrs Ethics
1.5 hrs Fair Housing

Attention: Inactive Returning to Active Licensees
Effective October 1, 2011, the term of an inactive license will change from 4 years to 3 years AND continuing education hours MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE RENEWING A LICENSE even on Inactive Status.

Soley Commercial

Work Status Hours Required  Requirements  
Solely Commercial Brokers,
Branch Office Managers,
Team Leaders
 15 3 hrs MREC Agency Commercial   
3 hrs MREC Supervision
3 hrs Legislative
3 hrs Ethics
3 hrs electives                                              
All Other Solely Commercial Associate Brokers &
Salespersons
 15 3 hrs MREC Agency Commercial
3 hrs Legislative
3 hrs Ethics
6 hrs electives 
Solely Commercial Brokers,
Branch Office Managers,
Team Leaders with
graduate degree
in law or Real Estate
 13.5 3 hrs MREC Agency Commercial
3 hrs MREC Supervision
3 hrs Legislative
3 hrs Ethics
1.5 hrs electives
All other solely Commercial
associate brokers and
salespersons with
a graduate degree in law or real estate
 7.5 3 hrs MREC Agency Commercial 
(for 2012 and 2013)
3 hrs Legislative
(for 2014 or 2015)
3 hrs Ethics
1.5 hrs electives


  District of Columbia  -  License Renewal Requirements.

An applicant for renewal of any
Real Estate Broker, Associate Broker or Property License which is expiring on February 28, 2013 
or Real Estate Salespersons licenses expiring on August 31, 2013,

must submit proof of completing 15 hours of approved continuing education in the following subjects:

The 15-hour continuing education (CE) requirement for the current licensing cycle is as follows:
3.0-hrs Fair Housing   (DC Fair Housing & Predatory Lending)
3.0-hrs DC Legislative Update    (DC Legislative Update & Landlord - Tenant Rights)
3.0-hrs Financing Issues/Update  (Financing Issues)
plus 6.0-hrs General electives.

For more information, please contact the DC Board of Real Estate at (202) 442-4400
.
To renew an existing DC real estate license or review your individual C.E. transcript on the DC Credentials Management System for Certification and Licensing Programs visit: http://www.pulseportal.com/selectStateAndBoard.do


                                 VIRGINIA  Requirements                                                          

 Residential Standard Agency  - Important information  for all Virginia agents   
All licensees who renew an active salesperson or broker license or who activate an inactive salesperson or broker license from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014, must complete the three-hour Residential Standard Agency (RSA) course.   There is an RSA course “waiver” option for licensees who certify through a notarized affidavit that they will not practice residential real estate during their two-year licensure term.
Completing this RSA course will be a one-time renewal or activation requirement, and it will be in addition to the required 16 or 24 hours of CE or to the required 30 hours of PLE.  RSA is a special one-time only type of CE requirement and credit.  Licensees will not receive regular CE or PLE credit for completing an RSA course – they will only receive RSA CE credit.

VIRGINIA CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL BROKERS
& FOR
SALESPERSONS WHO HAVE RENEWED THEIR LICENSE AT LEAST ONCE.
Section 54.1-2105.03 of the Code of Virginia requires that all Board-licensed brokers and salespersons (who have renewed their license at least once before) complete Board-approved Continuing Education to renew or activate their license(s).

Brokers must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education to renew their license(s). Of these 24 hours, they must complete 8 hours in Broker Management & Agent Supervision, 3 hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct, 2 hours in Fair Housing, 1 hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends, 1 hour in Real Estate Agency and 1 hour in Real Estate Contracts. The remaining 8 hours may be in Real Estate Related Subjects (electives) or in the required Continuing Education subjects mentioned earlier in this paragraph.
These Continuing Education requirements also apply to inactive brokers who apply to activate their license(s).

Salespersons
who have renewed their license at least once before must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education courses to renew their license. Of these 16 hours, they must complete 3 hours in Ethics and Standards of Conduct, 2 hours in Fair Housing, 1 hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends, 1 hour in Real Estate Agency and 1 hour in Real Estate Contracts. The remaining 8 hours may be in Real Estate Related Subjects (electives) or in the required Continuing Education subjects mentioned earlier in this paragraph.
These Continuing Education requirements also apply to inactive salespersons who apply to activate their license.

  Virginia  -  Post License Education Requirements for New Salespersons     

New Licensees must complete a 30 hour Post License Education Curriculum within one year of obtaining their Virginia real estate license.  For more information, please click on the link below:
http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Real-Estate/Post-License/

The Virginia Real Estate Board’s web page is at:
http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Real-Estate/

The Real Estate Board 30-hour Three-Track Post-License Education (PLE 3T) option expires on Dec. 31, 2013

Real estate salespersons already in the process of completing the PLE 3T program must finish all 30 hours no later than Dec. 31st 

As of January 1, 2014, only the Single-Track Post-License Education (PLE 1T) program will satisfy the 30-hour curriculum requirement. 

No PLE 3T courses will count toward the 30 hours of PLE 1T required to be completed within one year of obtaining initial licensure. 


OUT OF STATE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT - Virginia
The Board (Virginia) will accept up to eight hours of approved continuing education courses that a broker or salesperson has completed in another state as long as the licensee has a current real estate license in that other state and completed these continuing education courses during the current two-year licensure term. These eight hours can be applied only to the “Real Estate Related Subjects” (elective) Continuing Education category. In order to receive up to eight hours of real estate Continuing Education credits in the Real Estate Related Subjects” category, a licensee must submit to the Board: 1) an original or notarized copy of the current out of state license (with its expiration date); and, 2) original or notarized copies of the continuing education course completion certificates.

  Class  Policies  
MD Real Estate Commission information for licensees regarding real estate continuing education:  
http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mreclicfactsheet.shtml.  
          The Academy strictly follows the guidelines set forth by the real estate commission.  


  Photo ID now required to be admitted to class. (Maryland credit classes)
                                   Maryland rules also require that:
1. Students must be physically present during ALL of the offering time. 
2. No certificate will be given when a student arrives late, leaves early or steps out to answer phones.
  (no grace period so please arrive early)
3. No electronic devices (laptop, cell phone, etc.) may be left on during class time.   
Please be aware: The school is required to deny credit to anyone in violation of these rules.

No one will be admitted into the classroom once the class begins
.  You MUST be on time!  Please allow plenty of time for traffic and weather conditions.   REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN FOR LATE ARRIVALS OR IF YOU ARE NOT IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS!!

Seating reservations will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Rescheduling
If you are unable to attend a registered class, please notify us within 24 hours of the class to reschedule the class to an alternate date.

Canceled Classes. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.  We will notify you as soon as possible should the class be canceled.  A refund will be given for canceled classes or you have the option of rescheduling to another date.

lnclement Weather Policy
The Academy and our instructors make every effort to hold classes that you register for, even on ‘snow’ days. If, however, you are unable to attend a class due to inclement weather and you notify the school on that day via e-mail, the Academy will grant you a refund for that day’s classes or credit the same amount toward any rescheduled classes in the future.
If classes are canceled due to inclement weather that information will be posted on this page.   Please check the website the morning of the class.

Prices
3 hour credit classes  $30
1.5 hour credit classes  $15
$10 for each additional jurisdiction certificate; 
$10 late registration fee for 'walk-ins"


Parking
There is free parking available at our classrooms in Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro & Bowie.  Additional information is available on the "Locations" page.
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