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 Salespersons: Aug. 31, 2015.
Scroll down to see a list of scheduled DC approved continuing education classes
Get a DC License!    The Next DC Fair Housing class is on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.   
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.
Click HERE for Virgina C.E. class offerings.

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.

              

 Date/Time Class Title Jurisdiction Credits  Location
 Thursday, 
April 16 

9:30am-12:30pm
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class
 
 MD
3   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
  Thursday
April 16 
1:00pm-4:00pm 
 MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class

 MD
3   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
  Thursday, 
April 16 

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

 MD
1.5
 B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
         
  Friday, 
April 17

9:30am-12:30pm
 Residential Construction
(The Anatomy of a Home)
MD/DC
3
 B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
  Friday, 
April 17 

1:00pm-2:30pm
Financing Options Today
MD/DC
1.5   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
Friday, 
April 17 

2:40pm-5:40pm 
 MREC AGENCY 
Residential
Required for new MD agents.
Elective for everyone else
MD/DC
3
 B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
         
 SATURDAY, 
April 18

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

MD
3
 Silver Spring
  SATURDAY, 
April 18

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

Required MD class

MD
3
 Silver Spring
 SATURDAY, 
April 18

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

MD
 1.5
 Silver Spring
         
 Monday, 
April 20,

10:00am-1:00pm 
 DC Fair Housing
& Predatory Lending
DC Required Class
This is also the class to take to get a DC license by reciprocity.
DC 
3 Silver Spring
         
 Wednesday, 
April 22 

9:30am-12:30pm
Environmental
Issues

 MD/DC
3  North
Bethesda
@White Flint
  Wednesday, 
April 22 
 
1:00pm-4:00pm
 MREC  AGENCYResidential
Required for new MD agents.
Elective for everyone else
MD/DC
3   North
Bethesda
@White Flint
 Wednesday, 
April 22 

4:10pm-5:40pm
  Financing Options Today
MD/DC  1.5
 North
Bethesda
@White Flint
         
Thursday, 
April 23 

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

MD
3
 North
Bethesda
@White Flint
 Thursday
April 23 
1:00pm-4:00pm
MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class
 
MD
3
North
Bethesda
@White Flint 
 Thursday, 
April 23 

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

MD
1.5   North
Bethesda
@White Flint
         
Thursday, 
April 30
9:30am-12:30pm 
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
  Thursday, 
April 30

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

Required MD class

MD
3
Silver Spring
  Thursday, 
April 30

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

MD
1.5
Silver Spring 
         
 Friday, 
May 1,
9:30am-12:30pm 
  MREC  AGENCY
Residential
Required for new MD agents.
Elective for everyone else
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
 Friday, 
May 1,

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

MD/DC
1.5
Silver Spring
 Friday, 
May 1,

2:40pm-5:40pm
 Financing Issues
D.C. Required
MD Elective
  
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
         
 Wednesday,
May 6

9:30am-12:30pm
 Residential Construction
(The Anatomy of a Home)

MD/DC
3
Columbia
   Wednesday, 
May 6

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

MD/DC
1.5 Columbia
 Wednesday, 
May 6

2:40pm-5:40pm
 MREC  AGENCY 
Residential
Required for new MD agents.
Elective for everyone else.
MD/DC
 3
Columbia
         
 Thursday, 
May 7
9:30am-12:30pm
  MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class

MD
 3   Columbia 
 Thursday, 
May 7

1:00pm-4:00pm
  MD Legislative Update
Required MD class
 
MD
3
Columbia
 Thursday, 
May 7

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

MD
1.5
Columbia
         
  SATURDAY, May 9
9:30am-12:30pm
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
 3
Silver Spring 
 SATURDAY,
May 9

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

Required MD class

MD   3
 Silver Spring
 SATURDAY,
May 9

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

MD
 1.5
 Silver Spring
         
MONDAY,
May 11

9:30am-12:30pm
D.C. Legislative Update
& Landlord-Tenant Rights
D.C. Required Class
DC
3   Silver
Spring

 MONDAY, 
May 11

1:00pm-4:00pm
D.C. Fair Housing
& Predatory Lending
 D.C. Required Class
This is also the class to take to get a DC license by reciprocity.
DC  3
 Silver
Spring

 MONDAY,  
May 11
4:10pm-5:40pm
Financing Options
Today

DC & MD Elective 
MD/DC  1.5
 Silver
Spring

         
 Wednesday,
May 13

9:30am-12:30pm
 MREC  AGENCYResidential
Required for new MD agents.
Elective for everyone else.
MD/DC
3
Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
 Wednesday, 
May 13
1:00pm-2:30pm
 Real Estate 
Tax Law Update

MD/DC  1.5
 Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)

 Wednesday, 
May 13
2:40pm-5:40pm
 Financing Issues
D.C. Required
MD Elective
  
MD/DC
3
Gaithersburg
(Kentlands) 
         
  Thursday, 
May 14,
9:30am-12:30pm
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
 Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
  Thursday, 
May 14,

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

MD  3
 Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
 Thursday, 
May 14,
4:10pm-5:40pm
 MD Fair Housing 
Required MD Class

MD  1.5
 Gaithersburg
(Kentlands)
         
Thursday, 
May 14,

10:00am-1:00pm
Risk
Management
MD/DC
3
N.W. DC
Site #2
         
 SATURDAY,
May  16
9:30am-12:30pm
 Financing Issues
D.C. Required
MD Elective
 
MD/DC
 3
Silver Spring
 SATURDAY, 
May  16
1:00pm-4:00pm
 MREC  AGENCYResidential
Required for new MD agents.
Elective for everyone else.
MD/DC
 3
Silver Spring 
 SATURDAY, 
May  16
4:10pm-5:40pm
 Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC
 1.5
Silver Spring

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.
 Renewal Requirements for INITIAL or FIRST RENEWAL in MD with license expiration date between 1/1/14 and 12/31/15 

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).

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
 10.5 3 hrs MREC Agency Residential
3 hrs MREC Supervision
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
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
 10.5 3 hrs MREC Agency Commercial
3 hrs MREC Supervision
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 
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, 2015 or Real Estate Salespersons licenses expiring on August 31, 2015,

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"



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Phone: (888) 786-8173 Fax: (888) 725-7791  E-Mail: academyofrealestate@gmail.com

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