Academy of Real Estate

MREC AGENCY - Residential  is a required class for all residential licensees as of 10/1/15. 
MREC AGENCY - Commercial is a required class for all soley commercial licensees as of 10/1/15. 
See requirements at bottom of this page.
MREC SUPERVISION is a required class for all Brokers, Managers and Team Leaders as of 10/1/15. 
See requirements at bottom of this page.
 
Scroll down to see a list of the locations and dates
of our scheduled classroom C.E. classes for this coming month.


Washington D.C.
NEXT D.C. FAIR HOUSING class is August 12, 2016 (see below).
To take the required C.E. courses for D.C. salespersons license renewal online:   Click Here
Expand your business!  Get a DC License!
The DC Fair Housing class is the class to take to get a DC license by reciprocity.
See schedule below.

 Virginia
New Virginia Real Estate 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
 Tuesday,
August 23,

9:30am-11:30pm
 Career Management
Goal Setting, Business Planning &  Time Mangement. 4th Session.
Non-credit
Professional Enhancement
 N.A.
Rockville 
         
 Wednesday, 
AUG. 24,
9:30am-12:30pm

Residential Construction
(The Anatomy of a Home)
 MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
 Wednesday, 
AUG. 24,

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

 MD/DC
1.5
Silver Spring
 Wednesday, 
AUG. 24,

2:40pm-5:40pm
 MREC  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class
 MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
         
Thursday, 
AUG. 25,
10:00am-2:00pm

MREC AGENCY-Residential
"Train the Trainer"

Advance registration required.
 MD
-
n.a.
 Annapolis
Maryland
Association of Realtors

         
  Friday, 
AUG. 26,
9:30am-12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
 Required MD Class
 MD
3
Silver Spring
 Friday, 
AUG. 26,

1:00pm-4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

 Required MD Class  
 MD
3
Silver Spring
 Friday, 
AUG. 26,

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

 MD
1.5
Silver Spring
         
 SATURDAY
August 27,
9:30am-12:30pm
 
  Financing Issues
(D.C. Required)
MD elective
MD/DC
3
   Silver 
Spring

 SATURDAY
August 27,

1:00pm-4:00pm
 
 MREC  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class
MD/DC
3
   Silver 
Spring

SATURDAY
August 27,

4:10pm-5:40pm
 Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC
1.5
   Silver 
Spring

         
Monday,
AUG. 29,

9:30am-12:30pm
  MD Legislative Update
Required MD class
 
MD
3
Frederick
Monday,
AUG. 29,

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

MD
3
Frederick
Monday,
AUG. 29,

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

MD
1.5
Frederick
         
 Thursday, 
September 1
 
9:30am-12:30pm

 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
  B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
Thursday, 
September 1
 
1:00pm-4:00pm

  MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class

MD
3
  B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
Thursday, 
September 1
 
4:10pm-5:40pm
  MD Fair Housing 
Required MD class

MD
1.5
  B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
         
  Friday, 
Sept. 2,
9:30am-12:30pm

Residential Construction
(The Anatomy of a Home)
 MD/DC
3
  B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
   Friday, 
Sept. 2,

1:00pm-2:30pm
1031
Like-Kind Exchanges
(Tax deferred exchanges)
MD/DC
1.5
  B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
  Friday, 
Sept. 2
,
2:40pm-5:40pm
  MREC  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class 
MD/DC
3    B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
         
  SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 3,
9:30am-12:30pm

 MD Legislative Update
 Required MD Class
MD
3    Silver 
Spring

SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 3,

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

 Required MD Class
MD
3
   Silver 
Spring

SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 3,

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

MD
1.5
   Silver 
Spring

         
 Thursday,
Sept. 8
9:30am-12:30pm 
 MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
Annapolis
Lowes
Annapolis Hotel
 Thursday, Sept. 8
1:00pm-4:00pm

  MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class

MD
3
Annapolis
Lowes 
Annapolis Hotel

 Wednesday,
Sept. 8

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

MD
1.5
Annapolis
Lowes 
Annapolis Hotel

         
 Tuesday,
September 13,
1:00pm-4:00pm

DC Legislative Update & Landlord Tenant Rights
DC Required Class
D.C.
3
 D.C.
Capitol Hill
         
Wednesday,
SEPT. 14,

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

MD
3
   North
Bethesda
@White Flint  
Metro

Wednesday,
SEPT. 14,

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

MD
3
   North
Bethesda
@White Flint  
Metro

 Wednesday,
SEPT. 14,

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

MD
1.5     North
Bethesda
@White Flint  
Metro

         
 Thursday,
September 15,

9:30am-12:30pm
CONTRACTS
MD/DC
3
   North
Bethesda
@White Flint  
Metro

 Thursday,
September 15,

1:00pm-2:30pm
 1031
Like-Kind Exchanges

MD/DC
1.5
   North
Bethesda
@White Flint  
Metro

  Thursday,
September 15,

2:40pm-5:40pm
 MREC AGENCY 
Residential
 Required MD Class  
MD/DC
3
   North
Bethesda
@White Flint  
Metro

         
 Friday, 
Sept. 16,
9:30am-12:30pm

 Residential Construction
(The Anatomy of a Home)
MD/DC
3
 BOWIE 
 Friday, 
Sept. 16,

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

MD/DC
1.5
 BOWIE
  Friday, 
Sept. 16
,
2:40pm-5:40pm
  MREC  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class
MD/DC
3  BOWIE
         
  Monday, 
September 19,
9:30am-12:30pm

  MREC  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class
MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
  Monday, 
September 19,

1:00pm-4:00pm
 MREC  SUPERVISION
MD Required Class
for Brokers, Managers & Team Leaders
Elective for everyone else.
 MD/DC
3
Silver Spring
 Monday, 
September 19,

4:10pm-5:40pm
FINANCING OPTIONS
TODAY
 
 MD/DC
1.5
Silver Spring
         
 Tuesday,
September 20
1:00pm-4:00pm
MD Legislative Update
Required MD Class 
MD 3 Chevy Chase
         
Wednesday,
SEPT. 21,

9:30am-12:30pm
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
The Anatomy of a Home
MD/DC
3
Frederick
 Wednesday,
SEPT. 21,

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

MD/DC
1.5
Frederick
 Wednesday,
SEPT. 21,

2:40pm-5:40pm
  MREC  AGENCY 
Residential
Required MD Class 
MD/DC
3  Frederick
         
THURSDAY,
September 22
 
9:30am-12:30pm

  MD Legislative Update
Required MD class
 
MD
3  Frederick
 THURSDAY,
September 22
 
1:00pm-4:00pm

  MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class

MD
3
Frederick 
THURSDAY,
September 22
 
4:10pm-5:40pm
 MD Fair Housing 
Required MD class
 
MD
1.5  Frederick
         
 FRIDAY, September 23 
9:30am-12:30pm

 MD Legislative Update
 Required MD Class
MD
3
 BOWIE
FRIDAY,
September 23
  
1:00pm-4:00pm

 MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

 Required MD Class
MD
3
 BOWIE
 FRIDAY, September 23 
4:10pm-5:40pm
MD Fair Housing 
Required MD class
 
MD  1.5
 BOWIE
         
 SATURDAY
September 24,
9:30am-12:30pm

 Financing Issues
(D.C. Required)
MD elective
MD/DC
3
   Silver 
Spring

 SATURDAY
September 24,

1:00pm-4:00pm

 MREC  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class
MD/DC
3
   Silver 
Spring

 SATURDAY
September 24,

4:10pm-5:40pm
  Contract 
Contingencies

MD/DC
1.5    Silver 
Spring

         
Monday,
Sept. 26,
9:30am-12:30pm

 MD Legislative Update
 Required MD Class
 MD
3
Silver Spring
 Monday, 
Sept. 26,

1:00pm-4:00pm

 MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

 Required MD Class 
 MD
3
Silver Spring
  Monday,
Sept. 26,

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

MD
1.5
Silver Spring
         
Wednesday, 
Sept. 28,
9:30am-12:30pm

 M.R.E.C.  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class 
MD/DC
3
   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
Wednesday, 
Sept. 28,

1:00pm-2:30pm
Real Estate 
Tax Law Update
 
MD/DC 1.5
   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
Wednesday, 
Sept. 28
,
2:40pm-5:40pm
M.R.E.C. SUPERVISION
Required MD Class for Brokers, Managers
& Team Leaders.

Elective class for everyone else.
MD
3     B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
         
 Thursday, 
Sept. 29

9:30am-12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
Required MD class

MD
3
   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
 Thursday, 
Sept. 29
 
1:00pm-4:00pm

   MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending
Required MD class

MD
3
   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
Thursday, 
Sept. 29
 
4:10pm-5:40pm 
 MD Fair Housing 
Required MD class

MD
1.5
   B.W.I.
Airport Hotel
Free Parking
         
 SATURDAY
OCTOBER 1,
9:30am-12:30pm

MD Legislative Update
 Required MD Class
MD
3    Silver 
Spring

 SATURDAY
OCTOBER 1,

1:00pm-4:00pm

MD Ethics, 
Flipping & Predatory Lending

 Required MD Class  
MD
3
  Silver 
Spring

 SATURDAY
OCTOBER 1,

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

MD
1.5
  Silver 
Spring

         
Friday,
Oct. 14,
9:30am-12:30pm
 Residential Construction
(The Anatomy of a Home)
MD/DC
3
Annapolis
Lowes 
Annapolis Hotel

 Friday,
Oct. 14,

1:00pm-2:30pm
Real Estate
Tax Law Update
 
MD/DC
1.5
 Annapolis
Lowes 
Annapolis Hotel

   Friday,
Oct. 14,

2:40pm-5:40pm
   MREC  AGENCY
Residential

Required MD Class
MD/DC
3
 Annapolis
Lowes 
Annapolis Hotel

Maryland   -  Real Estate License Renewal Requirements

The continuing education requirements for all Maryland real estate licensees will be changing, effective October 1, 2015.

Significant changes include:

  • All licensees must complete 15 hours of continuing education
  • Agency is required for all agents every two (2) years
  • Supervision is required for all brokers, designated branch managers and teams leaders every two (2) years. (may be used as elective for everyone else.)
  • No reduction in hours for a licensee possessing a graduate degree in law.
  • No reduction in hours for a licensee possessing a graduate degree in real estate.

There will be no grace period for obtaining the required hours.  If the license expires on or after October 1, 2015, the licensee will be required to have the proper hours completed prior to renewal of a license, even if renewing as inactive.


Continuing Education Requirements for all licensees whose CURRENT license expires ON or AFTER 10/1/2015

SALESPERSONS AND ASSOCIATE BROKERS

 RESIDENTIAL  -  Salespersons and Associate Brokers

  • 15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 agency, 3.0 ethics, 1.5 fair housing (required classes); the remaining 4.5 hours are electives

Commercial Designation (SOLELY - NO RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS)
Salespersons and Assoc. Brokers

  • 15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 agency, 3.0 ethics (required classes); the remaining 6.0 hours are electives

BROKERS AND DESIGNATED BRANCH OFFICE MANAGERS OR TEAM LEADERS

RESIDENTIAL Brokers, Branch Office Managers or Team Leaders

  • 15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 agency, 3.0 ethics, 3.0 supervision, 1.5 fair housing (required classes); the remaining 1.5 hours are electives

Commercial Designation (SOLELY - NO RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS) Brokers, Branch Managers or Team leaders

  • 15 hours which includes 3.0 legislative, 3.0 agency, 3.0 ethics, 3.0 supervision (required classes); the remaining 3.0 hours are electives

REMINDERS:

  • Legislative topic (A), ethics topic (D), and agency topic (H) are required Maryland courses for all licensees.
  • Fair housing topic (C) is required for all licensees with a residential license.
  • Supervision topic (I) is required for all brokers, designated branch office managers and team leaders.
  • The ethics course must include MD Code of Ethics, Flipping and Predatory Lending. 
      NAR ethics is not a substitute for the Maryland required ethics course.


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.


 District of Columbia       License Renewal Requirements   
An applicant for renewal of any: 
Real Estate Broker, Associate Broker or Property Manger License which is expiring on February 28, 2017 or Real Estate Salespersons licenses expiring on August 31, 2017, must submit proof of completing 15 hours of approved continuing education in the following subjects:

2015 -2017 Licensing Cycle  (renewal date is either Feb. 28 or Aug. 31, 2017)
The 15-hour continuing education 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.


The “formula” for calculating what courses a licensee needs in order to reinstate is as follows and based on the assumption that NO classes have been completed:   ONE set of the mandatory courses AND Six general elective credits for each licensing cycle in which the license was inactive. This formula is presented here solely for informational purposes and licensees should contact Pearson Vue (888) 204-6192 or the Commission staff for assistance in this area.

2017-2019 Licensing Cycle

*15-Clock Hour Course Requirements for 2017-2019 Licensing Cycle (All Licensees)

3.0 Fair Housing

3.0 Ethics

3.0 DC Legislative Update

6.0 General Electives

15.0 TOTAL CLOCK HOURS


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                                
The Academy of Real Estate offers a full set of Virginia Real Estate Board approved post-licensing and continuing education classes online.  See our website menu for options.

 
For Brokers and Experienced Salespersons

Section 54.1-2105.03 of the Code of Virginia requires all brokers and salespersons (who have renewed their license at least once before) to complete Board-approved Continuing Education to renew or activate their licenses.

Brokers must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 24 hours, renewing brokers must take:

  • Eight (8) hours in Broker Management & Agent Supervision;
  • Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
  • Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
  • One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends [including flood instruction];
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.

 

Experienced Salespersons must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education to renew their licenses. Of these 16 hours, renewing experienced salespersons must take:

  • Three (3) hours in Ethics & Standards of Conduct;
  • Two (2) hours in Fair Housing;
  • One (1) hour in Legal Updates and Emerging Trends [including flood instruction];
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Agency; and
  • One (1) hour in Real Estate Contracts.

 The remaining 8 hours for both brokers and experienced salespersons may be in Real Estate Related Subjects (electives) or in the required Continuing Education subjects already referenced. These Continuing Education requirements also apply to inactive brokers and experienced salespersons who apply to activate their licenses.

 

Post-License Education (PLE) Curriculum 

Section 54.1-2105.01 of the Code of Virginia requires all active new salesperson licensees to complete a Board-approved 30-hour post-license education (PLE) curriculum within one calendar year of obtaining their salesperson licenses in order to remain on active status. For example, if your salesperson license was issued on January 1, 2015, you must complete all 30 hours no later than December 31, 2015. 

Failure to complete these 30 hours of PLE within one calendar year of your license issue date will result in automatic placement of your license on inactive status. 

The 30-hour PLE program consists of eight courses: 

  1. Fair Housing, ADA and Civil Rights (two hours)
  2. Real Estate Law and Regulations (eight hours)
  3. Ethics and Standards of Conduct (three hours)
  4. Current Industry Issues and Trends (two hours)
  5. Agency Law (three hours)
  6. Contract Writing (six hours)
  7. Risk Management (three hours)
  8. Escrow Requirements (three hours)

Out-of-State Continuing Education Credit

The Board will accept up to 8 hours of approved continuing education courses that a broker or experienced salesperson completed in another state, as long as the licensee holds a current real estate license in that other state and completed these continuing education courses during the current two-year license term. These 8 out-of-state hours can be applied only to the "Real Estate Related Subjects" (elective) Continuing Education category. In order to receive these 8 hours of Continuing Education elective credits in the "Real Estate Related Subjects" category, a licensee must submit: 

  • an original or notarized copy of the current out-of-state license (with its expiration date) AND 
  • an original or notarized copy of EACH Continuing Education course completion certificate.

    Mail the documentation to:
    Virginia Real Estate Board
    ATTN: Education Section
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
    Richmond, VA 23233



      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"


    We also offer distance learning options for Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland real estate continuing education online classes. See our website's menu for options.

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