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Maryland State Requirements for Continuing Education

The Maryland Real Estate Academy

Continuing Education Requirements (Number of Hours and Course Content Required)

Continuing Education Requirements (Number of Hours and Course Content Required)

Effective October 1, 2023
If you received your INITIAL license on or after October 1, 2023 AND this is your first renewal, you must complete the following continuing education hours.

Salesperson Initial Renewal
(Residential)
Topic Hours   Salesperson Initial Renewal
(Commercial Only)
Topic Hours
Contracts J 3   Contracts J 3
Principles of Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure Requirements for Sellers K 3   Principles of Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure Requirements for Sellers K 3
Principles of Real Estate Practice L 3   Principles of Real Estate Practice L 3
Property Management and Landlord and Tenant Laws M 3   Property Management and Landlord and Tenant Laws M 3
Professionalism N 1.5   Professionalism N 1.5
Real Estate Financing O 1.5   Real Estate Financing O 1.5
Total   15   Total   15
Salesperson Initial Renewal
(Residential)
Topic Hours  
Contracts J 3
Principles of Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure Requirements for Sellers K 3
Principles of Real Estate Practice L 3
Property Management and Landlord and Tenant Laws M 3
Professionalism N 1.5
Real Estate Financing O 1.5
Total 15
Salesperson Initial Renewal
(Commercial Only)
Topic Hours
Contracts J 3
Principles of Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure Requirements for Sellers K 3
Principles of Real Estate Practice L 3
Property Management and Landlord and Tenant Laws M 3
Professionalism N 1.5
Real Estate Financing O 1.5
Total 15

These are mandatory topics and may not be substituted with other education or continuing education from another state in which the individual is licensed.

SALESPERSONS AND ASSOCIATE BROKERS

For licensees licensed prior to October 1, 2023, your continuing education remains the same.

Salesperson/Associate Broker
(Residential)
Topic Hours   Salesperson/Associate Broker
(Commercial Only)
Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3   Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 1.5   Fair Housing C 0
Ethics D 3   Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 4.5   Electives Varies 6
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3   Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Total   15   Total   15
Salesperson/Associate Broker
(Residential)
Topic Hours  
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 1.5
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 4.5
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Total 15
Salesperson/Associate Broker
(Commercial Only)
Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 0
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 6
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Total 15

BROKERS AND DESIGNATED BRANCH OFFICE MANAGERS OR TEAM LEADERS

For licensees licensed prior to October 1, 2023, your continuing education remains the same.

Broker/Br. Office Manager/Team Leader
(Residential)                          

Topic Hours   Broker/Br. Office Manager/Team Leader
(Commercial Only)                  
Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3   Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 1.5   Fair Housing C 0
Ethics D 3   Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 1.5   Electives Varies 3
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3   Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Supervision I 3   Supervision I 3
Total   15   Total   15
Broker/Br. Office Manager/Team Leader
(Residential)                          
Topic Hours  
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 1.5
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 1.5
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Supervision I 3
Total 15
Broker/Br. Office Manager/Team Leader
(Commercial Only)                  
Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 0
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 3
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Supervision I 3
Total 15

REMINDERS:

  • Continuing education is to be completed during the term of the license and prior to submitting a renewal application.
  • Licensees must complete all hours due for each renewal period prior to submitting a reactivation application.
  • You must complete CE and renew to remain inactive!
  • If you hold multiple licenses, the school must submit the course completion for each license number.
  • Legislative topic (A), ethics topic (D), and Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure/MREC Agency-Commercial topic (H) are required Maryland courses for all licensees and may not be substituted.
  • The ethics course must include MD Code of Ethics, flipping and predatory lending and professionalism. NAR ethics is not a substitute for the Maryland required ethics course.
  • Once a licensee assumes a supervisory position as a broker, BOM, or team leader, he or she will have 90 days to complete 3 clock hours of MREC Required Supervision Course, if he or she did not already complete it for his/her last renewal.
  • If you hold a license in another state, hours may be considered toward your Maryland ELECTIVES. To find out, e-mail the out-of-state CE course completion certificate(s) to dloplrecec-labor@maryland.gov at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license. If recognized, the hours credited will be entered into your licensing record. You may verify credits earned online.
  • NOTE – Maryland does not recognize post-licensing education.

License Renewal Date: Every Two Years From The Date The License Was Issued To The Licensee. You Can Find Your Expiration Date On The Bottom Of Your License Or Click Here to Find Your License Expiration Date On The DLLR Website

NOTE: As of August 17, 2023, the Real Estate Commission removed the option to certify completion of CE in order to renew their real estate license. All 15 hours of continuing education must be shown in your licensing records in order to renew your real estate license.

What does this mean?

A licensee that logs in and all 15 hours of continuing education are not showing will be met with an error message advising they will not be allowed to renew because they have insufficient hours. The system will list what category(ies) they are missing hours and instruct them to contact the education provider to have them submit the data to MREC’s system.

The Commission will not accept a copy of a certificate of completion from the licensee. All CE taken from a Maryland approved provider must be electronically submitted by the education provider.

If the licensee holds a license in another state and wishes to use those hours towards their electives, instructions on how to submit that request can be found at  https://www.labor.maryland.gov/license/mrec/mreceducreq.shtml

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Charlene Faison, Education Director Maryland Real Estate Commission: charlene.faison@maryland.gov