Licensed referral agents are not required to complete CE; however after July 1, 2013 they will be required to complete CE in order to change their license type to that of a salesperson or broker-salesperson or individual broker. In order to upgrade your Referral Agent License to that of a Salesperson or Broker License, the CE requirements for the previous cycle (2011-2013) must be completed first. You will still have to take the 12 hours of CE for the current cycle (2013-2015).
In order to qualify for license renewal on July 1, 2015, 12 credits of CE must be completed by June 30, 2015; however there is an additional late processing fee of $200 if the courses are not completed by April 30, 2015. All salespersons, broker-salespersons and brokers are required to fulfill the required CE requirement in order to renew their license or reinstate an un-renewed license, except that a person who is initially licensed as a salesperson in the second year of a biennial license term shall not be required to fulfill any continuing education requirements in order to renew the salesperson's license upon the conclusion of that license term.
At least 6 of the 12 credits must be obtained in courses within the “core topics”. The 6 shall include at least 2 credit hours on ethics. The remainder can be electives. Any person who completes any of the 3 broker courses within the two year license term is deemed to have fulfilled the CE requirement for the licensing term in which the broker’s course was completed.