Elective Topics

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).

Core Topics

  1. Agency;

  2. Disclosures;
  3. Legal issues, for example, listing agreements, contracts of sale, leases, attorney review, forms of ownership, and deed restrictions;
  4. Ethics;
  5. Fair housing and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination;
  6. New Jersey real estate brokers and salesmen statute and rules;
  7. New Jersey and Federal environment laws/rules pertinent to the practice of real estate brokerage; and 
  8. Legal requirement regarding escrow monies and financial record keeping.

Continuing Education Courses

​New Jersey Real Estate Continuing Education

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.

New Jersey Institute of Real Estate

  1. Commercial real estate;
  2. Property management;
  3. Seasonal rental;
  4. Requirements of, and transactions subject to, the Real Estate Sales Full Disclosure Act and the New Jersey Real Estate Timeshare Act;
  5. Financing;
  6. Land use;
  7. Real estate valuation;
  8. Foreclosures and short-sale transactions; and 
  9. Specific aspects of residential real estate transactions.
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.
The remaining number of continuing education credits may be acquired through the acquisition of continuing education credits
in excess of the core topic area minimum requirement through the completion of elective courses approved in accordance with this sub chapter.