Every state real estate licensing body requires that licensees participate in a set amount of Realtor continuing education (CE) on a regular basis. This usually involves paying a fee and filling out a renewal application, but the most time consuming part is probably completing the required CE courses. Fortunately, most states now allow you to do this online.
The best option is to go with a state-approved provider that offers a clean, user-friendly experience and convenient access to your course materials from any device. You also want to pick a provider that keeps your records for you so that you don’t have to keep track of them yourself and can prove that you’ve completed your CE if ever audited by your licensing authority.
This is where Kaplan comes in. They’ve been a household name in test preparation for years, and now they’ve brought their expertise to the world of real estate CE classes with an easy-to-use, streamlined approach. With multiple course packages to choose from, and a wide selection of topics that cover everything from the latest regulations to advanced marketing strategies, they’ve got you covered. You can even take your class on your smartphone or tablet. And with the ability to pause and restart lessons at any point, and pick up right where you left off, Kaplan makes it easy to fit your real estate continuing education into your busy schedule.
Another great choice is 360training, a provider that’s easy to use and whose courses are approved in all of the states where they offer them. They have a variety of packages to meet your specific needs, including the mandatory core courses in Connecticut, Florida and Nevada. They also have a wide selection of elective courses, and even offer a package that meets the new 2 hour cultural competency requirement in New York.
To learn more about your specific state’s requirements, simply click on the link next to the course title. It will provide you with a direct link to your state’s real estate commission, where you can get more information about the requirements for obtaining and renewing your license.
For example, in Florida, licensed agents and brokers need a total of 14 hours of CE, with 3 hours being required law topics and another 3 being ethics & business practices. Our courses and packages are approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission, and can be taken from any device. Then there’s Nebraska, which requires 18 hours of coursework every 2 years. As an approved online provider, we can help you fulfill the required hours of coursework with our course package, which includes 3 hours of fair housing, 1 hour of agency law, 2.5 hours of ethical business practices and 1 hour of recent legal matters. This satisfies all of the required topics, as well as the elective requirement in Module 7.