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The Bottom Line

If your license renews on or after September 21, 2022 you have to meet the new mandatory topics, which are:

3.0 Hours Fair Housing

2.0 Hours Implicit Bias Awareness (New)

1.0 Hour Recent Legal Updates

2.5 Hours Ethical Business Practices

2.0 Hours Cultural Competency (New)

1.0 Hour Law of Agency

Total Hours Mandatory Subjects: 11.5 Hours

Total Hours Elective Subjects: 11.0

Total Required CE Hours: 22.5 (No Change)

We will be submitting courses to Division of Licensing Services, for approval, shortly so we can schedule them starting in June. We will include scheduled dates in the May Newsletter.



Dear Real Estate Course Provider: 

This email is to inform you that recent legislation revising the Real Estate Property Law regarding the continuing education requirements for real estate salespersons and brokers was recently adopted.  The law adds two hours on cultural competency and two hours on the subject of implicit bias to the required topics for renewal. 

Effective September 21, 2022, as part of the 22.5 hours of continuing education required to renew both real estate salespersons and brokers will be required to complete at least 2 hours of instruction pertaining to implicit bias awareness and at least two hours of cultural competency training.  Implicit bias is defined as the attitudes or stereotypes that affect an individual’s understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner.  Cultural competency is defined as understanding cultural norms, preferences and challenges within our diverse communities.  

Below lists the new requirements effective September 21, 2022. 

Any real estate licensee submitting an application for renewal for a license expiring on or after September 21, 2022 must successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education.  The education must include at least two hours on the subject of cultural competency, at least two hours on the subject of implicit bias, at least two and a half hours on the subject of ethical business practices, at least one hour of recent legal matters, at least three hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination in the sale or rental of real property or an interest in real property and at least one hour of instruction pertaining to the law of agency except in the case of the initial two-year licensing term for real estate salespersons, two hours of agency related instruction must be completed within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. 

The requirements are based on the license expiration date rather than the date a renewal application is submitted for processing. 

You may begin submitting applications for approval of these new topics immediately. Please indicate that you would like course approval to meet the new requirement(s) with your submission. The course application will be updated with a checkbox for these new requirements in the near future.  

Thank you for your continued cooperation. 

Bureau of Educational Standards