2018 Approved Continuing Education Topics


ANNUAL REQUIRED TOPIC (1 HOUR):

Limiting Risk to Preserve Personal Safety for Agents and Clients

2018 REQUIRED TOPIC FOR ALL LICENSEES (3 HOURS):

2018 Real Estate Forms and Contracts for Salespersons
2018 Real Estate Forms and Contracts for Brokers

2018 AREC FEATURED TOPIC (3 HOURS):

Best Practices in Co-Op Transactions

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION: 

1. License Law and Commission Regulations
2. Agent and Broker Responsibility
3. Regulatory Compliance with Trust Account Record Keeping & Transaction File Maintenance
4. Real Estate Policies and Procedures
5. Real Estate Contracts and Forms
6. Agency and Disclosure
7. AREC Formal Hearing Procedures, Commission Decisions, and Reasons for Complaints Being Filed
8. Closing Methods & Practice
9. Ethics and Professionalism in Real Estate
10. Real Estate Law (i.e., Antitrust, Misrepresentation, Megan’s Law, etc.)
11. Fair Housing
12. Property Management and Landlord-Tenant Relationships
13. Environmental and Hazardous Substances Issues (e.g. Lead-Based Paint Disclosure and Mold – Federal Requirements)
14. Short Sales
15. Sustainable Building Practices

OTHER ACCEPTABLE TOPICS: 
16. Applied Construction and Land Use
17. Appraisal/Performing Broker Price Opinions (BPO)
18. Commercial, Industrial and Investment Real Estate
19. Farm-Rural Property
20. Finance (mortgage fraud, mortgage programs HUD, FHA/VA, FmHA, Conventional, etc.)
21. Real Estate Tax Issues
22. Real Estate Auctions
23. Home Inspections With Emphasis on Inspection and Repair Clauses in Real Estate Contracts
24. New Technology Including Usage of Social Media in Real Estate Activity

THESE TOPICS CANNOT EXCEED TWO (2) CLASSROOM-HOURS OF CONTENT

25. Real Estate Court Decisions
26. Researching County and City Records and Requirements Regarding Real Estate (Practical information about local ordinances, zoning and property records)

NOTE: ALL TOPICS MUST BE REAL ESTATE-RELATED.