Arkansas Real Estate

Commission

2020 Education Topics

2020 APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION TOPICS

 ARKANSAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION 
APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION TOPICS FOR 2020 
(REVIEWED AT MAY 2019 MEETING OF AREC)

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ANNUAL REQUIRED TOPIC (1 HOUR): 

LIMITING RISK TO PRESERVE PERSONAL SAFETY FOR AGENTS AND CLIENTS 

2020 AREC RECOMMENDED TOPIC (3 HOURS): 

BEST PRACTICES IN REAL ESTATE COOPERATIVE BROKERAGE 

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 (Includes Salesperson Post-Licensure Course Module III) 

4. Real Estate Policies and Procedures 

5. Real Estate Contracts and Forms (Includes Salesperson Post-Licensure Course Module II) 

6. Agency and Disclosure (To Include Buyer Representation; also Includes Salesperson Post-Licensure Course Module I) 

7. AREC Formal Hearing Procedures, Commission Decisions, and Reasons for Complaints Being Filed 

8. Closing Methods & Practice (Includes Salesperson Post-Licensure Course Module III) 

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. Sustainable Building Practices OTHER ACCEPTABLE TOPICS: 

15. Applied Construction and Land Use 

16. Appraisal/Performing Broker Price Opinions (BPO) 

17. Commercial, Industrial and Investment Real Estate 

18. Farm-Rural Property 

19. Finance (mortgage fraud, mortgage programs HUD, FHA/VA, FmHA, Conventional, ADFA, etc.) 

20. Real Estate Tax Issues 

21. Real Estate Auctions 

22. Home Inspections With Emphasis on Inspection and Repair Clauses in Real Estate Contracts 

23. New Technology Including Usage of Social Media in Real Estate Activity THESE TOPICS CANNOT EXCEED TWO (2) CLASSROOM-HOURS OF CONTENT: 

24. Real Estate Court Decisions 

25. 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. 

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