Respondent: Glenda Edwards, Director, Success Real Estate School, Rogers, AR, Consent Order #3379
Violations: A.C.A. 17-42-307(d)(1) and 17-42-302(5) and (6).
Sanctions: That Respondent Edwards be allowed to renew her real estate license for 2015, on condition that a Letter of Reprimand be placed in Respondent Edwards’ real estate license file through December 31, 2015; that Respondent Edwards personally monitor any real estate course for which she attests the students’ completion; that all registration fees paid by the licensee for the courses identified in paragraph 7 above be refunded; that Respondent Edwards attend one continuing education course taught in the classroom and complete one continuing education course delivered via distance education for each of the next three (3) years beginning in 2015 and complete for each course a monitoring report as developed by the Executive Director; and, that Respondent not initiate, encourage, support, reinforce, or sustain any retribution against the licensee who reported the discrepancy.
Respondent Glenda Edwards became licensed as the Principal Broker of Crye-Leike Realtors in Springdale, Arkansas on September 15, 2012 and is currently licensed in that capacity.
As Director of Success School of Real Estate, Respondent Edwards signed certificates of completion for a certain licensee attesting that the licensee completed thirty (30) classroom hours of real estate courses that fulfill mandatory educational requirements for real estate licensing on February 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2014.
The licensee subsequently informed staff of the Real Estate Commission that approximately five (5) hours of the courses for which the completion certificates were issued were actually attended.
Respondent cannot confirm that the licensee attended more than five (5) hours of the courses and therefore does not dispute the licensee’s claim.
By letter dated August 6, 2014, Executive Director Gary Isom notified Respondent that, given the unambiguous requirement of Arkansas Code Annotated § 17-42-307(d)(1), § 17-42-302(5), and § 17-42-302(6), the Commission staff will not be able to issue Respondent a real estate license for 2015 without authorization by the commissioners.