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For Commission-Approved Training Activities

    Answers to Commission-Approved Training Questions
    • What is the requirement for commission-approved training?
      The total education requirement for all active licensees is a total of 18 hours every two years. Of that 18 hours, at least 12 hours must be approved continuing education with 6 hours in designated subject matter, R courses. The remaining 6 hours may be in training approved by the Commission or may be in additional approved continuing education activities. R courses may be duplicated in subsequent CE periods but non-R continuing education may not be duplicated within 4 years. There is no prohibition on duplicating training activities approved by the commission.
    • What is Commission-approved Training?
      Commission-approved training is an opportunity for licensees to attend training that could enhance their business efforts or be beneficial in other ways but not meet the more stringent requirements of Continuing Education credits. Licensees may take up to six hours of Commission-approved training as a part of their 18 hour education requirement every two years.
    • Why is the Commission getting involved in training?
      The Commission believes that licensees will generally benefit from meaningful training and that the public will benefit from a better-trained licensee. There are topics of education that can be beneficial to the licensee that are prohibited by the definition of Continuing Education. Therefore, the Commission decided to support additional training by giving licensees up to six hours of credit toward the eighteen hour education requirement for attending training specifically approved for this purpose.
    • Where does the training come from?
      These activities may be developed by the broker, in-house trainers, guest trainers, independent educators, etc. Providers of the training take on the administrative responsibilities as directed by the Commission in order for licensees to receive credit.
    • Can I get credit for attending training that any broker has approved?
      Yes. You may get credit for attending any training approved by the Commission, up to six hours every two years.
    • What is the difference between Broker-approved training and Commission-approved training?
      Individual brokers no longer have to sign the TRG-2 form in order to allow their licensees to attend training. Once a training has been Commission-approved, any licensee may take the course. The regulation regarding this procedure changed from the broker training procedure to the Commission approved training procedure on March 6, 2019.
    • I have noticed that all of the Commission recognized training activities have the same 4-digit content number. How can I guard against duplicating training if all the numbers are the same?
      Training activities are distinguished by the content number 9999T. There is no prohibition on duplicating training activities approved by the Commission. The thought is that some training may need to be repetitive. Please note, however, that the prohibition on duplicating continuing education remains the same i.e. R courses may be duplicated in subsequent CE periods but non-R continuing education may not be duplicated within 4 years.
    • I am the designated broker or I am an independent broker with no affiliated licensees, do I have to do Commission-approved training?
      The education requirement is the same for everybody with an active real estate license. Designated brokers (which include independent brokers with no affiliated licensees) have to get either 6 hours of training plus 12 hours of CE OR a total of 18 hours of CE. They can find training they want from a Provider and take it for their own credit OR they can set themselves up as a Provider and take on the responsibility for maintaining the record, etc, for 1 person (him/herself) OR they can take the six hours in CE.