Maryland and District of Columbia CEU Requirements


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MD REAL ESTATE LICENSEE Continuing Education Requirements

Every two years, Maryland real estate licensees are required to meet mandated continuing education requirements and renew their licenses. Required course content is based on type of services provided (residential or commercial), your role (Salesperson / Associate Broker, Broker / Designated Manager, or Team Leader), and whether this is your first license renewal.

Licensees must complete ALL hours for each renewal period prior to submitting a renewal application.

Every two years, Maryland real estate licensees are required to meet mandated continuing education requirements and renew their licenses. Required course content is based on type of services provided (residential or commercial), your role (Salesperson / Associate Broker, Broker / Designated Manager, or Team Leader), and whether this is your first license renewal.

SALESPERSON FIRST LICENSED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2023

NEW - Effective October 1, 2023

If you received your INITIAL license on or after October 1, 2023 AND this is your first renewal, you must complete the following continuing education hours. These are mandatory topics and may not be substituted with other education or continuing education from another state in which the individual is licensed.

Salesperson Initial Renewal (Residential or Commercial)

15 hours total
Required CE Topic Hours
Contracts J 3
Principles of Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure Requirements for Sellers K 3
Principles of Real Estate Practice L 3
Property Management and Landlord and Tenant Laws M 3
Professionalism N 1.5
Real Estate Financing O 1.5

SALESPERSONS AND ASSOCIATE BROKERS

For licensees licensed prior to October 1, 2023, your continuing education remains the same.

Salesperson / Associate Broker (Residential)

15 hours total
Required CE Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 1.5
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 4.5
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3

Salesperson / Associate Broker (Commercial Only)

15 hours total
Required CE Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 0
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 6
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3

BROKERS AND DESIGNATED BRANCH OFFICE MANAGERS OR TEAM LEADERS

For licensees licensed prior to October 1, 2023, your continuing education remains the same.

Broker / Branch Office Manager / Team Leader (Residential)

15 hours total
Required CE Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 1.5
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 1.5
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Supervision I 3

Broker / Branch Office Manager / Team Leader (Commercial Only)

15 hours total
Required CE Topic Hours
Legal and Legislative Update A 3
Fair Housing C 0
Ethics D 3
Electives Varies 3
Brokerage Relationships & Disclosures H 3
Supervision I 3

REMINDERS:

  • Continuing education is to be completed during the term of the license and prior to submitting a renewal application.
  • Licensees must complete all hours due for each renewal period prior to submitting a reactivation application.
  • You must complete CE and renew to remain active!
  • If you hold multiple licenses, the school must submit the course completion for each license number.
  • Legislative topic (A), Ethics topic (D), and Brokerage Relationships and Disclosure / MREC Agency-Commercial topic (H) are required Maryland courses for all licensees and may not be substituted.
  • The ethics course must include MD Code of Ethics, flipping and predatory lending and professionalism. NAR ethics is not a substitute for the Maryland required ethics course.
  • Once a licensee assumes a supervisory position as a broker, branch office manager (BOM), or team leader, he or she will have 90 days to complete 3 hours of MREC Required Supervision Course, if he or she did not already complete it for his / her last renewal.
  • If you hold a license in another state, hours may be considered toward your Maryland ELECTIVES. To find out, email the out-of-state CE course completion certificate(s) to dloplrecec-labor@maryland.gov at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license. If recognized, the hours credited will be entered into your licensing record. You may verify credits earned online. NOTE - Maryland does not recognize post-licensing education.

DC REAL ESTATE LICENSEE Continuing Education Requirements

Every two years, DC real estate licensees are required to meet mandated continuing education requirements, which ensure that they are kept abreast of current national and local laws. The following Continuing Education (CE) course and hour requirements apply to brokers, property managers, and salespersons.

Salesperson

15 hours total
3 CE hours DC Fair Housing
3 CE hours DC Ethics
3 CE hours DC Legislative Update
3 CE hours Property Management
3 CE hours Electives

Broker

15 hours total
3 CE hours DC Fair Housing
3 CE hours DC Ethics
3 CE hours DC Legislative Update
3 CE hours Property Management
3 CE hours Broker Supervision

Property Manager

15 hours total
3 CE hours DC Fair Housing
3 CE hours DC Ethics
3 CE hours DC Legislative Update
6 CE hours Property Management

    The renewal date depends upon type of services provided.

  • For DC Broker and Property Manager licensees:
    • Your current license cycle is March 1, 2023 to February 28, 2025.
    • All CE hours must be completed and reported before license renewal, and your license renewed by February 28, 2025 to avoid penalty.
    • DC Online Real Estate Licensee Renewal

  • For DC Salesperson licensees:
    • Your current license cycle is September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2025.
    • All CE hours must be completed and reported before license renewal, and your license renewed by August 31, 2025 to avoid penalty.
    • DC Online Real Estate Licensee Renewal

For more information, licensing FAQs and detailed instructions please visit the District of Columbia Real Estate Commission website.

All PGCAR class listings will note whether they are approved for DC required or elective CE hours.