Yes, they do – every year. REALTORS® licensed in the state of Minnesota must complete 15 hours of continuing education classes each year in order to keep their license active. Of the 15 hours some of the courses are required courses and must be accomplished in order to satisfy the minimum. Of course, more than the required 15 hours can be taken.
Continuing education classes are offered a variety of ways – on line, in a classroom environment and sometimes in the broker’s office. At Roger Fazendin REALTORS® Continuing Education is one of the things they make a priority. Fazendin offers the required credit hours for their agents at no charge each year. They set up the classes, bring in the speakers and make sure they are offering minimally 15 credits of continuing education.
This is a huge benefit! Credit hours can run anywhere from $25 to $100 – so start adding up the credits you need each year and you can see why the agents loves joining the in office continuing education sessions at Roger Fazendin REALTORS®.
For the last few years there has been a required module that agents must take. This year the topic is Risk and it’s a 7.5 credit class with an exam that must be passed at the end. Last year’s required module was Contracts and Distressed Properties. Every two year period agents are also required to take 1 hour of training on agency and 1 hour of training on fair housing. Classes are offered by the Minnesota Area Association of Realtors, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Kaplan, and Continuing Ed Express to name a few.
Agents must complete all course work no later than June 30 of each year, but it is preferred that it be done no later than mid-June to be sure that all credits record correctly on the Department of Commerce system.
Continuing education classes – just one more way Roger Fazendin REALTORS® helps their agents to be the best they can be through gaining knowledge and understanding!