Licensed REALTORS® in the state of Minnesota must complete continuing education (CE) classes each calendar year in order to renew their license. Thirty hours of CE must be completed every two years prior to license renewal. Maybe this is new information to you, but it is a way to insure that real estate agents continue to be knowledgeable and stay current so they can assist their clients in the best possible way.
Each year Roger Fazendin REALTORS® offers classes to the agents in order to help them complete and stay on track with their required CE credits. In 2011, a new mandate went into effect, in which module classes were required to be taken each year. 2015 is no exception. There are two module classes required this year – Minnesota Disclosure Law for 3.75 CE hours and Finance Issues, Earnest Money and Trust Accounts or 3.75 CE hours. Monday, January 26 these two required classes were offered at Roger Fazendin REALTORS®. Dwayne Carte from the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® was our instructor and he taught a completely full classroom. Exams are given and must be passed at the end of each module. Agents may feel like this is a lot of additional instruction time, but rarely does anyone walk out without gaining some new insight or refreshing their memory on a rule or guideline.
Roger Fazendin REALTORS® will offer additional CE classes in February and March so that agents can complete their required CE hours simply by taking the courses offered. Some agents may prefer to do this coursework on their own, through other instruction sources or on-line. There are many choices available to complete the required CE. All course work must be submitted to the Department of Commerce website and completed no later than June 15 of each year.
Complimentary continuing education courses are just another benefit to being a REALTOR® at Roger Fazendin REALTORS®. They make learning fun by doing it together and easy by offering options on-site. Monday’s required CE modules even included a lunch!