Education and Class Requirements

Minnesota Department of Commerce Education Requirements

Real Estate Continuing Education
The State of Minnesota requires that all real estate salespersons/brokers complete 30 hours of real estate continuing education during the initial license period and during the succeeding 24 month license period.  At least 15 of the 30 hours must be completed during the first 12 months of the 24 month licensing period.  As part of the required hours, General Module course(s) are required to be completed each licensing year. 

For the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, the required module course is Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority for 3.75 credit hours.  There is no separate broker-only course.  Each module also contains a written exam that must be passed to fulfill this requirement.

For the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
, the required module course is Residential Contracts for 3.75 credit hours. There is no separate broker-only course.  Each module also contains a written exam that must be passed to fulfill this requirement.  

To review you CE Transcript on Pulse Portal, click here
To view the SCAAR Class Calender and register for CE Classes, click on the  "Calendar" tab above.

Appraiser Continuing Education
The State of Minnesota requires that all appraisers complete at lease 30 classroom hours of instruction for renewal of a license.  In addition, each appraiser must complete the seven hour national USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) update course every two years.

NAR Code of Ethics Requirements

Under NAR policy, between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018, REALTORS® are required to complete at least 2.5 hours of REALTOR® Code of Ethics training.  Failure to complete the required ethics training shall be considered in violation of a membership duty, and REALTOR® membership shall be suspended until the required training is competed.  The current cycle will end December 31, 2018.
If you have taken 2.5 hours of approved* Code of Ethics training online since January 1, 2017, please send a copy of your completion certificate to Kelly via email at: to fax 1-320-253-9701.

*Approved online COE courses include:
NAR offers a Free online course at
The CE Shop at 


New SCAAR Member Licensees:
New SCAAR Members must attend New Member Orientation/Ethics Class within six months. 
For a list of upcoming New Member Orientation/Ethics Classes, click on "Calendar".

SCAAR Continuing Education Class Cancellation Policy: 
A CE no-show fee will be assessed to member registrants that do not attend and do not cancel.
CE class registrations must be canceled before the start time of the class. 
To cancel a CE class registration:
Click on "Member Login" and enter your username and password (unless you have manually changed this, your username will be your email address and your password will be your NRDS#). Then click on Events/Upcoming Classes.  Click on the class you wish to cancel and then in the right column click Cancel. On the next screen, click Submit Cancellation. You should receive an email indicating you have canceled your registration.
You may also email your cancellation to or or call 320-253-7149.


National Association of REALTORS®
Minnesota Association of REALTORS®
Minnesota Department of Commerce

Other Educational Opportunities:
                                MNAR  - Minnesota Association of REALTORS®
                                GAAAR  - Greater Alexandria Association of REALTORS®
                                GLAAR  - Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS®

                            MAAR -- Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®
                            SPAAR  - Saint Paul Association of REALTORS®
                            WCAR  - West Central Association of REALTORS®