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CE 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, 2020 to June 30, 2021 the required module course is Minnesota Disclosure Laws 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.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.

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To see a list of classes you have taken, review your CE Transcript on Pulse Portal.

View the SCAAR Class Calendar and register for CE Classes.

NAR Code of Ethics Requirements

Under NAR policy, between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021, and for successive three-year periods thereafter, 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, 2021.

If you have taken 2.5 hours of approved* Code of Ethics training online since January 1, 2019, please send a copy of your completion certificate to Nicole via email at:  nicole@stcloudrealtors.com or to fax 1-320-253-9701.  (Code of Ethics is a NAR requirement, not a Minn. Dept. of Commerce requirement.)

*Approved online COE courses include: 

NAR offers Free online courses: New Member Code of Ethics, Code of Ethics | For existing REALTORS® only
The CE Shop: The Code of Ethics in Action: Real-Life Applications | Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business | Ethical Excellence:  Raising the Bar
Continuing Ed Express: REALTOR Code of Ethics: Duties to Clients and Customer | REALTOR® Code of Ethics Case Studies
McKissock: NAR: May the Code Be With You | Ethics in the Age of Disruption

New SCAAR Member Licensees:

New SCAAR Members must attend New Member Orientation/Ethics Class within six months of joining.  
For a list of upcoming New Member Orientation/Ethics Classes, click on “Calendar of Events”.

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 Kelly@stcloudrealtors.com or nicole@stcloudrealtors.com.

Contacts

National Association of REALTORS®
800-874-6500
See website

Minnesota REALTORS®
800-862-6097
See website

Minnesota Department of Commerce
800-657-3978
See website

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