Initial licensees are inactive provisional brokers. A provisional broker must be supervised by a broker-in charge at all times when engaging in real estate brokerage activities. A provisional broker must satisfy the Postlicensing education requirement described below in order to terminate the provisional status of the broker license.
All provisional brokers must satisfy the Postlicensing education requirement of 90 classroom hours of Postlicensing education within three (3) years of the date of initial licensure to be eligible for active license status. The Postlicensing education program is divided into three 30-hour Postlicensing courses titled as follows: Broker Relationships and Responsibilities, Contracts and Closing, and Selected Topics. Provisional brokers must complete at least one of the three (3) courses during each of the first three (3) years following the date of initial licensure in order to be eligible to actively engage in brokerage. A provisional broker may elect to complete all three (3) courses during the first or second year after initial licensure. Upon completion of all three (3) Postlicensing courses within three (3) years, the provisional status of the broker license will be automatically terminated by the Commission. If a provisional broker fails to complete a Postlicensing course by the end of a required period, the license will be placed on inactive status until the licensee remedies the education deficiency and requests reactivation of the license.
Postlicensing education should not be confused with Continuing Education. Postlicensing education is a onetime requirement for provisional brokers wishing active license status eligibility that must be completed within the prescribed period of time after initial licensure. Continuing Education is a recurring annual requirement for ALL licensees wishing to maintain active license status eligibility that must be completed each license period by June 10th beginning with the first full annual license period after initial licensure.
Continuing Education (CE) requirement is eight (8) hours per annual license period, including the General Update Course (4 hours) plus one 4-hour Commission-approved elective course. Licensees must satisfy the Continuing Education requirement by June 10 of each annual license period (July 1 – June 30) in order to renew their licenses on active status. There is a limited exception for new licensees. A broker newly licensed by examination or reinstatement does not have any CE requirement during the initial license year; such a newly licensed broker must satisfy the 8-hour annual CE requirement prior to the second license renewal in order to renew the license on active status