Course approval: Real estate educators

Who needs course approval?

Any approved school presenting real estate courses must get approval of the courses they offer.

  • All courses presented to students for clock-hour credit must be delivered by an approved school and instructor.
  • Courses must be approved before the date the course is offered for clock-hour credit. Upon approval, we’ll send a certificate of course approval to the school.

Mandated courses

Follow the instructions below if you want to offer mandated courses, including:

  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • Real Estate Practices
  • Advanced Real Estate Practices
  • Real Estate Law
  • Advanced Real Estate Law
  • Business Management
  • Brokerage Management

How to apply to offer a new mandated course

To apply for approval of any of the courses above, submit all of the following:

  1. A completed:
  2. A course outline with learning objectives and hourly breakdown.
  3. A copy of any texts, handouts, and other instructional materials.
  4. An examination with an answer key for review and approval (minimum 3 questions per clock hour).
  5. Fee - A check payable to Department of Licensing.
  6. If the course is delivered by distance education, a completed Real Estate Distance Education Delivery Method Application or a copy of the ARELLO certificate.

Special Note: Courses September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016 will still be eligible to be renewed once. Contact us for a copy of the renewal application:

Other types of real estate courses

These courses must be at least 3 clock hours.

How to apply to offer other real estate courses

To apply for 4-year approval of non-mandated or continuing education courses, submit all of the following:

Note: You may need to provide a second copy of course materials if requested.

Special Note: Courses September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016 will still be eligible to be renewed once. Contact us for a copy of the renewal application:

    Secondary education provider courses

    An approved school may offer courses that are currently approved for another education provider.

    Note: You may not use the following approval process for:

    • Real Estate Fundamentals
    • Real Estate Practices
    • Advanced Real Estate Practices
    • Real Estate Law
    • Advanced Real Estate Law
    • Real Estate Brokerage Management
    • Business Management
    • Courses that include the prescribed core curriculum.

    How to apply to offer a new course

    To apply for approval of secondary provider course content, submit all of the following:

    • Written authorization by the original education provider, permitting you to use the course content.
    • A completed course evaluation form.
    • If this course is delivered by distance education, a completed Real Estate Distance Education Delivery Method Application - see form above, or a copy of the ARELLO certificate.

    How to renew secondary education provider approval

    If there are no changes in course content or in the original course approval application for a previously approved course, just submit a completed:

    Special Note: Courses September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016 will still be eligible to be renewed once. Contact us for a copy of the renewal application:

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