After many months of hard work and public meetings, the Real Estate Commission’s Education Subcommittee has revised guidelines for demonstrating competency in some topic areas for which an applicant is seeking approval to teach. The revised guidelines were adopted by the full Real Estate Commission at its June 26, 2012 meeting.
The revised guidelines have been applied to applications beginning on June 26, 2012. This won’t affect currently approved instructors. However, if instructors let their approval lapse 6 months after their expiration date, they must apply to qualify to meet the revised competency guidelines.
The Instructor Approval Application has been updated to include the revised competency guidelines. For more information, see:
If you have any questions, please contact the Education Section at 360-664-6505.
Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) has finalized Reference Guides for students and real estate education providers to use the Portal for eligibility tracking. This online examination eligibility tracking process will take effect on May 1, 2012.
The AMP Portal is a secure online system that will allow real estate education providers to electronically verify pre-license course completion. The system will track students’ progress through the pre-license course requirements. When those requirements are met, the system will automatically send the student an invitation to register for the appropriate licensing examination. When the Portal is used to track eligibility, students will no longer be required to bring a Certificate of Education Document (CED) to the testing center, eliminating the possibility that students will be turned away if they forget or lose their CEDs.
If you’ve completed any of the required pre-license courses before May 1, 2012 and haven’t already scheduled your examination appointment, you won’t be allowed to schedule an appointment after April 30, 2012 until you:
AMP will enter the required pre-license information from your CED within 48 hours, and you’ll get an email confirming you’re eligible to schedule your exam.
Education providers are required to give a student evaluation form to each student who takes a distance education course. The providers must maintain these evaluation records for a period of 5 years. The Real Estate Education Committee has updated its recommended evaluation form. Areas shaded gray are mandatory to be included in your evaluation form.
An amendment will require the applicant to demonstrate how the provider determined the number of clock hours requested for course application approval.
The Real Estate Education Committee purposely didn’t specify a required methodology to allow primary providers an opportunity to develop creative and innovative solutions for determining clock hours requested. However, the committee did provide guidance to staff that for approval, the Real Estate Distance Education Delivery Method Application must include a stated methodology for how the applicant arrived at the number of clock hours being requested and include evidence that the applicant used an independent third party to determine and verify the clock hours requested.
We recently issued a Notice to all Active Real Estate Licensees and Real Estate Schools as a reminder about what the law requires for “clock hours of instruction” to satisfy pre-license, post license and continuing education requirements.