6 Frequently Asked Questions About Continuing Education for Maine RealtorsPDH Staff
Are you a realtor with questions about the continuing education requirements in Maine? It can be difficult to work out the details of continuing education when you are trying to keep up with your career and everything else. The answers to these frequently asked questions about the requirements in Maine may ease your concerns.
1. How do I know if a course is approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission?
You will know that the Maine Real Estate Commission has approved of a course because all marketing materials are required to include a blurb that denotes approval. If you are interested in taking a course but do not see a message of approval, you can contact the Main Real Estate Commission to inquire about the course.
2. What happens when I complete a continuing education course?
At the end of the course, each realtor receives a certificate of completion. On the certificate, you will find notice of approval by the Real Estate Commission, the name of the course, and the date of completion. It also shows the number of clock hours completed.
3. Can I complete courses in a different state and have the count toward Maine’s continuing education requirements?
Not automatically. You may seek approval from the Maine Real Estate Commission by submitting an application and fee. If your application is approved, your hours may apply toward the requirement. You may not renew your license until you receive notice of approval, however.
4. I have not completed my continuing education requirements, and my license is about to expire. What should I do?
You will not be able to renew your real estate license until you finish your continuing education requirements. Once your license expires, you will have 90 days to complete the process and submit a late renewal. When your license is expired, you will not be allowed to work.
5. What are Maine’s continuing education requirements?
All realtors are required to complete a total of 21 hours during a licensing cycle, which is every two years. Three hours must come from core courses. These courses may be taken live or online.
6. If my license is inactive, what do I need to do to make it active again?
If your license has only been inactive for two years or less, you need to complete 21 credits to become active again. If you have been inactive for up to four years, you need to complete 28 credits. If you have been inactive for up to six years, you need to complete 36 credits. If your license has been inactive longer than this, you need to pass an examination.
Contact us for more information about questions you still have about continuing education for Main realtors.