Continuing education is required of Tennessee realtors to ensure that industry professionals understand the latest trends and newest regulations surrounding the housing market. In order to renew your real estate license in the state of Tennessee, you must remain up to date on your continuing education courses. Still have questions about continuing education in Tennessee? These questions and answers will help you along the way.
1. I don’t want to practice real estate for a while, but don’t want to lose my license. Do I still need to take continuing education courses?
It is wise to take continuing education courses before you make your license inactive or retire it. You can also pay a small renewal fee to keep your license in a state so that you can use it again in the future.
2. What are Tennessee’s continuing education requirements?
In Tennessee, real estate agents must complete 16 hours of continuing education courses every two years. Additionally, six of these must be core course hours. You can only renew your license if you have taken approved courses.
3. I am a timeshare salesperson. Do I have continuing education requirements?
No. If you only sell timeshares and are not an affiliate broker, there are no continuing education requirements to fulfill.
4. What is the compliance date for my continuing education requirements?
The expiration date is based on the date on which you received your real estate license. The expiration date is the day by which you must complete the requirements.
5. How are continuing education courses available?
Several approved course delivery methods are available for real estate professionals. You may attend classroom sessions or study online independently and take a final exam. You must also receive a passing grade of 70 percent.
6. Can I carry over credits from my last renewal period?
No. You are not allowed to carry over extra credits from your last reporting period.
7. Can I repeat the same class for credit hours?
You are not allowed to receive additional credit for repeating the same class in one reporting period.
8. What classes will I be taking as part of my continuing education requirements?
A variety of courses are available in addition to Tennessee’s required core course. You will be learning about everything from real estate taxation and fair housing regulations to ethical behavior and client diversity.
Fulfilling your educational requirements is the only way to avoid having your license relapse. Do you still have questions about continuing education requirements in Tennessee? Contact us for more information about your state’s regulations.