Most Michigan Real Estate Salespeople and Brokers are required to have 18 hours of continued education completed by the end of this licensing cycle, which is October 31, 2018. What you may not know is that at least two hours have to be completed in each of the three years. That means that two hours must be done by TODAY, October 31st, 2016.
What Do I Do Once I Complete the Education?
Be sure to get a Certificate of Completion if you go to a classroom course. If you take your class online, be sure you print out or have access to a Certificate of Completion proving that you’ve completed the required Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education. The Certificate or document needs to include the following:
- Name and contact information of the provider
- Your full name
- Course title and field of study
- Date the course was completed
- How the course was taken (i.e. online, webinar, classroom, etc.)
- Verification by a representative of the provider
- Time statement showing course hours (based on 50-minute hour)
How Does the State Know I’ve completed the Education?
All license renewal applicants are subject to an audit by the Department of Compliance. This means if you receive a letter requesting proof that you completed the required education, then you must submit a document with the above information. If you did not complete the required hours of CE, you may be given a grace period to get it done, or the Department may add more hours to your requirement based on how late you are:
- You may be given up to 59 days to complete the education and before your license is renewed.
- If the deficiency period is between 60 and 119 days, 4 hours may be added.
- If the deficiency period is 120 days or more, 8 hours may be added
Have no fear! Even though you may not always be able to find a classroom course in your area that fits your schedule, you can always go online and complete your Michigan real estate continued education on your time.