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Michigan State Real Estate Licensing and CE Requirements

Michigan Real Estate Commission

Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517.335.9700
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72602_72731_72871---,00.html

Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 18 years old
B. Pass a background check and be of good moral character
C. Complete 40 hours of education to include:

a. Four hours of Civil Rights Law and Equal Opportunity in housing

D. Submit application at www.michigan.gov/icola, and pay the applicable fee
E. Pass required state and national exam within one year of the application after receiving authorization to test from LARA
F. Be sponsored by a licensed Michigan employing broker
G. See additional information here: www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(0wnirnya3ysb41n0buovmfp0))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-339-2502a

Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Education Requirements

A. Be 18 years old
B. Have at least three years of acceptable real estate-related experience in the business of real estate or in a field that is determined by the department to be relevant and related to the business of real estate such as:

a. A real estate salesperson or broker
b. A licensed builder
c. An investor
d. A land or condominium developer
e. A loan or trust officer of a federal- or state-regulated depository institution
f. A loan or trust officer of a mortgage company
g. A real estate office of a corporation
h. A title insurance company officer engaging in the closing of escrow accounts and real estate closings
i. A staff or real estate property appraiser

C. Complete 90 hours of education to include:

a. Nine hours of Civil Rights Law and Equal Opportunity in housing

D. Pass the state and national exam once received authorization to test from LARA
E. See additional information here: www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(0wnirnya3ysb41n0buovmfp0))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-339-2502a

Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Continuing Education Requirements

A. As of June 18, 2018, an update to the rule went into place. The rules specify that the legal education required must be obtained in each year of the licensing cycle. A rule is added to advise a licensee that he/she may petition for a waiver of the CE requirements. The rules also establish that to be eligible to satisfy the CE requirements, the program must be reviewed and certified by CE Marketplace, a division of Michigan Realtors
B. Effective November 1, 2018, CE hours will be counted for each license cycle year. A license cycle year is defined as the period of November 1–October 31. While licensees will be required to complete two hours of eligible, legal continuing education within each license cycle year, all other required credits may be completed at any time during the license cycle

a. To see ruling, visit here: www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/CE_clarification_notice_8-2017_597280_7.pdf

C. Licensees must obtain 18 hours of education within the licensing cycle, including two hours each year which must involve law, rules, and court cases regarding real estate. Licensees may select any CE courses in prospective areas of expertise to complete the remaining hours of eligible education

Real Estate Exam Provider Information in Michigan

A. Exam scheduling, cost, and eligibility requirements may be found here: https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/fti_agency_license_details.jsp?fromwhere=findtest&testid=836
B. Read the Candidate Information Bulletin to be fully prepared for exam day
C. Phone: 800.733.9267
D. Email: examschedule@psionline.com