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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Feb 17 – Feb 17 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Broker 7
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, February 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 19 – Feb 19 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00
Only 3 Seats Remaining
 Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 20 – Feb 20 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Walker, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00
Only 5 Seats Remaining
 Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Chase on the Lake
  • 502 Cleveland Blvd
  • Walker, MN 56484

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis, and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 21, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 22 – Feb 22 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Grand Rapids, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Timberlake Lodge
  • 144 SE 17th St
  • Grand Rapids, MN 55744

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 22, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 22 – Feb 22 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00
Only 1 Seat Remaining
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According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 22, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Jason Rudenick
  • Stuart Johnson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 23 – Feb 23 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 26 – Feb 26 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 26 – Feb 26 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Lynne Mattson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 26 – Feb 26 Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model (3.75 Credits)

This course examines the factors driving today’s real estate market, beyond the newspaper headlines. Facts, trends, and hard data illustrate how the foremost factors for Baby Boomers no longer apply. You will learn how Millennials, today’s largest real estate client group, prefer to buy, sell, rent, strategize, and communicate with you. After this course, you will have a better understanding of how to represent these clients.

This course will challenge your approach to working with today’s buyers and sellers, and educate you about their specific preferences, including how builders and the real estate industry are responding to Millennials. Essential client expectations and patterns are explored, so you can re-tool your skill set of knowledge and practices, as well as reposition your branding and image to reflect an understanding of the new model. This course prepares you to work effectively and productively with Millennials, resulting in helping them achieve their real estate goals. Join us for this compelling look into the future of real estate.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Traditional versus Millennial real estate model
  • Defining the market
  • Wants, needs, and deal breakers
  • Motivation
  • The affected real estate market and model
  • Effective strategies for working with Millennials
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 26, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 27 – Feb 27 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 27 – Feb 27 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Finally, a course that tells you everything you need to know about legitimate value that matters in today's rigorous appraisal world.

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders and appraisers...our expert instructor takes you from the glitzy showroom to covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder AND real estate professional in mind.

You'll learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling a property. You’ll acquire an insider's view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser. Also, you'll understand the consumer criteria of price, longevity, performance, aesthetics, and resale for a variety of property elements. Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence, evident in your next client conversation.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education and 3.75 hours of appraisal continuing education.

This course has been approved for real estate, appraisal, and contractor continuing education for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit. Includes one hour mandatory energy for contractors.

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101 - what they do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Architectural styles and features
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 27, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 28 – Feb 28 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

First offered in 2017, back by popular demand.

Explore new applications for some products that you may think you know well…the very products your clients are seeking!

When you join us, you receive much more than a workbook. You have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from industry experts who will lead you through this engaging learning experience. Your experienced instructors will share current market reports and lead value-added discussions on topics that are not only relevant to your business, but also designed to keep you informed about new business trends, products, and codes.

Topics Include:

  • Sustainable Energy: Photovoltaic Systems
  • Insulation: Spray Foam Update
  • Chapter 3 Building Planning: Code Exceptions
  • Department of Labor & Industry: Enforcement Process
  • Decks: Ledger Board and Band Joist Connections
  • Structural Design and Span Table Review
  • Material Strengths, Types of Engineered Wood, and Fire Suppression Review
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.0 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 28 – Feb 28 Real Estate: How to Leave A Legacy Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Real estate is a perfect tool for creating a legacy.

In this course, you will learn why so many families transfer not only wealth, but also history and meaningful connections to the next generation with the deed to real property. You’ll learn how to create legacy with real estate, some of the special and legal considerations you should know, and also how to design a self-funding mechanism for improvements, repairs, taxes, insurance, and management of the property. 

Our industry expert will also share with you the current estate and gift tax exemptions and valuable annual gift tax exclusion information. You’ll learn about the options for transferring real estate to the next generation, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. You’ll also learn about advanced methods of transfer and the transfer on death deed (TODD). Join us to acquire the essentials you need  to make the best real estate decisions that will live on for years to come.

Topics include

  • Why real estate is a good choice in legacy planning
  • Legal concerns
  • Transfer alternatives
  • Co-tenancy agreements, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and trusts

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 28, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Thomas Fafinski
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 28 – Feb 28 How Land is Developed Today Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Have you ever been curious about how land is developed, who is part of the process, and how it all comes together?

This course explains it all, including how the planned use of land has evolved over time and the course of action that a land developer must take today. You’ll learn about the importance of a comp plan that each city develops, understand the types of zoning, and learn how to best approach the city planner and planning commission and ultimately secure the city council’s approval. Our experienced instructor has decades of real life stories and implemented plans that will help illustrate the fascinating and complex land development process of today.

You’ll learn about the differences and similarities of development done in urban, suburban, and agricultural settings. Today, more than ever before, land developers must be thoughtful and practical about the needs of the future users of their projects—find out how this consideration can sink or swim a project. You’ll also learn about the essential steps of a successful planning process, and how to assess the financial feasibility of a potential project. This course unravels the mystery around land development and provides you with indispensable expert information whether you are merely curious or seriously considering land development in your real estate future.

Topics Include:

  • The history of the land development process
  • The players and their roles
  • The planning process
  • Profitability and reasons for developing land
  • Class Discussion

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 28, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • James Boo
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 02 – Mar 02 Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Mold is everywhere; why does it affect one house and not the next? The exact same question can be asked of radon!

Attending this full-day course will give you a sound insight into why mold and radon occur in some houses and not in others. You will also learn what steps to take to overcome what appears to be a major problem at minimal cost.

Whatever your view on mold or radon, you will come away from this class with a more balanced view of the issues and understand how to achieve physical control of these two concerns.

Brightwood's instructors are fully qualified to teach these subjects with skill and humor. Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect is an interesting way to cover these two subjects in a manner that will excite, educate, and entertain you.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • MN Energy Hour
  • What are mold and radon
  • How to control mold and radon
  • How code addresses the problem
  • Cost-effective solutions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 02, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, March 02, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 03 – Mar 03 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, March 03, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, March 03, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Rudenick
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 05 – Mar 05 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 05, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, March 05, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 05 – Mar 05 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis, and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 05, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, March 05, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 06 – Mar 06 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 06, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 06, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bob Bankers
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 07 – Mar 07 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the ins and outs of Common Interest Communities, one of the fasting growing forms of ownership in Minnesota and across the country.

This half-day course describes various forms of CICs, including condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, mixed use, and conversions. It identifies the characteristics of the leading buyers (both Millennials and Baby Boomers), as well as ways to assess the CICs financial security. Including a sample balance sheet and budget, and a discussion of how the real estate market’s unprecedented fluctuations effect associations, this course covers all the essentials, from financing to marketing to management. Enroll Today!

Topics Include:

  • Common Interest Communities and How They Operate
  • Marketing in a CIC to Get Your Client Top Dollar
  • Is the Association Financially Sound?
  • What’s important in a Resale Disclosure?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 07, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Broms
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 07 – Mar 07 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Save money and time and limit your exposure by learning the law.

If your tenants know more about the law than you do, you are already in trouble. In Minne¬sota, nearly every aspect of the landlord-tenant relationship is covered by a law or regulation, from screening potential tenants to handling evictions. In today’s litigious society, failing to know the law is unaccept-able. Fines are attached to nearly every part of the process, making one misstep expensive. Repeated mistakes could mean your property will lose money. With the right information, you can stay legal and profitable.

This course provides a fresh review of the Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act. You’ll start with the steps before leasing, looking at background checks, security deposits, and more. You will cover various types of leases and dis¬closures, like inspections and foreclosure, as well as laws that govern leasing. You will also learn the impact of the new domestic violence law on landlords. Attend this course and learn to avoid the little known penalties that eat away at your profits.

Topics:

  • Leasing and renting
  • Obligations and covenants
  • Inspection reports and code violations
  • Utilities and evictions
  • Tenant remedies actions
  • Residential tenant actions

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 07, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Nathan Nelson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 08 – Mar 08 Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: New Applications for Time-Tested Products (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

First offered in 2017, back by popular demand.

Explore new applications for some products that you may think you know well…the very products your clients are seeking!

When you join us, you receive much more than a workbook. You have an opportunity to network with other contractors, ask questions, and learn from industry experts who will lead you through this engaging learning experience. Your experienced instructors will share current market reports and lead value-added discussions on topics that are not only relevant to your business, but also designed to keep you informed about new business trends, products, and codes.

Topics Include:

  • Sustainable Energy: Photovoltaic Systems
  • Insulation: Spray Foam Update
  • Chapter 3 Building Planning: Code Exceptions
  • Department of Labor & Industry: Enforcement Process
  • Decks: Ledger Board and Band Joist Connections
  • Structural Design and Span Table Review
  • Material Strengths, Types of Engineered Wood, and Fire Suppression Review
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.0 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 08, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, March 08, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 10 – Mar 10 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces. 

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, March 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 10 – Mar 10 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, March 10, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 12 – Mar 12 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 12, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, March 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 12 – Mar 12 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$217.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2018-19 USPAP publication available for use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and Index.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP that were adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, March 12, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 13 – Mar 13 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bob Bankers
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 14 – Mar 15 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$399.00  Add to Cart 

The Fast Track to Real Estate Agent Success! 

Real Estate Accelerator is a two-day intensive boot camp that will bridge the gap between earning a license and developing a robust book of business.

This course is designed to arm you with business building skills and critical operating activities utilized by the nation's most successful real estate agents. You will leave this course prepared to implement the following tools immediately in your practice of real estate: 

  • Business Plan
    • Writing SMART goals
    • Develop an actionable lead generation strategy
    • Understand a successful P&L statement and money management plan
    • Formulate a budget that accounts for taxes and insurance
  • Marketing Plan
    • Develop a unique value proposition
    • Create an effective online persona
    • Learn to strategically use search engine marketing, Zillow/Trulia, and Realtor.com
    • Understand the value of a solid personal brand and logo
    • Determine and implement appropriate marketing strategies that align with your personality type, market, and budget
  • Develop an Economic Plan
    • Set your financial goals
    • Calculate total lead generation and closing activities required to support your financial goals
    • Determine your work and vacation schedule
  • 6-month CRM subscription to IXACT Contact and the skill to build your database and launch activities
  • Sales Skills Best Practices checklist
  • 6 weeks of access to KnowledgeDNA Goal Tracker
  • 4 weeks of continued coaching and accountability to ensure your success

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

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Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 14, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, March 15, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, March 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 14 – Mar 14 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 14 – Mar 15 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$229.00  Add to Cart 

This class satisfies Wisconsin’s 13-hour education requirement to obtain a real estate salesperson license by endorsement. You qualify for this class if: A) you currently hold an active license in a state other than Wisconsin; or B) your license held in another state expired no more than two years ago. Minnesota students who complete this class also will receive 7.5 hours of Minnesota CE.


Now, in just two days you can complete your Wisconsin pre-licensing education requirements AND get 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education.
Are you one of the many Minnesota real estate licensees who have considered obtaining your Wisconsin real estate license, but haven’t wanted to deal with the hassle? Well, we have good news: The Wisconsin licensing process is a snap for Minnesota licensees!

Regulations in Wisconsin allow currently licensed Minnesota brokers and salespersons to obtain a Wisconsin license of the same level by attending approved education and passing the Wisconsin Real Estate Licensing Exam. To obtain a salesperson or broker license by endorsement (for applicants who have been licensed in another state within the past two years):

  • Salespersons AND brokers must complete a board-approved 13-hour pre-license education program for salespersons. (Brokers must complete an additional six hours of education.)
  • Pass the salesperson exam. (Brokers must complete the salesperson exam AND the broker exam.)
  • Submit an application.

Complete Your Wisconsin Salesperson Education Requirements in Just Two Days
That’s right—just two days. Prepared, scheduled, and presented to meet the needs of busy Minnesota real estate professionals who want to obtain a Wisconsin license, this two-day program will teach you exactly how to comply with Wisconsin laws... and it will prepare you for success on test day.

Experienced Wisconsin Instructors Cover the Laws
Your instructors are experienced Wisconsin trainers. They cover all of the topics required by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing and included in the exam.

Your Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a completion certificate showing 13 credit hours of Wisconsin Salesperson licensing education. Individuals seeking a broker license will need to complete an additional 6 hours of education.

BONUS! Also Approved for 7.5 Hours of Minnesota Continuing Education
If you currently hold a Minnesota salesperson or broker license, you’ll be happy to know that you can complete the hours to obtain a Wisconsin license and fulfill 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education requirement at the same time.

Topics Include:

  • Wisconsin Licensing Legislation and Rules
  • Agency
  • Ownership and Transfer of Property
  • Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Valuing and Financing Property; Calculations
  • Disclosures
  • Contract Law and Approved Forms
  • Business Ethics
  • Fair Housing
  • Federal Antitrust Law
  • Trust Accounts, Responsibilities, and Leasing

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, March 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, March 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 14 – Mar 14 Financing Update: What You Need to Know Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Stay current on the latest changes in real estate financing!

Understanding today’s mortgage and financing options is critical for real estate professionals. This course guides you through the complex choices in mortgage financing. Learn how to thrive in this business by understanding the current industry trends, laws, and requirements.

This course will bring you up to date and give you the information your clients are requesting. Learn about new loan programs and mortgage regulations, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Understand credit scoring, learn how PITI is determined, and get a handle on the steps you should take for a successful closing. This course covers it all and will prepare you for today’s financing marketplace.

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (TRID)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 14, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 15 – Mar 15 Mediate-Arbitrate-Litigate: An Informed Decision Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Ever wonder the difference between mediation, arbitration, and litigation and when each is best suited for the situation?

In this class, you will learn the features, advantages, benefits, and limitations of each of these three dispute resolution types in order to help you educate your clients concerning their choices at critical and often tense decision making junctures.

Each of the three dispute resolution types are examined and explained in simple yet comprehensive terms to enable your understanding and increase your confidence in communicating the specifics clearly to your clients when they need it most. Learn the difference between binding and non-binding arbitration, the defining elements and consequences of both, as well as the potential for an arbitration appeal.  Many situations and questions, such as: “Should a single arbitrator be selected or a panel?” are considered for each of the dispute resolution options.

You will also examine what your specific role is in each type of resolution, including what is NOT your role and when consulting an attorney is vital. You’ll learn what happens when one dispute resolution method fails and what choices remain.  You may be surprised to learn where each of these resolutions takes place and how that can influence the accuracy and outcome of the decision. Real life situations illustrate each dispute resolution option to help you gain relevant and applicable knowledge to use in future situations, limit you chances of being sued, and prepare you for the real estate world of today.

Topics Include:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Sellers Property Disclosure Statement
  • Inspection
  • Case Study
  • Lawsuits
  • Title Insurance

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 15 – Mar 15 Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model (3.75 Credits)

This course examines the factors driving today’s real estate market, beyond the newspaper headlines. Facts, trends, and hard data illustrate how the foremost factors for Baby Boomers no longer apply. You will learn how Millennials, today’s largest real estate client group, prefer to buy, sell, rent, strategize, and communicate with you. After this course, you will have a better understanding of how to represent these clients.

This course will challenge your approach to working with today’s buyers and sellers, and educate you about their specific preferences, including how builders and the real estate industry are responding to Millennials. Essential client expectations and patterns are explored, so you can re-tool your skill set of knowledge and practices, as well as reposition your branding and image to reflect an understanding of the new model. This course prepares you to work effectively and productively with Millennials, resulting in helping them achieve their real estate goals. Join us for this compelling look into the future of real estate.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Traditional versus Millennial real estate model
  • Defining the market
  • Wants, needs, and deal breakers
  • Motivation
  • The affected real estate market and model
  • Effective strategies for working with Millennials
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 15, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 16 – Mar 16 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all everyone who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Kaplan offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

 

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 16, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 16 – Mar 16 Minnesota to Wisconsin 6-Hour Broker Licensing Requirement Class St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$129.00  Add to Cart 

This class fulfills the board-approved brokers 6-hour education program required to obtain a Wisconsin real estate broker license by endorsement (19 hours are required overall—6 broker hours and 13 salesperson hours; the 13-hour salesperson course must be completed in addition to the 6-hour broker course). You qualify for this class if you have held a broker license in another state for at least 2 of the last 4 years. Minnesota students who complete this class also will receive 6 hours of Minnesota CE.

You can complete your board-approved brokers 6-hour education program AND get 6 hours of Minnesota continuing education credit.

Are you one of the many Minnesota real estate licensees who has considered obtaining a Wisconsin real estate license but doesn’t want to deal with the hassle? Well, we have good news…the Wisconsin licensing process is a snap for Minnesota licensees!

Regulations in Wisconsin allow currently licensed Minnesota brokers and salespersons to obtain a Wisconsin license of the same level by attending approved education and passing the Wisconsin Real Estate Licensing Exam. To obtain a salesperson or broker license by endorsement (for applicants who are currently licensed or have a license that expired no more than two years ago):

  • Salespersons AND brokers must complete a board-approved 13-hour pre-license education program for salespersons. Brokers must complete an additional six hours of education also approved by the board.
  • Pass the salesperson exam. Brokers must complete the salesperson exam AND the broker exam.
  • Submit an application.

Complete Your Wisconsin Broker Education Requirements in Just One Day
That’s right—just one day. Prepared, scheduled, and presented to meet the needs of busy Minnesota real estate professionals who want to obtain a Wisconsin license, this one-day program will teach you exactly how to comply with Wisconsin laws...and it will prepare you for success on exam day.

Experienced Wisconsin Instructors Cover the Laws
Your experienced instructors will cover all of the topics required by the Wisconsin Real Estate Examiner’s Board and included in the exam.

Your Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a completion certificate showing 6 credit hours of Wisconsin broker licensing education. You will also need to complete the 13-hour salesperson course.

BONUS! Also Approved for 6 Hours of Minnesota Continuing Education
If you currently hold a Minnesota salesperson or broker license, you’ll be happy to know that you can complete this 6-hour broker course and fulfill 6 hours of Minnesota continuing education at the same time.

Topics Include:

  • Licensure and Supervision of Employees
  • Broker-Only Contracts and Contract Issues
  • Agency Relationships
  • Disclosure
  • Trust Accounts
  • Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Notifications
  • Wisconsin Fair Housing Law

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 16, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, March 16, 2018, 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
You qualify for this class if you have held a broker license in another state for at least 2 of the last 4 years. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 16 – Mar 16 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 19 – Mar 19 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Join us for a journey through some of the weird, wild, and wonderful real estate trends in the industry today. We will examine your clients’ interests reflected in emerging trends, including design and product selection. You will see some non-traditional shelters and learn about a variety of the unusual products used as building materials, including recycled and reused products, and the potential and surprising hazards associated with them.

Next, you will take a walk on the wild side, exploring some new trends in living arrangements and how Mother Nature can affect real estate. This course teaches you how to recognize potential dangers, as well as what to do if a property has sustained damage from forces such as wind, water, and pest infestation. You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate market and your clients’ preferences. Finally, you will learn about some wonderful new alternatives that will help you work with today’s clients like never before!

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelters in the market today
  • Unusual building products and potential hazards
  • Unique recycled and reused products
  • Wild factors affecting real estate
  • Wonderful energy efficiency advancements
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Air and water quality to improve occupant’s health
  • Creative solutions to satisfy your clients’ requests and needs
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, March 19, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 22 – Mar 22 Tax Write-Offs for the Self-Employed Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how you can take advantage of tax write-offs for the self-employed.

Self-employed individuals are entitled to many tax deductions; stay abreast with the ever-changing federal and state tax codes. Our resident tax professional created this class to give the independent business owner an understanding of the effective tax write-offs they may be missing.

Starting with the federal tax system, you’ll review record keeping requirements and estimated tax requirements. Learn specific business deductions, including automobile use and expenses; travel, meals, and entertainment; home office expense; depreciation and first-year write-offs. Understand retirement plan contributions and strategies to make the most of them. Also discussed are marginal tax rate versus effective tax rate, the theory of before and after-tax income, plus issues related to independent contractor status and entity choices.

Topics include:

  • IRS audit priorities
  • Auto, travel, meals, and other deductions
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Income and estimated tax payments
  • Entity type and depreciation deductions

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 22, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, March 22, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 23 – Mar 23 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, March 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Artie Alvarez
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 23 – Mar 23 2017 Tax Update Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

With new players in Washington, it will be more important than before to be up-to-date on what is changing and what is being proposed for business and personal taxes in 2017. Chris Bird’s 2017 Tax Update course is the place to learn how you and your clients will be affected. Those who attend this course will have access to one of the nation’s leading tax experts and get the expert opinion on what to expect and what the implications will be. Be ahead of the crowd on strategies and get the best out of the new law.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 23, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, March 23, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 26 – Mar 26 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, March 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bob Bankers
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 26 – Mar 26 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, March 26, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 27 – Mar 27 Unsellable to Sold: Can Every House be a Dream Home? Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what it takes to get an unpopular home sold!

Listing agents—are you tired of trying to sell a property that only needs a little work or various upgrades or improvements to make it a winner?

Buyer reps—are you tired of showing multiple homes to a potential buyer where each home is great, except for one or two factors that eliminates the property and causes you to drive to an endless number of properties to find the perfect fit for your client?

This course will help you guide your clients through the process of seeing not only what a property is, but what it has the potential to become.  You will start by helping your clients define exactly what they are seeking.  You’ll learn how to ask questions about both present needs and potential future requirements.  You’ll also learn about the shifting demographics of our maturing population and how to effectively communicate with multiple generations.

Learn about the opportunities to modify a home to make it saleable by tweaks, modifications, or major remodels.  You will learn about the costs associated with improvements and the Return on Investment (ROI) for a variety of house projects.  You will help your clients be able to visualize a property beyond what they can envision themselves.  Case studies will help you gain a new understanding of how properties changed to become clients’ dream homes!

Topics Include:

  • Assess Client’s Specific Requirements
  • Buyers/Listers Demographics
  • Buyers/Listers Home Ownership
  • Assessing and Developing a Strategy
  • Appraising and Valuing Improvements
  • Energy Matters
  • New Scenarios in Today’s Market
  • Financing Improvements
  • Risk Management
  • Listing Unsellable Inventory

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 27, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 28 – Mar 28 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$89.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative for ensuring the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

The recent rebound of the real estate market has been a welcome sight for the appraisal profession. It is the crucial responsibility of supervisory appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers to enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria requires that both supervisory and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. Minnesota has adopted criteria that exceed the minimum AQB requirements, and this course addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Minnesota with regard to supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit. A short history of the profession is followed by the structure of the entities that oversee appraisers, including The Appraisal Foundation, The Appraisal Subcommittee, and state regulatory bodies.

Students will understand the requirements for licensing levels and the use of trainees for Fannie Mae, FHA, and lender assignments. Also addressed are the USPAP requirements that apply to assignments involving more than one appraiser.

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 28 – Mar 28 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 28 – Mar 28 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$89.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative for ensuring the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

The recent rebound of the real estate market has been a welcome sight for the appraisal profession. It is the crucial responsibility of supervisory appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers to enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria requires that both supervisory and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. Minnesota has adopted criteria that exceed the minimum AQB requirements, and this course addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Minnesota with regard to supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit. A short history of the profession is followed by the structure of the entities that oversee appraisers, including The Appraisal Foundation, The Appraisal Subcommittee, and state regulatory bodies.

Students will understand the requirements for licensing levels and the use of trainees for Fannie Mae, FHA, and lender assignments. Also addressed are the USPAP requirements that apply to assignments involving more than one appraiser.

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, March 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 28 – Mar 28 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Discover the things all supervisor and trainee appraisers should consider.

Aside from the AQB requirements and any state rules, there are other considerations in becoming a supervisor or trainee appraiser. For example, the appraiser must decide if the trainee will be an employee in the supervisor’s office, or if the trainee will be an independent contractor. Other practical office and personnel management best practices will be discussed in this course as well. In addition, case studies will be reviewed to aid the supervisor and trainee in understanding these best practices.

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 28 – Mar 28 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Discover the things all supervisor and trainee appraisers should consider.

Aside from the AQB requirements and any state rules, there are other considerations in becoming a supervisor or trainee appraiser. For example, the appraiser must decide if the trainee will be an employee in the supervisor’s office, or if the trainee will be an independent contractor. Other practical office and personnel management best practices will be discussed in this course as well. In addition, case studies will be reviewed to aid the supervisor and trainee in understanding these best practices.

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 29 – Mar 29 The Most Important Apps and Tech Items You Need Today Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to make technology work for you in this informative class…beneficial for any appraisal or real estate professional. From online basics to the most cutting-edge applications, this course offers tech tips for nearly every stage of the appraisal process. Topics include blog basics, accounting software, cloud storage, and apps for pulling comps. It also discusses recordkeeping technology, the advantages of going paperless, and specific apps for improving photography. Covering the latest innovations with an eye to established practices, this course offers a valuable education for the tech-adverse, as well as the most digitally inclined.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Principles of Real Estate Appraisal
  • Marketing and Blog Basics
  • Spreadsheets and Accounting Software
  • Management Software and Cloud Storage
  • MLS Software and Other Apps for Pulling Comps
  • Tech Items For use in the Field
  • Going Paperless
  • More Apps for Completing an Apprasal
  • Open-Source Apps
  • Apps for Photographs
  • Digital Recordkeeping
  • Passwords
  • Workstations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 29, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 29 – Mar 29 How to Measure Real Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Real estate licensees, appraisers, assessors, builders, and contractors have specific methods they use to measure and describe residential real estate that often differ. In this fascinating course, we will explain the critical standards and definitions, and pinpoint common costly mistakes made in measuring property.

You’ll learn the proper way to measure a house, including where to start and what to include. You will examine the distinctions between above-grade and below-grade floor areas, the challenges and proper methods of measuring attics, lofts, and low ceiling areas, and how to deal with some less common spaces, such as detached rooms. You will learn the industry standards for calculating room counts, including bedrooms and bathrooms. Through examples and exercises, you’ll practice formulas, rules of thumb, and ways to measure common and unusual property designs. This course will immediately increase your knowledge and value to your clients and reduce potentially costly errors.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Property measurement language, definitions, and construction standards
  • What to measure and how to measure it
  • Nuances of styles and designs
  • History and development of property measure standards
  • Fannie Mae and ANSI standards for property measurement
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 29, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 02 – Apr 02 Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of even-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

This course is approved for Agency Law credit.

Topics Include:

  • Agency
  • Listing Contracts
  • Duty to Cooperate
  • Protected Buyers (WB Listing Contract)
  • Amendment
  • Licensee as a Seller
  • Delivery
  • As-Is Listing
  • Marketing and Advertising
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 02, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 02 – Apr 02 Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of even-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

Topics Include:

  • As-Is Transactions
  • Pre/Post-Closing Occupancy
  • Fees Related to Transfer
  • Closing Documents For Seller And For Buyer
  • Secondary Offers
  • Closing of the Buyer’s Property Contingency
  • Financing the Transaction
  • Disclosure of Relationship with Buyer
  • Insurability
  • “Fake Buyers”/Scams
  • Safety of Licensees and Consumers
  • Licensee as Buyer

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 02, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 03 – Apr 03 Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of even-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

Topics Include:

  • Wisconsin forms revisions
  • Wisconsins laws/code/Attorney General opinions
  • Wisconsin cases
  • Proposed changes to Wisconsin rules, statutes, forms

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, April 03, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 03 – Apr 03 Course 4: Ethics and Best Practices (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of odd-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

This course is approved for Fair Housing credit.

Topics Include:

  • Maintain and improve standards of practice
  • Competency, fairness, and integrity
  • Protecting clients’ interests
  • Honesty with all parties
  • Cooperating with other agents to advance client interests
  • Timely communication
  • Equal services to all clients and customers
  • Fair housing
  • REALTOR® Code of Ethics Preamble and Golden Rule
  • Complaint process at the Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Code of Ethics Article 17—REALTORs® disputes to arbitration
  • REALTOR® professional standards enforcement process

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, April 03, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Apr 04 – Apr 04 New Construction (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

New Construction provides continuing education credit for both Minnesota and Wisconsin licensees. The course meets the Wisconsin state-required outline for this elective title by reviewing pertinent Wisconsin forms and statutes related to new construction.

The course begins with WB-13 Vacant Land Offer to Purchase form, specifically the proposed use contingency, perc testing per Wisconsin statute, and architectural approval boards. Next, the instructor covers Wisconsin laws pertaining to land use planning, zoning, and deed restrictions. The important line items in the WB-3 Vacant Land Listing form are covered, as well as Wisconsin laws pertaining to occupancy permits, inspections, and building codes. Then, the instructor moves into a discussion about building contracts, approved forms, and basic construction information, including roofing, siding, wells, septic, and surveys. The instructor will cover important aspects of Wisconsin’s contractor licensing law, as well as Wisconsin builder warranty information. The course concludes with Wisconsin lien law, construction loans, the role of the title company, insurance, and right to cure.

Topics Include:

  • WB-13 Vacant land offer to purchase
  • Proposed use contingency
  • Perc testing Wis. Stat. 145.20, Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 383-SPS 391)
  • Architectural approval boards
  • Land use planning and zoning
  • Deed restrictions
  • WB-3 Vacant land listing
  • Occupancy permits
  • Inspections
  • Building codes (Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 320-325)
  • Building contracts and approved forms (WB Offers to Purchase)
  • Basic construction info (roof, siding, wells, septic, surveys etc.)
  • Contractor licensing law (Wis. Stat. § 101.654, Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.31)
  • Builder warranty (WB Offers to Purchase, Wis. Stat. § 706.10(7))
  • Lien law (Wis. Stat. Chapter 779)
  • Construction loans
  • Role of the title company
  • Insurance
  • Builders have right to cure

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Apr 04 – Apr 04 2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities. You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing. An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 04 – Apr 04 2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (3.75-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 04, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 04 – Apr 04 Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management provides continuing education credits for both Minnesota and Wisconsin licensees. The course meets the Wisconsin state-required outline for this elective title by reviewing pertinent Wisconsin forms and statutes related to investment property and property management.

The course begins with an overview of selling and leasing rental property, including pricing strategy and IRC 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Next, important sections of the WB-36 Buyer Agency Tenant Representation Agreement and the WB 37 Residential Listing Contract—Exclusive Right to Rent are reviewed. The unit on buying rental property covers real estate investment concepts including income, tax benefits, principal reduction, and appreciation. Wisconsin requirements for trust accounts and leases are covered next, including a sample Wisconsin Residential Lease form. The instructor will walk through how to value investment property. Then, Wisconsin regulations regarding registration, permitting, and lead-based paint disclosure will be covered. The course concludes with Wisconsin eviction procedures, requirements for disposal of abandoned property, and Wisconsin state law preemption of local ordinance.

Topics Include:

  • Selling rental property
  • Leasing rental property
  • Tenant representation agreement
  • Listings for lease or rental (WB 37Residential Listing Contract – Exclusive Right to Rent)
  • Buying rental property
  • Trust accounts (Wis. Admin. Code Ch. REEB 18)
  • Leases (Wis. Admin. Code Ch. REEB 16)
  • Valuing investment property
  • Registration and permitting
  • Lead based paint disclosure obligations (42 USC 4852d)
  • Eviction procedure (Wis. Stat. Chapter 704, Wis. Stat. Chapter 799, Wis. Admin. Code § ATCP 134)
  • Disposal of abandoned property (Wis. Stat. § 704.05)
  • State law preemption of local ordinance

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 04, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Apr 05 – Apr 05 2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis, and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 05, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, April 05, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 06 – Apr 06 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, April 06, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stieg Strand
Apr 11 – Apr 11 2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities. You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing. An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 11 – Apr 11 2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (3.75-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 11, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 12 – Apr 12 2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis, and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, April 12, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 13 – Apr 13 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, April 13, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
Apr 16 – Apr 16 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 16, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Lynne Mattson
Apr 17 – Apr 17 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$217.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2018-19 USPAP publication available for use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and Index.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP that were adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, April 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, April 17, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 17 – Apr 17 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, April 17, 2018, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Apr 18 – Apr 18 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 18, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, April 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 18 – Apr 18 Introduction to Commercial Appraising Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, residential appraisers get a look into the world of the non-residential appraising.

The processes, data sources, appraiser peer actions, and reporting in commercial appraising is very different from residential appraisers. This course will provide the residential appraiser a look into these differences, including analyzing leases, the engagement process, highest and best use, capitalization rate derivation, and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act that impact the appraisal of commercial properties.

Topics Include:

  • Sources for commercial sales
  • Research techniques
  • Complex highest and best use analyses
  • Cap rate derivation
  • Narrative report formats
  • Real-life case studies and examples

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, April 18, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 26 – Apr 26 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Apr 28 – Apr 28 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, April 28, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
Apr 30 – Apr 30 2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities. You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing. An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 30, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 30 – Apr 30 2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 30, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 01 – May 01 2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis, and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 01, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 01, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 04 – May 04 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$217.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2018-19 USPAP publication available for use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions, USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and Index.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP that were adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 04, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 07 – May 07 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, May 07, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
May 09 – May 09 2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities. You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing. An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 09, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 09 – May 10 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$229.00  Add to Cart 

This class satisfies Wisconsin’s 13-hour education requirement to obtain a real estate salesperson license by endorsement. You qualify for this class if: A) you currently hold an active license in a state other than Wisconsin; or B) your license held in another state expired no more than two years ago. Minnesota students who complete this class also will receive 7.5 hours of Minnesota CE.


Now, in just two days you can complete your Wisconsin pre-licensing education requirements AND get 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education.
Are you one of the many Minnesota real estate licensees who have considered obtaining your Wisconsin real estate license, but haven’t wanted to deal with the hassle? Well, we have good news: The Wisconsin licensing process is a snap for Minnesota licensees!

Regulations in Wisconsin allow currently licensed Minnesota brokers and salespersons to obtain a Wisconsin license of the same level by attending approved education and passing the Wisconsin Real Estate Licensing Exam. To obtain a salesperson or broker license by endorsement (for applicants who have been licensed in another state within the past two years):

  • Salespersons AND brokers must complete a board-approved 13-hour pre-license education program for salespersons. (Brokers must complete an additional six hours of education.)
  • Pass the salesperson exam. (Brokers must complete the salesperson exam AND the broker exam.)
  • Submit an application.

Complete Your Wisconsin Salesperson Education Requirements in Just Two Days
That’s right—just two days. Prepared, scheduled, and presented to meet the needs of busy Minnesota real estate professionals who want to obtain a Wisconsin license, this two-day program will teach you exactly how to comply with Wisconsin laws... and it will prepare you for success on test day.

Experienced Wisconsin Instructors Cover the Laws
Your instructors are experienced Wisconsin trainers. They cover all of the topics required by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing and included in the exam.

Your Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a completion certificate showing 13 credit hours of Wisconsin Salesperson licensing education. Individuals seeking a broker license will need to complete an additional 6 hours of education.

BONUS! Also Approved for 7.5 Hours of Minnesota Continuing Education
If you currently hold a Minnesota salesperson or broker license, you’ll be happy to know that you can complete the hours to obtain a Wisconsin license and fulfill 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education requirement at the same time.

Topics Include:

  • Wisconsin Licensing Legislation and Rules
  • Agency
  • Ownership and Transfer of Property
  • Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Valuing and Financing Property; Calculations
  • Disclosures
  • Contract Law and Approved Forms
  • Business Ethics
  • Fair Housing
  • Federal Antitrust Law
  • Trust Accounts, Responsibilities, and Leasing

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 09, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, May 09, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, May 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, May 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 09 – May 09 2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (3.75-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 09, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.