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Minnesota Real Estate Salesperson CE Live Course Calendar

Minnesota Salesperson Live Class Calendar

Live Class Calendar
Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
May 05 – May 05 Introduction to Real Estate Investments Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

Income-producing real estate is a time-tested investment. Agents who understand the fundamentals can earn commissions helping investors while building their own investment property portfolio. This course provides a step-by-step introduction to understanding the fundamentals of investment real estate, including markets, timing, leverage, cash flows, tax benefits, principal reduction, and appreciation. A hands-on case study analysis of a 4-unit apartment building provides students an opportunity to use new skills to determine the after-tax return on investment.

By the end of the class, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Performance measures, including cap rate, cash on cash, and ROI
  • The real estate cycle
  • How real estate impacts your cash flow and net worth
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Tax benefits
  • Principle reduction
  • Appreciation
  • Cost recovery (depreciation)
  • Capital gain tax at sale
  • Calculating sale proceeds
  • 1031 Exchanges

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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 05, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 05, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • 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 06 – May 06 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 06, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, May 06, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:30 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.
May 06 – May 06 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 4
$189.00  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. Brightwood 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 Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for contractor continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 06, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 06 – May 07 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 06, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, May 06, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, May 07, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, May 07, 2020, 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.
May 06 – May 06 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 06, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 06 – May 06 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 06, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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.
May 07 – May 07 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 07, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, May 07, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Whaley
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 09 – May 09 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, May 09, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 11 – May 11 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, May 11, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, May 11, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 11 – May 11 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, May 11, 2020, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jim 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.
May 12 – May 12 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 12, 2020, 6:15 PM - 10:00 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.
May 13 – May 13 Identity Theft: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The odds of experiencing business identity theft are ever-increasing. The risks your business faces are bigger yet.

From a criminal’s perspective, it is significantly more cost-effective to steal business identities than individual identities. Learn how not to let your clients or your business fall victim! One step beyond “A Day in the Life of An Identify Thief,” learn how business ID theft spells potential disaster for your livelihood and your clients’. Learn how to respond if your clients’ information or yours is compromised. Plus, learn how to spot and address the warning signs.

True stories reveal the methods thieves use and what red flags suggest. Learn how to protect your business from a potential data-breach disaster. There’s never been more opportunity for identity thieves to strike your business. You’ll get the tools and information you need to diminish the havoc of business ID theft.

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

Topics Include:

  • How business information is hijacked
  • Red flags and appropriate actions
  • How easy it is to get and misuse your business information
  • Data breach prevention
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 13, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 13 – May 13 Managing Safe and Sound Rental Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to protect yourself, your tenants, and the property.

Increasingly, agents find the responsibilities of property management thrust upon them. As accidental landlords, they may lack the knowledge, tools, and resources to safeguard the property, the owner’s investment, the tenants, and themselves.

This course will teach the novice or experienced property manager to handle safety and security issues in rental property. You’ll learn how to request quality background checks and minimize risk via the rental agreement. The course reviews prickly issues related to property access by the owner/ manager. Learn to recognize possible illegal activity. While many landlords address the property’s security concerns, they may overlook their personal safety. A few simple precautions will help ensure you don’t get caught off guard. Fast-paced and compelling, this course will provide you with the tools necessary to protect the property, tenants, and yourself.

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

Topics Include:

  • Rental agreements and background checks
  • Recognizing the red flags
  • Monitoring the property
  • Access rights
  • Risk management tools
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 13 – May 13 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 13, 2020, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
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 14 – May 14 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their places than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

Here is your guide to 20 home improvements that maximize resale value. You’ll learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, and how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and more.

You’ll get many ideas to help you communicate with clients and customers about value-added improvements.

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

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 14, 2020, 6:15 PM - 10:00 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.
May 19 – May 19 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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
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, May 19, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 19, 2020, 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.
May 26 – May 26 The Secure Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn new security tools and techniques to increase property values and insurability for homes or commercial property.

Stefan Salmonson will guide you through advances in technology that make sophisticated security tools and strategies once deployed only in large companies within the reach of nearly every home or business. Get first-hand knowledge of security components for both residential and commercial buildings. Electronic locking systems, for example, can replace the traditional deadbolt and key. The dramatic price drop of sophisticated lighting offers new alternatives for illuminating grounds and interiors.

Learn about the next generation of cameras, hard drives, and remote monitoring devices that can provide multiple levels of affordable security, enhance property values, optimize value-added features of homes for resale, provide insurability, and reduce insurance premiums. Learn proactive steps to take before the criminal comes.

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

Topics Include:

  • Structural features and design
  • Lighting and alarms
  • Computer integration
  • “Special needs” occupants
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, May 26, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
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 26 – May 26 Workplace Violence - Preparing for the Unthinkable Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Be aware of risks in your workplace

Even though “active shooter” situations gain most of the attention, and this course will discuss at length steps to survive these horrendous events, violence at the workplace is not limited to homicide.  It also involves threats, intimidations, harassment and assault.  The risks associated with workplace violence are a major concern for employers, liability insurers, workers compensation insurers, and employees, but few are trained to recognize and assess the risks

Very few employers and employees know effective methods effective methods to minimize the risks.  Attendees in this class will learn the magnitude of workplace violence and will become aware of factors that often foster violence including a hostile workplace, substance abuse by co-workers and more.

The course will outline various risk management strategies that can build safer workplaces including how to analyze the different forms of workplace, how to recognize the warning signals and some suggestions on how to avoid, escape and diffuse potentially dangerous situations.

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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
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 27 – May 27 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 27, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jim 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.
May 28 – May 28 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 28, 2020, 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.
Jun 01 – Jun 01 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

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.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 01, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 01 – Jun 01 iBuyers and the Future of Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

iBuyers are quickly becoming a force in the market…understand what that means for the future of real estate.

Instant home offers make iBuyers an intriguing option for many home sellers. These companies are emerging across the country and marketing to sellers as a quick, easy, hassle-free sale, but what’s really in the fine print of those purchase contracts? Is it really in a homeowner’s best interest to sell to an iBuyer? How does this type of home sale impact the future buyer and the industry as a whole? How can you position yourself compared to the online, fast sale concept? This class will break down the advantages, disadvantages, and potential warnings, and delve into the impact of iBuyers on the future of real estate.

Key Benefits:

  • Understand what iBuyer means and how the iBuyer process works
  • Learn how to represent buyers in the iBuyer process
  • This class discusses the future of iBuyers and how to compete with them
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 01, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Alicia Lokke
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 03 – Jun 03 Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 03, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, June 03, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 03 – Jun 03 Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  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 live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts. It delves into the statutes and regulations that pertain to disclosure obligations and real estate reports, appropriate marketing and advertising, and commissions. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education, including 1 hour of credit for Agency continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 03, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Jun 03 – Jun 03 Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  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 live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase. Topics include inspection and testing, financing and appraisal contingencies, and closing of buyer’s property and secondary offer contingencies. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 03, 2020, 1:15 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.
Jun 04 – Jun 04 Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  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 live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments. Topics include Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Complaint and Discipline Process, Wisconsin Real Estate Statutes and Administrative Code, and Wisconsin Approved Forms. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 04, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Jun 04 – Jun 04 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 04, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 04 – Jun 04 Course 4: Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

Ethics and consumer protection laws are constantly changing…stay in the know to stay out of trouble.

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 three hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 4: Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection. It examines the statutes and regulations that pertain to general licensee duties, including the duty to disclose material facts, fair housing laws and protected classes, assistance animals, specific responsibilities and ethical standards, and discipline of licensees. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 04, 2020, 1:15 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.
Jun 04 – Jun 04 Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 04, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Whaley
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 05 – Jun 05 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

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.

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.

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.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP
publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions,
USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 05, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 05, 2020, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jeneene Rydberg
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.
Jun 05 – Jun 05 Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

From liens to cooperative agreement, learn what you need to know about real estate law and practice.

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 three hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice. The course delves into liens on real property for unpaid commissions, as well as aspects of liens such as perfection and satisfaction, fraud, misrepresentation, unethical practices, and referral fees and cooperative agreements. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 05, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Jun 05 – Jun 05 Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

Transactions can make or break you…learn everything you need to be successful.

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 three hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions. This course explores agency agreements, approved forms and when to use them, the many and varied contingencies on a contract to sell or purchase, the duties of independent practice and independent contractors, as well as the skills and forms involved in offer and counteroffer. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 05, 2020, 1:15 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.
Jun 08 – Jun 08 The Secure Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn new security tools and techniques to increase property values and insurability for homes or commercial property.

Stefan Salmonson will guide you through advances in technology that make sophisticated security tools and strategies once deployed only in large companies within the reach of nearly every home or business. Get first-hand knowledge of security components for both residential and commercial buildings. Electronic locking systems, for example, can replace the traditional deadbolt and key. The dramatic price drop of sophisticated lighting offers new alternatives for illuminating grounds and interiors.

Learn about the next generation of cameras, hard drives, and remote monitoring devices that can provide multiple levels of affordable security, enhance property values, optimize value-added features of homes for resale, provide insurability, and reduce insurance premiums. Learn proactive steps to take before the criminal comes.

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

Topics Include:

  • Structural features and design
  • Lighting and alarms
  • Computer integration
  • “Special needs” occupants
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 08, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 08 – Jun 08 Workplace Violence - Preparing for the Unthinkable Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Be aware of risks in your workplace

Even though “active shooter” situations gain most of the attention, and this course will discuss at length steps to survive these horrendous events, violence at the workplace is not limited to homicide.  It also involves threats, intimidations, harassment and assault.  The risks associated with workplace violence are a major concern for employers, liability insurers, workers compensation insurers, and employees, but few are trained to recognize and assess the risks

Very few employers and employees know effective methods effective methods to minimize the risks.  Attendees in this class will learn the magnitude of workplace violence and will become aware of factors that often foster violence including a hostile workplace, substance abuse by co-workers and more.

The course will outline various risk management strategies that can build safer workplaces including how to analyze the different forms of workplace, how to recognize the warning signals and some suggestions on how to avoid, escape and diffuse potentially dangerous situations.

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, June 08, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 09 – Jun 09 2020 Tax Update Class (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 4
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was passed by Congress and signed into law in late December 2017, is the most major piece of tax reform since the 1980s. This course will cover the major changes to both personal and business taxes as a result of this legislation. In addition, the course will cover the tax legislation enacted in 2019 by the State of Minnesota conforming to the federal tax law and will discuss the SECURE Act that passed the United States House of Representatives in 2019.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 09, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Paul Miller
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 09 – Jun 09 The Tax Write-Off Essentials for the Self-Employed (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 4
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Make the most out your self-employed tax benefits.

Are you using all of the tax deductions and benefits given to the self-employed? Join Paul Miller, resident tax expert, in a fast-paced session to teach you how to maximize your business deductions. Understanding what is tax deductible and what limitations exist is crucial. With over 25 years of experience, Miller will share his expertise working to make small businesses become tax efficient and savvy. This class reviews the most recent tax law changes and offers ways to maximize all of your tax benefits.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Key Benefits:

  • Discover the right business entity for you
  • Learn how to audit-proof your recordkeeping
  • Understand how to maximize the use of fringe benefits with your business and how to properly hire employees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 09, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Paul Miller
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 10 – Jun 10 Financing Update: The Must Know Programs & Details to Close More Deals Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  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.

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

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 10, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry 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.
Jun 10 – Jun 10 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 10, 2020, 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.
Jun 11 – Jun 11 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 11, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Jun 13 – Jun 13 Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, June 13, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Whaley
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.
Jun 13 – Jun 13 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, June 13, 2020, 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.
Jun 17 – Jun 17 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 17, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
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.
Jun 17 – Jun 17 Water: How it Affects Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

As a real estate professional, encountering property that is on water, near water, or comes with a water feature is very common.

In this course, you will learn how to effectively guide your clients in making appropriate decisions concerning buying, selling, and assessing properties in which water is involved. By the end of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions and more: “What are the risks of a pond on the property?” “Does a rain garden increase the value of a property?” “Can those cattails be cleared for a better view of the lake?”

Our expert instructor also addresses issues that arise regarding storm water run-off, ponds, wetlands, and streams. You’ll learn the real estate value of safe drinking water from private and municipal well sources, as well as who owns water assets and who is responsible for associated costs. This course will inform you of essential facts and critical knowledge that can save you and your clients from making costly real estate decisions.

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

Topics Include:

  • Who owns the water and what are the associated costs?
  • Stormwater management and property effects
  • Wetlands, ponds, and water features: assets or detriments?
  • Private wells and municipal water sources
  • Identification of potential real estate problems for clients
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 17, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Shahram Missaghi
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.
Jun 19 – Jun 19 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 19, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 19, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 19 – Jun 19 Introduction to Real Estate Investments Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

Income-producing real estate is a time-tested investment. Agents who understand the fundamentals can earn commissions helping investors while building their own investment property portfolio. This course provides a step-by-step introduction to understanding the fundamentals of investment real estate, including markets, timing, leverage, cash flows, tax benefits, principal reduction, and appreciation. A hands-on case study analysis of a 4-unit apartment building provides students an opportunity to use new skills to determine the after-tax return on investment.

By the end of the class, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Performance measures, including cap rate, cash on cash, and ROI
  • The real estate cycle
  • How real estate impacts your cash flow and net worth
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Tax benefits
  • Principle reduction
  • Appreciation
  • Cost recovery (depreciation)
  • Capital gain tax at sale
  • Calculating sale proceeds
  • 1031 Exchanges

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, June 19, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 19, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 23 – Jun 23 Identity Theft: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The odds of experiencing business identity theft are ever-increasing. The risks your business faces are bigger yet.

From a criminal’s perspective, it is significantly more cost-effective to steal business identities than individual identities. Learn how not to let your clients or your business fall victim! One step beyond “A Day in the Life of An Identify Thief,” learn how business ID theft spells potential disaster for your livelihood and your clients’. Learn how to respond if your clients’ information or yours is compromised. Plus, learn how to spot and address the warning signs.

True stories reveal the methods thieves use and what red flags suggest. Learn how to protect your business from a potential data-breach disaster. There’s never been more opportunity for identity thieves to strike your business. You’ll get the tools and information you need to diminish the havoc of business ID theft.

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

Topics Include:

  • How business information is hijacked
  • Red flags and appropriate actions
  • How easy it is to get and misuse your business information
  • Data breach prevention
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, June 23, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
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.
Jun 23 – Jun 23 Managing Safe and Sound Rental Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to protect yourself, your tenants, and the property.

Increasingly, agents find the responsibilities of property management thrust upon them. As accidental landlords, they may lack the knowledge, tools, and resources to safeguard the property, the owner’s investment, the tenants, and themselves.

This course will teach the novice or experienced property manager to handle safety and security issues in rental property. You’ll learn how to request quality background checks and minimize risk via the rental agreement. The course reviews prickly issues related to property access by the owner/ manager. Learn to recognize possible illegal activity. While many landlords address the property’s security concerns, they may overlook their personal safety. A few simple precautions will help ensure you don’t get caught off guard. Fast-paced and compelling, this course will provide you with the tools necessary to protect the property, tenants, and yourself.

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

Topics Include:

  • Rental agreements and background checks
  • Recognizing the red flags
  • Monitoring the property
  • Access rights
  • Risk management tools
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, June 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
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.
Jun 24 – Jun 24 Market Pulse: What's Trending Now (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what the experts are predicting and how you can prepare to respond effectively.

Place your finger on the pulse of today’s real estate market and learn why it has never been more important to you and your clients to comprehend the key market factors. You’ll learn how those factors impact today’s buyers and sellers, arming you with the knowledge to access not only today’s economic landscape but also the national and local real estate markets.

Our expert instructor will identify the demographics most significantly impacting real estate values, appeal, and sales. You’ll learn about the homebuyers changing appetite for alternative types of housing throughout a lifetime. Also, how to identify options, challenges, and potential solutions to address home sellers and buyer’s needs in these emerging situations. Plus, you’ll learn what technology advances your clients expect and how they want to do business with you.

You’ll also explore the local trends pertinent to your real estate backyard and learn how the experts are strategizing to anticipate client needs. This course will help you become a more knowledgeable and adaptive industry leader.

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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of appraisal continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Market factors impacting your client’s decisions
  • Options, challenges, and solutions for evolving client needs
  • Technology advances impacting how you do business
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Market leaders advice for success
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, June 24, 2020, 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.
Jun 25 – Jun 25 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 25, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jim 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.
Jun 25 – Jun 25 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 25, 2020, 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.
Jun 29 – Jun 29 Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 29, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 29 – Jun 29 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 29, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 08 – Jul 09 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, July 08, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, July 08, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, July 09, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, July 09, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Jul 17 – Jul 17 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

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.

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.

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.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP
publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions,
USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, July 17, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, July 17, 2020, 1:15 PM - 4:30 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.
Jul 22 – Jul 22 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, July 22, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, July 22, 2020, 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.
Aug 07 – Aug 07 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

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.

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.

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.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP
publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions,
USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, August 07, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, August 07, 2020, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 11 – Aug 11 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 4
$189.00  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. Brightwood 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 Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for contractor continuing education.

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, August 11, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Aug 11 – Aug 11 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
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, August 11, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Aug 13 – Aug 13 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, August 13, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, August 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Sep 14 – Sep 14 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, September 14, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, September 14, 2020, 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.
Sep 16 – Sep 17 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 16, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, September 17, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, September 17, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 13 – Oct 13 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 13, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 05 – Nov 05 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 05, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 05, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 05 – Nov 05 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 05, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 11 – Nov 11 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 11, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 11, 2020, 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.
Nov 13 – Nov 13 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 4
$189.00  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. Brightwood 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 Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for contractor continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 13, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 13 – Nov 13 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 18 – Nov 19 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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  • #1: Wed, November 18, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, November 19, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, November 19, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Dec 11 – Dec 11 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
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$249.00  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. Our 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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

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  • #1: Fri, December 11, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, December 11, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.